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, 2020) 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, 2020 to enroll in the modern classes.

Musical theatre teaches students to be versatile as they are exposed to a wide variety of dance genres. The class helps develop a well-rounded dancer who can respond quickly to new choreography in distinct styles.

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 2021.

HYBRID: You can choose this block as a virtual class or to attend in-person. Once you select, then that is your method of attendance for both classes throughout the semester. You cannot switch back and forth.

VIRTUAL: You will take class via a link.

IN-PERSON: You will take class in the Atlanta Ballet studio.

Optional Disciplines 2020-2021 Schedule

Buckhead Centre

Instructor Day Time Notes
L. Davis Tue 5:30-6:30p Jazz Level I/In-Person
L. Davis Tue 6:30-7:30p Jazz Level II/In-Person
L. Davis Thu 6:00-7:00p Modern Level I (Ages 9+)/In-Person
L. Davis Thu 5:00-6:00p Modern Level II (Ages 9+)/In-Person

Virginia-Highland Centre at Amsterdam Walk

Instructor Day Time Notes
L. Jackson Mon 5:30-6:30p CLOSED Jazz Level I/Hybrid
L. Jackson Mon 4:30-5:30p Jazz Level II/Hybrid
C. Vaughn Sat 11:15a-12:15p Tap Level I/II/Hybrid
N. Adams Tue 4:30-5:30p Modern Level I (Ages 9+)/Hybrid

Enrollment Information

Current CDE students may enroll for the 2020-2021 school year by clicking here.

All new students must contact 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 email your preferred location for registration procedures.

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 4-Sept. 6): $50
Late (All families, after Sept. 6): $75

Spring Concert Fee: $80 due October 25, 2020
*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, 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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