UGA Dance presents Community Dance Celebration

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia department of dance will present Community Dance Celebration, an afternoon of free events sharing the joy of dance with the Athens community, on Sunday, Oct. 17. The event, presented in conjunction with the DanceATHENS Festival, will be held at the Dance Building on the UGA campus and the public is invited to attend.

Parking for the dance building is available in the South Parking Deck adjacent to the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel. This dance event is free, however space is limited and tickets must be reserved through the Tate Center Box Office at 706/542-8579.

Community Dance Celebration will include adult and children’s classes and a children’s-oriented performance featuring CORE Concert Dance Company, UGA Ballet Ensemble, Ballroom Performance Group and community guest performers from the East Athens Dance Center, as well as UGA dance students. An outdoor reception will follow.

“This ‘open house’ event is an opportunity for the department of dance faculty and students to acknowledge the many ways in which dance can be enjoyed as a lifelong passion,” said Rebecca Enghauser, associate professor in the department of dance. “With the body itself asthe vehicle, dance has a unique and universal allure that can speak to each of us and fulfill us in a variety of ways. With this event, we hope to provide an opportunity for the Athens community to engage in this joy of movement.”

Concurrent classes beginning at 2 p.m. in the dance studios include Beginning Ballroom Dance (age 12 – adults), International Folk Dance (approx. ages 12 – adult) and Creative Movement for Children (approx. ages 4 – 10). Performances will follow at 3 p.m.