July 23, 1966 - NYC Ballet comes to SPAC
Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:17 PM EDT
On this day in 1966, the New York City Ballet graced the SPAC stage for the first time.
One dancer telling reporter Bill Carpenter the audience wasn't too sure what to expect, because they had never been exposed to high quality ballet. But it all went very well.
There was enough enthusiasm generated by that 1st year to keep the ballet coming back ever since.