Dance And Ballet Program

Callanwolde School of Dance offers classes in dance for children ages 2 and up. We begin with Parent & Me classes and Creative Movement / Pre-Ballet. Students can continue through to advanced levels in Ballet, Modern, and Jazz.

Taught by degreed instructors and dance instructors who have performed professionally regionally, nationally, and internationally – 2 recitals per year for all students (May and December) at Porter Sanford Performing Arts Auditorium (to include excerpts from the “Nutcracker” in December) along with performance opportunities for the more advanced students throughout Metro Atlanta and Callanwolde Events

New and better dance curriculum and certificate program – we will be working with dance and all Callanwolde students to help them (regardless of college major) with mentorship and tools to get enrolled into a college of their choice through their involvement with Callanwolde. More to follow on college advisement meetings and seminars.


Dance Classes Available
Dance for Ages 2-7
Ballet – Beginning to Advanced Ballet Training
Callanwolde School of Dance Company Ballet – Intermediate to Advanced Ballet Performance Program
Modern Dance
Jazz Dance

The aim of this program is to instill in each student the joy of dance as an art form with excellent teaching. The program includes technical skills, improvisation, choreography, musical background, and performing experience within a graded structure. Children are allowed a high degree of personal freedom for their own invention and creativity. This educational approach to dance utilizes problem solving, observation, and sharing of experience, through which students acquire cooperation and teamwork skills, commitment, and responsibility.

Callanwolde promotes education that is age-appropriate and student-centered; we are committed to the overall growth of a dancer, which includes communicating healthy and realistic expectations. Our students are given opportunities to explore performance at a high standard, with exposure to professional dance educators and choreographers, within professional environments.

Callanwolde Dance has been in operation for more than 25 years. With a rich history in performance and outreach, Callanwolde School of Dance continues to grow in number, talent, and quality. Callanwolde School of Dance Company Ballet offers training from degreed instructors.

Callanwolde also has opportunities for those students who are ready and wanting more: (based on age and level)

  • Certificate Exam Testing (can be used for college/university enrollment applications regardless of major student wishes to pursue),
  • Performance opportunities with Callanwolde events and Callanwolde Dance Recitals,
  • Performance opportunity training for Governor Honors Program (GHP) and PTA Reflections locally/regionally/nationally;
  • Performance and audition opportunities locally or nationally
Register now through our online class catalog, or call the Registration Office for more details at (404) 872-5338.

Scholarship Assistance

Scholarships are available to children 5 years old and older and are awarded based on financial need and/or merit. Scholarships are awarded quarterly with the following deadlines. Late applications are not accepted.

Fall Quarter: July 10
Winter Quarter: November 10
Spring Quarter: February 10
Summer Quarter: April 10

Applicants will be contacted regarding their application status prior to the start of the quarter. All personal information, scholarship applications, awards and discussions are confidential. Click below for the Scholarship Application Form. Contact the Outreach Director, Jahmesha Joseph for more information at 404-872-5338 | To apply over the phone or in person, please email Jahmesha Joseph with: Name, phone number and email address.

Click here to apply for scholarships!

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