It is with deep regret, that due to the global pandemic, we have cancelled the July live performance of our 2020 showcase “Cats & Dogs.” Georgia is continuing to restrict live performances, and it is not possible to ensure the safety of our audience, cast, crew, and staff. We appreciate your understanding and support as we navigate the unique challenges of this once-in-a century event. This is the first time we have cancelled a show in 28 years.
We are excited to offer a movie version of our wonderful show for you to enjoy. We have hired professional film makers to tape our show on July 10th and 11th with social distancing and safety protocols on the set. We will have a DVD available by early August for ticket holders and those who wish to purchase the “Cats and Dog” DVD to support the studio.
You may purchase the DVD from the studio as a supporter of the arts. We know you will enjoy this entertaining show from the comfort of your home for many years to come. Our teachers and students have worked very hard to bring you funny and moving dance numbers about our furry, four legged friends. The DVD also includes hilarious and heartwarming videos of cats and dogs doing what they do best – make us fall in love with them!
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The Ballroom Dance Center is open for in-person lessons. However, if you would like the convenience of on-line private lessons on your laptop, tablet or phone, Zoom lessons are still an available option. Over the past few weeks, our teaching staff and students have found these lessons very helpful in achieving certain dance goals. In addition to private lessons using Zoom, we are now offering virtual group classes as well as virtual dance parties.
VIRTUAL GROUP CLASSES
6:00 p. m. – Dance to Stay Fit
The Dance to Stay Fit class is a ballroom-style, cardio class that uses familiar dances and patterns. This class will enable you to practice your dancing and enjoy some exercise, even if you don’t have a partner.
7:00 p. m. – Simply Social for Couples
Do you want a great way to take the stress out of your day? Try Simply Social for Couples. Whether you are a new dancer or dancing at the intermediate level, you will gain the confidence you need to feel comfortable on the dance floor. In the coming weeks, you will enjoy the learning experience as you Rumba, Waltz, Cha-Cha, Tango, Foxtrot or dance East Coast Swing. What a fun way to learn how to dance while improving your dance skills!
VIRTUAL DANCE PARTIES
Join us for a virtual dance party via Zoom every Friday from 7:00 p. m. until 8:00 p. m. from your living room. Enjoy a mini lesson and instructor-led routines so we can all dance – with or without a partner. We will also play fun games as we connect with our friends in The Ballroom Dance Center dance community.
Your instructor for the virtual BDC Zoom Group Lessons and Zoom Dance Parties will be Marcia Mitchell, a certified dance instructor with The Ballroom Dance Center.
Call The Ballroom Dance Center TODAY at 706-854-8888 to get back on the dance floor in the comfort of your own living room!
Dance SMART at The Ballroom Dance Center where our teachers are certified, fun and friendly. We believe our students want to have fun, but we also know students really want to learn. All of our teachers are certified by a nationally recognized association because we are passionate about lifelong learning and strive to continue to be masters of dance. Just like other professionals, our instructors pursue continuing education and bettering themselves on a regular basis. After all, would you go to a surgeon to do your hair or a landscaper to fix your computer? We know you want to pick the right professional for the job!
Get Started – Dance SMART!
Call today to set up a complimentary orientation with BDC founder, owner and instructor Emilie Tobias! On the first lesson, Emilie will show you how fun, interesting and achievable dancing can be!
The building blocks of partner dancing will also be included so new dancers understand the process better and can plan the next steps more easily.
Welcome to a fabulous place to have fun and learn to dance from the right professionals for the job. Dance SMART at The Ballroom Dance Center!
“After having danced in several cities across the Southeast, The Ballroom Dance Center will always feel like home. The level of instruction and care provided by the staff makes them feel like family! I’d recommend dancing with them if you’re looking for a premier studio in the CSRA!”
“My family and I love The Ballroom Dance Center. The teen classes and the children’s class have been very welcoming to my children. There has always been a very fun atmosphere, and my kids adore the instructors and staff. I have six children who dance here, and I have seen some of my children go from slouching and sullen or shy and hiding into confident young men and young women who love to dance and are willing to help others who are new to the class.”
“We love to dance, but we needed help to be confident on the dance floor. The professionals at the BDC have really tuned up our technique. We look forward to our classes each week with instructors who make it fun. They have exceeded our expectations.”
“My daughter has been dancing at the BDC for over three years, and it has been a great experience. From the moment she started, everyone was so welcoming and friendly. She has so much fun while continually improving as a dancer thanks to the amazingly talented and qualified instructors. Between group classes, private lessons and Friday dances, there is always something going on with chances for her to practice what she has learned. It truly has become like a big family for her, and we are so happy here!”
We have gone from taking only one lesson a week to six, and we plan to continue dancing through life. Not only have we improved our dancing, but we have gained confidence and developed lifelong friendships. Dancing has become our hobby and our passion!
The atmosphere is friendly, and every single person on staff is supportive and encouraging. I cannot help but smile when I walk in. I have met precious people with a similar affection for dance. I want all of you to be proud of what you have accomplished in this stubborn old gal.
Recently I supervised the repair and replacement of my daughter's living area/kitchen space, which is a long, empty space. As I swept the dust away, I played steel drum music and was dancing with the broom. Then a particular song came on, "She Loves to Dance." I really was moved by the song. Suddenly I realized the song was in my heart, and I absolutely knew I HAD to dance, but I needed to learn properly. I recalled a suggestion years ago that I take dance lessons at The Ballroom Dance Center. At the time, I inwardly rolled my eyes. It was not the season for me - yet. But as I danced with my lovely broom, I realized, also, how much more preferable a live partner would be. I called your studio and made an appointment for an orientation and promptly signed up for 25 lessons, which I am sure is just the beginning of a long journey.