Training the next generation of dance talent by combining the rigor of ballet with the creative and intuitive movement techniques of contemporary dance


Through a comprehensive dance curriculum taught by our distinguished TMBT instructors, the summer intensive enriches the unique gifts of aspiring young artists in a safe and supportive studio environment while cultivating a deep love and respect for the dance art form.  Under the guidance of Education Director Christine Welker, students are given the opportunity to train and be coached by the Founding members of TMBT, TMBT dancers, and esteemed guest faculty. Curriculum will include Ballet Technique, Pointe, Pas de Deux (age appropriate), Men’s and Women’s Variations, Contemporary, Improvisation Technique, Body Conditioning and Pilates, and Hip Hop. In addition, Advanced students will have the opportunity to be a part of original works created by TMBT’s accomplished choreographers Tara Lee and Heath Gill to be performed at the conclusion of the program.


TMBT Director John Welker, Co-Founders Christian Clark, Heath Gill, Tara Lee, Rachel VanBuskirk, Education Director Christine Welker, TMBT Dancer Alex Gonzaga, TMBT Protégé Laura Morton

Guest Faculty

To be announced at a later date


Intermediate Intensive
June 10th - 22nd

Ages 10-13yrs

2 weeks $800 + $25 registration fee

Classes run M-F 9:30am-3:30pm

Classes held at Westside Cultural Arts Centre

The Intermediate program concludes with an in-studio performance at Westside Cultural Arts Centre on June 22nd

Optional late pick up available 3:30pm-4:30pm for $15 per day

Advanced Intensive
July 1st - July 27th

Ages 14-18yrs

4 weeks $2000 + $25 registration fee

Classes run M-F 9:30am-5:00pm

Classes held at Westside Cultural Arts Centre

The Advanced program concludes with performance dates on July 26th and 27th. Location to be announced at a later date

Optional late pick up available 5:00pm-6:00pm for $15 per day


Auditon Information


Dates and Times

January 20 th
Westside Cultural Arts Center
760 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Intermediate Time: 12:00 PM  |  Advanced Time: 2:00 PM
Audition Fee: $20

January 27 th
Kennesaw State University Department of Dance
1200 Chastain Road, Bldg 306 MD #0036 Kennesaw, GA 30144
Intermediate Time: 12:00 PM  |  Advanced Time: 2:00 PM
Audition Fee: $20

Audition Dress Code and Requirements

  • Female Dancers must wear a black leotard, pink or flesh colored tights, ballet slippers. Intermediate students please be prepared to put on pointe shoes at the end of class if you have been training en pointe for a least one year. Advanced students will put on pointe shoes for a portion of the centre work.

  • Male Dancers must wear a white or black t-shirt, full length black tights, and ballet slippers

  • In Addition, Advanced students will also be asked to learn a contemporary movement phrase if time permits.

Doors open 30 minutes before the scheduled audition time

Please print and fill out the Audition Registration Form provided below prior to the audition


If you are unable to attend one of our upcoming auditions we are accepting video submissions.

Video auditions will be accepted until March 1st.
Please send your submissions to:

For more details, please contact Christine Welker below.