Some of our younger talent in the Once Upon a Holiday 2013 performance share their reasons for why they love being apart of the show! Watch our fun, short video and purchase tickets online before they sell out.
As we are approaching our annual holiday show, we are so appreciative of Jeremy Williamson and Anslee Berry who are the only two remaining original cast members of Once Upon A Holiday! Why have they stuck with it so long? Both agree that it’s “not Christmas without Once Upon A Holiday.”
Over the years the show has changed a ton but with so many great pieces, old and new, Jeremy and Anslee share a favorite: the “Snow” contemporary piece. “It is so pretty on stage and just mesmerizing!” says Anslee. As the show has progressed, scenes have been taken out as well. Jeremy says one of the scenes he misses (but hated at the time) was when he had to come out dancing to “Mele Kalikimaka” in a grass skirt and coconut bra. That dance will for sure be missed!
These two ‘originals’ shared some more of their favorite memories from their time spent in Once Upon A Holiday. Anslee misses an old dance where two past Sideways members, Chuck and Matthew, danced to “We Need A Little Christmas”. A dance that is now performed by two adorable little girls dressed in gingerbread costumes! She loved how funny it was in the past and that it was a nice twist in the show. As some may not know, Jeremy works a lot behind the scenes in prop making and other technical areas that are essential to a successful show. Some of his favorite memories are discovering that the props he made actually work! When Alice enters Wonderland, there is a big twinkly “Wonderland” sign that would not have been possible without Jeremy’s hard work! When the evil sisters roll around in their jack-n-boxes, he is proud to say that he created those eye-catching set pieces that make the show so special! “It’s like magic!”
You can catch these two in the show as Alice’s father and Alice’s evil stepsister! Don’t miss out, and get your ticket today at www.sidewaysdance.org!
December 13-15 at 7 Stages Theater, $15-$20 per ticket
Thank you to all who came out for Frankenstein’s Frolic! It was a “thrilling” success with lots of great costumes, fun games, and sweet treats to share!
By far the crowd favorite were our performances featuring Atlanta Rising Talent and The Foster-Schmidt Company! The Foster-Schmidt students danced alongside our SIDEWAYS members to close with show with Michael Jackson’s, “Thriller”, and really got the audience ready for Halloween! It was a wonderful experience enjoyed by both companies, and appreciated by all audiences. ART brought back and old production piece, “Haunted Mansion” shocking the audience right from the start with its creepy use of dancers unsuspectingly crawling out of SUITCASES!
New to the festival this year, we hosted Halloween-themed dance classes, welcome to all ages! The classes were fun and festive and definitely a new tradition to be held every year! We saw some awesome painted faces, creative costumes, wonderfully decorated pumpkins as well as more delicious Halloween-themed baked goods!
We are very excited for next year’s frolic and hope to make it even bigger and better for all! Hope to see you at our next performance, Once upon a Holiday, December 13-15 at 7 Stages Theater.
Tickets available now at www.sidewaysdance.org
SIDEWAYS is thrilled to announce that we are just over a month away from our annual holiday show, “Once Upon A Holiday”at 7 Stages Theater!
We had a great turn out for our auditions this year with twenty-three of the twenty-five auditionees being cast to perform in the show! Last year’s Alice, Heather Elrod, will be back for more mischief with evil stepsister’s played by Anslee Berry and Kelly Gilson.
This year we are also welcoming many new faces to the Once Upon A Holiday family! We can’t wait to share the talents of new cast members Heather Chenault, Sara McKenna, Aly Quigley, Marie Harper, Maddie Rubio, Laura Price, Kate Cave, Lauren Carey and Merrin Foley.
The whole cast is excited to be a part of this fun-filled performance! Lots of hard work and hours of rehearsal are underway and we are counting down the days until show time!
Mark your calendars for December 13-15 and don’t forget that tickets are available for purchase online NOW! Get yours today!
After giving you a little teaser earlier in the month we are excited to announce some more details about our Frankensteins Frolic HAUNTED CARNIVAL on October 27! All carnival games and performances are priced via our ticketing system so when you arrive at the carnival you can grab as many tickets as you like and start having a blast!
Ticket prices are as follows:
1 ticket – $1
25 Tickets – $10
60 Tickets – $20
100 Tickets – $30
The spooktacular performances by SIDEWAYS Contemporary Dance Company, Atlanta Rising Talent, and the Foster-Schmidt Dance Academy for Down Syndrome are 5 tickets each. Performance times are 12:00, 1:30 & 3:00. You don’t want to miss these fantastic dancers and their “thrilling” talent!
All carnival games will be set up in and around the studio and will range from 1-3 tickets and will include Candy Corn Bowling, Duck Hunt, Face Painting, Pumpkin Decorating, and so much more! There will also be yummy treats to snack on that will have you READY for Halloween!
There will also be FREE dance lessons for kids at 1 and 2:30. Your little ones won’t want to miss out!
Don’t forget… costumes are encouraged but not required! And just to get you even more excited, here are a few snapshots from last year’s carnival! We really had a blast!
To touch, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance. - Aubrey Lynch
SIDEWAYS had a great weekend rehearsing for upcoming performances of Frankentsein’s Frolic and Once Upon A Holiday, and even managed to slip in a fantastic performance at the Decatur Recreational Center’s October Dance Gala.
We joined AboutFace, Beth Del Nero and Company, Gotta Dance Contemporary, and Zoetic Dance Ensemble to share original choreography in Contemporary, Modern, and Jazz dance styles. The companies had a wonderful time and judging by the feedback, so did the audience! A few of our dancers were even caught goofing around in the square after the performance high!
It’s one of our favorite events of the year and we can’t wait to see you there! So bring your Halloween spirit and get ready for a great time! You’re even welcome to give your costumes a test-run before trick-or-treating on the 31st.