Cincinnati Ballet presents CincyDance! in Washington Park, through the generous support of Procter & Gamble, Rumpke, Clever Crazes and Craig & Anne Maier, on May 18 at 12 pm in Washington Park. Over 1,600 local third grade students from Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky schools will learn a dance set to a mash-up of classical and contemporary music and share in a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime, collaborative community experience. The entire Greater Cincinnati Community is invited to participate on May 18.
“Our goal is to share the importance of healthy behaviors with kids, using dance and ballet as the vehicle,” says Julie Sunderland, Director of Education & Outreach at Cincinnati Ballet. “Exercise is vital, and this is such a fun way to do it! This day will expose kids to new ways of forming healthy habits and reinforce the fact that dance is a fun way to get into shape.”
Cincinnati Ballet’s Education & Outreach program currently reaches over 52,000 people annually, through a variety of programming including school, church and community center demonstrations. This event is open not only to children but to the Greater Cincinnati community as a whole. Each third grader from a participating school will be provided with a colorful, commemorative t-shirt. Community members are encouraged to bring their lunch to Washington Park to observe and participate. CincyDance! in Washington Park also features an exciting program, hosted by Bob Herzog, with performances from local artists such as popular band The Yugos, My Nose Turns Red Circus, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Q-Kidz Dance Team and demonstration by Cincinnati Kung Fu.
“We are hoping that people will take it upon themselves to watch the dance-along videos, learn the dance, join us for lunch on the lawn at Washington Park, and have a day of memorable shared community experience!” says Sunderland.
To learn the dance in advance, please visit cballet.org/washington-park and get ready to bust a move with Cincinnati Ballet on May 18 in Washington Park!