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community organizations & events

Athens Folk Music & Dance Society
Promotes traditional music, dance, and art in Northeast Georgia.

Athens Raks Middle Eastern Dance
Offers classes in bellydance and other styles of Middle Eastern dance.

Athens Swing Night
Offers lessons and social swing dancing featuring styles such as East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, West Coast Swing, Charleston, and Balboa.

Barefoot Dance Studio
Offers weekly classes in bellydance instruction for all levels of dancers as well as workshops on special topics.

An arts center dedicated to enriching the culture of our community through flying aerial dance trapeze, movement education, and performance arts.

Classic City Squares
A club offering square dancing and round dancing in a friendly atmosphere.

Contact Dance
Offers ballroom dance group and private lessons in an extensive repetoire of smooth, latin, and social dance styles such as swing and salsa.

Contra Dance Athens
Contra dancing for all ages with live music from local bands.

Dancefx Inc., a not-for-profit dance organization, is dedicated to bringing professional quality dance and cutting-edge dance forms to the Athens community while providing a continuing education and performance outlet for dancers and artists to express themselves creatively.

Dancing with the Athens Stars
The event pairs notable Athenians with local dance instructors in a competition to raise money for Project Safe, an anti-domestic violence agency that serves Clarke and Oconee counties.

East Athens Educational Dance Center
A state of the art dance studio offering an array of classes for young and older dancers. Administered by ACC Leisure Services.

Effie’s Club Follies
An Athens based comedic burlesque and vaudeville troupe.

Keepin' It Clean Dirty Dance Benefit
A dance party that raises funds in support of Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful and their mission to create a cleaner, more beautiful environment

The Modern Pin-Ups
A burlesque performance company representing multiple dance styles including jazz, hip hop, musical theatre, tap, and more.

The Morton Theatre
One of the oldest surviving African-American vaudeville theatres in the United States, the restored Morton Theatre serves as a community-based performing arts venue catering to local and touring groups hosting musical concerts, dramas, dance concerts, lectures, pageants, and more.

Cuban style Salsa dance classes at Little Kings Shuffle Club every Wednesday.

Thistle & Kudzu Scottish Country Dancers
A Scottish country dance group based in Athens welcoming both beginners and experienced dancers.

UGA organizations & events

Dance Performance Calendar
A schedule of events produced or hosted by UGA's Department of Dance.

Community Dance Day
The UGA Department of Dance hosts this free event to celebrate and share dance and community.

Dance Marathon
UGA Miracle’s annual Dance Marathon benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Festival Dance Camp
Offers a one or two-week intensive dance program, designed to provide high-quality training for the serious-minded dancer.

Ballroom Dance Club
A UGA club dedicated to fostering a love of ballroom dancing through weekly lessons and other events on campus and in the Athens community.

Pamoja Dance Company
A UGA performing dance company which celebrates the works of African American dancers and choreographers through artistic expression.

Swing Dance Club at UGA
Offers classes for UGA students covering dances such as East Coast Swing, Charleston, and Lindy Hop.

UGA Dance Performance Companies
Dance performance companies such as the CORE Concert Dance Company, the UGA Ballet Ensemble, and the UGA Ballroom Performance Group provide performances to local, state, national and international audiences.