Six local dance companies are collaborating to present Chattanooga Dances tonight, Oct. 5, in the auditorium of Center for Creative Arts, 1301 Dallas Road. The 17th annual dance concert will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets at the door are $5.
Chattanooga Dances highlights the city's nonprofit dance organizations along with schools that maintain a full dance curriculum. Companies participating tonight will be Ballet Tennessee, Barger Academy's Movement Makers, Baylor's Verve, Center for Creative Arts' Project Motion, Chattanooga Ballet and Girls Preparatory School's Terpsichord.
The evening will showcase Chattanooga's diverse dance community with a variety of genres from professional and student choreographers.
Karen Wilson, director of dance at Center for Creative Arts, believes the concert is an important partnership between Chattanooga's public and private schools as well as among the community's diverse dance organizations.
"Kudos to CCA's Chattanooga Dances concert for bringing our dance community together annually to celebrate our unity and passion for dance and our diversity of artistry," says Andrew Parker, Chattanooga Ballet artistic director.
"Chattanooga Dances is the premier regional concert for nonprofit performing dance organizations and schools. It provides an exciting artistic cross-pollination for dancers and choreographers of all ages," says Cathie Kasch, director of dance at GPS.
"I am privileged to have grown up in this community and fondly remember performing as a student in many Chattanooga Dances concerts," says Brittany Johnson-Mills, Ballet Tennessee programs administrator. "Now that I am an adult instructor and choreographer creating works for my students to perform, participating in Chattanooga Dances has really come full circle in my life."
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