Simple, Quality & Joyful Study of Dance

Free Dance Performances – April 29 & 30

Atlanta Ballet Center Performers

As part of the Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes, Movement Arts Director, Carolyn Stine McLaughlin, manages the Inman Park Dance Festival. This is a free admission dance performance that presents pre-professional and professional dance companies from the Atlanta area and the State. The companies present works from the dance vocabularies of classical ballet and modern dance.

The performances are on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30 at 4:0 pm and will take place in The Trolley Barn, 963 Edgewood Avenue NE, 30307. The performance are free, family friendly and last for just over an hour.

For the 2017 performances four companies will be presenting. They are Atlanta Ballet Centre Theatre, Ballethnic, Emory Department of Movement Studies, Full Radius Dance and the Georgia Ballet.

This is a great event to see several of the significant assets which are part of Atlanta’s recigh dance community.


Give Dance A Chance in June!

Movement Arts Atlanta is pleased to announce that it will offer a Summer Short Term from June 6 – 22, 2017! This is a wonderful chance for families to try a class for  their students who are new or returning to dance. It is also a nice opportunity for current students to continue learning. Classes are offered in the mid and late afternoons to accommodate camp and swim schedules. There are a total of six classes in the series. They will meet twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays for three weeks.

The following will be offered during Summer Short Term:


Time Tuition
Kinderdance (ages 3 & 4) 4:00 – 4:45 pm* $68
Ballet I (ages 5 & 6) 3:00  – 3:45 pm* $68
Ballet II with Tap (ages 7-10) 5:00 – 6:00 pm $90
Ballet III with Tap (ages 9+) 6:15 – 7:45 pm $113

Classes are limited in size to six and are held at Director, Carolyn McLaughlin’s home studio in Inman Park just west of Downtown Atlanta. You are invited to register today so that your child will have the opportunity to give dance a chance this June!

*Schedule correction made 5/3/17. Our apology for the error.


audienceMovement Arts Atlanta is looking for places for our student to perform. These places could be schools, retirement facilities, churches, synagogues, etc. The performance would last for about 20 minutes and include dance, information about dance and some audience participation.

To host a performance there needs to be a clear area that measures 10 feet by 15 feet that has a smooth save surface, electricity and of course, seating for the audience. There will be not charge to the host site.

If you know of a place you think would like to host a performance please call Carolyn Stine McLaughlin at 404-663-1155 or email her at

Hope to see you at a show!

New Year New Semester

starstretchThe Summer/Fall Semester of classes will end Thursday, December 17, 2016. Is was a wonderful time and students new and returning built their skills and learned more about the love of dance.

The Winter/Spring Semester of classes will begin January 10, 2017. Please note that MAA welcomes new students throughout the season and forms new classes as need. To see the offerings for the new semester please visit the Classes & Schedule Page.

We look forward to serving your family in 2017!

Gift Certificates & Gift Packages Now Available

girlinpurpleDance classes are wonderful for young girls and boys. They develop body and brain in a joyful way. Give the gift of dance!

Looking for a gift for your child that will not gather dust or take up too much space? Need a recommendation for a gift for a grandparent to give your child? Please consider a Gift Certificate or Gift Package from Movement Arts Atlanta.

MAA offers all of its children’s classes and coaching services as gift certificates and gift packages. Gift certificates are offered at no additional charge. Packages include a gift certificate, two dance books (The Ballet Book and Dance published by DK), gift wrap and delivery. The additional charge for a package is $40.

Please follow this link to the Gift Certificate & Packages page for complete information about purchase.



Adult Class on Thursday Mornings

AdultsStart the month of September off with movement!

Beginning Thursday, September 1, 2016, Movement Arts Atlanta will offer Adult Ballet. This class will include beginning and intermediate ballet vocabulary with yoga and physical therapy style exercises for a class that focuses on the joy of movement.

All over the age of 18 are welcome. In addition to the joy of movement the class will work on  flexibility, gracious posture and maintaining and improving balance.

It is best for students to have leather or canvas ballet slipper. Real shoes are important, read here for an explanation. Workout clothes are acceptable as are old school leotard and tights.

Adult Ballet (with a bit of Yoga and Lots of Joy)
Thursdays 10:00 am – 11:15 am
87 Druid Circle NE, Atlanta GA 30307
No reservations necessary, class will run from September 1 – October 27 regardless of attendance.

Advanced Coaching Classes Added

Four new Advanced Coaching Classes have been added for August. These classes are for dancers ages 13 and older and include ballet technique with complimentary physical therapy exercises.

All classes are from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm and will be held at 87 Druid Circle, 30307.

Monday, August 22
Wednesday, August 24
Monday, August 29
Wednesday, August 31

Please visit this registration page to reserve you place. Each class is limited for four students. The class fee is $25.