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Georgia Southern University hosting Atlanta Ballet Camp; Participants to present public performance

Georgia Southern University is hosting 37 girls from across the United States and Canada who are participating in the 2007 Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education summer intensive program. To close the camp, there will be a final public performance by the student dancers at 1 p.m., Friday, July 20, in the University’s Performing Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public.

‘Friday’s performance will be a wonderful, eclectic variety of dance works presented by fabulous young dancers from across the country,” said Troy Jameson, tap and musical theatre instructor for the Centre.

During this two-week camp, participants will receive intensive instruction in ballet, jazz and tap from three professional dance teachers with the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education. Participants, who are age 11 and older, were selected by the Centre from auditions conducted throughout the spring.

Heather Conley, ballet and modern instructor for the Atlanta Ballet, said that during the camp the students will be ‘exploring a variety of movement expressions. For some, these will be dance styles which they have never experienced before, including modern dance, tap and musical theatre.”

Georgia Southern’s Continuing Education Center is coordinating this two-week residential camp. The Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education is the sixth largest ballet training facility in the United States. This is the third year the Centre has selected Georgia Southern as one of the locations for its summer intensive programs.

For more information, contact Sybil Fickle, program specialist for the University’s Continuing Education Center, at 912-681-5557.

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