Ballet Under the Stars occurs 7 p.m. Friday at Tempe Center for the Arts' outdoor amphitheater, 7 p.m. Saturday at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix and 7 p.m. Sunday at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills.

Rosalie O'Connor

Each year, Ballet Arizona brings its graceful dancing off the stage at Symphony Hall and into the community.

Ballet Under the Stars is a series of free performances at parks throughout the Valley. Friday, the dancers come to the outdoor amphitheater at Tempe Center for the Arts.

The performance will showcase a combination of classical and contemporary works complete with a stage, lighting and costumes. Off stage, the setting is casual. Spectators are welcome to spread a picnic blanket or unfold a lawn chair.

And if you can’t make Friday’s show, Ballet Under the Stars occurs twice more, at 7 p.m. Saturday at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix and 7 p.m. Sunday at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills.

• Contact writer: (480) 898-6818 or azajac@evtrib.com

DETAILS >> 7 p.m. Friday. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway. Free. (480) 350-2822 or www.tempe.gov/tca

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