Save the Date: World Ballet Day Will Return This Year!

Company class at the Royal Ballet during 2017's World Ballet Day livestream (via YouTube)

Bunheads everywhere, rejoice! It was just announced that the always-epic World Ballet Day will be back for round five (FIVE) this year. And the big moment's going to be here faster than you can say "gargouillade."


The consistently impressive celebration of all things ballet will return October 2, 2018. So far, the Royal Ballet, the Australian Ballet, and the Bolshoi Ballet have been confirmed as hosts, with guest companies from around the world also expected to join in the festivities. For almost a full 24 hours, we'll get livestreams that include rehearsals, interviews with dancers and choreographers, and (hooray!) company classes.

Mark your calendars, and follow the event's official Facebook page for up-to-the-minute info. In the meantime, please enjoy these highlights from last year's World Ballet Day:

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