Barrington Dance Ensemble Celebrates 30 Years with Return of “Sleeping Beauty”

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Image by Kelly Stachura Photography

A special spring performance of “Sleeping Beauty” is the latest celebration of Barrington Dance Ensemble’s 30th anniversary in 2019. The BDE chose “Sleeping Beauty” as its first mainstage production after it was founded in 1989. This weekend they’ll bring the classic to life for the fifth time since then with two performances at Barrington High School.

Set in a magical fairy kingdom, student dancers from Barrington Dance Academy will join BDE company members and professional guest artists on stage in the retelling of the beloved fairy tale. Celebrating 30 years of dance excellence, BDE is proud to present this “crown jewel” of a classic ballet to area audiences.

This weekend’s performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 14th and 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 15th at Barrington High School’s Richard Johnson C. Auditorium.

Click here to purchase tickets online.

Ticket prices range from $18-$25. For more information, call 847-382-6333 or visit

* Photos by Kelly Stachura Photography

Committed to a dance experience that enriches the lives of its audience, the Barrington Dance Ensemble (BDE) is a non-profit company of gifted dance class students (11-18 years of age) who audition for a rigorous training program as well as roles in BDE productions and community outreach. Founded in 1989, the BDE presents major classical dance productions featuring professional guest dancers and Northwest suburban student performers including Barrington Dance Academy students. Coppelia, The Sleeping Beauty, Graduation Ball, and an annual Nutcracker are among Barrington Dance Ensembles performances, with audience attendance which has grown to include approximately 5,000 individuals annually.

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