Dance Programs & Lessons

Dance Program

In preparation for our Spring Dance Recital on May 6th, 2023, ALL of our Dance courses will be closed for registration on Tuesday, February 1st, 2023.

Meet our Teachers:

Courtney Reilly

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Ms. Courtney has been sharing her love and knowledge of dance for over 30 years. Her mission is to inspire and motivate in a positive loving manner, showing each child's attention, patience, and understanding.

Being an Atlanta native, her study of dance began in the ATL at a young age being trained in ballet, tap, jazz, and contemporary. She continued her love for dance studying dance arts at Brenau College, trained with the Gainesville Ballet Company, and later owned her own studio in Brookhaven for over ten years. With over 30 years of experience, it's hard to mention every accomplishment, but her favorite moments were performing with Rudolf Nureyev and the Boston Ballet, ClubMed entertainer, and cheering professionally for the Atlanta Falcons for eight years. Go Falcons!

Courtney spends her free time with her husband, four daughters, and four dogs.

ANari Terry

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Anari has been dancing professionally for 4 years now. Performing in an assortment of productions, stage performances, and music videos. Training under many studios for the past 8 years, her love and passion for dance have only grown since. Her hobbies include singing, acting as well as participating in Kpop covers with a local ATL group. She's currently enrolled in college pursuing a degree in Management Information Systems.

 

 

Class Information

Dance at DSA addresses the need to move! We emphasize the developmental stages, focusing on body awareness, synchronized movement, spatial exploration, group dances, and expressive movement. Please know that our classes are open to all children. All of the elements of our dance courses will culminate in our year-end recital which is a very dynamic time for dancers and families alike. 

This year our Dance Courses as well as our DBP & DCS Enrichment Courses will be held throughout our DBC campus. If your child attends DBP's Extended Day Program, then our DSA Staff will pick them up from their Extended Day classroom, dress them, and return them in time for your carpool pick-up in the main hallway. Likewise, if your child attends DCS's Lion Dens Program, then our DSA Staff will pick them up from their Lions Den classroom, dress them, and return them to their DCS teacher. However, if your child is a DBP student and registered for our Little Ballerinas Course at 2:15 pm, then our DSA Staff will pick them up from their Extended Day classroom, dress them, and you will be responsible to pick them up outside of the Sports Center main hallway doors at 3:05 pm (please see map below; signs will be posted indicating this location).

For students who do not attend DBP, DCS, the Lions Den Program, or the DBP Extended Day Program, you will drop your child off as well as pick them up outside of their designated classroom entrances. Referring to the below map, the DBP & DCS carpool is indicated by the orange star, the DSA Dance Studio entrance is indicated by the purple star, and the main entrance for the Sports Center is indicated by the red star.

 

 

Dance Classes for littles

Mommy & Me

Ages: 2 - 6 years old / 45-minute class

Experience your child's first dance class by their side! This class will involve dance games and simple steps that will introduce your little one to a world of movement and joy!

 

Little Ballerinas Courses

Ages: 3 - 5 years old / 45 min. class

This class will explore the body in motion! Your future dancer will have fun with time spent at the bar, stretching, engaging in dance games as well as being introduced to rhythm. Dancers will explore proper posture, feet positioning, and balance as well as an introductory to choreography and coordination. Uniform includes:

  • For Girls: pink ballet shoes, pink tights, and solid leotard of choice. 

Please know that this class meets without parents. Students must be potty-trained. This class is for all children and open to the public.

 

Beginning Combo:

Ages: 4.5 to 6 years old / 60 min. class

This class will be so much fun for your pre-k or kindergarten student! A progression from our creative movement/little ballerinas class, tap is now introduced!  The curriculum will consist of basic tap and ballet skills and across-the-floor exercises.  More expansive ballet terminology will be taught. Through imagination activities, movement games, and singing, your little dancer will advance with a solid foundation for Combo I/II

Uniform is required: Dancers should wear pink ballet shoes, tan tap shoes, pink or tan tights, tan jazz shoes, and a solid leotard of choice. Hair should be worn up in a bun.

modern, Jazz & hip-hop Courses

Hip-Hop I & II:

Ages: 6+ / 60 minute class

This class will introduce the foundation of hip hop, terminology, and its core elements. In the class, dancers will learn to become more familiar with their bodies and embrace hip hop's various rhythmic styles. Students will be exposed to the different types of hip hop including commercial hip hop, groove hip hop, hardcore hip hop, and much more.

Uniform is required: a black fitted shirt and comfortable black pants, shorts, or leggings (must not be see-through). Shoes: black sneakers. *No flannel shirts

 

Hip-Hop III & IV

Ages: 8+ / 1yr hip-hop experience required or approved by Instructor / 60 minute class

This class will expound on the foundation of hip hop learned in Hip Hop I & II and include more stylistic and rhythmic elements of hip hop. The training provided in this class required stamina, strength, and flexibility. Students will explore movements including popping & locking, tutting, jumps, tricks, and more.

Uniform is required: a black fitted shirt and comfortable black pants, shorts, or leggings (must not be see-through). Shoes: black sneakers. *No flannel shirts

 

Modern / Jazz Combo

Ages: 10+ / must be approved by Instructor / 90-minute class

In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of Modern and Jazz techniques. Students will also learn terms and movements developed by Modern and Jazz pioneers like Lester Horton, Martha Graham, Katherine Dunham, and many others to enhance their strength and technical abilities. These skills will allow dancers to gain better control over their breathing, flexibility, and movement style in a fun and high-energy environment.

Uniform is required: a black fitted shirt and comfortable black pants, shorts, or leggings (must not be see-through). Shoes: black or tan jazz shoes, and/or black socks (optional). Hair must be pulled back.

 

All that Jazz!

Ages: 6+ / 60 minute class

This class will provide the fundamentals of jazz dance in its variety of genres including lyrical jazz, commercial jazz, contemporary jazz, and more. This class will also improve performance quality, musicality, and the ability to pick up choreography quickly. Dancers will learn terminology, choreography, and how jazz is used in other dance styles.

Uniform is required: a black fitted shirt and comfortable black pants, shorts, or leggings (must not be see-through). Shoes: black or tan jazz shoes, and/or black socks (optional). Hair must be pulled back.

 

1, 2, Step!

Ages: 6+ / 60 minute class

This class will provide the fundamentals of jazz and hip-hop dance in a variety of genres including lyrical jazz, contemporary hip-hop, and more. This class will also improve performance quality, musicality, and the ability to pick up choreography quickly. Dancers will learn terminology, choreography, and how both genres of dance are used in other dance styles.

Uniform is required: a black fitted shirt and comfortable black pants, shorts, or leggings (must not be see-through). Shoes: black or tan jazz shoes, and/or comfortable tennis shoes with black socks (optional). Hair must be pulled back.

Combo Courses

Ballet, Tap, & Jazz Combo:

Combination classes are a great way for students to experience different types of dance during a one-hour ballet/tap combo or 90-minute ballet/tap/jazz combo.  The main focus of combination classes is on students having fun while learning to dance. 

There are four levels of classes:

  • Beginning Combo: Ages 4.5 to 6 yrs; 45 min. class - This class will be so much fun for your pre -k or kindergarten student! A progression from our creative movement/little ballerinas class, tap is now introduced!  The curriculum will consist of basic tap and ballet skills and across-the-floor exercises.  More expansive ballet terminology will be taught. Through imagination activities, movement games, and singing, your little dancer will advance with a solid foundation for Combo I/II
  • Combo I (1 year of tap experience): Ages 5yrs+; 60 min. class - Students will progress to learning more terminology and improving rhythm, and coordination. At this level, students will learn more challenging skills, exercises, and combinations.
  • Combo II (2 years of tap experience): Ages 6yrs+; 60 min. class - Students will progress to learning more terminology and improving rhythm, and coordination. At this level, students will learn more challenging skills, exercises, and combinations.
  • Combo III/IV (3 years of tap experience): Ages 7yrs+; 90 min. class with tap, ballet, and jazz
  • Combo V/VI (must be approved by Instructor): Ages 7yrs+; 90 min. These 90-minute classes will teach tap/jazz/ballet fundamentals to work by learning new steps, rhythm, patterns, and combinations. Ballet class will include more challenging barre and floor exercises while emphasizing basic terminology. The tap portion of the class will concentrate on developing intricate patterns and rhythms, while the jazz portion of the class will begin to develop students' flexibility, balance skills, and moving to the music they like!

Dancers should wear pink ballet shoes, tan tap shoes, pink or tan tights, tan jazz shoes, and a solid color leotard of their choice. Hair should be worn up in a bun.

Dance Speciality Courses:

KPop:

Ages: 10+ ; 60 minute class

K-Pop is a music genre from Korea that is known for its infectious, catchy beats and tunes. Students will learn specific grooves, rhythmic, and stylistic choreography in this class while enjoying top K-Pop songs. Students will learn to dance as a group, combining multiple formations, and feed on each other’s energy. If you’re a dancer who enjoys K-Pop music and wants to learn choreography ready to hit the stage like the professionals, this is the class for you! (No prior experience required).

Uniform: Comfortable clothing to dance in. Colors are optional.

 

Carousel Combo:

Grades: Elementary  / 60 minute class

In this class, the fundamentals of ballet, tap, jazz, & hip-hop will be taught by learning new steps, rhythm, patterns, and combinations. Ballet class will include more challenging barre and floor exercises while emphasizing basic terminology. The tap portion of the class will concentrate on developing intricate patterns and rhythms, while the hip-hop portion of the class will introduce the foundation of hip hop, terminology, and its core elements.

Uniform is required: Dancers should wear pink ballet shoes, tan tap shoes, comfortable tennis shoes for hip-hop, pink or tan tights, and a solid color leotard of your choice. Hair should be worn up in a bun.

 

creative combo:

Grades: Elementary  / 60 minute class

In this class, the fundamentals of ballet, tap, jazz, & hip-hop will be taught by learning new steps, rhythm, patterns, and combinations. Ballet class will include more challenging barre and floor exercises while emphasizing basic terminology. The jazz portion of the class will begin to develop students' flexibility, balance skills, and moving to the music they like, while the hip-hop portion of the class will introduce the foundation of hip hop, terminology, and its core elements!

Uniform is required: comfortable shirts, pants, shorts, or leggings (must not be see-through). Please feel free to wear themed-inspired attire. Shoes: comfortable shoes/sneakers. No open-toed shoes

 

couples dance Date night dance party!!!

Ages: 21+ / 60 minute class / 6-week Sessions

Date night doesn't have to be boring! Each weekly dance party features a different theme with a new ballroom line dance style or dance trend to learn. So feel free to get your hot pants, bell-bottoms, and platform shoes while you learn the Hustle line dance during our 70's retro Disco and 90’s Dance week. Or grab your cowboy boots and 'ten-gallon hats for our country western shindig. Also, you'll have the chance to dress up while learning the rumba line dance, a funky mambo, or dance a killer 80's dance!!!

Uniform is required: comfortable shirts, pants, shorts, or leggings (must not be see-through). Please feel free to wear themed-inspired attire. Shoes: comfortable shoes/sneakers. No open-toed shoes

Need help selecting a class? Or don't see what you need?

If you're new to our Dance Program, please select your class based on the age requirements, your skill level, or simply your interest from the table below!!! If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact anyone on our team at or (770) 280-1215. In addition, if you like to schedule a customized dance class please let us know as we're always looking to meet the needs of our community and improve our offerings!!!

 

 

 

Registration:

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year is now open!!!! Our Dance Program begins the week of September 12th, 2022. Depending on the course start date, our classes consist of 30 weekly lessons throughout the given school year. Unless otherwise explained in the course description (i.e. 6-week session, 8-week session). Our dance students are expected to attend each scheduled lesson within the year. Once you have been registered for one of our courses, we consider that an agreement that you are planning to attend for the entire school year (Sept - May) or the entire duration of your registered course (i.e. 6-week, 8-week session). For our 30 week lessons, there will only be four make-up lessons allowed per school year. As it pertains to missed lessons, the Instructor should have at least 36 hours' notice for non-emergencies for you to be eligible for a make-up lesson. Please contact your Instructor or email as soon as possible if you are unable to get to your class due to illness or other unavoidable problems. Monday classes that fall on a holiday will be held unless indicated on our Holiday Schedule below.

To register, simply click the "New Student Registration" link below, the "Returning Student Registration" link below, or by clicking the registration link in a particular Instructor's bio section. If you register after your course has begun, your first month's tuition and registration fee(s) will be due upon registration. Please carefully read and adhere to our payment policies and procedures regarding enrollment cancellation. After viewing our website, if you have any additional questions and/or concerns please contact us at

2022-2023 course Schedule:

Please pay attention to your class start date. The following Dance courses will begin the week of September 12th, 2022 - May 6th, 2023:

Class: 
Mon:
Tues:
Wed:

Mommy & Me (A) & (B)

Ages: 2 - 6yrs old

6-week sessions

DATES COMING SOON!!!

Little Ballerinas

Ages: 3 - 5yrs old

No experience required  

Begins Sept. 14th, 2022 - May 6th, 2023

1:15pm (A)

 

2:15pm (B)

Beginning Combo

Ages: 4.5 - 6yrs old

No experience required

Begins Sept. 14th, 2022 - May 6th, 2023

 

1:30pm

Carousel Combo :

Grades: Younger Elementary Students

Begins Sept. 14th, 2022 - May 6th, 2023

3:15pm

Creative Combo

Grades: Older Elementary Students

Begins Sept. 14th, 2022 - May 6th, 2023

3:15pm

Combo I/II

Ages: 5 - 7yrs old

Begins Sept 13th, 2022 - May 6th, 2023

3:45pm

1, 2, Step!

Ages: 6+

No experience required

Begins Sept 13th, 2022 - May 6th, 2023

5pm

Hip-Hop I:

Ages: 5 - 7yrs old

No hip-hop experience required

DATES COMING SOON!!!

Hip-Hop II:

Ages: 8+

Hip-Hop I experience required or must be approved by Dance Instructor

DATES COMING SOON!!!

K-Pop:

Ages: 8+

No experience required

DATES COMING SOON!!!

 

New Student Registration

Returning Student Registration

 

Fee Structure:

Our dance tuition payments are spread over the course session and/or as indicated in the class description (i.e. 6wk, 8wk, and 12wk sessions). If you register after your dance course has begun, your first month's tuition and registration fee(s) will be due upon registration. You have the option to submit your tuition payment in full or monthly. If monthly is chosen, you will be billed on or around the 10th of each month, Sept 2022 thru May 2023. We factor in all holidays and school breaks into your tuition payments.

In addition, each dance course performs in a Spring Recital at the end of the school year. This year our recital will be on Saturday, May 6th, 2023 at 11am. During the month of January 2023, each student will be measured for their recital costume(s) and a non-refundable $65 costume fee will be charged on December 10th, 2022. In preparation for our 2023 Spring Recital, all dance enrollment will be closed on February 1st, 2023.

Monthly Dance Tuition

Class:

Class Length:

Sept-May Tuition:
* Includes 35 or 32 weeks of instruction

Mommy & Me:

Ages: 2 - 6yrs old

8 or 12-week sessions

30 minutes

$35/class*

$140/month*

      *per pair

Little Ballerinas

Ages: 3 - 5yrs old
45 minutes

$75 /month

Beginning Combo

Ages: 4.5 - 6yrs old

No experience required

60 minutes $75 /month

Combo I/II

Ages: 5+

1yr prior tap experience required

60 minutes $85 /month

Combo III/IV

Ages: 6+

2 yrs prior tap experience required

60 minutes $85 /month

Combo V/VI

Ages: 8+

Must be approved by Dance Instructor

90 minutes $100 /month

Carousel Combo

Grades: Younger Elementary Students

No experience required

60 minutes $85 /month

Creative Combo

Grades: Older Elementary Students

No experience required

60 minutes $85 /month

1, 2, 3 Step!

Ages: 6+

No experience required

60 minutes $85 /month

Hip-Hop I:

Ages: 6+

No experience required

60 minutes $85 /month

Hip-Hop II:

Ages: 6+

Hip-Hop I experience required or must be approved by Dance Instructor

60 minutes $85 /month

K-POP:

Ages: 10+

No experience required

60 minutes $85 /month

Modern & Jazz Technique

Ages: 10+

2 yrs+ of Ballet, Tap, and/or Jazz experience are required or must be approved by Dance Instructor

90 minutes $100 /month

Ballroom for Beginners

Ages: 55+

No experience required

6-week session

60 minutes

$22.50 /lesson*

$67.50 /month*

$135 /session*

      *fees are per couple

Couples Dance: Date Night Dance Party!!!

Ages: 21yrs+

No experience required

6-week session

60 minutes

$35 /lesson*

$140 /month*

$210 /session*

      *fees are per couple

Annual Registration Fee$35 to be billed annually upon registration.

($20 per additional family member).

A non-refundable $65 costume fee will be charged in Dec 2022.

  

Holiday Schedule:

2022-2023 Dance Year: Sept 12th, 2022 through May 6th, 2023

Monday, September 5th, 2022

Labor Day

November 21st - 27th, 2022

Thanksgiving Break - No classes

December 19th, 2022 - January 9th, 2023

Christmas Holiday - No classes

Monday, January 16th, 2023

MLK Holiday - No lessons

April 3rd - 9th, 2023

Spring Break - No classes

April  26th & 27th, 2023

Dance Portrait Days

Friday, May 5th, 2023

Recital Tech Rehearsal

Saturday, May 6th, 2023

34th Annual Spring Recital

Please know that in preparation for the Dance Recital, your Dance Instructor may schedule additional rehearsals in the month of May

Classes that fall on a holiday will be held unless indicated on the above schedule. You will be responsible for the payment of these lessons. If you will be unable to attend your class, please make arrangements with your teacher in advance so you can catch up. Please carefully read the DSA's attendance and payment policies as it relates to this matter. 

 

DSA is pleased to partner with Dance Fashions Warehouse for your dance costume needs. Tell them you are a DSA student and you will receive a 15% discount.

Dance Fashions Warehouse
6142 Roswell Rd • Atlanta, GA 30328
877.326.9323 • www.dancefashionswarehouse.com

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