The Georgia Ballet partnered with the Young Actors Playhouse, formerly the Theatre in the Square, to energize the downtown in celebration of National Dance Day.
The two Marietta-based groups choreographed a three-and-a-half-minute routine to Bruno Mars’ “Treasure” for area children and parents to perform.
Rachel Beck, a 20 year-old from Kennesaw who is with the Young Actors Playhouse, said the theater kids have been very excited all week.
“I know they had been talking it up,” Beck said.
Staff from The Georgia Ballet taught the line dance to a total of 60 people at two rehearsals earlier in the week, said Josh Schadle, who was one of the instructors.
Although the dance continually repeats, the direction dancers face is constantly changing. That adds a challenge for the younger performers, some of whom were as young as 5 years old, Schadle said.
On Saturday, the kids far outnumbered the parents joining in on the fun.
Schadle said the adults were also more hesitant in rehearsals, “but once they got (the routine), they really brought some attitude to it.”
Whether a person is a professional or a beginner, dance is about expressing yourself and being physically active, Schadle said.
“Dance knows no age,” Schadle said.