Beautiful ballets are scheduled to ‘wow’ in coming months

Published 7:01 pm Friday, October 31, 2008

Ballet, ballet, ballet . . . with Meryane Martin Murphy as artistic director.

This is the 26th season, and the motto is “Bringing The Art of Dance to Our Community.” Being performed will be “The Nutcracker.” It is the dream of a peculiar Christmas gift, a nutcracker, that leads a young girl into an enchanting magical realm. It is Sat., Dec. 13, 2008, at 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Dec/ 14, 2008, at 2:30 p.m.

There will be a special preview performance for members only on Friday, December 12, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. Gala following at the home of Drs. Allen and Kimberly Ward. Next is “Valentine Dances,” presented with love. Andalusia Ballet Company dancers perform solo works choreographed especially for this wonderful evening, Sun., Feb. 8, 2009, with matinee at 2:30 p.m.

Then comes “Sleeping Beauty,” an outstanding production of this favorite with Montgomery Ballet, Sat., Feb. 28, 2009, and Sun., March 1, 2009, with matinees at 2:30 p.m.

Next, we have “Spring Showcase.” It’s colorful dance works from classical to contemporary, with a variety of ballet, jazz, modern and tap presentations, Fri., May 22, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. and Sat., May 23, 2009, at 2:30 p.m.

And then comes “Evening of Dance” with an exciting energetic evening as students of the challenging Summer intensive workshop perform with guest professional dancers, Fri., June 19, at 7:30 p.m.

The Andalusia Ballet Association, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the continued cultural development of our area and specifically with the art of dance here in Covington County. There are many ways to participate in Andalusia Ballet’s Capital Campaign to build a new state-of-the-art 12,000 square feet facility on Church Street campus – from purchasing a patio brick to naming a studio.

Don’t forget – turn the clock. And old saying is “make the clock spring forward for spring and fall back for fall.