Creative Movement

Division AIII - age 6

The AIII level introductory ballet classes for kids teach students beginning ballet steps, terminology, and the basics of dance.

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By the end of AIII Creative Movement, students will be introduced to beginning ballet steps, terminology, and the basics of dance. Students are expected to attend class once per week for 1 hour. Students must be 6 years old (as of Sept. 1, 2023). All enrolled students are required to participate in Spring Concert. Rehearsals begin in class in January 2024.

Schedule and faculty subject to change based on enrollment.

Division AIII 2023-2024 Schedule

Buckhead Centre

Instructor Day Time Notes
Amelia Murren Mon 5:15-6:15p
Amelia Murren Wed 4:30-5:30p
Courtney Johnson Sat 9:00-10:00a
Courtney Johnson Sun 12:30-1:30p
La'Toya Princess Jackson Sun 2:00-3:00p

Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre

Instructor Day Time Notes
Kelly Tonina Cooper Mon 4:15-5:15p CLOSED
Kelly Tonina Cooper Sat 10:30-11:30a

Virginia-Highland Centre at Amsterdam Walk

Instructor Day Time Notes
Mia Givens Wed 4:15-5:15p
Jennifer Van Meter Thu 3:45-4:45p
Mia Givens Sat 10:30-11:30a

Enrollment Information

Current Centre families REGISTER for 23-24
New families begin here.
*a copy of birth certificate is required for all new CM students

For In-Person appointments, email:

Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre
1695 Marietta Boulevard NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Kelly Tonina Cooper, Centre Administrative Director

Buckhead Centre
4279 Roswell Road, Suite 703
Atlanta, GA 30342

Ansilla Bearden, Manager

Virginia-Highland Centre at Amsterdam Walk
504 Amsterdam Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Nicole Adams, Principal

Registration Fee

Early (Current CDE families that register by April 30): $35
Regular (All families, May 1 - Aug 6): $50
Late (All families, Aug 7 onward): $75

Spring Concert Fee:
$190 due October 24, 2023
Late Deadline:
$205 if paid by November 14, 2023

Annual Tuition


Payment Options:

1 Installment: $845.50 (5% discount applied; valid through Aug 6)
2 Installments: $445 per installment (1st due at registration, 2nd due by January 1st)
10 Installments: $89 per installment (1st and last installments due at registration)

Dress Code

Girls: Light blue Atlanta Ballet logo short-sleeve leotard (Eurotard #1043), classic or skin tone tights, classic or skin tone ballet shoes, hair in bun (all hair décor secured)

White Atlanta Ballet t-shirt, black shorts or tights, white socks, and black ballet shoes

Uniform leotards are exclusively available at the Atlanta Ballet Boutique. Boutiques are located in each school location. Shoes, tights, and other dance supplies are also available in the Boutique. Questions regarding the Boutique can be directed to

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