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2014 At a Glance

The Ballroom Dance Center invites you to another magical year of dancing! In addition to enjoying your lessons, you may choose from a wide array of dances, festive events, shows, and competitions.

Offered annually, our showcases are full length, original theater productions. All levels and all ages have fun, work hard, and develop confidence and showmanship. Great camaraderie develops during the music selection, choreography, lessons, rehearsals, and finally the big nights of the shows.


Marina Vlasova, a champion dancer and coach, will be at The Ballroom Dance Center Wednesday through Friday, December 3 - 5, 2014, for private coaching. Originally from Russia, where she had a large dance academy, she now lives in Jacksonville, Florida, and teaches and coaches in all styles of American and International ballroom and rhythm dancing. There will also be several workshops offered while she is here.

Workshops: Thursday, December 4
7:15 pm "Smoothercise"
8:00 pm "Rhythmnastics"

Come out and enjoy these fun and upbeat classes with Marina where dance exercises will be combined with the fundamental elements of the major smooth and rhythm dances. Join in the fun and laughter as we learn how to use these exercises to improve our dancing. One class is $15 or $25 for both.

Robin Smith, Raleigh-based West Coast Swing coach returns to The Ballroom Dance Center Thursday and Friday, December 18 - 19, for West Coast Swing workshops and private coaching sessions. Top that off with a West Coast Swing group lesson at the Every Friday Dance and a West Coast Swing practica in the small ballroom at 8:45 p.m., included in admission to the Every Friday Dance.

Workshops: Thursday, December 18
7:15 pm WCS Social Dance Awareness
8:00 pm Rhythmical WCS (Workin' da Feet)

The workshops are $15 each or $25 for both. Call The Ballroom Dance Center at 706-854-8888 to sign up for the workshops on Thursday, December 18, or to schedule a private coaching session with Robin.

Robin will also teach the group lesson - "Basket Case" - at the Every Friday Dance. Join us to find out what Robin has in store. Also, don’t forget the West Coast Swing Party/Practica in the small ballroom until 10:00 p.m. that evening. As always, there will also be lots of fun general dancing in the main ballroom.

Bringing quality coaching to The Ballroom Dance Center is just one of the many ways we continually strive to help our students take their dancing to the next level. Call The Ballroom Dance Center at 706-854-8888 to schedule your coaching session with Marina and Robin.


The following Events schedule shows you many of the fun activities The Ballroom Dance Center offers during the year. Event updates are also available on our Calendar, Facebook, in the Studio and via E-mail!

August 22 – 24, 2014
Augusta Dance Challenge & Showcase

The Ballroom Dance Center presents The Augusta Dance Challenge and Showcase August 22 – 24, 2014, at The Ballroom Dance Center. The event starts on Friday, August 22, with a fun-filled Friday night ball from 8:00 until 11:00 p.m. The ball will include social dancing and Jack and Jills.

Saturday offers a friendly, in-studio competition with beginner to advanced/professional dancing, including showcase numbers. Lunch will be provided and spectators are welcome. Marvelous Mercer, a great professional and student show, will immediately follow The Dance Challenge. The Awards Reception and Dinner will be held following the show.

On Sunday dynamic workshops and coaching will be offered by our expert competition judges.
Learn More!

June 13, 2014
The Mad Hatter’s Ball

“Don’t be late for a very important (and fun) date!” Come dressed in a fun outfit or a kooky hat and see who takes the prize for the best hat and outfit. There may even be a Mad Hatter Hunt! Have you ever watched Alice in Wonderland?

There will be student performances during the evening, and light refreshments will be served. Admission to this very special ball will be $15.

Every Friday Dances
Come to The Ballroom Dance Center every Friday to dance! It’s open to all adults 18 years of age or older and all students currently enrolled at The BDC. The dance runs from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. and dress is casual. Admission is $10 per person for regular Every Friday Night Dances and $15 for the following themed Friday night balls. Costumes are optional at special balls. Light refreshments are served.

January 3, 2014
The Dropped the Ball Ball and
New Year’s Open House

Maybe you saw the ball dropping in Times Square on New Year’s Eve! Join us for our homage to the New Year by wearing something related to your resolution (or lack of one) to The Dropped the Ball Ball! Also, help us welcome all BDC students back for this new year, as well as welcome newcomers to The BDC family. Jump start your dancing for 2014.

February 21, 2014
The Famous Pairs Ball

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with us and come dressed like one part of a famous pair or two of a kind. Use your imagination.Salt and Pepper, A Wink and a Smile or famous couples like Romeo and Juliet or Anthony and Cleopatra.

March 15, 21 & 22
2014 Showcase
Moon River
Johnny Mercer: The Man, The Musi

Get lost in the music of Johnny Mercer as The Ballroom Dance Center staff and students bring some of Mercer’s best loved and most recognizable songs to life in their showcase production of Moon River – Johnny Mercer: The Man, The Music on March 15, 21 and 22, 2014.

October 31, 2013
The Haunted Eye Ball

The BDC’s 22nd Birthday Celebration! Costume Contest. Dress festively or come in a costume.

December 12, 2014
The Snow Ball

Come and celebrate the
Christmas season by dancing the night away at The BDC as we create a little Ballroom dancing magic! There may even be a visit from Old St. Nick. Dress – Semi-formal.

The following Fridays will not have a dance: July 4, November 28 and December 26.


In addition to hosting the Augusta Dance Challenge and Showcase, we attend competitions around the United States. The Ballroom Dance Center is proud to be the home of Val Ganiev and Emilie Tobias, the only Professional United States 9 Dance Finalists in the region. For a competition calendar, contact the studio or  Click Here!

The Ballroom Dance Center
525 Grand Slam Drive Evans, GA 30809
Phone: 706-854-8888 ~ Fax: 706-854-8860
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