Effective September 22, 2016, Dance Augusta and Augusta Ballet School will be named Colton Ballet Company of Augusta and Colton Ballet School of Augusta. Both entities are officially listed as Dance Augusta DBA Colton Ballet Company and Augusta Ballet School DBA Colton Ballet School. The status of both (profit/non-profit) remain unchanged as does the artistic direction.
This change reflects the deep commitment of both organizations to reflect and honor the legacy of Founder, Ron Colton.
Join us in honoring the memory of Founder/Director Ron Colton, who passed away on August 3rd after devoting over 50 years to the development of dance in Augusta.
“Pop Rocks: Ron Colton’s effect on Augusta is immeasurable,” by Steven Uhles (The Augusta Chronicle)
Visit our Nutcracker booth a this year’s Arts in the Heart Festival
September 16–18, 2016
April 29th & 30th
Don’t miss this exciting event with Dance Augusta and Karen Gordon and Garden City Jazz! Presented at the studio home of Dance Augusta, the Augusta Ballet School on Walton Way, the evening begins with a charming, playful work by choreographer Valerie Grieg using music from one of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos. One of the featured pieces will be Caitlin McCormack’s premiere of a new work choreographed on Dance Augusta using the haunting piano/violin music of Angele Dubeau & La Pieta. Acclaimed choreographer Peter Powlus will collaborate with Karen and Garden City Jazz in a delightful premiere to the music of Thelonius Monk and Otis Blackwell/Eddie Cooley.
Interspersed throughout the evening, Karen and her jazz ensemble will play rousing sets designed to make you want to get up and move. The Augusta Ballet School studio will be turned into an amazing black box theatre and will highlight artwork by Rosalind Avrett. Wonderful food, wine and beer served in an outdoor tent will showcase the culinary talents of Sheehan’s Irish Pub.
Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. Seating is limited!
Christopher R. Wilson photo by Morah Geist, Karen Gordon photo by Bruce Boulineau