DanceFX: Talent. Passion. Dance. A not-for-profit organization.

Welcome to the Dancefx Atlanta Youth Program! The Dancefx Youth Studio Program was created in 2003 to extend our incredible faculty and facilities to the younger members of the Athens, Ga. area- and it has grown ever since! We host a multitude of technique based, performance-training classes to enrich any dancer's base and boost any child's self confidence. We offer an intensive company level program for those students looking to gain more from their dance experience. The "Company" dancers participate in FX3 (Grades 6-8) and FX2 (Grades 9-12) technique classes and are required to attend additional rehearsals and performance. For more information about our youth and company programs, email or just come on by!

Session runs August 8 - December 18, 2016, January 9 - May 21, 2017

You may join a class NOW or at any point in the session.

SUNDAY 2:00pm PreK Ballet/Tap 2 (3.5-5) with Jaclyn Natale
3:00pm Elem. Hip-Hop(5-9) with Jaclyn Natale
4:00pm Elem. Combo A(5-6) with Jaclyn Natale
MONDAY: 4:30pm Elem. Hip-Hop (7-10) with Arron Davidson
5:00pm Ballet & Jazz Technique (8-11) with Payton McCarty
5:30pm Tween Hip-Hop with Arron Davidson
6:00pm **Junior Co Rehearsal (8-10) with Payton McCarty
6:30pm Tween Jazz/Contemp (10-13) with Eilene Epperson
7:30pm FX Beginning Ballet (13+) w/ Kia Street
TUESDAY 4:30pm PreK Ballet/Tap 1 (3-5) with Emi Murata Ferguson
5:30pm FX Contemporary (13+) with Emi Murata Ferguson
6:30pm Pointe 1 (11+) with Emi Murata Ferguson
6:30pm FX Hip-Hop (12+) with Monica Noble
7:30pm **FX Legacy Rehearsal (MS/HS Hip-Hop Company) with Monica Noble
WEDNESDAY 4:00pm Elem. Combo B (7-8) with Payton McCarty
4:15pm Elem. Hip-Hop (5-9) with Lorien Talmadge
5:00pm Intermediate FX Ballet (13+) with Amber Colmey
6:00pm **FX 2&3 Company Rehearsal (13+) with Various Intructors
7:00pm Intermediate FX Jazz (13+) with Amber Colmey
8:00pm Intermediate FX Tap (11+) with Payton McCarty
THURSDAY 4:00pm *Creative Movement (2.5-3) with Payton McCarty
4:45pm **Intermediate Company Rehearsal (11-13) with Various Instructors
5:00pm Lyrical (9-12) with Ashley Jenkins
6:00pm Tween Ballet (9-13) with Emi Murata Ferguson
6:00pm **Soundfx Company Rehearsal (9-12) with Payton McCarty
FRIDAY 4:15pm Elem. Hip-Hop (6-9) with Arron Davidson
4:30pm PreK Ballet/Tap 2 (3-5) with Emi Murata Ferguson
5:30pm Pre-Pointe (9-13) with Emi Murata Ferguson
SATURDAY 9:45am Creative Movement (2.5-3.5) with Heather Dessaint
10:30am PreK Ballet/Tap 1 (3-5) Heather Dessaint

*Denotes 45 Minute Class. All other classes are one hour.

**Denotes classes by invitation or audition only. Email with inquiries about these companies or the audition process.




Dancefx is a not-for-profit organization that strives to provide the best dance education at the lowest rates possible. If circumstances prevent you from being able to pay full tuition, please email to discuss options available. Tuition for youth program classes is due on the 1st of each month. Each dancer mus pay a $25 Annual Registration Fee or if you have more than one dancer in your family, a $35 Annual Registration Fee for the entire family.

45 min/week - $50/month
1 hour/week - $65/month
2 hour/week - $100/month
3 hours/week - $125/month
4 hours/week - $160/month

5 hours/week - $190/month
6 hours/week - $215/month
7 hours/week - $245/month
8 hours/week - $275/month
9 hours/week - $305/month
Unlimited - $335/month

DANCEFX Atlanta Youth Dance Class Descriptions


New dancers to explore movement and rhythm through basic dance steps in ballet and tap! Dancers will also have fun using manipulatives, music, and rhymes to help them practice dance fundamentals in and exciting and positive environment.  Pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, leotard and tights required. 45 minute class.

Discover hip hop (age 3.5-4)

Just for little dancers, this class introduces the fun world of hip hop dance through movement, games and song. Comfortable clothing and sneakers/socks are suggested; 45-minute class.

PRE-K 1-2 (Ages 3.5-5)

A gentle introduction to ballet and tap technique and concepts in a fun and energetic classroom environment.

With classic youth-friendly songs and pre-dance movement, this class is dedicated to helping your child fall in love with dance, meet some new friends and have a wonderful time in a positive atmosphere. Pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, pink tights and leotard are required. PreK 1 and 2 are suggested levels indicating first and second year dancers.


In a combination of ballet, tap, and jazz, elementary-aged children will learn and then build on the basics in each style. Each class is a combination of barre work, across the floor, center floor combinations and technique, which will lead dancers to feel comfortable and confident in ballet, tap, and jazz in a positive and fun dance environment. Pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, black jazz shoes, leotard and tights required. Suggested designations A-C indicate age of dancer:


Have a fabulous time dancing to fun, age-appropriate hip hop music! Young dancers will stretch, learn weekly high energy, youth friendly combinations, and practice hip-hop isolations in a positive, nurturing environment with lots of friends! Sharp and strength-building movements combined with beat driven music allow for a great time!


An exploration of music and movement with choreography, technique, improvisation, and lyrical expression in an environment that allows dancers to enjoy the unique art of dance. Feel good songs & movement.


Ballet technique en pointe. Student must be enrolled in a ballet class at Dancefx. Taught at Beg-Int level. 


Calling all Triple Threats! Broadway and musical theater training for those who love to sing and dance. A Broadway based warm-up and various theatre exercises to get your mind and body ready for the stage!  Weekly combinations to songs straight from Broadway and from musicals.

FX2 and FX3 CLASSES (Dancers Ages 11-18)

Dancefx has a special pre-professional program for Middle School and High School students- The FX2/3 Program. Open to those who are new to dance and those with lots of dance training, the FX2/3 Program offers specialized training in a variety of genres that your dancer can pick from- ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary/lyrical, hip-hop, and Pointe. In general, the FX3 level classes are great for beginners (age 11-18), and the FX2 classes are for more advanced training. You are welcome to start out in one level and shift for a faster or slower paced class. If your dancer is seeking additional performance opportunities, and a team experience, they should consider the FX2 and FX3 Performance Companies.

FX2 and FX3 Performance Companies: For committed FX2/3 dancers wanting the best in choreography and instruction, additional performance opportunities in a positive and exciting dance company environment. Requirements: Rehearsal (one hour per week, plus occasional extras), ballet, jazz and one elective.


Ballet barre, variations and technique. Dancers will achieve proper execution of basic and increase ballet vocabulary. Ballet shoes, pink tights and solid colored leotard required. The Thursday class will perform in the FX Spring Concert in April and is a Pre-Pointe class for ladies age 12+ that are approved, the Wednesday class is technique only.


Dancers will stretch, condition, and practice isolations to improve sharp, beat-driven hip hop movements. Weekly high energy combinations will keep dancers moving and having a poppin’ and lockin’ good time.


An exploration of music and movement with choreography, technique, improvisation, and lyrical expression in an environment that allows dancers to enjoy the unique art of dance. Feel good songs & movement.


Classic jazz technique and combinations with tricks, leaps, and turns. Combinations focus on style, stage presence, and execution and continuously strengthen and sharpen movements. Soft-soled jazz shoes required.


Stylized rhythmic tap with technique practice and weekly combinations. Tap shoes required.