Children’s Center for Dance Education previews Beauty & the Beast at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana



The Children’s Center for Dance Education (CCDE), a tri-state regional civic ballet company, will be kicking off a new series at the Arts Council on March 14th entitled, “Friday Night Stage Lights.” CCDE will be previewing scenes from their upcoming production, Beauty & the Beast. Doors will open at 5:30pm for a cookies and lemonade reception, the program will begin at 6:00pm. Thirty dancers in full costume will perform selected scenes. The event is free to the public, and is located at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, at 318 Main Street in downtown Evansville. Photos can be taken with Belle after the preview performance has finished. The calendar ofBeauty & the Beast full performances can be found below. Tickets and more information for the upcoming Children’s Center for Dance Education performances can found online at

Children’s Center for Dance Education’s Mission

To introduce children of the tri-state area to the experience of dance through outreach performances, professional dance exposure, and scholarships to the school. It is founded on the belief that all children regardless of race, creed, or economic status should have the opportunity to dance expressively which fosters self expression, healthy body confidence and self discipline.

Calendar of upcoming Beauty & the Beast Performances:

Saturday, March 22 Ader Auditorium- Vincennes, IN 3pm EST (2pm CST)

Saturday, April 26 Tecumseh High School- Lynville, IN 3pm

Saturday, May 10 Old National Events Plaza- Evansville, IN 3pm