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The Continental Ballet Company’s professional performing company makes the group truly unique. Ballet instruction is also available and taught by professional dancers.

Experience classical ballet with Continental Ballet Company

Did you know that Minnesota’s only classical ballet company is located in Civic Plaza, at the Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road? The Continental Ballet Company has been a fixture since 2002. While many of the group’s performing artists are from Minnesota, some come from as far as South America, Europe and Japan.

The Continental Ballet Company performs classical ballets in the Schneider Theater and on tour. All are classical productions, including Cinderella, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Rodeo, Les Sylphides, Coppelia and more.

Besides ballet performances, the company has a dance school and offers special summer programs. Professional instructors teach classes for children and adults.

Upcoming performances

This spring, the Continental Ballet Company proudly presents Swan Lake. Immerse yourself in a fanciful dance of princesses, swans and other romantic characters staged to the music of Tchaikovsky.

“Everyone recognizes Swan Lake when they hear the music and see the four dancing swans. If you are only going to see one ballet, this is the one,” Company dancer Kacey Southwick said.

Come see Swan Lake on Saturday, March 21, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 22, 3 p.m., Saturday, March 28, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 29, 3 p.m. Tickets prices are $25 for adults, $19 for senior citizens, $19 for students and $13 for children under age 13. For more information, visit blm.mn/swan-lake or call 952-563-8561.