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WE ARE CURRENTLY REGISTERING FOR OUR 2015-2016 SEASON!


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WE ARE CURRENTLY REGISTERING FOR OUR 2015-2016 SEASON!


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About Impact

Founded in 1994 by Kari Carter, Impact Dance of Atlanta is an excellent, Christian-based dance and performing arts education and training facility dedicated to the mission of “Impacting Lives One Dance At A Time”.

Impact Dance of Atlanta – Your future IS our business!

 

At Impact we are serious about training dancers in the art of ballet, jazz, tap, pointe, hip-hop, lyrical, modern, contemporary, musical theatre, tumbling and ballroom; performers in the art of acting, singing, and music. and everyone in the area of fitness through Zumba and Pilates. 

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HOW IS IMPACT DIFFERENT?  

Not only are we serious about the quality of your training, we allow our students and instructors the freedom to express their faith through the talent God has given them.  You won’t find suggestive costumes, provocative moves, or trashy music.  You and your children deserve better than that.  I personally believe that God creates dancers, musicians, painters, singers, and actors.  What you do with your talent is your choice, but your talent is a gift from God. Impact Dance of Atlanta is dedicated to providing dancers and performers with a training facility which will equip them to pursue professional careers, or simply explore the arts for fun and fitness. 

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WHY IS THAT SO IMPORTANT TO YOU?

At Impact Dance of Atlanta we have trained many dancers who have gone directly from our studio to professional careers in either performing or teaching, and we have done so for  22 years!   These Impact Dance Alumnus enjoy professional careers with very prestigious companies such as Miami City Ballet, Ballet Magnificat!, Atlanta Lyric Theatre, just to name a few. We have alumni who have been awarded very lucrative scholarships to national universities such as University of Alabama and Kennesaw State University.  Our dancers are accepted into national summer programs with Boston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Carolina Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Columbia Ballet and many, many more.

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IMPACT DANCE OF ATLANTA IS RIGHT FOR YOU

If you are searching for a Dance & Performing Arts facility with an excellent & professional teaching staff; operating in a Christ-centered environment; serious ballet training program; a facility which offers a full range of class choices from very beginner to pre-professional;  a beautiful, fully equipped facility, with spacious studios, sprung dance floors, full length mirrors and barres;  a facility with the ability to convert into a beautiful amphitheatre; a facility where you can TRUST the music and choreography to be tasteful and age appropriate; a facility where there are numerous performance opportunities for every student; and a faculty who cares about what they teach, how the teach, and gives valuable feedback and correction to insure excellent training; an attentive and available office staff who will answer the phone & assist you in a timely manner; then YES, IMPACT DANCE OF ATLANTA IS FOR YOU!

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Our Staff


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Our Staff


Kari Carter Owner/Founder/Artistic Director Acworth & Canton Locations  

Kari Carter

Owner/Founder/Artistic Director Acworth & Canton Locations

 

Jenna Lucas Director Canton Location

Jenna Lucas

Director Canton Location

Becky Simmons Lead Instructor Musical Theatre                                

Becky Simmons

Lead Instructor Musical Theatre                                

Mandy Neeley Lead Ballet Instructor Impact Dance Co.  

Mandy Neeley

Lead Ballet Instructor Impact Dance Co.

 


Dean Balkwill Lead Instructor Vocal & Acting  

Dean Balkwill

Lead Instructor Vocal & Acting

 

Erin Rauch Instructor   

Erin Rauch

Instructor 

 

Tre McClendon Lead Tap Instructor 

Tre McClendon

Lead Tap Instructor 

Kitty Manning  Account Manager, Instructor

Kitty Manning 

Account Manager, Instructor


Michele Ziemann-DeVos Instructor Pre-Professional Ballet  

Michele Ziemann-DeVos

Instructor Pre-Professional Ballet

 

Kara Hill-Protos Lead Instructor Junior Conservatory of Classical Ballet  

Kara Hill-Protos

Lead Instructor Junior Conservatory of Classical Ballet

 

Peter Doll Lead Instructor Men's Ballet  

Peter Doll

Lead Instructor Men's Ballet

 

Olivia Becker Instructor

Olivia Becker

Instructor


Kristin D'Addario   Ballet Instructor

Kristin D'Addario  

Ballet Instructor

Nick Morret Piano & Vocal

Nick Morret

Piano & Vocal

Jillian Mitchell Ballet Instructor 

Jillian Mitchell

Ballet Instructor 

 

Laurie Alcorn Office Assistant, Yearbook Manager, Birthday Party  Coordinator, Community Contact Manager, Housekeeping Manager

Laurie Alcorn

Office Assistant, Yearbook Manager, Birthday Party  Coordinator, Community Contact Manager, Housekeeping Manager

Noah Lucas Media Manager, Graphic Designer, Production & Technical Director

Noah Lucas

Media Manager, Graphic Designer, Production & Technical Director

 
 
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Alumni


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Alumni


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Bethany Hurstell Ballet Magnificat!, Alpha Company member 

Bethany Hurstell

Ballet Magnificat!, Alpha Company member 

Adrienne Carter Miami City Ballet, Corps de Ballet

Adrienne Carter

Miami City Ballet, Corps de Ballet

Emily Oliveira Cheerleader/Dancer; Atlanta Thrashers

Emily Oliveira

Cheerleader/Dancer; Atlanta Thrashers

Priscilla Curtis Kennesaw State University dance major / Local Performer

Priscilla Curtis

Kennesaw State University dance major / Local Performer

Miranda Fields Trainee at Ballet West

Miranda Fields

Trainee at Ballet West

Aaron Carter Dance Major: University Of Alabama (Roll Tide) Awarded 4 year Fine Arts Scholarship  Awarded 2013 Dizzy Feet Scholarship (1 of only 10 in all of U.S.)    

Aaron Carter

Dance Major: University Of Alabama (Roll Tide)

Awarded 4 year Fine Arts Scholarship 

Awarded 2013 Dizzy Feet Scholarship (1 of only 10 in all of U.S.)