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Join us on Saturday May 18, 2019 and Sunday May 19th as the Anthony Burrell Center for Dance presents our first end of the year production titled: Inception. Our students have worked hard this past year dedication, discipline, and determination. Help us to raise funding to continue to grow our program to help our students achieve the next level of their dance careers. As a 501c3 non for profit organization all of your contributions are tax deductible. visit store.anthonyburrell.org to purchase tickets or to make a donation!

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EVOLVE ATL

IABD Brings Regional Programming to Georgia

 PURCHASE HERE

 

Atlanta, GA (March 22, 2019) – The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) has partnered with Anthony Burrell Center for Dance, Atlanta Dance Connection, and Ballethnic Dance Company to provide a convening of Atlanta artists to learn and share together through EVOLVE | Atlanta. Tri-Cities High School's Visual & Performing Arts Magnet Program lends its East Point, GA location, April 13 & 14, 2019, as dancers ages 14+ take part in a weekend of master classes, symposium, summer intensive scholarship auditions, networking reception and receive a ticket to the EVOLVE dance showcase. Administrators and professionals in dance are also invited to convene at Ballethnic Dance Company for a round table discussion on the Atlanta dance scene Sunday, April 14 at 9:30am.

 

Composed of an Atlanta-based faculty, technically proficient dancers have the opportunity to train in a variety of techniques including jazz, hip hop, contemporary and ballet at intermediate and advanced levels. This experienced dance faculty has credits in television, film, Broadway, and set work on internationally-acclaimed dance companies. A summer intensive scholarship audition is offered on Saturday afternoon for dancers who are interested in continued training(included in program registration). Allyne Gartrell, Founder/Artistic Director, Atlanta Dance Connection and Anthony Burrell, Founder, Anthony Burrell Center for Dance will set work on participants to be premiered in the Sunday afternoon showcase! .

 

"It is important to unite and collaborate to share the collective resources of our community", says Nena Gilreath of BallethnicDance Company. Facilitated by IABD President/CEO, Denise Saunders Thompson, Atlanta dance leaders, studio owners, instructors, choreographers, and enthusiasts of all genres are encouraged to attend and engage in a dialogue on the needs of their community and its growth and future. "Being a native of Atlanta, I have had the opportunity to see the dance industry grow and change over the decades. EVOLVE comes at the right time, as the lack of local collaborations needs to be addressed, while also encouraging the education of our history in dance and bridging the generational gap to remind us that all forms of dance are important and necessary for the longevity of our art form," says Gartrell.

 

EVOLVE is a two-day artist networking experience designed for the dance community in IABD member regions. EVOLVE invites IABD members and non-members, students, professionals, and studio owners to share their love for dance while expanding their technical proficiency and knowledge through this trans-formative dance experience. True to its mission, vision, and values, EVOLVE continues the IABD tradition of inter-generational learning aimed at maintaining the aesthetic and integrity of Black Dance in the American tapestry.

 

"This program is necessary because the Black Dance community and Atlanta market are incredibly rich with talent and history. We share in the connectivity of commercial and concert dance, and I'm elated to take part in this program as a new addition to this community to also bridge the gap between "old school and new school," says Burrell. To share the diversity and range of talent in Atlanta, the weekend culminates with a showcase presentation, open to the public,at Tri-Cities High School Sunday afternoon. EVOLVE registrants are encouraged to submit performance pieces for adjudication.

 

"IABD's focus on nurturing and supporting growth, knowledge, and visibility begins with implementing programs that fulfill its mission. EVOLVE provides aspects of what is experienced at our Annual International Conference and Festival, but on a localized scale and tailored to the regional needs of the dance community. The opportunity to hold a convening of commercial and concert dance with our new program is our gift to my home city", says Omar Ingram, IABD Programs Director.

 

For more information, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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About IABD

The International Association of Blacks in Dance preserves and promotes dance by people of African ancestry or origin, and assists and increases opportunities for artists in advocacy, audience development, education, funding, networking, performance, philosophical dialogue, and touring. IABD has become the Mecca for Blacks in Dance. The Association, founded in 1991, provides a network, formal newsletters, choreographers directory, published papers and is the raison d'être for the annual international conference and festival. The Association also responds to and initiates dialogue around issues that impact the Black Dance Community as well as the Dance community at large. IABD has developed national prominence and allowed the Black Dance Community to come together on issues important to them. www.iabdassociation.org  

 

About Anthony Burrell Dance Center

The Anthony Burrell Center for Dance (ABCD) is a multifaceted dance institution positioned to become Atlanta's premier dance studio for pre-professional dancers and elite rehearsal space of touring artists and dancers. Founded by Hollywood Choreographer and Artistic Director Anthony Burrell, ABCD utilizes its associations with top choreographers, dance educators, and industry professionals to help shape the Art with culture, diversity, and rigor. ABCD is dedicated to becoming the epicenter for dance education, teaching students from ages 2 to Adult, professional level dancers, and offering rehearsal space for entertainers. This cultural hybrid for Atlanta talent is also the national headquarters o f Anthony Burrell's successful summer program Breaking Barriers, providing free dance classes, seminars, and workshops for deserving youth.https://www.abdanceco.org/atlanta/

 

About Atlanta Dance Connection

With an ever-expanding national and global audience, Atlanta Dance Connection is a professional dance company made up of ten ethnically-diverse artists who perform for a wide range of demographics. The company currently presents two public performances in the city of Atlanta and tours nationally and internationally, presenting a mixed repertoire of dance, drama, and live instrumental and vocal music. https://www.atlantadanceconnection.com

 

About Ballethnic Dance Company

Atlanta's first and only African-American professional ballet company, Ballethnic is a 29 year-old classically trained culturally diverse ballet company that blends traditional ballet with the artistic influences of other ethnic cultures. Acclaimed throughout the dance world for commitment to artistic excellence and cultural diversity, Ballethnic is dedicated to providing training and performance opportunities to professional dancers, children, adolescents, emerging artists, retired professionals, senior citizens. http://www.ballethnic.org

 

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EVOLVE ATL

IABD Brings Regional Programming to Georgia

 

PURCHASE HERE!

 

 

Atlanta, GA (March 22, 2019) – The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) has partnered with Anthony Burrell Center for Dance, Atlanta Dance Connection, and Ballethnic Dance Company to provide a convening of Atlanta artists to learn and share together through EVOLVE | Atlanta. Tri-Cities High School's Visual & Performing Arts Magnet Program lends its East Point, GA location, April 13 & 14, 2019, as dancers ages 14+ take part in a weekend of master classes, symposium, summer intensive scholarship auditions, networking reception and receive a ticket to the EVOLVE dance showcase. Administrators and professionals in dance are also invited to convene at Ballethnic Dance Company for a round table discussion on the Atlanta dance scene Sunday, April 14 at 9:30am.

 

Composed of an Atlanta-based faculty, technically proficient dancers have the opportunity to train in a variety of techniques including jazz, hip hop, contemporary and ballet at intermediate and advanced levels. This experienced dance faculty has credits in television, film, Broadway, and set work on internationally-acclaimed dance companies. A summer intensive scholarship audition is offered on Saturday afternoon for dancers who are interested in continued training(included in program registration). Allyne Gartrell, Founder/Artistic Director, Atlanta Dance Connection and Anthony Burrell, Founder, Anthony Burrell Center for Dance will set work on participants to be premiered in the Sunday afternoon showcase! .

 

"It is important to unite and collaborate to share the collective resources of our community", says Nena Gilreath of BallethnicDance Company. Facilitated by IABD President/CEO, Denise Saunders Thompson, Atlanta dance leaders, studio owners, instructors, choreographers, and enthusiasts of all genres are encouraged to attend and engage in a dialogue on the needs of their community and its growth and future. "Being a native of Atlanta, I have had the opportunity to see the dance industry grow and change over the decades. EVOLVE comes at the right time, as the lack of local collaborations needs to be addressed, while also encouraging the education of our history in dance and bridging the generational gap to remind us that all forms of dance are important and necessary for the longevity of our art form," says Gartrell.

 

EVOLVE is a two-day artist networking experience designed for the dance community in IABD member regions. EVOLVE invites IABD members and non-members, students, professionals, and studio owners to share their love for dance while expanding their technical proficiency and knowledge through this trans-formative dance experience. True to its mission, vision, and values, EVOLVE continues the IABD tradition of inter-generational learning aimed at maintaining the aesthetic and integrity of Black Dance in the American tapestry.

 

"This program is necessary because the Black Dance community and Atlanta market are incredibly rich with talent and history. We share in the connectivity of commercial and concert dance, and I'm elated to take part in this program as a new addition to this community to also bridge the gap between "old school and new school," says Burrell. To share the diversity and range of talent in Atlanta, the weekend culminates with a showcase presentation, open to the public,at Tri-Cities High School Sunday afternoon. EVOLVE registrants are encouraged to submit performance pieces for adjudication.

 

"IABD's focus on nurturing and supporting growth, knowledge, and visibility begins with implementing programs that fulfill its mission. EVOLVE provides aspects of what is experienced at our Annual International Conference and Festival, but on a localized scale and tailored to the regional needs of the dance community. The opportunity to hold a convening of commercial and concert dance with our new program is our gift to my home city", says Omar Ingram, IABD Programs Director.

 

For more information, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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About IABD

The International Association of Blacks in Dance preserves and promotes dance by people of African ancestry or origin, and assists and increases opportunities for artists in advocacy, audience development, education, funding, networking, performance, philosophical dialogue, and touring. IABD has become the Mecca for Blacks in Dance. The Association, founded in 1991, provides a network, formal newsletters, choreographers directory, published papers and is the raison d'être for the annual international conference and festival. The Association also responds to and initiates dialogue around issues that impact the Black Dance Community as well as the Dance community at large. IABD has developed national prominence and allowed the Black Dance Community to come together on issues important to them. www.iabdassociation.org  

 

About Anthony Burrell Dance Center

The Anthony Burrell Center for Dance (ABCD) is a multifaceted dance institution positioned to become Atlanta's premier dance studio for pre-professional dancers and elite rehearsal space of touring artists and dancers. Founded by Hollywood Choreographer and Artistic Director Anthony Burrell, ABCD utilizes its associations with top choreographers, dance educators, and industry professionals to help shape the Art with culture, diversity, and rigor. ABCD is dedicated to becoming the epicenter for dance education, teaching students from ages 2 to Adult, professional level dancers, and offering rehearsal space for entertainers. This cultural hybrid for Atlanta talent is also the national headquarters o f Anthony Burrell's successful summer program Breaking Barriers, providing free dance classes, seminars, and workshops for deserving youth.https://www.abdanceco.org/atlanta/

 

About Atlanta Dance Connection

With an ever-expanding national and global audience, Atlanta Dance Connection is a professional dance company made up of ten ethnically-diverse artists who perform for a wide range of demographics. The company currently presents two public performances in the city of Atlanta and tours nationally and internationally, presenting a mixed repertoire of dance, drama, and live instrumental and vocal music. https://www.atlantadanceconnection.com

 

About Ballethnic Dance Company

Atlanta's first and only African-American professional ballet company, Ballethnic is a 29 year-old classically trained culturally diverse ballet company that blends traditional ballet with the artistic influences of other ethnic cultures. Acclaimed throughout the dance world for commitment to artistic excellence and cultural diversity, Ballethnic is dedicated to providing training and performance opportunities to professional dancers, children, adolescents, emerging artists, retired professionals, senior citizens. http://www.ballethnic.org

 

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BREAKING BARRIERS 2019

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Expression is the foundation of all human emotion. The art of dance creates a language that resonates across the heart mind and body. It removes the division. It expresses unity. It elevates the conversation of Breaking Barriers.

 

VISION

Breaking Barriers is dedicated to providing training to youth and adults dancers with dance education, health and wellness, and professional development classes taught by industry professionals.

LEGAL NAME AB Project

STATUS 501(c)(3) Nonprofit

EIN/FSCS ID 81-0824515

Executive Director: Anthony Burrell

MISSION STATEMENT

Breaking Barriers is designed to offer pre-professional dancers and marginalized youth with technical dance training and educational support in order to build well rounded artists. This intensive acts as a space for artistic development, community engagement, mentorship, and cultural exchange between students and dancers/choreographers in the concert and commercial dance industry.

GOALS

To educate youth on commercial and concert dance industry. To provide mentorship and networking opportunities. To promote leadership and higher education.

 

Dancers both nationally and internationally flock to BREAKING BARRIERS to be trained, inspired and mentored by Anthony Burrell and his world-renowned faculty. Students work to improve their technical skills and broaden their artistic horizon with dance knowledge/terminology over the course of the 1-2 week program. Each week of training will consist of 40 hours to include Contemporary, Vogue, Street Jazz, etc. and workshops designed to learn various iconic music video and tour choreography. The Intensive culminates in a spectacular  showcase which demonstrates all the hard work and dedication put forth in the previous weeks. 

BREAKING BARRIERS Dance Intensive schedule is Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The program will consist of Ballet, Horton, Contemporary, Jazz & Tap. In addition, students will have mock audition, resume building, dance history and can expect an array of surprise guest teachers, artists, lectures, choreographers during the week. Students will showcase choreography learned throughout the week during the final performance.

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A Celebration of Black History

Join Anthony Burrell and the dancers of Anthony Burrell Center for Dance as we embark on a journey of Black history and dance! *************************************************
When: February 26th, 2019
Where: Barack and Michelle Obama Academy- 970 Martin St SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
United States

Advanced Tickets can be purchased for [title_letter_spacing0 online at: 
https://store.anthonyburrell.org  (Door tickets will be [title_letter_spacing5)

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Breaking Barriers 2019

ANTHONY BURRELL CENTER FOR DANCE will be holding Auditions Every Sunday this month for @breakingbarriersab SUMMER INTENSIVE 2019! 
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Atlanta (Session 1) 
June 3rd-14th

Atlanta (Session 2) 
July 8th -Info coming soon

Los Angeles
July 29th- Aug 2nd

Philly 
August 5th-9th

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ABCD Presents: A Contemporary Ballet Experience w/ Anthony Burrell & Jennifer Davis

Understand the depth of contemporary ballet when Anthony Burrell and Jennifer Davis take you on a journey through a deep, informative, and empowering symposium of the technique of Contemporary Ballet/Dance. If you are wanting to explore modern on another level or tap into ballet for your first time, this is for you! Register NOW! 

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We welcome all volunteers, ages 18+ to help facilitate the daily happenings of ABCD! 

There is plenty of opportunity for volunteers to help! We welcome volunteers who can provide administrative office work, technology support, graphic design, and more!


• Volunteer shifts are available mornings 9:30-12:00 and afternoons 2:30-5:00.

 

Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and one of our team members will get back to you within 24-48 hours!!

 

 

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PERFORMANCE COURSES

Repertory Workshops and Artist-in-Residence Workshops

Repertory workshops are given throughout the year by a diverse group of ABCD faculty members and guest artists to offer performance opportunities to intermediate and advanced students. The choreographers create original works and mount existing works on dancers who are chosen by audition. Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Workshops bring renowned dance artists from the profession to share their various areas of expertise with students of ABCD. These workshops offer supplementary technique training, creative work, and the opportunity to learn and perform original dance repertory. Students rehearse for 4-8 weeks and perform the works in onsite studio performances throughout the year and during the summer. AIR Workshops culminate in the School's Spring Gala held in an Atlanta’s Fulton county theater.

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Contemporary

The class will focus on alignment, form, execution and artistry. Dancers will also  explore various contemporary styles. Emphasis is on personal artistic expression, musicality, strength, physical coordination and flexibility.

 

Dunham II

Barre-work is more complex and intense, building increased strength and stamina, particularly in the back and legs for advanced beginners. Exercises done at the barre and in the center emphasize balance, control and flexibility of the body. Longer combinations are done throughout the class and particularly with progressions across the floor, which include more jumps and turns. Live drumming accompanies this Afro- Caribbean technique class.

 

West African Dance

Students are taught regional songs and dances of welcome and praise. Each dance is accompanied by live drumming to provide students with an understanding of the relationship between the dance and musician.  

 

Tap

Students will learn a series of exercises at the barre to strengthen the arches and heels of the feet.  As the semester moves forward a series of rhythm sequences are done that use syncopation, double and triple timing, hand claps, finger snaps and long breaks. By the end of the semesters, students will have learned choreography based on exercises learned at the barre. Accompanied by music, students are encouraged to use all parts of their bodies and to develop more complex technical skills while tapping.

 

Yoga I

This class provides an understanding of basic breathing exercises and synchronized breath with movement. It increases the body's overall flexibility and strength through a series of seated kneeling, lying and standing exercises to develop a sense of balance, control, symmetry and line. Most importantly, it provides an opportunity for each student to examine and maximize his or her flexibility as it relates to dance.

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