Student Division

Optional Disciplines

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

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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, 2021) 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, 2021 to enroll in the modern classes.

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

All enrolled students will have the opportunity to participate in Spring Concert. Rehearsals begin in class in January 2022.

Optional Disciplines 2021-2022 Schedule

Buckhead Centre

Instructor Day Time Notes
N. Goza Tue 5:30-6:30p Jazz Level I
N. Goza Thu 5:30-6:30p Jazz Level II
TBA Mon 4:30-5:30p Modern Level I (Ages 9+)
TBA Mon 5:30-6:30p Modern Level II (Ages 9+)

Virginia-Highland Centre at Amsterdam Walk

Instructor Day Time Notes
TBA Mon 5:30-6:30p Jazz Level I
TBA Mon 4:30-5:30p Jazz Level II
N. Adams Tue 5:30-6:30p Modern Level I (Ages 9+)
N. Adams Tue 4:30-5:30 Modern Level II (Ages 9+)
C. Vaughn Sat 10:00-11:00a Tap Level I
C. Vaughn Sat 11:00a-12:00p Tap Level II

Enrollment Information

Registration for current Centre families is now OPEN.

New student registration begins HERE. You must take a full ballet schedule in order to add a 10-month optional discipline to your schedule.

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 June 1): $35
Regular (All families, May 10-Sept. 5): $50
Late (All families, after Sept. 5): $75

Spring Concert Extra Costume Fee: $80 due October 24, 2021
*This is an add-on to the student's Spring Concert fee of $185 for ballet performance.


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, skin tone 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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