Exercise Your Dream! A Workshop in Dance Fundamentals

Workshop Details:

Currently offered only at our Atlanta location

Membership holders receive a 50% discount! 

  • Atlanta: Saturdays 9:30-10:30am 
  • Atlanta: Mondays 7:00-8:00pm 
  • 5 class workshop: $150
  • Workshop drop-in (one class): $35

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 Yes! It exists! 

Once you decide you want to develop crazy cool dance skills, it's then just a matter of how you're going to go about it:

You can drop into classes and figure it out eventually.. 

Or you can save a lot of time and ramp up quickly in our dance fundamentals Workshop. 

All styles of dance spring from the same well of training. This course prepares you for every one of them. Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theater Jazz, Hip Hop, Salsa, Tap, Modern, Contemporary, etc. (Yes, this course is pretty amazing :)


80% of the graduates of this course progress quickly to more advanced study because they have this knowledge!

Understanding dance training enables you to get the most out of every class you take.  

Conceived and taught by dance 101 founder and director, Ofelia de La Valette, this is the course she wished existed (you can't even imagine) when she started her dance journey as an adult newcomer 26 years ago. This beautifully crafted comprehensive course presents the study of dance using both an intellectual as well as a physical approach.  Learning the "why" before the "how" makes all the difference.  

Calling all dreamers: if you want to dance, start HERE.

Rolling admission: means you can start anytime: start now or whenever convenient.

Each class focuses on specific objectives. Complete the 5 classes in any order (sessions are not chronological) or just drop into the class you want to take.


Getting Started:

Which class is being offered when?

Click on the 'schedule' tab above and open the ATLANTA Schedule (Mondays 7-8pm and Saturdays 9:30am) to see which class is being offered each week! 

Class Attire: Footwear: Jazz and ballet shoes are ideal. But if you don't have these, you can wear sneakers (not running shoes) with socks.  Clothing: leggings or joggers, t-shirt or tank top. No shorts, please.

Class A: Core and Strength Development (Ballet Barre) 

Ballet Barre training makes strong dancers - across all dance genres. A basic understanding of Barre work provides a solid foundation for any class experiences. Leave your tutu, tights and leotards at home - not that kind of class! 

This class prepares you to take Barre, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary and Broadway classes.

Class B:

There are 9 universal steps that appear in ALL dance choreography. Learn them here. 

This class prepares you for Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap, salsa, Modern, dance fitness and Broadway classes.

Class C: Turns 

What's the fun in dance if you can't turn?  Here you will learn to "spot" (to avoid dizziness) and explore the 3 types of turns (wrap, traveling & spin). 

This class prepares you for Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary and Broadway classes.

Class D: Understanding Choreography, and how to pick up movement  

While picking up choreography takes practice, if you understand the principles used to create it, the process is easier. 

This class prepares you for any class in which you will be learning choreography.

Class E: How to stretch for greater flexibility 

Learn how to stretch to prepare your body for movement and how to stretch to become more flexible (two very different things!). Why are dancers so flexible? Because they know what you're about to learn in this class.  

dance 101 is in the business of making dancers - that's what we do.  If you want to hurry up and dance, or you are looking to capture the fundamentals you won't get in a drop in class, start here. Any questions? Call/text 404-545-8048

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