Student Division


Preparatory level classes provide an introduction to ballet vocabulary and move at quick pace. These classes are designed to help escalate students’ knowledge of ballet so they may join BIV classes.

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The Preparatory program is an introductory level for middle and high school students who are new to ballet or new to the CDE. This fast-paced class focuses on building basic vocabulary, while challenging the dancer to perfect more complex movements. Students are promoted according to individual progress in acquiring technique and strength. It is mandatory that students take a minimum of one two-hour block of ballet technique classes per week. Three classes per week are recommended. Placement class required for new students.

To participate in Spring Concert, student must enroll in one of the Spring Concert classes indicated below (*). Student can only perform in one piece per ballet block. All enrolled students are required to participate in Spring Concert. Rehearsals begin in February 2019.

Schedule and faculty subject to change based on enrollment.

Preparatory Level Schedule

Buckhead Centre

Instructor Day Time Notes
R. Diaddigo Mon 6:30-8:00p Block A
N. Goza Wed 7:30-9:00p Block A *Spring Concert Rehearsal Class
K. Gaul Thu 6:00-7:30p Block A

Virginia-Highland Centre at Amsterdam Walk

Instructor Day Time Notes
A. Gibson Thu 5:15-6:45p* Block B *Spring Concert Rehearsal Class
A. Gibson Sat 1:15-2:45p Block B

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.

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

Kate Gaul, Principal

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

Nicole Adams, Principal

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


Additional Class: $1,010

Payment Options:
1 Installment: $1,919 (5% discount applied)
2 Installments: $1,010 per installment (1st due at registration, 2nd due by January 1st)
10 Installments: $202 per installment (1st and last installments due at registration)

Optional Discipline Classes

Click here for the Optional Disciplines schedule.

Dress Code

Girls: Purple Atlanta Ballet logo short-sleeve leotard (Eurotard style #1043), pink tights, and pink ballet shoes

White Atlanta Ballet t-shirt, black shorts or tights, white socks, and black ballet 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

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