Ballet Arkansas and the North Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau are pleased to present Live at the Plaza, a free series of performances and educational classes in its second year at the Argenta Plaza this April and May 2022.

Location | Argenta Plaza, 510 Main Street, North Little Rock

Dates | April 26th - May 1st & May 5th - 8th

Performances will make use of the plaza's open spaces and will feature excerpts from the organization's 21|22 season repertory, world-premieres, and celebrated works of classical and contemporary dance. In addition to its free performances, the series provides children and adults of all ages and abilities with access to free classes in various dance disciplines taught by the professional artists of Ballet Arkansas.  

“Ballet Arkansas has been a joy to work with and seeing the events come to life has been incredible,” said Karen Trevino, President & CEO of the North Little Rock CVB. “We love being able to provide opportunities for locals and visitors to experience North Little Rock’s amazing performing arts scene. We anticipate an even more festive atmosphere for this year’s Live at the Plaza.”

CLASS & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Free Classes

Tuesday, April 26th | 7:30 - 8:15 am - Rise & Shine Pilates

Thursday, April 28th | 7:30 - 8:15 am - Get Active

Saturday, April 30th

  • 9:00 - 9:45 am - Ballet on the Grounds

  • 10:00 - 10:45 am - Jazz at the Plaza

  • 11:00 - 11:30 am - Dancing with Dogs

  • Tuesday, May 3rd | 7:30 - 8:15 am - Rise & Shine Pilates

  • Thursday, May 5 | 7:30 - 8:15 am - Get Active

Saturday, May 7th 

  • 9:00 - 9:45 am - Ballet on the Grounds

  • 10:00 - 10:45 am - Jazz at the Plaza

  • 11:00 - 11:30 am - Dancing with Dogs

Free Performances *Schedule Updated 5/4/22

Thursday, April 28th - 7:00 pm

Friday, April 29th - 7:00 pm

Saturday, April 30th - 7:00 pm RESCHEDULED

Sunday, May 1st - 3:00 pm 

Thursday, May 5th - 7:00 pm CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

Friday, May 6th - 7:00 pm

Saturday, May 7th - 5:00 pm NEW

Saturday, May 7th - 7:00 pm

Sunday, May 8th - 6:00 pm UPDATED TIME

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Rise & Shine Pilates - An invigorating start to the day filled with rejuvenating meditation and breathing exercises, stretching, and core work. Ideal for ages 12+. 

 

Get Active - A feel-good workout for all levels, introducing light cardio and stretching designed to align the body, improve elasticity of core muscle groups, and increase energy. Ideal for all ages.

Jazz at the Plaza - An upbeat jazz class designed to delight the body and boost energy and metabolism. Ideal for ages 9+. Multiple levels offered. 

 

Ballet on the Grounds - An introduction to the fundamentals of ballet in a stress-free environment. Perfect for beginners and adult dancers ages 10+.

Dancing with Dogs - Bring your furry friend(s) to a specialty dance class for dogs and their owners! Don't forget to bring a leash, and let the good times howl.

PLAN A WEEKEND TRIP

“Before and after classes and performances, Live at the Plaza attendees are encouraged to dine local at one of North Little Rock’s excellent restaurants, several of which are within easy walking distance of Argenta Plaza,” Karen Trevino said.

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In early 2021, Ballet Arkansas approached the North Little Rock CVB with a desire to activate Argenta Plaza in new ways through the presentation of free public performances and education programs. Ballet Arkansas and the North Little Rock CVB planned Live at the Plaza to provide the public with access to culturally-enriching and engaging activities and events. “Reaching diverse populations composed of both devoted and untapped audiences, Live at the Plaza has the potential to inspire a collective appreciation for the performing arts and for the Argenta Arts District,” said Michael Fothergill, Ballet Arkansas’s Executive and Artistic Director. “Live at the Plaza is the first step towards an annual presence of Ballet Arkansas programming in the Argenta Plaza.” 

Completed in late 2019, Argenta Plaza is a community space, owned by the City of North Little Rock and managed by the North Little Rock CVB, that has been the catalyst for more than $50 million in economic development in downtown North Little Rock. Argenta Plaza is open to the public but can also be booked for private events through the North Little Rock CVB.