Win FREE TIX to the NYC Ballet @ SPAC!

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All Balanchine: (from left) Square Dance, Stars and Stripes, Tarantella and Serenade
All Balanchine: (from left) Square Dance, Stars and Stripes, Tarantella and Serenade

The New York City Ballet’s summer season at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center kicks off tonight. One of the highlights of every summer in Saratoga Springs since 1966, the ballet attracts nearly 35,000 fans to SPAC each year, offering world class grace, beauty and artistry.

We’re giving away a pair of FREE LAWN TIX to Friday evening’s performance (July 8), a very special all-Balanchine night featuring performances of “Serenade” (Tschaikovsky/Balanchine), “Tarantella” (Gottschalk & Kay/Balanchine), “Square Dance” (Corelli & Vivaldi/Balanchine) and while we’re all still in a patriotic mood, “Stars and Stripes” (Sousa & Kay/Balanchine). George Balanchine, of course, was one of the greatest American choreographers of the 20th century and the founding father of the NYC Ballet.

The New York City Ballet will be in residence at SPAC through Saturday, July 16 with evening performances at 8pm on Tuesday-Saturday, as well as matinee performances at 2pm on Thursdays and Saturdays. Tix for evening performances (except Saturday’s gala) are $26, $47, $54.50, $64.50, $72.50; lawn $20; kids 12 and under free on the lawn. Matinee tix are $27.50; $23.50 for seniors, children and students; lawn admission is $10; kids 12 and under are free on the lawn.

But we mentioned earlier, we’re giving away a pair of FREE LAWN TIX to a lucky Nippertown reader for Friday night’s all-Balanchine performance! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The winners will be selected at random and notified on Friday morning. Good luck! Congratulations, Michael!

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19 Comments
  1. Rebecca says

    I’d love to see the ballet, Nippertown!

  2. capgirl says

    How lovely, and even better with free tickets…

  3. El says

    I’ll break out my pink tutu for the occasion!

  4. Michelle says

    Sounds lovely

  5. Rich says

    Are these front row seats? Then I am interested.

  6. Sara says

    Oops, you’re right, we originally forgot to specify that they’re lawn tickets.

  7. Ryg says

    Pick me….pick me……please!

  8. Carol says

    Wow! I’d love to go to this! I’ve never been the ballet at SPAC.

  9. Dusty Simi says

    Thanks so much to SPAC for giving us the opportunity to see world class dance.

  10. Matt says

    Pick me and I’ll take my wife – her birthday’s next week.

  11. Michael says

    I’m always looking for opportunities to get myself “cultured.” Thanks for offering!

  12. Casey says

    I haven’t been to the ballet in years! I’d love to take my little girl 🙂

  13. Ann W Mullaly says

    We would love to attend the NYCB @ SPAC. My daughter Molly is ten now and I think she’d really enjoy it. My Mom used to take me when I was a kid. I loved the evening shows too, the lights and costumes blew me away.

  14. Rose says

    My birthday~would love to lounge on the lawn while watching leaping ladies/men!

  15. Margaret Reinold says

    Although I grew up in NYC, I was never able to afford the Ballet (we were too poor). Now, many years later – I live up here. What a hoot it would be – a dream come true – to finally get to see the Ballet – after all these years of dreaming! Thank you for your considerations for an old gal just dreaming. 🙂

  16. Jan Smith says

    Would LOVE to come and bring my 15-year old daughter!

  17. Michael Poulopoulos says

    Hope this is a random selection, ’cause I ain’t go no reason why.

  18. Jennifer says

    Tried to wander in and watch some rehearsals w/ my 3 year old yesterday to no avail, and she BEGGED me to buy tickets… these would be so appreciated!

  19. Kristin says

    Would love to bring my daughter!

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