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Thirsty Bear is one block from the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts & worked well for a pre-show dinner.
Smuin Ballet: XXcentric dining May 16 2014 star this tip starred
Andrea Laudate
The weather was casual. I wore dress pants and top--leather shoes, jewelry and a cute little purse.
Smuin Ballet: XXcentric dress May 12 2014 star this tip starred
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attended Dec 13 2012

Beautiful. But not quite up to snuff for the high standards of this company. The first half was lovely, but the numbers a bit too short and slightly lacking in spirit. The second half was fun an silly and lighthearted.

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attended Dec 13 2012

A lovely feast for the eyes. Beauty and Talent Charm the Christmas audience once again. A Marvelous treat!

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attended Dec 13 2012

I've gone to The Christmas Ballet for many years, so knew what to expect and was not disappointed. The dancing, the energy and the holiday spirit were all at high levels. Many of the people sitting near me were seeing Smuin Ballet's holiday show...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

Watch The Christmas Ballet on YouTube.


The Christmas Ballet: Smuin Ballet’s Holiday Favorite

New Works: Amy Seiwert, Choreographer

New Works: Smuin Artists, Choreographer


*_*The Christmas Ballet*_: The Bay Area’s hottest holiday ticket returns with new choreography from Choreographer in Residence Amy Seiwert, Smuin dancer Jane Rehm and former Smuin dancer Darren Anderson, and more. An ever-changing carousel of mischief and elegance, The Christmas Ballet is a perfect gift for audiences of all ages.

Stunning classical ballet, rollicking character numbers, and that Smuin sass combine for a seasonal celebration like no other. Be sure to treat yourself and your loved ones to this Bay Area holiday tradition.

About the Ticket Supplier: Smuin Ballet

Smuin Ballet was founded in 1994 by the renowned choreographer Michael Smuin, formerly the Director of San Francisco Ballet. Beyond their regular seasonal performances, the Smuin Ballet dancers engage in a wide range of special projects, including appearing in three films: A Walk in the Clouds, The Fantasticks and George Lucas' 1996 Return of the Jedi, Special Edition.