The Connecticut Ballet brings its Summer Dance Caravan back to MxCC for the fifth season, this time taking the performance outdoors and onto a custom-built stage in the grove – designed to accommodate a much larger crowd than in previous years. This free, open-air performance, which will take place on August 1 at 7:30 p.m., features selections from 65 classical ballets as well as two world premieres. The family-friendly event is supported by the Middletown Commission on the Arts, MxCC, and Price Chopper. Food trucks will be on-site for pre-show picnicking and intermission. The rain date will be Sunday, August 2, at 7:30 p.m. For further information, including other Summer Dance Caravan dates, visit www.connecticutballet.com.