Parent Resources

Welcome to your parent resource page!

This page has important information for new and returning Centre families. If you have questions outside of the information presented here, please contact Admissions.

Latest Announcements!

Please review our class notes here, presented during the week of Family Observation, February 12 through February 18.

The Big Bun Theory!

Our hands-on hair bun clinic is back, just in time for Spring Concert. This free, open-to-the-public event is for anyone who wants to learn how to perfect their ballet hair for class and performance. Follow the link below for more information and to register.

Performance Opportunities

The Centre is proud to offer many opportunities for dancers to showcase their talent on stage or at special events.

Spring Concert

All students have the opportunity to perform with their class in our annual Spring Concert. This year, the concert will be April 15 - 21 at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center. The cost for participation is $190 per student. After Oct. 24, the fee increases to $205 per child. This fee includes:

- One costume
- Four tickets to their performance
- Assists with venue costs

If your student is enrolled in any additional performance classes, there will be an additional costume fee of $82. This includes two additional tickets per additional performance. All families will be auto-billed their appropriate concert fees on October 24. If you would like to pay your fees ahead of the deadline, you may do so at 404.873.5811 x 1100. You will not be double-billed.

To stay up-to-date on spring concert information, please click here to learn more. Need to opt out of performing? Please contact your Centre Manager or Admissions.

The Nutcracker

Students enrolled in levels AIII and higher are invited to audition for our annual production of The Nutcracker. Students who are cast are expected to pay a participation fee, which helps cover theatre costs. To learn more about this opportunity, including audition dates and expectations, click here.


Returning Centre Families: If your student was registered for the 22-23 school year, you can log into your existing account here. Classes for their approved level will be listed for you to select and complete registration.

New Centre Families: If you are joining us for the first time or have lapsed one year or more, please begin your registration process here with our Request to Register. This creates a new ballet account for you and alerts us that you are seeking registration. The Centre's Administrative Director will then reach out with the next steps.

Birth Certificates: The Centre for Dance Education requires all students aged 7 and under to submit a birth certificate before entering our program. This helps us confirm that your student will be placed in the appropriate level suitable for their age and skill set as of September 1. Families will only have to do this upon their initial registration. Submit here.

If you missed the family orientation held in early August, you can view it here!

24-25 Registration: We are not currently accepting registration requests for 24-25. This form will be available on April 1, 2024. Registration opens to the public on May 6, 2024.

Summer Programs

The Centre offers several options to keep your students dancing all year round. For ages 2 and up, find the right program for your family:

Summer Day Programs: ages 2 and up

Summer Intensives: ages 11 and up (audition required)

Centre Uniforms

All registered students are required to wear AB uniforms for their approved level. The Centre Boutique is the sole location to provide all of your student's needs. There are two locations: Buckhead Centre and Michael C. Carlos Centre. Explore everything our boutique has to offer through the button below.

Parents' Association

As a currently registered Centre family, you are a member of our Parents' Association, which provides much-needed support to the activities of the Centre for Dance Education. There are several opportunities to get involved with the association. We appreciate every parent's support and dedication to the Centre.

Our co-chairs this year are Allegra Lawrence-Hardy and Arden Rowland. Feel free to reach out to them to learn more about how to get involved.

Schedule Change Requests

If you are a currently registered family for 23-24 and need to adjust your schedule, drop, and/or add classes, you may do so by clicking the button below.

As of October 1, schedule change requests will incur a $25 change fee. This applies to all requests, EXCEPT for the following:

- Class cancellations by the Centre
- Centre faculty and/or staff recommendations
- Classes added to student's existing schedule
- Complete withdrawal from the school

Please be mindful of frequent class changes, as they can disrupt training, make it difficult for instructors to monitor progress effectively, and adversely affect spring concert planning.

NOTE: We ask that you do not attend new classes until you receive an email confirmation that the transfer has been approved and completed.


If you are seeking a complete withdrawal from all classes, please reach out to your Centre Manager or the Centre Administrative Director. There is a separate form for complete withdrawals from classes.

Buckhead Centre Manager, Ansilla Bearden,
Virginia-Highland Centre Manager, Ashley Suta
Michael C. Carlos Centre Admin Dir., Kelly Tonina Cooper

Session Classes

The Centre is happy to offer 12-week session classes for our smallest dancers: Tiny Dancer & Me. If you would like to add the next session, you may do so here on your existing ballet account.

*This is for students registered in a current session. For new families, please follow this link to request to register.

Automatic Billing

All families are enrolled in auto-billing upon completing their registration. This is a requirement for all accounts on an installment plan. If you would like to update your current card on file, you may do so by clicking the button below.

Once received, all outstanding balances will be processed, including relevant late fees and any past-due performance fees. The updated card will be used for all accounts for the current school year.

If you have multiple students enrolled and would like to use a different card per child, please complete a separate form for each.

*This information will be processed through MS forms, which are encrypted for safety.

Meeting Request

As a registered Centre family, you are welcome to reach out for a conversation with your student's instructor and/or Dean Story to discuss any details about your student training. This may be done over the phone, Zoom, or in person depending on availability. To request a meeting, please select the button below.

Makeup Classes

Students who miss a class are eligible to take a makeup class at any of our Centre locations. They are not mandatory but are recommended to ensure your student receives all of their studio time. Makeup classes are prescheduled throughout the year, rotating between Centres. While there is no additional charge for makeup classes, students must preregister. Please select the class link below to register.

Saturday, March 16 at Virginia-Highland Centre
All A Levels
/ B - CI Levels

Parent Perks

Adult Open Division - as a registered Centre family, parents and legal guardians can take classes at a reduced rate. We offer ballet at all levels as well as some optional disciplines like tap and modern. Make dance a part of your entire family's routine! Learn More

Ticket Discounts - Centre families receive 20% off of tickets to any of Atlanta Ballet's productions. Contact Patron Services to learn more.

Faculty Bios

Interested in learning more about our instructors? Click the button below to see the background and experience of all of our amazing instructors.

Stay up-to-date on all things CDE with our online calendar! You can find all Centre holiday closings, parent observation weeks, and more.