Newton, NC – The Catawba County Library is celebrating the approach of spring with special performances by Hickory Ballet & Performing Arts. The organization’s coed youth company will be dancing toCatawba Co. Library To Host Hickory Ballet For Vivaldi’s  ‘Four Seasons’ Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, the well-known series of violin concertos from the early 18th century.

The performances will take the form of outdoor, socially-distanced, interactive programs. Rather than using words, dancers will demonstrate the various ways they utilize movement, gesture, and expression to help people understand what is happening in the story from moment to moment.

In addition to seeing portions of the ballet performed, audience members will have the chance to learn ballet steps themselves. For young people interested in seeing the various elements of dance performance in action, this edition of Hickory Ballet’s Books to Ballet storytime is a terrific introduction.

The shows are open to people of all ages, to families, and to boys and girls who would like to learn more about dance, music, and the arts. The performances are free, and registration is not required. Opportunities for socially-distanced photographs with the dancers will be available after each event.

Performances are as follows:
Saturday, March 20 at 11 am — Conover City Park (361 5th Ave SE)
Saturday, March 20 at 3 pm — Claremont City Hall (3288 E Main St)
Saturday, April 17 at 11 am — Southside Park (1775 Southwest Blvd, Newton)

As an added bonus, the Library to Go will be set up at the Claremont and Newton events for attendees who would like to check out books, talk about programs, and learn about library resources.

For more details about library services and resources, visit www.catawbacountync.gov/library, call 828.465.8664, email mylibrary@catawbacountync.gov, or visit www.facebook.com/catawbacountylibrarysystem.