School of Dance

Registration Is Ongoing

Every Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 4:00-9:00pm

Stop by and check out the newly renovated Hot Shots Dance Company studio!

382 North Forest Avenue
Hartwell, Georgia

Expressions Dance Revue 2017

Video courtesy of Athens Video



Hartwell Community Block Party Video


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the fun our dancers have (at 3:08 mark)


Class Descriptions


                                                                                    Photos Courtesy of Sara Wise Photography                                              


Click on the classes below for the class schedule.

This class introduces little ones to the world of dance through the use of imagination and play.  We use a variety of props such as hoops, ribbon wands and scarves as we teach the basics of ballet.  We believe strongly in saying and doing as we introduce the terms and technique that will lay the foundation for more advanced classes


Ballet classes are offered from a beginner level to advanced. Students are taught proper body placement, body alignment, barre and center floor work, along with across the floor combinations. Beginner classes introduce vocabulary, proper alignment, and classical ballet technique. Advanced classes include adagio and allegro work, and combinations using balance, strength, and style. All students are urged to study ballet, as it is the foundation of all other dance styles and facilitates further success in these disciplines.



Pointe is only open to dancers who have mastered the necessary level of ballet and have been approved. While similar to ballet, students wear pointe shoes with a hard, full soled shank and a boxed toe, so that the ballerina may go fully onto pointe while in releve. This class is for the advanced ballet dancer and requires an additional ballet class, as well as instructor permission in order to participate.  Not everyone is made for pointe class, so ankle and foot bone structure, stage of growth and strength must all be considered.



Jazz classes are fun and energetic. Students will learn elements as kicks, leaps, turns, splits, and isolations, while incorporating elements of ballet technique. Classes include stretch and strengthening exercises, floor work, and across the floor progressions in addition to a center floor combinations. A variety of combinations utilizing rhythmic variation, multiple turns and level changes are also incorporated into the class.




This is a dance style that combines elements of ballet, modern, and jazz dance techniques. The goal of a lyrical dancer is to use gesture, facial expression, and controlled movements in order to execute their movements and emotions fully.

Contemporary & Modern

Classes blend elements of Contemporary and Modern dance, such as freedom of expression, interpretation of music, principles of fall and recovery, control, breathing, balance and contraction/release. Teachers incorporate an eclectic blend of contemporary and post-modern movement into their classes. Modern and Contemporary Dance forms allow students to explore their individual dance style outside of the structure of traditional ballet and jazz classes.


Acrobatics teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, coordination, and endurance. Beginner classes focus on fundamental techniques.  As the student advances skills will include front and back walkovers, limbers, handsprings, chest rolls, cartwheels/round offs, handstands, back handsprings, back tucks, side and front aerials. This class is great for students looking to enhance agility and flexibility and is important for any student considering competition level classes.


Tap utilizes special metal-tipped shoes to produce various rhythms.  Our program instructs students in both Classical Tap and Rhythm Tap.  Classical Tap emphasis more upper body movement along with making sounds.  Rhythm Tap employs close footwork including many heel drops and toe drops to bring in a syncopated rhythmic beat.




Baton twirling is a unique sport in that in order to perform at the highest level, baton twirlers must be able to demonstrate strength, flexibility, physical fitness and harmony in coordination with the twirling of their baton.  Students in beginner classes will learn baton terminology and basic twirl skills while developing hand-eye coordination and wrist flexibility. Basic dance moves are introduced with emphasis on proper form and hand placement.  More advanced student classes focus on hand twirls, rolls and tosses and a variety of catches and releases are introduced.

Flag Twirling

This class develops hand-eye coordination, bilateral thinking, poise, balance, rhythm and dexterity. Beginner classes will focus on basic skills such as thumb flips, spins, basic rolls and tosses. Advanced classes will develop skills in variety of  tosses in (blind, backhand and side catches) as well as working with 2 batons and partner exchanges and learning to incorporate spins and catches with heel-stretches, ground rolls and more!

Dancing Through The Years

You'll love every minute of your journey

A Child's First Class

While we love to see children start dance classes at a young age, we gladly accept all ages.

A Child's First Recital

Your child's first recital will be one you'll always remember. It's an exciting time for parents and teachers, as well as the dancers.

A First Bouquet

A little girl's first bouquet is a treasure.

Ballet - The Building Block

Tutu's and tights  - how can you not smile!

Poise and Confidence

Over the years, it becomes about So
Much More than dance.

Coordination and Balance

Dance and movement patterns create strength and endurance from an early age.


Dance competition's teach your child important life lessons about discipline and goal setting.

Expression and Emotion

Children learn how to express emotion
through dance.

Striving for Perfection

Learning to achieve precision in dancing wins competitions and turns out spectacular performances.