Ballet to Ballroom: 8 Must-See Dance Shows in Atlanta This March

Single ticket prices range from $48.50 to $81.50 for "Maks, Val & Peta Live On Tour: Confidential."
“Maks, Val & Peta Live On Tour: Confidential” comes to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on March 25. Photo courtesy of Barnstorm Entertainment.

This March there is a lot of dancing going on in Atlanta, and there is something to appeal to virtually every audience member.

Each weekend this month is filled with different types of performances ranging in formality from up-close, interactive shows to main stage performances and ranging in style from ballet to ballroom and modern dance to physically-integrated dance.

Choose your favorite type of experience, and get out to enjoy some dance in Atlanta this month!

Atlanta Ballet: Black Swan

When: March 16 through 18

Where: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Cost: $20 to $129

What to Expect: Atlanta Ballet celebrates classical ballet with this program featuring Act 3 of “Swan Lake,” the pinnacle of the classical masterpiece, alongside a world premiere by emerging Australian choreographer Craig Davidson, who has received international praise for his impassioned, sinuous movements.

Dance Canvas

When: March 23 and 24

Where: Ferst Center for the Arts

Cost: $30

What to Expect: Dance Canvas has a 10-year legacy of presenting emerging, up-and-coming choreographers to Atlanta audiences. For the company’s 10th anniversary show it takes a walk down memory lane with new works by 10 choreographers from past seasons.

Maks, Val & Peta Live On Tour: Confidential

When: March 25

Where: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Cost: $48.50 to $81.50

What to Expect: Fans of “Dancing With the Stars” will love this show – touring to Atlanta for one night only – that features ballroom stars Maks, Val and Peta along with a dazzling cast of the industry’s best dancers.


When: March 27 through 29

Where: Woodruff Arts Center, Symphony Hall

Cost: $20

What to Expect: Tanz Farm returns this spring, for the first time in Symphony Hall, for the debut of “BLACK VELVET,” an international art piece that aims to share and reflect on the colorfulness of blackness – especially in regards to black women – in a relationship of love, compassion and camaraderie.

Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre: Next Door

When: March 30 and 31

Where: KSU Marietta Dance Theatre

Cost: $15 to $30

What to Expect: A world premiere by choreography’s IT girl, Danielle Agami, “Next Door” touches what is familiar, known and dreamt by all of us. Viewers can enjoy the juxtaposition between the complexity of pedestrian experience and the dancers’ profoundly trained bodies.

Previous Events:

Core Dance: July 13, 2016: 4:10 PM

When: March 1 through 3

Where: Main Gallery at The B Complex

Cost: $15

What to Expect: Choreographer D. Patton White’s new piece “July 13, 2016: 4:10 PM is described as beautiful and raw; it is inspired by the untimely death of White’s brother and the third movement of Ralph Vaughn Williams’ Symphony Number 5 in D Major. This work is meant to engage audience members and challenge their views of memorial, memory and relationship. The show has interactive aspects where audience members can join the dancers as well as chances to sit back and view the dancing.

Full Radius Dance: Tapestry

When: March 9 and 10

Where: 7 Stages Theatre

Cost: $15 to $20

What to Expect: Full Radius Dance, Atlanta’s physically-integrated professional dance company, presents this world premiere, evening-length work that features guest musicians The Urban Youth Harp Ensemble. “Tapestry” is described by Full Radius as “an enthralling journey through the stories told in cloth from medieval France to modern Madagascar.”

The Georgia Ballet: New Works + Wine

When: March 10

Where: The Georgia Ballet Studios

Cost: $12

What to Expect: Join The Georgia Ballet for an up-close performance limited to just 100 audience members. The show features works choreographed by the company dancers as well as classical pieces from ballets such as “Don Quixote” and “Flames of Paris.” There will also be wine and snacks on hand to enjoy.

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