Outreach programs connect us to our community.

Lending a helping hand, raising funds for a community in need or connecting one-on-one to sign an autograph for an aspiring ballerina, our dancers share their time and their hearts with our community.

Dancer-Initiated Events
Our dancers are members of many charitable organizations and often invite their fellow dance families to donate time or goods to specific causes. The spirit of philanthropy that begins with our HUGS event is carried into other efforts each year.

School-Initiated Events
Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance and Roswell Dance Theatre offer FREE performances at many festivals, street fairs and community events. For over 25 years, our themed float has been an award-winner in the Roswell Youth Day Parade each October. Another annual favorite performance is the Roswell Arts Festival in September.

Community-Initiated Events
Invite us! Our dancers love to perform and are members of many service organizations.  They are available to perform in exchange for service hours. If you would like to add dance entertainment to your event, please contact us to discuss the details.

Studio-Wide Holiday Tradition
For over 30 years, the studio has conducted a Christmas Angel program for the families of Coalmont, TN. Nancy Tolbert Yilmaz’s mother was raised in this small coal-mining town, and the dance families have generously supported this very large effort to bring Christmas to over 600 residents of Coalmont.

After-School Dance Program

Our after-school program is available for students from Roswell North Elementary, Mountain Park Elementary, Vickery Mill Elementary, Sweet Apple Elementary and Mimosa Elementary from September through May. Registration in one or more of our dance classes is REQUIRED in order to request admittance to our after-school program.

The program provides transportation for enrolled students from their school to the studio (10400-D Alpharetta Street, Roswell, GA 30075) Monday through Thursday each week. Students arrive at the studio and have a supervised program for homework, snack, and participation in dance classes. Student must be picked up from the dance studio by 6:30pm.

  • Regular tuition rates apply and the after school program is an additional $10 per day, per student. The fee is automatically built into the dancer’s monthly tuition. (For example: 1 day a week would cost $40 per month, 4 days a week would cost $160.)
  • The cost is a flat fee per month — the cost remains the same even if your student misses a week.
  • Parent or Guardian must notify their child’s elementary school in writing that Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance is allowed to transport student.
  • Students are supervised before and after class by Mrs. Margaret Furbush, a retired school teacher with 35 years’ experience in the classroom.
  • For additional information email admin@tysod.com.
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Girl Scout Programming

Earn a Badge, Add a Patch. We offer a Badge and a Patch program — two great ways to enjoy dance!

Badge Program: Girl Scouts will earn their badge by watching a rehearsal of our current show at Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance, have a light snack, and learn choreography too! Cost for the workshop is $15. We hold this event annually in November for The Nutcracker and again in March for our Spring Concert.

Nutcracker Badge Workshop – November Workshops FULL  |  Spring Concert Badge Workshop – March 7, 2020.

Badge Program Registration for the spring show opens on January 1st. Space is very limited, make your reservations early!


Patch Program: Attend a performance of our fabulous ballet and get a patch. Each Girl Scout ticket includes a seat, commemorative patch, an autographed cast photo, treat, and one Gift Table Coupon for each Troop Leader.
The Nutcracker
performance dates are: Friday November 29 – Sunday December 8, 2019. We will present our Spring Concert Cinderella on March 20-22, 2020.

Tickets will be available at the beginning of October for The Nutcracker and early February for the Spring Concert.

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