Join us at the movies - for free!

On Saturday, August 29th Augusta Ballet invites you to the movies! For free!

Experience the passion, determination, and dedication required to be a dancer at Augusta Ballet's first ever screening of the acclaimed documentary "First Position," the first of many documentaries to be screened by the nonprofit.

Compelling for viewers young and old, dancers and non-dancers, this film documentary directed by Bess Kargman follows six young dancers in their preparation for the annual Youth American Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious dance competitions in the nation and one of the largest ballet competitions in the world. Starring six young dancers ranging in ages 10 to 17, the documentary is a showcase of future ballet stars and their incredible talents.

First Position was nominated for five awards and won five more including the Jury Prize at the San Francisco Doc Fest and Best Documentary at the Dallas International Film Festival, as well as at the Portland International Film Festival, where Kargman also won best director. Critics call it irresistible, touching, and enormously satisfying. 

This “exhilarating” film was even given a 93% rating on the infamous movie review website Rotten Tomatoes, which confirms its excellence even among most critical audiences. 

Come see for yourself! Join us at the Augusta-Richmond County Library on Telfair Street on Saturday, August 29th. The film will begin at 1pm. 


Kat Rhoden, Augusta Ballet intern