Simple, Quality & Joyful Study of Dance

The Gift of Dance for the New Year

Dance classes are wonderful for 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.




Time to Dance!

As the month begins so does the Summer/Fall Semester of Movement Arts Atlanta! Classes begin August 8 and are offered for ages 3+ in Kinderdance, Ballet and Tap. This is conveniently located, well priced and high quality instruction for your child.

All classes are held in Inman Park at Director Carolyn Stine McLaughlin’s home studio. Parents are welcome to watch class or wait on the sunny back porch. There is also the option to take a quick stroll on the Beltline or run and errand at the Krog Street Market.

MAA classes are well price at a rate of $15 per hour. A 10% discount is applied to tuition for families with more than one child in the program. Additionally, MAA never charges a registration fee.

All classes are limited in size and are professionally taught. The average student to teacher ratio is 4:1 with the maximum possible being 8:1. Ms. McLaughlin has more than 25 years of teaching experience.

Each Movement Arts Atlanta student is given individual attention to support neuro-muscular development, advance social skills and a foster a love of dance.

June Class Update

Registration of the Summer Short Term from June 6-22 is still open for most classes but you are encouraged to register as soon as you are able. Classes meet twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays making a total of 6 classes in the term. Registration is limited to six students per class.

The current Kinderdance (ages 3 & 4) class at 4:oo pm is full and we are accepting wait list and request for creating another class. If you would like to add your child to one of these lists please send an email via the dialogue box on the Sign Up for Class Page.

Ballet I for ages 5 & 6 has three places available. This class begin the study of classical ballet vocabulary. It support the continued development of gross motor skill and the joys of movement. This class meets at 3:00 pm during the Summer Short Term.

Ballet II with Tap is for children ages 7-10. During this class, classical ballet vocabulary is supported by the great American dance form of Tap. These two vocabularies work well to develop placement and internal rhythm. This class meets at 5:oo pm.

Ballet III with Tap is for an experienced student age 9 or older. Here again, the work done in both vocabulary is very beneficial for young dancers.

2017-2018 Season Schedule & Registration Open

Movement Arts Atlanta has started registering new and returning students for the 2017-2018 Season. There are classes for ages 3 – 13 in Kinderdance, Ballet and Tap. MAA high-quality classes are a joyful and simple way for children to experience the joy of moving, the pleasure of focused work and improve body awareness and control.

Complete class description and schedules are available here. Class tuition is based on a rate of $15 per hour and registration can be completed on line, by mail or by phone. Registration details are available here.

Class sizes are limited so take the time to reserve your child’s place today.

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!