Optional Disciplines

The Centre for Dance Education offers optional discipline classes for students interested in jazz, modern, tap, and Broadway. They can be taken on their own or in conjunction with two ballet technique classes per week.

Jazz is a high-energy class with roots in jazz music of the last century, but it is brought up to date with the many styles seen in popular culture today. It is an essential part of a dancer’s training.

Modern will cover the foundations of modern dance through a variety of exercises improvisations, and movement combinations that help students feel comfortable moving their bodies in new ways. Our modern instructors are experts in a number of modern techniques, including Lester Horton, José Limón, Martha Graham, Paul Taylor, and Bartenieff Fundamentals.

Tap gives students an opportunity to learn tap technique while incorporating both cabaret and rhythm tap.

Broadway is a musical theatre-based class. The students learn to be versatile as they are exposed to a wide variety of dance genres. The class helps develop a wellrounded dancer who can respond quickly to new choreography in distinct styles.

All enrolled students are required to participate in Spring Concert. Rehearsals begin in class in February 2018.

Optional Disciplines Schedule

Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre
Instructor Day Time Notes
D. Sales Fri
6:15-7:15p MODERN I
D. Sales Fri
7:15-8:15p MODERN II
Buckhead Centre
Instructor Day Time Notes
E. Bridwell Fri
3:30-4:30p BEG TAP/JAZZ
L. Davis Tue
4:00-5:00p JAZZ I
L. Davis Tue
5:00-6:00p JAZZ II
L. Davis Tue
6:00-7:30p ADVANCED JAZZ
E. Bridwell Sat
2:00-3:00p TAP I/II
E. Bridwell Sat
1:00-2:00p ADVANCED TAP
L. Davis Thu
4:00-5:00p MODERN I
TBD Sat
2:00-3:00p MODERN I
L. Davis Thu
5:00-6:00p MODERN II
TBD Sat
1:00-2:00p MODERN II
L. Davis Thu
6:00-7:30p ADVANCED MODERN
E. Bridwell Fri
4:30-5:30p BROADWAY I
E. Bridwell Fri
5:30-6:30p BROADWAY II
E. Bridwell Mon
6:30-7:30p ADVANCED BROADWAY
Virginia-Highland Centre
Instructor Day Time Notes
Mon
5:15 - 6:15pm TAP I
Mon
6:15 - 7:15pm TAP II
Tue
5:45 - 6:45pm MODERN I
Tue
7:30-8:30pm MODERN II
Wed
4:30 - 5:30pm JAZZ I
Wed
5:30 - 6:30pm JAZZ II
Wed
6:30 - 7:30pm ADVANCED JAZZ