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World Ballet Day 2018: save the date!

Join us, The Australian Ballet and the Bolshoi live on 2 October for a day-long celebration of all things ballet.

By Mel Spencer (Senior Editor (Social Media))

17 July 2018 at 2.35pm | 5 Comments

World Ballet Day is back!

Save the date and join us, The Australian Ballet, the Bolshoi and guest companies from across the world for a day-long celebration of all things ballet on 2 October 2018.

Register your interest on our Facebook event to receive details of our livestream, which will include rehearsals, behind-the-scenes interviews, and the ever-popular daily class. If you don't have a Facebook account, keep an eye on our website and social channels for the most up-to-date information.

By Mel Spencer (Senior Editor (Social Media))

17 July 2018 at 2.35pm

This article has been categorised Ballet and tagged Ballet, Facebook, Facebook live, livestream, Social Media, World Ballet Day, worldballetday

This article has 5 comments

  1. LOVE, LOVE World Ballet Day.

    Would it be possible to answer two questions, please?

    One, how are dancers partnered up. The matchup appears, when good to have an element of magic - witness Sarah Lamb and Steven Macrea. How do Directors make those pairings, please.

    Two, I'm fascinated by dancers who opt to become Character actors. What motivates then? I know it isn't wasting their classical training, but I'm curious about the extra training the must go through and how they mentor and are mentored. Many thanks for considering my questions.

  2. This is such a happy event. Thank you Royal Ballet for celebrating and sharing World Ballet Day. I hope to watch a great many dancers in ballet class since this is what I enjoy most.

  3. Icarus Le Grand responded on 26 July 2018 at 9:02pm Reply

    My absolute favorite day of the year, World Ballet Day!

  4. Manon 1753 responded on 14 August 2018 at 1:05pm Reply

    Wonderful! Would it be possible to help keen viewers with the timings for each company? I've been trying to work out when the Australians start, which is at 12 pm AEDST according to their site. But when is that in UK terms? 04:00 am? (I am trying to draw up a viewing schedule for a ballet school in France)

    • Mel Spencer (Senior Editor (Social Media)) responded on 14 August 2018 at 6:09pm


      We'll be updating the schedule for World Ballet Day slightly closer to the time - it's determined by our rehearsal schedules as a working ballet company, and we need to balance the demands on the dancers. We'll announce the schedule soon on our social channels.

      Many thanks,


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