Let’s Dance

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Let’s Dance

Geetu Vailoor (center) helps teach a ballroom dance class at the Oct. 7 Community Dance Celebration sponsored by the dance department. Vailoor is a broadcast journalism major from Augusta.

UGA’s department of dance sponsored a Community Dance Celebration Oct. 7. The afternoon of free events was aimed at sharing the joy of dance with the Athens community and included performances by UGA’s Ballet Ensemble, the CORE Concert Dance Company, the Ballroom Performance Group and community guest performers from the East Athens Dance Center, Classic City Dance and UGA’s Swing Club. The celebration included a lecture on the technical and production aspects of dance and offered classes for adults and children on ballroom dance, creative movement, and Latin hustle and salsa. “This open house is an opportunity for dance faculty, staff and students to join with the community in fun and engaging dance-related events and build community awareness of the dance department and its offerings,” said Rebecca Enghauser, associate professor in the department of dance. “With the body itself as the vehicle, dance has a unique and universal allure that can speak to each of us and fulfill us in a variety of ways. With this event, we hope to acknowledge for the Athens community that dance can be enjoyed as a lifelong passion.”