Arts Preview: DANCE

Dancers perform in the Columbia County Ballet's production of The Nutcracker at the Imperial Theatre in 2011. The ballet is set for Nov. 30 this year.

ABATSU AND AJADACO: (706) 210-8033,; ABATSU, African Drummers and Dancers and AJADACO (ABATSU Juniors African Dance Company), perform, present and teach in the community; classes are also taught at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1833 Broad St., with Audrey “Sala Adenike” Jeter-Allen, artistic director
Sept. 16:
ABATSU and AJADACO African Dance Performance, Arts in the Heart of Augusta, 3 p.m.



AIKEN CIVIC BALLET: (803) 648-5771,; performs at Hopelands Gardens, Aiken Center for the Arts and USC Aiken Etherredge Center
Dec. 7-9:
The Nutcracker, Etherredge Center


AUGUSTA BALLET: (706) 261-0555,; performances are at 7 p.m. at Imperial Theatre
Dec. 17-19:
Anyone Can Dance & Cook Camp
March 15:
Master Classes
March 16:
Date TBA:
50th Anniversary Winter Spectacular


COLUMBIA COUNTY BALLET: 639 Furys Ferry Road, Martinez, (706) 860-1852,
Oct. 13:
Peter Pan, 7 p.m., Imperial Theatre
Nov. 30:
The Nutcracker, 7 p.m., Imperial Theatre
March 23:
Roar of Love, 1 and 5 p.m., Bell Auditorium
May 11:
Mayfest/Art in the Park, 10 a.m., Columbia County Amphitheater


DANCE AUGUSTA: Augusta Ballet School, the official school of Dance Augusta, 2941 Walton Way, (706) 733-5511,
Nov. 23-25:
The Nutcracker, 7 p.m. Nov. 23, 1 and 5 p.m. Nov. 24-25


MAGNOLIA DANCE THEATRE: 3497 Wheeler Road, (706) 267-2973,