WHAT’S HAPPENING

The Ballroom Dance Center has been teaching Augusta to dance since 1992, which makes it the longest continuously operating ballroom dance studio in the CSRA. Dance Smart at The Ballroom Dance Center!

Friday Dances and Themed Balls

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Lesson at 7:00 p.m. at all dances and balls

 

General Dancing from  7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

 

The perfect learning triad of group and private lessons is completed by attending our dance parties and themed balls!  That saying, “Practice makes perfect!” is true, especially within a warm, hospitable environment where the total beginner to the advanced dancer is welcomed. Our dance parties and themed balls are offered once a month, usually on the Fourth Friday with refreshments at our themed balls 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.  Admission to our dance parties is $15 and $20 for our themed balls.

Coach Donald Johnson

Coming to the BDC

Latin Champion – Adjudicator – DVIDA Master Examiner –
Dance Vision Syllabi Training Video Instructor

PRIVATE COACHING SESSIONS
THURSDAY, MAY 19th – SATURDAY, MAY 21st

 

Call 706-854-8888 or stop by to schedule your private coaching session.
Also, sign up for Saturday’s Workshops: Drills, Skills, and Thrills! and the Friday Dance

 

Both workshops will feature a short dance combination and drills that will help you develop key dance concepts.

 

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Workshop 1 – Rhythm 
Musicality through Weight Change. Learn that one thing that gives you a natural flow in your rhythm dances!

 

2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Workshop 2 – Turns
Develop balance and power, understand the inside of turns and get drills to practice your turns.

 

The cost is $25 for one workshop or $40 for both.

 

To learn more about Donald Johnson, click here!

 

Donald will also teach “Sensational Salsa” at the Friday Dance, May 20th, at 7:00 p.m. Learn a fun combination with insider trading tips on dressing up the basics with simple hand changes and more!

Group Classes

Social Dance, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.

 

This fun group class is designed for adults who want to be well-rounded social dancers. All levels are welcome, but the material will be focused on a foundation level appropriate for the social dance floor.

 

Students will learn all the major dance styles they will hear at a party or at one of our fun dance parties.  Smooth style dances include the Waltz, Tango and Foxtrot.  Rhythm style dances include the Rumba, Cha-cha, and Swing.  Club style dances include the Hustle, Slow Rock, Salsa, Merengue and West Coast Swing.  In a year, students will usually learn one dance a month, rotating through all in a year, and ending with the Party Survival class to prepare for the Christmas season.

 

Couples have an option to rotate partners or stay with each other in all our group classes.  Also, practice and private lessons help to reinforce the material learned in groups.

 

 

Shag, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.

 

Shag is being offered on Thursday.  This fun group class is designed for adults who want to be well-rounded social Shag dancers.  All levels are welcome, but the material will be focused on a foundation level appropriate for the social dance floor.

 

Couples have an option to rotate partners or stay with each other in all our group classes.  Practice and private lessons help to reinforce the material learned in groups.