Optional Disciplines

The Centre for Dance Education offers optional discipline classes for students interested in jazz, modern, tap, hip hop, contemporary, and musical theatre. They can be taken on their own or in conjunction with two ballet technique classes per week. Students must be ages 7 and up as of September 1, 2018 to enroll in any of the following classes.

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.

Musical theatre teaches students 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 2019.

Optional Disciplines Schedule

Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre
Instructor Day Time Notes
B. Brown Fri
6:15-7:15p MODERN LEVEL I
B. Brown Fri
7:15-8:15p MODERN LEVEL II
Buckhead Centre
Instructor Day Time Notes
S. McClary Sun
3:30-4:30p MUSICAL THEATRE
L. Davis Tue
5:00-6:00p CONTEMPORARY
C. Vaughn Sat
1:30-2:30p BEG TAP/JAZZ
TBA Sun
1:30-2:30p HIP HOP JUNIOR
TBA Sun
2:30-3:30p HIP HOP ADVANCED
L. Davis Tue
4:00-5:00p JAZZ LEVEL I
L. Davis Tue
6:00-7:00p JAZZ LEVEL II
C. Vaughn Sat
2:30-3:30p TAP Level I/II
C. Vaughn Sat
3:30-4:30p TAP ADVANCED
L. Davis Thu
4:00-5:00p MODERN LEVEL I
TBA Sat
3:30-4:30p MODERN LEVEL I
L. Davis Thu
6:30-7:30p MODERN LEVEL II
TBA Sat
2:30-3:30p MODERN LEVEL II
L. Davis Thu
5:00-6:30p MODERN ADVANCED
S. McClary Sat
3:30-4:30p MUSICAL THEATRE
Virginia-Highland Centre
Instructor Day Time Notes
H. Drawe Wed
4:15-5:15p JAZZ LEVEL I
H. Drawe Wed
5:15-6:15p JAZZ LEVEL II
H. Drawe Sat
11:30a-12:30p TAP LEVEL I
H. Drawe Sat
12:30-1:30p TAP LEVEL II
N. Adams Tue
5:15-6:15p MODERN LEVEL I
N. Adams Tue
4:15-5:15p MODERN LEVEL II