2013 Arts Preview: Dance

Gabriel Hughes, 14, plays Prince Charming and Madeline Johnson, 14, plays Cinderella in the upcoming Columbia County Ballet production of Cinderella, set for Sept. 20 as a benefit show for Imperial Theatre.

ABATSU AND AJADACO: (706) 832-6001, ajadaco.com; ABATSU, African Drummers and Dancers and AJADACO (ABATSU Juniors African Dance Company), perform, present and teach in the community; classes at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1833 Broad St., with Audrey “Sala Adenike” Jeter-Allen, the artistic director


Sept. 22: Arts in the Heart festival, 3 p.m.


AIKEN CIVIC BALLET: (803) 648-5771, aikencivicballet.com; performs at Hopelands Gardens, Aiken Center for the Arts and USC Aiken Etherredge Center; tickets (803) 641-3305

Dec. 20-22: The Nutcracker, Etherredge Center; $20 adults, $15 seniors, students, children


AUGUSTA BALLET: (706) 261-0555, augustaballet.org

Dec. 19-21: Anyone Can Dance & Cook Camp

Dec. 7: Holiday Home Tour

March 1: Martha Graham Dance Company, 7 p.m., Imperial Theatre

April 18: Croquet for the Ballet

Summer 2014: Bike for the Ballet


AUGUSTA WEST DANCE GUILD: (706) 860-0998, augustawestdance.com

Dec. 7: It’s the Night Before Christmas, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Georgia Regents University, 2500 Walton Way; $12


COLUMBIA COUNTY BALLET: 639 Furys Ferry Road, Martinez, (706) 860-1852, columbiacountyballet.com; shows begin at 7 p.m. at Imperial Theatre (unless noted)

Sept. 20: Cinderella

Dec. 6: The Nutcracker

March 18-23: Roar of Love, Bell Auditorium

May 11: Mayfest/Art in the Park


DANCE AUGUSTA: Augusta Ballet School, the official school of Dance Augusta, 2941 Walton Way, (706) 733-5511, danceaugusta.org

Nov. 29-Dec. 1: The Nutcracker; 7 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30, 3 p.m. Dec. 1, Imperial Theatre


-- Compiled by Mary Frances Hendrix and Willie Malpass, staff writers

Columbia County Ballet prepares for 'Cinderella' with ball
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