Last Friday, SIDEWAYS traveled to the Dunbar Recreation Center in Atlanta to perform a condensed version of Once Upon A Holiday to inner city children. This performance, approximately 30 minutes in length, included all of the show’s favorite characters including Alice, Mrs. Claus, the Reindeer, and the Grinch. Following the performance, SIDEWAYS cast members learned some dance move from the audience, including the cat daddy & the swag walk, and performed it with them in the grand finale. Both SIDEWAYS dancers and audience members had a fantastic time and we can’t wait to revisit our new Dunbar friends next year.
These Outreach performances are so important to us because we get to share our love of dance with students who might not have regular dance classes. Just in our short time with the students, we were able to see them transform from timid to confident. It was wonderful to see them open up to us and trust the SIDEWAYS cast. Next year, SIDEWAYS plans to expand their holiday outreach programming to more facilities with the help of the Dunbar Recreational Center.
We had an amazing time this past weekend during our most recent event and show, Frankenstein’s Frolic Haunted Carnival. In between our three dance performances on Sunday, we had games and homemade treats for a day of family fun.
The three dance performances on Sunday included dancers from SIDEWAYS Contemporary Dance Company, as well as performers from Atlanta Dance Central and Foster-Schmidt Dance Academy for Down Syndrome. Dancers from SIDEWAYS kicked off the show, welcoming the audience and wowing them with their headpieces (see pictures below!) For the end of the show, dancers from SIDEWAYS and Foster-Schmidt came together for a “Thriller” of a finale. We will post a few video clips within the next few days for those who couldn’t make it, so stay tuned! Until then, enjoy a few pictures from our most recent Atlanta dance performance.
Don’t miss out on Frankenstein’s Frolic Haunted Carnival presented by SIDEWAYS Contemporary Dance!
We will be celebrating the fall season with an exciting special Halloween performance and festival on October 28, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Our Haunted Carnival will take place at Atlanta Dance Central and include guest performances by Atlanta Rising Talent and Foster-Schmidt Dance Academy for Down Syndrome. This special event will be fun for all ages, so bring your entire family.
BLACKOUT premieres THIS weekend – July 13-15 at 7 Stages Theater! Don’t forget to secure your tickets for this incredible look at the struggle for equality. Here is a glimpse into the upcoming performance:
Though it was a rainy day this May at the Sweet Auburn Festival, SIDEWAYS’ dancers were not deterred! They danced right on through the storm and had a great time doing it. Here are some funny moments from the performance!
Be sure you don’t miss another great performance! BLACKOUT is THIS WEEKEND, July 13-15 at 7 Stages Theater! Purchase your tickets now!
Rachel performs for Foster-Schmidt Dance Academy for Down Syndrome
The Foster-Schmidt Dance Academy provides weekly classes and summer weekend workshops for people in the Down Syndrome community. The dancers work in each class to improve their muscle tone, balance, and coordination as well as learn basic jazz and ballet movements. The dancers perform in the Atlanta Dance Central recital held in May each year in addition to various performances in the community. SIDEWAYS dancers can be seen teaching workshop classed and assisting with weekly classes as “buddies” to the participants.
Foster-Schmidt Dancers ready to perform
A Huge thank you to Wherible GPS for their continued support!
Happy Friday friends and fans! We are excited to announce that tickets for our upcoming production of BLACKOUT: The Struggle for Equality are officially on sale!
BLACKOUT is a new dance concert created by director Charlotte Foster that examines the struggle for equality that many minority groups have experienced for decades.
With influences of Ballet, Jazz, African, Modern, and Ballroom dance, BLACKOUT is emotionally charged and relevant to all audiences. Combining video footage, exceptional dancing, and emotionally-stirring choreography, SIDEWAYS takes audiences members on a gripping journey that will touch and inspire.
Performances are July 13 and 14 at 8:00 pm and July 15 at 3:00 pm at our home away from home, 7 Stages Theater.
Visit our ticket page for additional information on memberships and to reserve your tickets early!