Club B, the Cincinnati Ballet’s annual exclusive, end-of-season celebration, heads to Cuba for a very special dance party on Friday, April 12th.
Club B is known for being one of the best parties of the year, and it's a unique opportunity to both support the Ballet and to rub elbows with the Ballet’s dancers. Past themes have included an '80s party and Ballet A Go Go (a 1960s theme). For its ninth year, however, Club B will take over a rarely-seen private plane hangar at Lunken Airport and transform it into Sabor Cubano, a salute to all things Cuba. From vintage cars, to a mojito bar, to Cuban-themed food, to plenty of dance and music, guests are invited to dress the part (think: linen, ruffles, bright colors, and your tropical best) and to embrace the culture and spirit of Cuba.
To get los cumbancheros (the party animals!) in the mood, the Ballet has brought in local salsa band Tropicoso. DanceFix, Heather Britt’s dance-meets-exercise troupe, will get everyone moving (and if they can’t, no one can). DJ Toad will take revelers late into the night with music with a tropical beat. Local 12’s Bob Herzog and Q102’s Natalie, JonJon, and DJ Kay will make appearances, too.
The best part? This isn’t a stuffy gala: the dancers, including the Main Company, principal dancers (aka the stars!) and CB2: the Second Company will be on hand to have just as much fun as the guests. Cervilio Miguel Amador, a principal dancer and native of Cuba, is especially excited to participate in Club B this year. Not only are they celebrating his homeland, but this will be a family affair; his parents will be present, along with his sisters performing music as The Amador Sisters.
Amador has spent 15 years as a member of the Cincinnati Ballet, and though he loves being settled in Cincinnati, he’s excited to get a taste of his Cuban roots. “This is the one time of the year where the dancers can really have fun. You would think that we dance all the time, but since we practice every day, we rarely go out to just dance and have fun. I’m really excited for this year!”
We've covered Club B on an annual basis and it never fails to be one of the best parties of the year. To be part of the fun, general admission is $150 and includes food, drinks, and entertainment from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., with dance lessons from Salsannati and a late night snack.
Young professionals aged 21-40 can get a special $75 ticket.
Just want to do some late night dancing? A $50 late night ticket will get you in at 9 p.m, two drinks, music by DJ Toad and DJ Kay, and a late night snack (additional drink tickets are available at the event).
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For tickets and more information, check out the website or call the Cincinnati Ballet at 513-621-5282. You can also just buy tickets at the door.