So your little one has been rocking out since they could roll over? Maybe it’s time to encourage that natural talent, or at the very least help them burn off some of that excess energy. Who knew a little human could stay in constant motion? We’ve put together a list of five studios that will have your kids moving and grooving, and then snoozing.


Dance 411
While Dance 411 teaches ballet and tumbling, they are perhaps best known for their hip hop and breakdancing classes. Yes, breakdancing.  Your preschooler can learn to pop and lock in no time flat! Dance 411 is the kind of studio where you’d be likely to run into some famous dancers. In fact, many of the instructors have impressive dance careers themselves, from prima ballerinas to concert tour choreographers—these are some talented folks! The kiddos are getting some serious spotlights too. DanceKidsATL, a new reality show on TLC, follows ten of these hardworking dancers. Even if your focus is fun rather than fame, Dance 411 offers a non-intimidating space for your kiddo to try out their twinkle toes.

Psst:  Your first drop in class for $10.00 when you sign up for their newsletter online.

475 Moreland Ave, East Atlanta, 404.419.6999

Gotta Dance
Gotta Dance is a beautiful and spacious studio that offers both dance and fitness classes. Here you’ll find one of the largest assortments of classes for your tots to try out—including everything from jazz, modern, and tap. Gotta Dance features Kindermusik, a program renowned for its success in developing all kinds of skills in children: language, reasoning and emotional skills. Not to mention math and music too! The best part, you can get in on the fun too! There are a range of classes for the little one and you to groove together!

Psst: Be sure to check out their class schedule for yourself, too! Even if your kid did not inherit their sweet moves from you, there is still plenty of fun to be had here! Yoga Beat, Zumba or Caribbean abs sound like fun?

1778 Ellsworth Industrial Dr, West Midtown, 404.352.0420


Atlanta Dance Central
Looking for a more classical approach to dance? Does your little one dream of tutus and ballet recitals? Then Atlanta Dance Central may be just the place for your tiny dancer.  Geared towards a long-term dance education, it’s safe to say that their focus is on ballet and classical dance; however they also offer acrobatics and a fun musical theater camp.

Psst:  The Foster-Schmidt Dance Academy for Down Syndrome is a branch of Dance Central that offers weekly class for its participants, and helps individuals with Down syndrome with building self-esteem and self-awareness. Most of all, it gives everyone an opportunity to dance. Sounds like a worthy cause to us!

920 Woodstock Rd #200, Roswell, 770.992.0170


AWPlayers Company
Maybe your kid wants to dance, sing and act? AWPlayers Company is intense Musical theater training for the kid who has stars in their eyes and truly wants to see their name in lights. The company is led by some serious industry heavy weights, such as Anthony Galde, who spent seven years on Broadways Wicked!

Psst: AWPlayers Company is one arm of a larger group called Atlanta Workshop Players that offers tons of camps, coaching, classes and more. Here you will find caring and passionate teachers who pass that same energy on to some very happy kiddos.

8560 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Alpharetta, 770-998-8111

Capoeira Maculelê Atlanta
Think your kiddo would care to kick, summersault and dance all in one amazing class? How would you feel about a training that emphasizes creativity, self-respect and responsibility? Sounding pretty good, huh? Check out Capoeira, a form of Brazilian martial arts that is a unique blend of music, culture, martial arts discipline and dance. Capo-Kids is a unique program designed especially for young learners. Trust us, your kiddo might just flip for this unique program!

Psst: Classes are FREE to try! Bring the little’s down and let them try it out.

519 N McDonough St, Decatur, 404.957.9400

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–Candice Rose

Photos courtesy of Morten Rask via Wikimedia Commons, Atlanta Dance Central via Facebook and Creative Commons via Flickr