Young Dancers (ages 2- 6)
For young dancers, 2 to 6 years old, we offer classes in My Tiny Tot & Me, Pre-Ballet, Ballet, and Ballet/Jazz Combination Class. Our objective for this age is to inspire a joy for movement and establish classroom etiquette in a structured, safe, and encouraging environment.
My Tiny Tot & Me: Ballet class that incorporates creative movement for toddlers, 2- 3 years old, and exercise opportunities for adults. This class encourages a love of music and dance while building movement coordination, balance, rhythm, stretching, and dance skills that are foundations for a lifetime of healthy activity and flexibility. A focused and fun time that allows toddlers to connect to their mom, dad, aunt, grandmom, nanny in a unique and special way— through movement! Class does not perform in Recital.
Pre-Ballet 3: Pre-Ballet is a ballet-based creative movement class for 3 and 4 year olds. The class uses storytelling to engage the dancers’ imaginations from beginning to end. Focusing on primary coordination to enhance motor skills, pre-ballet inspires a joy for movement that extends past the classroom. Recital Class.
Pre-Ballet 4: Pre-Ballet is a ballet-based creative movement class for 3 and 4 year olds. The class uses storytelling to engage the dancers’ imaginations from beginning to end. Focusing on primary coordination to enhance motor skills, pre-ballet inspires a joy for movement that extends past the classroom. Recital Class.
Ballet 5/6: A Ballet class that establishes basic classroom etiquette, primary coordination, and a joy for movement. The class includes work in center, across the floor, and stretching to create body awareness that will enhance motor skills.Recital Class.
Ballet-Jazz, Ballet-Tap Combo 5/6: A class that alternates week to week between ballet and jazz. This class establishes basic classroom etiquette, primary coordination, and a joy for movement. The class includes work in center, across the floor, and stretching to create body awareness that will enhance motor skills. Ballet focuses on alignment and proper posture, and Jazz focuses on rhythm and coordination for this age group. . Performs 2 dances in Recital.
Classes run August- May with Recital in early June.
Recreational Dance (7 & up)
For dancers 7 and up, we offer classes in Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, and Tap. Our objective is to encourage and foster the development of confidence, poise, discipline, and positive self-expression.
Ballet: A traditional study in the art of ballet with a focus on alignment and proper placement.
Pointe: A traditional study in the art of pointe with a focus on strength and placement.
Contemporary: A style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, and classical ballet.
Hip Hop: A style of dance popularized from street dancing and danced to kid-friendly pop and hip hop music. This class focuses on memorization, coordination, and performance.
Jazz: A style of dance that focuses on isolations, rhythm, and coordination. GDC teaches a modern-based jazz class that promotes strong technique and flexibility.
Tap: A dance class focused on rhythm, sound, and fun! Choreographed to upbeat, popular music, this class will inspire your dancer to make music of their own, using their feet as the instrument.
Classes run August- May with Recital in early June.
Performing Company (GMDT, 7 & up)
Georgia Dance Conservatory is the home of Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre (GMDT), a performing company with students working along side professional dancers. GMDT produces three major shows a year and provides the Metro Atlanta community with cutting edge dance works, family-oriented ballets and its wildly popular production of The Nutcracker, which has come to mark the unofficial start of the holiday season. The company has also proudly trained many dancers who continued to dance professionally with companies such as The Atlanta Ballet, The Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, Louisville Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Charleston Ballet Theatre, and The Martha Graham Dance Company, as well as on Broadway. Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre aims to continue celebrating life through dance for many more years to come! GMDT dancers train under the guidance of exceptionally qualified teachers at Georgia Dance Conservatory (GDC) located on the Historic Marietta Square. Additionally, our dancers benefit from training with award-winning choreographers, professional performers, and seasoned technical and creative staff from across the nation. Master classes in all forms of dance are offered throughout the year. Dancers entering 2nd grade, who are 7 years of age and older may audition. Auditions are held in April, June, and July. For more information, contact [email protected].
Adult Classes (18 & up)
Our adult ballet, tap, and fitness classes are open to adults of all technique and fitness levels. These are drop-in classes, where you come when you can (no commitment or contract), pay by the class ($15), purchase a 10 class card ($120), or choose an unlimited month ($125). We work hard, and we laugh a lot. We welcome new people to our class. We are patient with our bodies. We do whatever we can – at whatever age and level of ability we find ourselves. We aim to relax, breathe deeply, stretch, and rejoice in moving to music. It will lift your spirits. Come back to dance- ballet, barre, tap, and yoga!
No dress code. Comfortable workout clothes recommended.