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Dancefx Athens is hosting their 19th annual DanceATHENS Dance Festival and Showcase, uniting the greater Athens dance community. DanceATHENS includes Dance Day announced by Official Mayoral Proclamation on October 26th, and is hosted by Dancefx, Incorporated, a not-for-profit dance organization. Over the past 19 years we've hosted tens of thousands of performers and audience members from around the Southeast, and brought master teachers such as Mia Michaels, Dave Scott, Brooke Lipton, Benji Schwimmer, Courtney Galiano, Noelle Marsh, Ben Susak, Ryan Ramirez, Jamie Goodwin, April Cook and Frank Chavez.

The DanceATHENS Dance Concert unites the dance community on Athens' most historical stage and gives your organization a platform for both enjoying the art of dance in its many forms and marketing your dance organization to thousands of prospective clients. DanceATHENS Festival information will be updated here, and we hope to see you at a workshop, social event or showcase!

TICKETS: For tickets, please call The Morton Theatre at 706-613-3770 or visit www.mortontheatre.com. Tickets will go on sale on October 3rd, 2019.

DVDS and VIDEO RECORDINGS:
DVD's or USB copies of your performance can be pre-purchased. You can order now by calling 706-355-3078, or by emailing emily@dancefx.org.

SHOW MERCHANDISE: We will have t-shirts, hoodies, and other goodies sporting the names of all the groups performing in DanceATHENS at a merchandise table at each show. Make sure you do your shopping when you arrive- we will not do a second run of the merchandise, and it always sells out!


**ALSO, an affiliate company, Open Call Competition is coming to Athens, GA on May 9-10, 2020. www.opencallcompetition.com


 
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Cherrise Wakeham

Master Class: Intermediate Contemporary on Saturday, Oct 26 at 1:30PM at Dancefx Athens

Cherrise Wakeham is an established Atlanta-based choreographer and educator with a tenacious vision and a tireless devotion to her craft. She shares her passion for movement with a wide range of students, companies, and programs throughout the country, making waves in the dance community. Known to “burn the floor with edgy, explosive LA contemporary jazz performances” – Dance Magazine, and have “an undercurrent of risk-taking and emotional honesty” – ArtsCriticATL, Cherrise has also been called “a true creative genius” by Dance Informa Magazine. She was named the 2014 1 st Runner Up winner of the Capezio Award for Choreographic Excellence, a 3-time Choreographer Pick for the Pulse on Tour, and a featured choreographer for Carnival Choreographer’s Ball Atlanta. She has had her work commissioned for Flux Projects in Atlanta and has been invited to share her choreography at numerous guest performances, charitable events, and collaborative showcases.

Upon moving to Atlanta in 1998, Cherrise was a founding member of The Phoenix Dance Project, under the direction and choreography of John Mattson, where she attributes her professional start as a performer, choreographer and educator. In 2007, she founded the Atlanta-based, non-profit professional contemporary commercial dance company, Project 7. Her work both independently and with Project 7 has appeared on stages ranging from the Joyce Theatre in New York City to the Alliance, Balzer, 7 Stages, Skwhirlhaus, and Buckhead Theaters in Atlanta. In addition to having served on faculty with several touring conventions such as Force Dance Tour, Academy of Entertainment, and Breathe the Intensive, she is also the founder and director of iN House DANCE in-studio workshops and iHD Summer Intensives. Having graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors from Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Cherrise aims to combine a concentration in child development with her passion for cultivating creativity, discipline, and self-worth within her students in a professional and positive atmosphere.

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Youth Contemporary dance workshop

Saturday, Oct 26 11:30AM at Dancefx Athens Cost $10

Dancers age 7 and up are invited to come take a fun and inspiring workshop to get in the Halloween spirit! We’ll divide into two rooms by age group if needed, and dancers will get the complete Dancefx experience! A full stretch and a moving combination will get your dancers warm for their DanceATHENS performance, challenged, and motivated. They will all leave Dancefx smiling! We can’t wait to dance with you! All levels are welcome .

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Dave Scott

Master class details TBD

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april cook

Master class details TBD

 
 
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brooke lipton

Master class details TBD

 
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michael ball

Master class details TBD

Showcase information- Shows on Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 4pm and 7:30pm, and a list of the groups performing will be here!