Guest blogger, Visitor Information Specialist, Marlene, shares her experience at the Lafayette Ballet Company.

I was able to attend a free event at the Lafayette Ballet Company’s Ballroom at 226 N. 6th Street in the Murdock Building. The white glazed terra cotta building from 1913 is a gorgeous representation of our historical local architecture. The Ball Room is located on the 3rd floor and is a uniquely large space with its lighted dome and arched windows. Director, Sandra Peticolas, formed the Lafayette Ballet Company in 1989.

The dancers and performers brought Dr. Seuss’s stories of The Cat in the Hat and The Cat in the Hat Comes Back to life in the form of ballet.

Polly, who works at the local library, read the stories. While she read the stories, the company of young dancers portrayed the stories through their fun costumes and ballet dancing. A few times a year, the Lafayette Ballet Company will offer free performances to see their students perform. In order to attend, you must reserve tickets, because there is limited seating.

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