2020 AT A GLANCE

We offer a fun-filled year of dance opportunities!

Virtual Dance Parties Via Zoom

 

Attend The Ballroom Dance Center’s  virtual dance party every Friday from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Log on and dance with us right from your own 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.

Fourth Friday Dances  (on hold until we can gather safely again)

 

Be sure to sign up for our DanceSMART Rewards Card. Attend any five dances and get the next dance free! All guests will also be eligible for the monthly door prize drawings for great prizes provided by The Ballroom Dance Center and businesses within the community.

 

We continue a long tradition of fun and energetic social dances for our students.  The perfect learning triad of group and private lessons is completed by attending parties! That saying “Practice makes perfect!” is true, especially within a warm, hospitable environment where the total beginner to the advanced dancer is welcomed. Also open to the general public, all dancers will enjoy putting to use what they learn on lessons in a social setting.

 

Our dances are offered once a month, usually on the Fourth Friday, at the studio, with refreshments and, occasionally, a few performance numbers. The staff, instructors and dance hosts circulate to invite guests to dance and to even show them a new step or two.  A helpful and entertaining lesson is offered at the beginning of each dance. At some dances, the dance card system is used where pre-registered students get to dance with the teachers, dance hosts and staff on a pre-assigned rotation for the first part of the dance. Lesson – 7:30 p.m. and Dance 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. with light refreshments. Admission – $15.

 

January 24 – No Fourth Friday Dance (Make plans to join us January 31 for the January dance!)

November 27 – No Fourth Friday Dance (Make plans to join us November 13 for the November dance!)

December 25 – No Fourth Friday Dance (Make plans to join us at the Snow Ball December 4 as we kick off the holiday season together!)

 

Special Balls

 

Several times a year we offer special parties such as our October Haunted Eye Ball and our Christmas Snow Ball where we dress up, put out a more extensive spread of refreshments and feature a few more performance numbers.

 

The balls also feature a lesson at 7:30 p.m. with dancing from 8:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. You may dress according to the part at these specially themed dances, but it is always optional. Admission – $20.

 

October 23 – Haunted Eye Ball

December 4 – Snow Ball

 

The studio will be closed November 26 and 27, 2020.

The studio will be closed December 23, 2020 through January 1, 2021.

Cats and Dogs, The Movie,

Coming in August 2020!

The Ballroom Dance Center is known and recognized across the Southeast and beyond for its Broadway-style theatrical productions featuring both professional and student cast members.  Few dance studios in the country offer creative, themed showcases that incorporate music, dance, film, storytelling, history and theatre.  Drawing on her lifelong love of history and humanities, Emilie Tobias, the studio’s owner and a senior instructor, writes and directs all of the shows for The Ballroom Dance Center.  She has an unique background and skill set and uses these talents to present ballroom shows that transcend a routine dance recital.

 

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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“Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.”  – Colette

Augusta Dance Challenge

August 14 – 15, 2020

Friday, August 14: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 15: All day

Friday night features solo performances. Saturday offers a friendly dance challenge with beginner to advanced pro/am and amateur dancing in Ballroom, Rhythm, Standard, Latin, Argentine Tango and West Coast Swing. Lunch included. Saturday evening offers an awards dinner and a fantastic show featuring top-scoring solos from the Friday evening qualifying event.

Dates to Remember

January 31* – Friday Night Dance
February 28 – Fourth Friday Dance

April 24 – Fourth Friday Dance
May 22 – Fourth Friday Dance

July 24 – Fourth Friday Dance

August 14 and 15 – Augusta Dance Challenge

August 28 – Fourth Friday Dance

September 25Fourth Friday Dance
October 23 – Haunted Eye Ball
November 13* – Friday Night Dance
December 4* – Snow Ball

* Indicates No Fourth Friday Dance (FFD)

January 24 (no FFD , moved to January 31)
November 27  (no FFD, moved to November 13, studio closed for Thanksgiving)

December 25 (no FFD, studio closed for Christmas, moved to December 4, Snow Ball)

 

The studio will be closed on the following dates:
Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27
Thursday, December 24 through Friday, January 1 (re-opens Monday, January 4)