Enjoy Atlanta Date Night with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater + Ticket Giveaway

I love the opportunities to enjoy the arts in Atlanta. We’ve showed you our visits to the Center for Puppetry Arts and concerts. Each February we look forward to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s return to our city. It’s a significant way to honor and celebrate their accomplishments for Black History Month. To me, Downtown Atlanta at night is a fun date night or family night. Keep reading for a two ticket giveaway for Wednesday, February 14, 2018, plus opportunities for your children to enjoy a dance laboratory with the Alvin Ailey Dancers.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Atlanta 2018 Dates

February 14-18, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 (8 p.m.): “A Night to Love” enjoy 70’s music and jazz on this romantic night; Earth, Wind and Fire fans, don’t miss the duet set to  their hit, “A Shining Star”!

Thursday, February 15, 2018 (8 p.m.) : Opening Night presents a historic and human perspective to dance honoring women.

Friday, February 16, 2018 (8 p.m.) : MLK 50: Celebrating the Legacy Program

Saturday, February 17 (2 p.m.): Family matinee features Q&A w/ danceners

Saturday, February 17 (8 p.m.) & Sunday, February 18, 2018 (3 p.m.):  Jazz and celebrations honoring Ella Fitzgerald and more!

Location: The Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Travel advice: I love to take MARTA to The Fox Theatre to save time and avoid the downtown parking prices.

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater in Atlanta

Ailey Experience Dance Workshops

Saturday, February 10 & Sunday, February 11

In 2017, we had the pleasure of interviewing Daniel Harder from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater when he hosted a dance workshop at the MLK Center. This year student dancers have another opportunity to learn from professional dancers.

“Led by three former Ailey company members, two workshops (“The Ailey Experience” for teens and adults, and “Ailey Experience Jr.” for ages 10-12) will teach students Contemporary and Horton techniques, as well as choreography from Alvin Ailey’s classic works like Revelations, Blues Suite, and Night Creature. No experience is required and all levels are welcome. $40 Saturday workshop package, $40 Sunday workshop package, $70 -2-day workshop package.”

Location: Maynard H. Jackson High School, 801 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Sat. Feb. 10, ages 10-12: 4-5pm, contemporary w/ Chris Jackson; 5-6pm, Ailey Classics w/ Lisa Johnson-Willingham

Sat. Feb. 10, ages 13+: 5:15-6:45pm, contemporary w/ Chris Jackson; 6:45-7:45pm, Ailey Classics w/Lisa Johnson-Willingham

Sun. Feb. 11, ages 10-12:  3-4pm, Horton w/ Lisa Johnson-Willingham; 4-5pm, Ailey Classics w/ Sarita Allen

Sun. Feb. 11, ages 13+:  4:15-5:45pm, Horton w/ Lisa Johnson-Willingham; 5:45-6:45pm, Ailey Classics w/ Sarita Allen

2018 Date Night Giveaway

Follow the entries below by Sunday, February 11th at MIDNIGHT EST to qualify to win two tickets to the Wednesday, February 14, 2018 performance at The Fox Theatre.

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About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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  1. We love supporting the arts and have made Alvin Ailey a Valentines tradition for the past several years. What’s better than dressing up and going to the theatre to witness amazing talent with your beau.

  2. It’s not only romantic because dancing has such intimate movements it is also celebrating Black history which dance has been a huge part of. This would be an amazing date night for those two things alone but Fox Theater is also such a nice venue. You can dress up and enjoy a great night.

  3. I still have not been able to see this troupe in person but have watched several videos!

  4. This looks like it would be fun to watch, I really enjoy dance and other cultures. What a better way to learn History than through dance! <3

  5. I love Alvin Ailey! I got to see them perform when Judith Jameson was Artistic Director.

  6. I never been to the Alvin Ailey Dance and this would be so romantic with my husband. The highly technical dance form that requires a great deal of precision, skill and rhythm. I would love to see the vibrant costumes the dancers wear.

  7. My first love is dance and winning this giveaway would give me the chance to see the company I dream to be a part of!