Looking for ballet classes in Atlanta? Our program’s aim is to instill in each student the joy of dance as an art form and to begin with beauty – the beauty of dance, of music, of rhythm, of bodies in movement, of the light shining through the trees, of the nature trail on our campus, of the architecture of our buildings, of the nature of art.
What makes Callanwolde unique amongst dance schools? Read on to find out more!
Callanwolde School of Dance Introduces a Refreshed Dance Program!
Callanwolde is excited to also announce that we are a Chapter for NHSDA (National Honors Society for Dance Arts) and beginning this summer Callanwolde School of Dance will be offering classes for credit in the NHSDA Program.
This program includes participation and exposure to experiences that the Dance Faculty values. Among them producing THINKING dancers, dancers who will be shaped by the inclusion of exposure to the deeper conversation between art forms. Dancers can gain discipline and motivation as they track the points they earn through a spectrum of dance and civic minded activities. Participation counts as a club for college admission and toward excellence upon High School graduation. Participation in NHSDA raises the level of inquiry and exploration in becoming a young artist.
Callanwolde will be presenting the Complete 2nd Act of The Nutcracker (open to the public) this December 2017 (choreographed by Jillian Mitchell) along with performances by the Callanwolde Prime Movers and some guest Faculty performances.
Dance Coordinators and Teachers
Callanwolde School of Dance is thrilled to announce beginning this Summer and Fall 2017: New Directors and Faculty!
- Jerylann Warner – Director of Dance
- Jillian Mitchell – Ballet Artistic Director
- Brandon Nguyen – Faculty Member
- Cici Kelley – Faculty Member
Dance Performance Opportunities
Lawn, Halloween and Christmas at Callanwolde) and outside of Callanwolde (local festivals, DeKalb County events). Students in the dance program will most often be performing with local professional artists, musicians, actors, and singers who complete the experiential vision and artistic direction for our students.
Along with Callanwolde’s School of Music and School of Visual Art, we offer all of our students the unparalleled opportunity to collaborate and create dynamic interdisciplinary art. We can’t wait to begin this journey with you!
Beautiful Dance Studios
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center’s campus is situated on twelve lush acres located in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta. Two of our three dance studios are located in the magnificent Candler Mansion- a 27,000 square foot Tudor Revival mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Our grounds also contain gardens, fountains, a nature trail, several restored outer buildings, and an art gallery.
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center awards School of Dance scholarships based on financial need and/or merit. Please visit our main Scholarships page here for scholarship applications and additional information.