Student Division

Optional Disciplines

The Centre for Dance Education offers optional discipline classes for students interested in jazz, modern, tap, hip-hop, and musical theatre.

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A full ballet technique schedule at Atlanta Ballet is required in order to register for an optional disciplines class. Students must be 7 years old and up (as of September 1, 2019) 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. Students must be ages 9 and up as of September 1, 2019 to enroll in the modern classes.

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.

Hip-hop is a modern dance style born out of urban street dance. This exciting and fast-paced class includes breaking, locking, and popping. Students learn specific hip-hop steps and techniques as well as challenging choreography.

All enrolled students are required to participate in Spring Concert. Rehearsals begin in class in January 2020.

Optional Disciplines 2019-2020 Schedule

Buckhead Centre

Instructor Day Time Notes
L. Davis Fri 5:00-6:00p Musical Theatre
A. James Sun 1:30-2:30p Hip-hop
C. Vaughn Sat 2:00-3:00p Beginner Tap/Jazz
L. Davis Tue 5:00-6:00p Jazz Level I
L. Davis Tue 6:00-7:00p Jazz Level II
C. Vaughn Sat 3:00-4:00p Tap Level I/II
L. Davis Thu 4:00-5:00p Modern Level I (Ages 9+)
L. Davis Thu 6:30-7:30p Modern Level II (Ages 9+)
L. Davis Thu 5:00-6:30p Modern Advanced (Ages 9+)

Virginia-Highland Centre at Amsterdam Walk

Instructor Day Time Notes
H. Drawe Wed 6:00-7:00p Jazz Level I
H. Drawe Wed 7:30-8:30p Jazz Level II
H. Drawe Sat 11:15a-12:15p Tap Level I
H. Drawe Sat 12:15-1:15p Tap Level II
N. Adams Tue 5:45-6:45p Modern Level I (Ages 9+)
N. Adams Tue 4:45-5:45p Modern Level II (Ages 9+)

Enrollment Information

Current CDE students may enroll for the 2019-2020 school year by clicking here.

All new students must register in person with the Centre Administrative Director at the Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre in West Midtown or the Principals at the Buckhead and Virginia-Highland Centres. Please call or email each location for available appointment times.

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

Kate Gaul, Principal
kgaul@atlantaballet.com
404.303.1501

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

Nicole Adams, Principal
nadams@atlantaballet.com
404.883.2178

Registration Fee

Early (Current CDE families that register by May 5): $35
Regular (All families, May 6-Sept. 8): $50
Late (All families, after Sept. 8): $75

Spring Concert Fee: $80 due October 27, 2019
*This is an add-on to the student's Spring Concert fee of $185 for ballet performance.


Extra Costume Fee (Optional): $80

Annual Tuition

1-hour Optional Discipline: $390/class

Payment Options:
1 Installment: $370.50 (5% discount applied)
2 Installments: $195 per installment (1st due at registration, 2nd due by January 1st)
10 Installments: $39 per installment (1st and last installments due at registration)

1.5-hour Optional Discipline: $585/Class

Payment Options:

1 Installment: $555,75 (5% discount applied)
2 Installments: $292.50 per installment (1st due at registration, 2nd due by January 1st)
10 Installments: $58.50 per installment (1st and last installments due at registration)


Dress Code

Girls: Black Atlanta Ballet logo short-sleeve leotard (Eurotard style #1002), jazz pants/bike shorts, pink or black tights, instructed shoes

Boys:
White Atlanta Ballet t-shirt, jazz pants or black tights, instructed 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 boutique@atlantaballet.com.

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