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Ballet opens season with ‘Roaring’ start

The Andalusia Ballet Association kicked off its 28th anniversary season Saturday with its annual “Opening Night” auction and dinner.

The event featured a dinner buffet and silent auction followed by a dance performances and live auction. The Andalusia Country Club was decked out as a “Speakeasy” for the “Roaring 20s” themed event.

Olivia Jones, Halle Burkhardt, Hannah McCalman, Taran Carrasco, Elizabeth McCalman, Meagan Langley and Mary Morgan Pierce.

Dances fit with the “Roaring 20s” theme of this year’s event and were choreographed by Ryan Carroll, a Montgomery native and former member of the Alabama Dance Theatre who currently works in New York. The dances varied from a Charlie Chaplin number featuring Carroll, Cameron Morgan and Sam Fairley, to flappers, and the senior company’s performance of Rhapsody in Blue.

Many patrons dressed from the era, sporting dresses reminiscent of flappers, bow ties, suspenders and cloche hats.