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'Nutcracker' to mark 40 years in Augusta

...good one," Ron Colton said. "As the years went on, we'd take another part of it over."Five years later, local dancers were filling the principal roles.Over the years, the costumes and sets have also been refreshed, Zanne Colton said...
What about home cooking?

Two ballet troupes will be stepping on each other's toes this fall in Augusta - and it's the local dancers who may take the fall. The Augusta Ballet has staged The Nutcracker each Christmas season for 35 years, and depends on the revenue...
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Choral director devoutly musical

...Gordon and has recorded hymns for churches that do not have music programs. Plans include possible collaborations with local dancers and perhaps an appearance at the Columbia County Fourth of July celebration. "From a musician's standpoint, I...
Island performance draws local dancers

GETTIN' PAID -- Stephen Jones, 16, and Ryan Thompson, 21, students of the Ron Jones Academy of Ballet in Columbia County and members of the Augusta Dance Theatre, have signed contracts to dance in a professional production of The Nutcracker in Savannah. Stephen, a member of Lakeside High School's wrestling team, is performing the roles of Soldier Doll and the Nutcracker in the Island Dance Theatre's production of the Tchaikovsky classic this weekend.
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'The Nutcracker' is local dancers' training ground

As much as the ballet is a Christmas tradition for audiences, it's also a tradition and basic training ground for dancers.
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Southern Oasis brings belly dancers and other performers to downtown

...Middle Eastern dance troupe, to satisfy dancers' desire to perform. "When we first started, our goal was to give local dancers another opportunity to dance. Besides parties or class, the only opportunities belly dancers got to dance, at the...
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Augusta Ballet limits season to regroup

...important as the performance in terms of promoting Augusta Ballet awareness. She said the free classes will be open to all local dancers. "The approach we are taking is one of great collaboration with the entire dance community," she said. "We are...
Performers try new aspect of musical theater in 'Grease'

...Filled with sock-hop typical lifts and spins, the choreography for the players' production was developed by local dancer Sarah Shoemaker, who is also taking the musical-theater plunge for the first time. Although a lifelong fan of the...
Augusta State again doing the write thing

...last for a week and culminate with a performance. Ms. Brown plans to bring in 10 professional dancers to work with local dancers at every skill level. "One of the things that concerns me is that there hasn't been another ballerina produced...
Life & style | Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School | Augusta State University
Paradise voyage no large area in which to congregate. Instead of glitzy Vegas-style shows, the ship's Grand Salon featured local dancers and musicians, who generally performed in the afternoons. There is only one bar/lounge, La Palette, at the stern...
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