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The ballet will host the first Beer and BarreBQ from
"We really wanted to create a unique fundraiser in
Playing off the barre aspect of dance, organizers decided to incorporate that into the name of the event because the barre represents an important part of the dance process and is a way that dancers learn technique and positioning.
While folks guzzle down the local ale and lick barbecue sauce off their fingertips, dancers will weave in and out of the crowd showing off both contemporary and classical routines.
"We will have some pop-up dances with the ballet dancers throughout the evening," Sandmaier said. "It's just a fun, casual event to raise money for scholarships and programs."
Guests will be able to taste as many beers as they would like paired with food from local restaurants.
Event partners include
There will be offerings for folks not interested in barbecue, including some vegetarian options.
All proceeds from the event benefit the ballet's programs and students. People are encouraged to purchase tickets beforehand, but guests are also welcome at the door the day of the event.
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