This Friday we had the pleasure of witnessing this fun Jive/East Coast Swing #@9 choreographed by our own Vice-President, Kailie Sanders. Great job to these dancers! This was so fun to watch!
For those who had tickets for tonight's show, we hope to see you on Sunday!
Get your tickets now for our annual showcase, Ballroom Magic 2016: Celebrating 25 Years! You don't want to miss this show! Check out our promo video and buy your tickets at Tate, the PAC Box Office, or online at pac.uga.edu.
Let's hear it for the Magic. #Magic25
We are excited to welcome the following people to our new Spring 2016 apprentice class:
Welcome, new apprentices!
We loved watching this fun East Coast Swing/Lindy Hop at last night's dance party! Congrats to Leila Abdalla on her choreography and great job to all the dancers.
This brisk Viennese Waltz, choreographed by Geoff Newell, took things to the next level with costumes and elaborate makeup that are reminiscent of Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican holiday celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. Great job to all the dancers!
We had a special treat at our alumni dance this homecoming weekend: an exclusive #@9 cast spanning 5 generations of BPG alumni! Thanks to alums David Detweiler and Jennifer Adams for choreographing, and a special shoutout to these dancers who took time out of their busy lives to bring this to us. You all are the best and we miss you!
All those who attended our West Coast Swing FNDP got a special treat: this bold tango/cha cha combination choreographed by our own Geoff Newell. Check it out!
What time is it? It's summer time! And lucky for us, that means this fun West Coast piece choreographed by our own Alyssa Hills and performed at our last FNDP. Great job guys!
Instead of a performance, we surprised everyone with a friendly East Coast Swing Jack and Jill competition. It was great to get the community involved in putting on a show!
Thank you to everyone who participated and everyone who attended our first dance party of the summer!
We are still so proud of our apprentice class on their performance of Daydream Believer at our last FNDP of the academic year! For many of them, this was their first dance performance, and they definitely made choreographer, BPG co-director Mike Fulford, proud. Great job guys!
Emi Murata, one of our principal dancers and graduating seniors has a real-life fairytale love story with her fiancé and fellow BPG alumnus, Alex Ferguson. His proposal to her took place on this very floor some 5 months ago. Her response? This fun East Coast Swing. Congratulations on your graduation, Emi, and best wishes for your life with Alex! We will miss you and all you bring to BPG.
We welcomed the month of May with some great performances at our FNDP! Check out this smooth West Coast Swing with a twang, choreographed by BPG's own Leila Abdalla and Mitch Gramazio.
We are pleased to announce the following new members to the Ballroom Performance Group apprentice company for Fall 2015:
We are excited to expand our dance family as we prepare for our 25th Anniversary Ballroom Magic in January. Welcome new apprentices!
This sassy West Coast Swing choreographed by BPG dancers Zach Stevens and Emi Murata was another awesome feature from last weekend's FNDP! Can you watch this 3 times without the song getting stuck in your head all day? If so, we salute you.
Among the highlights of last night's FNDP? This smooth and stylish #@9 choreographed by BPG principal dancers David Detweiler and Breanne Noah! Great job guys!
Congratulations and welcome to our Ballroom Performance Group Executive Board for 2015-2016!
President - Eric Perkerson
Vice President - Kailie Sanders
Secretary - Joanna Szymonik
Treasurer - Justyna Szymonik
Public Relations - Laurel Haislip
From all of us here at BPG, thank you to everyone who came and saw Ballroom Magic this year! We were able to sell out all four of our performances, and had one of our best total attendance totals to date! It is a joy for all of us to be able to perform for you year in and year out. We hope to see you all next year when we perform our 25th rendition of Ballroom Magic!
Check it out! On Thursday evening, right before opening night, a reporter came and interviewed two of our members (Vice-President Geoff Newell and Apprentice Marisa Pam), and the article was featured in today's' issue of the Athens Banner-Herald!
Read the article here.
There's two shows left! If you haven't seen the show yet, we hope to see you today at 2, or tonight at 8!