Join Verb Ballets in studio for an intimate performance to kick off the season on Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m.

The Ballet Up-Close series was launched to give patrons the opportunity to break the boundaries of the stage and see performance just mere feet in front of them. The intimate experience brings perspective into the artistry and work that goes into the producing dance on the stage. The evening will feature the dancers of Verb Ballets showcasing a sneak peek of company works in progress. The program will also include dancers of the Fairmount Center for the Arts and the Adverb Project, a group comprised of adult student learners. Stay afterwards for a dessert reception with the dancers.

Verb Ballets also will host the studio series Jan. 27, 2017 and May 19.

Ballet Up-Close is at Verb Ballets studio, 3445 Warrensville Center Road in Shaker Heights. Tickets available online at or calling 216-397-3757. For more information visit