Our emphasis with young dancers:
DANCE is a rewarding, fulfilling experience within itself.
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Our dance school is where ballerinas begin.

Open School is for dancers age 2 and up! Our programs meet the needs of any age dancer, toddler to professional. High-quality dance training benefits all students in the area of physical development, posture, poise and grace. The intangible benefits of confidence, pride and discipline develop in parallel as students experience our programs.

Registration opens in March for the following school year. Choose one class per week or as many as you like, Beginner to Advanced Professional. Our dance season includes classes once each week September through May, ending with a recital for all performing classes. The calendar follows most Fulton County School System breaks, with exceptions including MLK Day, Presidents Day, and teacher workdays.

Summer Classes and Camps are available too – it’s always a good time to dance!

REGISTER NOW for the 2021-22 Dance Season!  Our Studio Manual is your go-to guide for schedules and details.

So many choices every week!

We are so excited for the 2021-22 dance season – below is the class schedule!

Teacher Key:
TYB = Tracey Yanckello Bayly  |  PB = Pumkin Byrd  |  PD = Pat Dwyer  |  AE = Akeem Edwards |  RG = Robert Gosnell  |  KHS = Kyme Hersi-Sallid  |  JK = Jena Kovash  |  APT = Amy Powell Team |  LR = Leah Redner  |  DR = Daet Rodriguez  |  LS = Lindsey Sharrock  |  MLT = Mary Lynn Taylor  |  PT = Pam Tiedemann  |  LW = Lance Washington  |  JW = Jenna Werner  |  NTY = Nancy Tolbert Yilmaz  |  CY = Claire Young

Need some more info? View/Download the 2021-22 Studio Manual for details and schedules.

Gearing up for the new season? Check the Dress Code on our Policies page to find out what your dancer should wear to class each week.

My public is waiting – I am ready to DANCE!

2021-2022 Open School Tuition

Tuition payments are billed through JackRabbit, our online registration and account management system. There are 2 ways you can pay your annual tuition:

  1. The total for a full year of classes may be split into equal monthly installments. These payments are automatically charged to your account on a regular monthly schedule.
  2. The total for a full year of classes may be paid in full at the beginning of the year, earning you a 5% discount on your tuition total (discount does not apply to costumes or performance fees). Please email admin@tysod.com if you wish to pay for the year in full, stating your intention in your email with your name and contact information.

For Open School students, we combine all the hours taken per week by the dancers taking non-company classes in your family to calculate your amount due. For example, if Jill takes one ballet class and Sarah takes 2 jazz classes, tuition for their family is $175 per month for a total of three hours.

Classes Taken Monthly Tuition
45 Minutes $60
1 Hour $75
1-1/2 Hours $110
2 Hours $135
2-1.2 Hours $155
3 Hours $175
Aerial Silks Classes
$85/hour
Additional Classes $50/hour

Aerial Silks classes do not combine with other classes in calculating total monthly tuition.

We do have a few rules – check out our policies for Open School students.

Dance Shuttle & After-School Program

Our dance shuttle and after-school program is available for students from Crabapple Crossing, Mountain Park, Roswell North, and Sweet Apple Elementary schools 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.

For K – 5 students enrolled in dance class, the program provides transportation and after-school supervision on days when they are registered for a dance class. Our large studio vans transport students from their school to our dance studio (601 Houze Way, Roswell, GA 30076) Monday through Friday 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 $15 per day, per student. The fee is automatically built into the dancer’s monthly tuition. (For example: 1 day a week would cost $60 per month, 4 days a week would cost $240.)
  • 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. Hillary Gustin. She helps students prepare for their dance class (clothing, hair, snack, etc.), and she also provides assistance with homework.
  • REQUEST transportation/enrollment through your online Jackrabbit portal (you can only request enrollment for the days your dancer is enrolled in dance class). Making this request does not secure enrollment- if there is not enough interest at your school, we cannot provide shuttle service. We will email you as soon as possible to let you know if/when your spot is confirmed.
I have questions about the after-school program.