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Next Generation Ballet brings 'Summer Fantasy' to the Straz

Jeffrey Cirio and Hannah Beach practice Next Generation Ballet’s Summer Fantasy, which opens Friday at the Straz with more than 200 dancers.

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Jeffrey Cirio and Hannah Beach practice Next Generation Ballet’s Summer Fantasy, which opens Friday at the Straz with more than 200 dancers.

Want to give ballet a twirl? Check out the Patel Conservatory's Next Generation Ballet on Friday when it presents Summer Fantasy, featuring more than 200 ballet students from around the world led by siblings Jeffrey and Lia Cirio from the Boston Ballet. The dancers, chosen from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants, will perform in suites from Don Quixote, Coppelia and the world premiere of a contemporary work by Susan Downey and Kelly King in Ferguson Hall at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $15-$27. (813) 229-7827. strazcenter.org.

Stephanie Hayes, Times performing arts critic

Next Generation Ballet brings 'Summer Fantasy' to the Straz 07/22/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 7:45pm]

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