Student Division

Session Optional Disciplines

Introducing our session programs for optional disciplines. These classes provide an opportunity for students to access a variety of dance classes in shorter 10-week intervals.

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Our session programs provide an opportunity for students to access a variety of dance classes in shorter, 10-week classes. These classes are designed to be progressive for those choosing to study throughout the year. There is no spring concert component to these classes, but families will be invited to watch the last class of each session. Placement in all levels will be made by the instructor.

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.

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.

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.

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

One class per week. All sessions are 10 weeks long. There is no Spring Concert for these classes. Tap I/II, Senior and Teen levels require placement.

Sessions Available:
Spring I: January 11 - March 21, 2021
Spring II: March 22 - June 6, 2021

HYBRID: You can choose this as a virtual class or to attend in-person. Once you select, then that is your method of attendance for all 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.

Session Optionals 2020-2021 Schedule

Buckhead Centre

Instructor Day Time Notes
L. Davis Fri 5:00-6:00p Musical Theatre (age 8+); In-Person
B. Brown Sat 12:15-1:15p Beginner Tap/Jazz (age 5-7); Hybrid
M. Jenkins Sun 2:30-3:30p Beginner Tap (age 8+); In-Person
M. Jenkins Sun 12:30-1:30p Tap I/II; In-Person
A. James Sun 12:30-1:30p JR Hip Hop (age 7+); Hybrid
A. James Sun 1:30-2:30p SR Hip Hop; Hybrid

Enrollment Information

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

Registration Fee


**Discounted registration if student enrolls in multiple sessions at time of first registration.

Annual Tuition

1-hour class: $205/session
1.5 hour class: $260/session

**Tuition must be paid prior to first day of class of each session

All sessions are 10 weeks long. Spring Concert is not offered with these classes.

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

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

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