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.
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.