Did you know that Atlanta has the Southeast’s only free admission dance festival that presents both classical ballet and modern dance? This unique dance program is the Inman Park Dance Festival. This event is part of the Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes a program of the Inman Park Neighborhood Association. It it curated and managed by the Director of Movement Arts Atlanta, Carolyn Stine McLaughlin.
For the 2023, there will be five dance organizations presenting; Ballethnic, Full Radius Dance, Georgia Ballet, ImmerseATL and Movement Arts Atlanta. Ballethnic is a professional ballet company which has a unique vocabulary that blends classical ballet and West African. Full Radius Dance is a internationally recognized leader in the modern dance specialty of physically integrated dance. The Georgia Ballet was founded in 1960 and includes a professional company, a school and extensive outreach programing. Movement Arts Atlanta will present both historic and new dances that are a part of our major project, A Time with Isadora.
The Inman Park Dance Festival will present two performances. The first on Saturday, April 29 and the second on Sunday, April 30. Both performances are at 4:00 pm, are free and open to the public and will take place in The Trolley Barn, 963 Edgewood Avenue NE, Atlanta GA 30307. The same program will be presented at each performance.
The Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes is the major fundraiser for the Inman Park Neighborhood Association and the funds raised are used to do such things as beautify the neighborhood and to fight legal battles to protect the neighborhood’s historic zoning regulations. It is run entirely by volunteers. It take more than 800 volunteer hours to put on the event. Both neighbors and non-neighbors are welcome to join the fun. The dance festival needs help setting up, greeting the audience, and cleaning up. Here is a link to sign-up.