Saturday, September 11, 2010

Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association: Ballet is Back...

Beginning September 15th, With a Brand New Teacher... Mrs. Roseann Tuttle!

We are proud to offer our children dance classes here at the Art Center. We are especially proud to introduce our new ballet instructor, Roseann Tuttle!

Roseann has taught dance in this area for many years! She was a dance assistant at the Carolyn Clark School of Dance in Cleveland, TN from 1981-1984. She started her very own her own dance company,Tri State School of Dance in McCaysville, GA from 1981-1994. Combined with twelve years of dance education as well, and personal dance studies with Amy Lollious from The American Ballet and Fiona Ferrea from France, Roseann brings much experience and talent to The Art Center!

Welcome Roseann!!

Class dates, times and tuition are as follows:

(Children, Ages 3-4)
Beginning to Intermediate
Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm

(Children, Ages 5-8)
Beginning to Intermediate
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm

Tuition: $40 per month

Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
420 West Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Call or stop by to register for classes!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Auditions for Atlanta Hawks A-Town Dancers Set for June 13

Fabulous Finalists Mixer slated for June 16; Final Auditions June 17

The Atlanta Hawks A-Town Dancers are looking for talented, enthusiastic individuals with a love of performing to become part of their 2010-11 squad. Preliminary auditions are slated for Sunday, June 13 on the Hawks practice court at Philips Arena.

The Atlanta Hawks A-Town Dancers are a group of energetic, personable and talented dancers and cheerleaders who perform at Hawks home games and hundreds of community events each year. Those planning on trying out should be at least 19 years of age and bring a recent photograph (photos will not be returned), valid driver’s license, a light lunch and drink, completed application, employment and waiver forms, and dance résumé. Attire should be a two-piece leotard, skin-toned/matte tights, socks, and sneakers or dance shoes. Cost is $25 per person to audition.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. for those auditioning as cheerleaders and 1 p.m. for dancers. More information regarding the auditions, along with registration forms, can be found online at or by calling (404) 878-3800. Final auditions are set for Thursday, June 17.

Additionally, the team will host a special “meet and greet” with the finalists on Wednesday, June 16. All of Atlanta will be invited to The Fabulous Finalists Mixer at Taco Mac (located at Philips Arena), where fans can meet and mingle with the dancers, who will be available for photos and autographs. More details about final auditions and the mixer will be released in the near future.

Pre-audition prep clinics will also be offered on Tuesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 10 on the Hawks practice court at Philips Arena. Individual sessions cost $20 or those interested can purchase both for $35.

Preliminary and final auditions are closed for viewing to the general public. Media wishing to attend should contact the Hawks Media Relations Office at (404) 878-3800.

Atlanta Hawks 2010-11 season tickets start as low as $10 per game and are on sale now, and can be purchased by visiting or calling 1-866-715-1500. The Hawks, a member of the National Basketball Association since 1949, play in the Southeast Division, along with the Charlotte Bobcats, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Georgia Dance Theatre Holding Nutcracker Ballet Auditions

Georgia Dance Theatre holds open auditions to every dancer in the community ages 6 & up for their upcoming production of the classic family favorite, The Nutcracker Ballet.

Auditions will be held Saturday, September 19th at the Peachtree City location of Georgia Academy of Dance & the Performing Arts.

All dancers that audition from the community will participate in this production which is funded in part by the Georgia Council of the Arts.

Audition Times:

Ages 6-8 2-3pm
Ages 9-11 3-4pm
Ages 12&up 4-5pm

Join us as we create an exciting holiday experience for your child!

For further information on upcoming auditions or Georgia Dance Theatre please visit our website at or call (770) 631-3128.
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Friday, August 14, 2009

Georgia Youth Ballet Holding Nutcracker Auditions

Public auditions for Georgia Youth Ballet’s 14th annual performance of The Nutcracker will be held at The Studio in Fayetteville on Saturday, August 22nd.

The Audition Day Schedule is as follows:

11:30am-12:30pm - MANDATORY Meeting for All Parents
1pm-2pm - Auditions for Ages 6-10
2pm-3pm - Auditions for Clara, Fritz and Party Children
3pm-4pm - Auditions for Ages 11 and Up, Members of Junior Company and Senior Company Apprentices

GYB is a regional ballet company with more than 100 performers from seven south-metro counties. GYB’s Nutcracker is notable for its custom sets, costumes and choreography, all of which have been refined annually since the company was founded in 1996 in Fayetteville.

For more information, please call The Studio at (770) 716-9858. A map and directions to The Studio are posted on the Message Board link at
Pictured are Shaun Strickland and Pharan Evans from GYB’s 2008 The Nutcracker.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Atlanta Ballet Performs Mozart's Magic Flute at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

October 15 - 24, 2009

Celebrate the past and ignite the future with Atlanta Ballet's start to the 80th Anniversary season, Mozart's Magic Flute, choreographed by Mark Godden. This tale is one of romance, adventure, and fantasy as our hero and heroine, the love-struck Tamino and Pamina, embark on a journey inspired by passion. Their enchanting love story causes the heart to yearn and mind to soar.

Godden's interpretation of Mozart's opera The Magic Flute carries this masterpiece to the present day. This captivating choreography will jolt the senses and blur the styles of contemporary and classical ballet. Godden is most recognized for his work at Royal Winnipeg Ballet. He has received critical acclaim internationally, won several awards, and had the great honor of choreographing and directing the Canadian portion of the Olympic Games Closing Ceremonies in Torino, Italy in 2006. Mozart's Magic Flute will be Godden's premiere in the Atlanta area and will leave audiences craving for more. Do not miss this exhilarating ballet that transcends Mozart's operatic masterpiece to new heights.

Mozart's Magic Flute runs October 15 through 24 for seven performances at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Tickets start as low as $20. For tickets, call 800-982-2787 or stop by the Cobb Energy Centre box office. To purchase tickets online, visit or
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Georgia Youth Ballet Dancers Earn Scholarships

Last week, dancers from Georgia Youth Ballet attended the Southeastern Regional Ballet Association (SERBA) annual festival in Montgomery, Alabama. There they took classes from some of the best choreographers and directors in the world. Several GYB dancers also competed against dancers from SERBA companies from eight other states for scholarships to prestigious summer programs.

Two GYB dancers won scholarships. Pharan Evans, a senior at Starrs Mill High School in Peachtree City, won scholarships to two programs – Atlanta Ballet and Washington School of Ballet in Washington, DC. Evans will attend Atlanta Ballet’s program this summer.

Another senior, Kara Cawley from Flint River Academy in Meriwether County, also won two scholarships – to Alabama Dance Theatre in Montgomery and to Burklyn Ballet in Vermont. Cawley will be attending Alabama Dance Theatre.

GYB dancers will perform on Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31 in two different performances in Newnan. May 30 will see the debut of Tales from Neverland, an original retelling of the Peter Pan story choreographed by faculty of The Studio under the direction of Randi Lancaster. The next day (Sunday, May 31) will be GYB’s Company Concert.

This event is a wrap up of dances being rehearsed by GYB’s junior and senior companies over the past year, including the dance choreographed by GYB’s founding director, Magdalena Maury, that was performed earlier this month at the SERBA festival. Both events will take place at Newnan’s Wadsworth Auditorium.

Tickets are available at the door or by calling The Studio at (770) 716-9858. Tickets to each event are $10, with children 6 and under attending free. Patrons who bring Neverland tickets to the Sunday performance will a 50% discount.