Having a ball

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Having a ball

Members of the Ballroom Performance Group show the sultry side to some traditional dances.

Photo by: Jackie Reedy

The West Coast swing, the cha-cha and the mambo were among the dances performed during “Ballroom Magic,” an annual event presented by UGA’s Ballroom Performance Group. From sultry-smooth to energetic and fun, the dancers presented the lesser-known side of ballroom dancing, appearing monster-esque in a robotic thriller they choreographed to Lady Gaga’s hit “Bad Romance.” A Viennese waltz was choreographed to the Queen song “Somebody to Love,” which included dancers dressed as high school nerds, country hicks and rockers.

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