PROGRAMS

Come learn among the best at AREA. No matter which program you pick, you’re well on your way to an exceptional artistic experience that will provide you with the tools you need to be LIMITLESS!

Our Programs are rooted in the McClendon Philosophy of Training & Development, developed by our matriarch, Denise McClendon who has over 40+ years of experience designing transformative holistic teaching methodology and practices for our emerging artistic talents!

The McClendon Mystic is grounded in a holistic approach which fosters unity, cultural understanding, integrity, and life skills. It is designed to mold, stimulate, develop and nurture the whole person; mind, body and soul allowing each person to reach their fullest potential.

 
 

HAPPY

KIDDIES

/ Foundations /

2-5 YEARS

ALL FEET CAN DANCE!

HAPPY KIDDIES is designed to be the first steps in establishing a solid foundation for future arts training. In this enjoyable and introductory curriculum, students will learn basic terminology and skills, develop body control and awareness, curiosity, assist with memory, focus, and fine motor skills that will ultimately help in their overall development.

This Program has customizable classes, over Semesters:

Fall (August-December); Spring (January-May); Summer (June and July)

IGNITE

kids+TEENS

/ Exploratory /

6-15 yrs

IGNITE YOUR PASSION FOR DANCE!

IGNITE KIDS+TEENS is modified for those who want to commit to a less stringent curriculum. This track allows students to explore and personalized their Class schedule based upon interest!

This Program has customizable classes, over Semesters:

Fall (August-December); Spring (January-May); Summer (June and July)

 

ACADEMY

/ Pre-Professional /

6-16 YRS

AWARD-WINNING SCHOOL FOR TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT!

 

ACADEMY is designed for talented and gifted dancers between 6-18 to be developed for a professional career in Dance/Performance. Students are selected by Director, based upon skill level, commitment, physical strength, desire to improve, and coachability. 

 

This Program has set class structures, over a 12-month Training Season (August-July). 

IGNITE ADULTS

(OPEN)

/ Novice - Professional /

16+ YRS

HOME OF THE BEST DANCE & INDUSTRY RESOURCES!

 

Focusing on those who are versed in Dance and need to continue refining their skills, or those who always had an inner Star, but never had a canvas to allow it to to shine, AREA Ignite, is your resource! AREA Ignite offers open classes, workshops and professional development opportunities for novices to professionals and enthusiast, our unique selection of offerings for all levels will guarantee an enjoyable experience that will Ignite your passion for the ARTS!

Ignite Adult offers two Programs:

Ignite Open Classes | 20+ Options per week of unique Dance Classes

The Collective | Unlimited Classes + Professional Opportunities 

ATLANTA DANCE CONNECTION

/ Professional /

15+ YRS

ATLANTA'S AMBASSADORS FOR DANCE!

 

Atlanta Dance Connection (ADC) is a professional dance company that puts on high-quality dance productions that bridge the gap between classical ballet and traditional African dance. ADC presentS educational programs, artistic collaborations, and public performances to audiences in Atlanta and around the world.

ADC Offers two Program options:

CAP (Cultivating Artistic Professionals) | Pre-Professional

ADC Company | Professional 

OUTREACH

/ Exploratory /

2+ YRS

CREATING TRANSFORMATIVE IMPACT, ONE ART AT A TIME!

Comprised of custom residencies for public, charter and private learning institutions and/or organizations, AREA Outreach is prepared with a roster of trained professional instructors with backgrounds and experiences to conduct classes and residencies in all performing art forms. AREA Outreach is a daytime or after school satellite program that puts youth and/or adults  in an arts filled environment and allows them to express their creativity in their respective setting! 

This Program offers  customizable short or extended options over Cycles:

Fall (August-December); Spring (January-May); Summer (June and July)