Ballroom Magic 2016

Jan. 21-23 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 23 at 2 p.m.

Ballroom Magic 2015, the annual showcase performance by the UGA Ballroom Performance Group, will celebrate its 25th anniversary this month. A crew of student dancers, along with some returning alumni, will perform a range of traditional dance styles such foxtrot, waltz, quickstep, Viennese waltz, cha cha, rumba and swing, but will also feature other styles such as salsa, Argentine tango and theatre arts.Tickets are now available through the Tate Box Office, UGA Performing Arts Center on campus and online at


State Ballet Theatre of Russia: "Tchaikovsky Spectacular"

Known internationally as one of Russia's leading companies, The State Ballet Theatre of Russia has thrilled Athens audiences in past visits with performances ranging from "Swan Lake" to "Romeo and Juliet" to "Cinderella." Its dancers include the prize winners of numerous Russian and international competitions. Now the acclaimed company brings its Tchaikovsky Spectacular to the Fine Arts Theatre stage in a glittering production filled with dazzling choreography, lavish sets, beautiful costumes, and some of Tchaikovsky’s most beautiful music.

Russian State Ballet performs "The Nutcracker"

The Nutcracker is the perennial favorite of generations of children and “children at heart.” The treasured holiday adventure follows a little girl’s journey through a fantasy world of fairies, princes, toy soldiers, and an army of mice. Thrill to the same authentic Russian choreography that is performed in Moscow by the famous Bolshoi Ballet. Set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved music, including “Waltz of the Flowers," "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” and “Waltz of the Snowflakes,” the annual visit of the Russian State Ballet has become a tradition of the Athens holiday season.

Department of Dance Performance Sampler

UGA dance students will perform a variety of dance styles in classical and contemporary ballet, contemporary modern, and aerial dance with mixed media featuring faculty created choreographic works by UGA Ballet Ensemble, CORE Concert Contemporary and Aerial Dance Company and Spring Dance Concert.  This will showcase a sample of works to be presented in the Spring 2016 Department of Dance concert productions.

Young Choreographers Series

Choreography and production by graduating senior dance major and B.F.A. candidate Alexis Birts combined with the Emerging Choreographers showcasing choreography by second and third year dance majors, performed by dancers selected by audition.  A reception will follow the Friday evening performance.


Opera performance of Lehár: The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow (German: Die lustige Witwe) is an operetta by the Austro-Hungarian composer Franz Lehár. The librettists, Viktor Léon and Leo Stein, based the story – concerning a rich widow, and her countrymen's attempt to keep her money in the principality by finding her the right husband – on an 1861 comedy play, L'attaché d'ambassade (The Embassy Attaché) by Henri Meilhac.  The operetta has enjoyed extraordinary international success since its 1905 premiere in Vienna. [from Wikipedia


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