Arts Preview: DANCE

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COLUMBIA COUNTY BALLET. Dancers get ready to perform under the watchful eye of mom Denise Tippett (right) in 2011's The Nutcracker, which returns to the Imperial Theatre on Nov. 30. The group performs Peter Pan on Oct. 13.
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ABATSU AND AJADACO: (706) 210-8033, ajadaco.com; 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.

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.  MICHAEL HOLAHAN/FILE
MICHAEL HOLAHAN/FILE
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.

AIKEN CIVIC BALLET: (803) 648-5771, aikencivicballet.com; 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, augustaballet.org; performances are at 7 p.m. at Imperial Theatre
Dec. 17-19:
Anyone Can Dance & Cook Camp
March 15:
Master Classes
March 16:
Pilobolus
Date TBA:
50th Anniversary Winter Spectacular

COLUMBIA COUNTY BALLET: 639 Furys Ferry Road, Martinez, (706) 860-1852, columbiacountyballet.com
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, danceaugusta.org
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, magnoliadt.wordpress.com


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