Hot Shots Dance Company

382 North Forrest Avenue, Hartwell, GA

 School of Dance, Hartwell, GA

Keeping spirits high and the toilet paper rolling.... HSDC dancers want to remind everyone to stay positive, follow social distancing guidelines and be a light in your virtual community. 

To our HSDC family, we love you and can’t wait to see you again!! This is just an intermission! 

#hsdcathome #hsdcfam #hsdcstrong #thebestisyettobe #betterwhenimdancing


As much as I wish that HSDC could stay open during this time, it is in everyone's best interest to follow the school district's lead and Hart County recommendations and close the studio. 

We plan to reopen on Monday, April 13!
Due to the month of missed classes, we will extend our regular classes into June and move the recital to June also.

All Parents should have received an email with details on all of the plan changes.  If you need more information, please email:

We will take this time to do some early spring cleaning (counters, cubbies, ballet barres, floors, tumble mats, bathrooms, carpets, etc.) 

I wish you all the very best in these next few weeks as we get through this stressful time.

Should the situation change, and if we have to stay closed for longer than two weeks, then I will reevaluate our plans.


Suzanne Krause

HSDC is excited to be featured in Hart County Chamber of Commerce's 4th Quarter Newsletter as a Featured Member

Click on the image above to see our YouTube Channel. 

Ballroom Lessons with Theo Derleth &

Ganine Giorgione Derleth


To schedule a private lesson or to get more information

Please call 706-436-7698

Lessons will be given at the Hot Shots Dance Company located at 382 N. Forest Ave, Hartwell, GA

First private lesson is free!

Price Structure

Pay as you go is $100 per session

Prepay for 5 sessions -  $95 per session

Prepay for 10 sessions - $90 per session
Prepay for 25 sessions - $80 per session

Lessons are 50 minutes. Groups may be arranged and they may split the hourly rate.

Theo is a five-time U.S. Top Teacher in all four styles; Smooth, Rhythm, Standard, Latin; and three-times honored as Top Teacher at World Championships. Theo J. Derleth has produced and choreographed shows for stage, television and film. Theo and his student Bobbie Fitzpatrick are WDC World Pro/Am Ballroom Champions.


Ganine Giorgione Derleth is an artist, singer and dancer; her credits include original Broadway companies of The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, Two For The Show, national Actor's Equity companies of 42nd Street and A Chorus Line, The Cotton Club, The Grammy Awards, The Tony Awards, The Kennedy Center Honors.  She performed as a Rockette in the Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular, was dance coach for Tony Bennett's music video "Steppin' Out", opening act for Sammy Davis Jr. & Jerry Lewis, Cleopatra for Caesar's Palace Las Vegas, and a member of the first United States Olympic Dance Corps.  Ganine taught dance at Columbia University, Fordham University, Wagner College, College of Staten Island, and SUNY Brockport for Dance Rochester.


Call (706) 376-2549
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