Carrollton Ballet
The Carrollton Cultural Arts Center will offer introductory programs during the fall semester in ballet, tap and jazz. Students from ages 3 to 12 years of age can participate this FALL in a variety of classes leading up to a Holiday Showcase. Classes begin the week of August 28, 2017.

A Christmas Carol Ballet

In our Christmas Carol Ballet ballet we have roles for performers with and without dance experience from age 7 to adults. Come be a part of Ebenezer’s Scrooge life journey, famously described by classic novelist Charles Dickens. This is a full length production choreographed by Jurijs Safonovs, a ballet dancer and choreographer with 30 years of experience in classical ballet and dance education.

If you are interested in participating, please call 770-838-1083, or email Yuri at jsafonovs@carrollton-ga.gov.

Show Dates: November 17 – 19, 2017
Rehearsals: Rehearsals will be Sundays 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. (Dancers will be assigned rehearsal times based on scene). During the performance week all cast rehearsals will begin at 6 p.m.
Performance Fee: $65.00 to participate in the program.
Director: Jurijs Safonovs


Creative Movement

Our dancers in this program are offered a fun filled first experience in motion. Through movement, children learn about their bodies, develop coordination, a sense of rhythm and awareness of the space around them. With a variety of activities, such as musical games, story-telling, and mimicry of our natural environment, children learn to give physical expressions to their imaginations, while developing their gross motor skills. Elementary tap is introduced at this level.  No required uniform – dance clothing is suggested and ballet shoes are required. Showcase is December 13th.

Instructor: Shawn Megorden
Dates: Mondays, Aug 28 – Dec 11 (Class will not meet Sep 4 & Nov 20)
Times: 4:00 p.m.– 4:45 p.m.
Ages: 3 – 4
Class Size: Up to 10 dancers
Member Fee: $82 per semester
Non-Member Fee: $110 per semester


Pre-Ballet

This class awakens dancers, ages 5 – 6, to music, coordination, and spatial/motor skills. Basic classical ballet positions are introduced. Ballet attire and shoes are required.

Instructor: Shawn Megorden
Dates: Aug 29 – Dec 12 (Class will not meet Nov 21)
Times: 4 p.m.– 4:45 p.m.
Ages: 5 – 6
Class Size: Up to 12 dancers
Member Fee: $88 per semester
Non-Member Fee: $118 per semester


Tiny Tappers

Basic steps are introduced and simple choreography is explored. Leotard, tights and tap shoes are required for this class.

Instructor: Shawn Megorden
Dates: Tuesdays, Aug 29 – Dec 12 (Class will not meet Nov 21)
Times: 4:45 p.m.– 5:15 p.m.
Ages: 5 – 6
Class Size: to 12 dancers
Member Fee: $60 per semester
($25 if you are in Pre-Ballet)
Non-Member Fee: $75 per semester
($32 if you are in Pre-Ballet)


Ballet Beginner 1 & 2

All beginner levels are designed to properly introduce and develop basic skills and knowledge needed for the student’s proper development as a dancer. These levels are essential for the correct placement of the body, legs, arms and even the position of the head. This semester students are assigned to these levels based on age. Ballet attire and shoes are required.

Instructor: Shawn Megorden
Dates: Ballet 1: ……..Mondays, Aug 28 – Dec 11 (Class will not meet Sep 4 & Nov 20)
Dates: Ballet 2: Tuesdays, Aug 29 – Dec 12 (Class will not meet Nov 21)
Times: Ballet 1: Monday: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Times: Ballet 2: Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Ages:  Ballet 1: Ages 7 – 9
Ages:  Ballet 2: Ages 10 – 12
Class Size: Up to 15 dancers in each class
Member Fee: $118 per semester
Non-Member Fee: $133 per semester


Beginner Jazz

Basic steps in jazz are explored as well as learning different forms of stretches and basic choreography. Dancers are encouraged to wear leotard, tights and jazz shoes.

Instructor: Shawn Megorden
Dates: Tuesdays, Aug – Dec 12 (Class will not meet Nov 21)
Times: 6:30 p.m.– 7:00 p.m.
Ages: 7 – 12
Class Size: Up to 15 dancers
Member Fee: $60 per semester ($25 if you are in Ballet 1 or 2)
Non-Member Fee: $75 per semester ($32 if you are in Ballet 1 or 2)

Special Note:  Holiday Showcase is December 15th at 6 p.m. A $25.00 Performance Fee is required to participate in the Holiday Showcase.   

Beginner Tap

In this class, basic steps are introduced and simple choreography is explored.

Instructor: Shawn Megorden
Dates: Mondays, Aug 28 – Dec 11 (Class will not meet Sep 4 & Nov 20)
Times: 6:00 p.m.– 6:30 p.m.
Ages: 7 – 12
Class Size: Up to 15 dancers
Member Fee: $60 per semester ($25 if you are in Ballet 1 or 2)
Non-Member Fee: $75 per semester ($32 if you are in Ballet 1 or 2)