World Ballet Day Is Tomorrow!

As if you needed another excuse to binge-watch ballet, World Ballet Day LIVE returns for its third consecutive year of live streaming on October 4. The global behind-the-scenes event features some of the world’s top companies, and seems to grow bigger each year. This year, a South American company, Ballet Nacional Sodre, will be featured for the first time! Highlights include The Australian Ballet, The Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet, with appearances by dozens of other companies. Look out for your favorite dancers from Hong Kong Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, The Royal Danish Ballet, Miami City Ballet and more.

(National Ballet of Canada in class, photo by Emily Gan, courtesy NBoC)

Viewers can expect interviews, company class and a peek at rehearsals, including National Ballet of Canada's Cinderella and Onegin.

Check out the World Ballet Day website for a breakdown of how and when to watch each company, and join in with YouTube’s live chat feature, which lets balletomanes from around the world connect during the stream.

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