Community Performances

BalletNova Center for Dance (formerly Arlington Center for Dance) has been a part of the Northern Virginia arts and cultural community for more than 30 years, producing accessible and affordable dance performances that inspire and entertain.

Barnes & Nobles Story Time

Each November BalletNova dancers visit area Barnes & Noble bookstores and present a free StoryTime program. 

Costumed dancers read to the children, and then perform selected dances from the Nutcracker or other ballets. Children get to meet and talk to the dancers, and enjoy a coloring craft.  

Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner - November 2 - 11:30am

Barnes & Noble Clarendon - November 9 - 11:30am - BalletNova is hosting a Bookfair this day! 

Barnes & Noble Seven Corners - November 16 - 11:30am

Fairs and Festivals

You'll spot BalletNova in free performances all over our community.   We regularly perform at Clarendon Day, Tysons Corner Family Fair, and other community events.  We also have informational booths at local fairs, so stop by and see us! See the Calendar for the latest news.

Upcoming Festivals:

  • Move Me Arts Festival 
  • Falls Church Memorial Day Parade and Festival 

Live Performances for Students and Seniors 

BalletNova goes onsite to bring dance performances to audiences who may have difficulty getting to a theater. Past performances have included:

  • Goodwin House 
  • The Fairfax Senior Center at Fort Belvoir
  • Longwood Elementary School
  • St. Charles Early Education Center