Student Division

Optional Disciplines

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

These classes can be taken on their own or in conjunction with two ballet technique classes per week. Students must be ages 7 and up as of September 1, 2018 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, 2018 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.

All enrolled students are required to participate in Spring Concert. Rehearsals begin in class in February 2019.

Optional Disciplines Schedule

Buckhead Centre

Instructor Day Time Notes
L. Davis Fri 5:00-6:00p Musical Theatre Level I
S. McClary Sun 2:30-3:30p Musical Theatre Level I
S. McClary Sun 3:30-4:30p Musical Theatre Level II
L. Davis Tue 5:00-6:00p Contemporary
N. Goza Fri 5:15-6:15p Beginner Jazz
C. Vaughn Sat 1:30-2:30p Beginner Tap/Jazz
A. James Sun 1:30-2:30p Hip-hop Junior
A. James Sun 2:30-3:30p Hip-Hop Advanced
L. Davis Tue 4:00-5:00p Jazz Level I
L. Davis Tue 6:00-7:00p Jazz Level II
C. Vaughn Sat 2:30-3:30p Tap Level I/II
C. Vaughn Sat 3:30-4:30p Tap Advanced
L. Davis Thu 4:00-5:00p Modern Level I
D. Sales Sat 2:30-3:30p Modern Level I
L. Davis Thu 6:30-7:30p Modern Level II
L. Davis Thu 5:00-6:30p Modern Advanced

Virginia-Highland Centre at Amsterdam Walk

Instructor Day Time Notes
H. Drawe Wed 4:15-5:15p Jazz Level I
H. Drawe Wed 5:15-6:15p Jazz Level II
H. Drawe Sat 11:30a-12:30p Tap Level I
H. Drawe Sat 12:30-1:30p Tap Level II
N. Adams Tue 5:15-6:15p Modern Level I
N. Adams Tue 4:15-5:15p Modern Level II

Enrollment Information

Current CDE students may enroll for the 2018-2019 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.

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

Kelly Cooper, Centre Administrative Director
kcooper@atlantaballet.com
404.873.5811

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

Fall: $50 or Spring: $75

Spring Concert Fee: $185 due October 27, 2018
Late Deadline: $200 if paid by November 17, 2018

Extra Costume Fee (Optional): $80

Annual Tuition

Optional Discipline Tuition When Adding to Twice a Week Schedule*

1-hour Optional Discipline:
$390/Class
1.5-hour Optional Discipline:
$585/Class


Optional Discipline Tuition (Not Added to Two Ballet Technique Classes)

1-hour Optional Discipline:
$800/Class

Payment Options:

1 Installment: $760 (5% discount applied)
2 Installments: $400 per installment (1st due at registration, 2nd due by January 1st)
10 Installments: $80 per installment (1st and last installments due at registration)

1.5-hour Optional Discipline:
$1,010/Class

Payment Options:

1 Installment: $959.50 (5% discount applied)
2 Installments: $505 per installment (1st due at registration, 2nd due by January 1st)
10 Installments: $101 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, and instructed shoes

Boys:
White Atlanta Ballet t-shirt, jazz pants or black tights, and 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.