Good Pointe

You’ve always had prima ballerina dreams. (Hence the ballet flats, wrap sweaters, and ex who still calls you The Nutcracker.)

Too bad the highlight of your dance career was tripping over your tutu in fourth grade.

Pirouette to Pacific Northwest Ballet for Backstage Pass instead. The discounted performance package offers twenty/thirtysomethings perks like gala invitations, special events, and wine and chocolate intermissions (beats a Dixie cup of Diet Coke).

You can buy tickets to individual performances or the whole season. Either way, you’ll also be invited to private after-parties at Ten Mercer with the dancers (perfect for trading tips on opaque tights).

Consider it your long-awaited encore.

And this time, watch out for flying roses.

Pacific Northwest Ballet (206-441-2429 or pnb.org). The next Backstage Pass event is Swan Lake, Friday, February 9.

Photo credit: Angela Sterling Photography