Located in Douglasville, Georgia
We are a dance studio offering classes in tap, ballet, jazz, pointe, hip hop, contemporary.
Certified by: Dance Educators of America
Benefits of our program: adult teachers, 2 large dance rooms, professional wood floors, classes divided by both age and ability, performing groups, Christmas & Summer Recitals, and Summer Program.
Established in 1975, Douglasville School of Dance has been a family and community based dance studio. We take pride in offering a quality dance program in a loving and nurturing atmosphere. Our programs instill the values of goal setting, perseverance, and a positive self-esteem along with the fun and enjoyment of dancing. Our goal is to give each dancer the opportunity to develop her own love of dance in a safe and non-competitive environment.
Our policy is to place each child in the class best suited for her age, dance experience & ability. We consider it a privilege to have your child in our dance program & will give each child quality dance instruction in a caring atmosphere during this dance year.
Meet the Team
Sheryl Clay – Owner /Director
Little did I know that in 1975 when Libba Tishaw started Douglasville School of Dance that this was the beginning of my childhood dream coming true! At the age of 5, I began studying dance in Atlanta with J. Frank Leitzsey. There were no dance schools in Douglasville back in 1966. I began dancing at Douglasville School of Dance in 1977. God was truly giving me the desires of my heart. In June, 1984, my husband and I purchased DSD. I continue to be blessed each year by each of our dance families and the DSD staff.
Nicole Crook – Office Manager /Co-Director
Nicole Crook is an alumna of Douglasville School of Dance where she began her dance training at the age of 5. Nicole began assisting at DSD during high school and has been teaching for over 20 years. She continues her dance training during summer programs at The Atlanta Ballet. Nicole works with all ages in the areas of ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and pointe. She also manages the office and assists Ms. Sheryl with directing DSD. A graduate of the State University of West Georgia, Nicole also holds a Master’s Degree in business administration. Nicole lives in Douglasville with her husband and son, and loves being a part of the DSD family!
Kristen Holloway – Instructor
Kristen Holloway has been a member of the Douglasville School of Dance family for many years. At the age of 5, she began her dance training at DSD. After high school she began teaching dance and has taught students of all ages. Currently, she enjoys teaching younger elementary and preschool age dancers. Kristen has participated in classes at various Atlanta dance schools and has attended many dance conventions over the years. She lives in Winston with her husband Matt and their three children; Jacob, Georgia and Maddie.
Tammika Wiley – Instructor
Tamikka Wiley, hip hop dance instructor, is enjoying her first year teaching at Douglasville School of Dance. She received her early training at Dallas Dance School in ballet, jazz, and tap. Tamikka has danced for over 20 years and as a young adult, she choreographed many routines for various age groups. Currently, in addition to hip hop at DSD, she does praise dances. Tamikka is a graduate of Georgia State University with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Spanish. She and her husband reside in the Paulding County Area with their son and daughter.
Whitney Constein – Instructor
Whitney Constien is an alumna of Douglasville School of Dance where she began her dance training at the age of three. During her 15 years of dance experience, which include training in tap, ballet, jazz, and pointe, she also participated in DSD’s Kickline Performing Group. Whitney is a graduate of Kennesaw State University with a B.S. in Human Services with a concentration in Nonprofit Administration. Whitney’s love for dance and passion to serve others has her excited to be on staff at DSD. Her hope and prayer is to be the light of Christ to each of her students and to help them expand their love of dance on many levels.
Chelsea Payne – Instructor
Bio coming soon.
Left to Right: Kristin Pirkle, Vaneza Robbins, Savannah Ray, Madi Phillips
Little did I know that in 1975 when Libba Tishaw started DOUGLASVILLE SCHOOL OF DANCE that this was the beginning of my childhood dream coming true! At the age of 5, I began studying dance in Atlanta with J. Frank Leitzsey. There were no dance schools in Douglasville back in 1966. I began dancing at DOUGLASVILLE SCHOOL OF DANCE in 1977 where it was originally located in the Market Square Shopping Center on Highway 5. In the early 1980’s I began assisting and teaching in some of the dance classes. My dream was to one day be the owner of a dance school. In 1983, Ms. Libba approached me about buying the dance studio. God was truly giving me the desires of my heart. In June, 1984, my husband and I purchased DOUGLASVILLE SCHOOL OF DANCE. We remained at the Market Square location through May, 1989. God continued to bless our school when we were able to open in our brand new building at West Stewart Mill Road in the fall of 1989. In December, we performed at the Egleston’s Festival of Trees in Atlanta which became an annual event for us. In the summer of 1996, we had the awesome privilege of having a group of our dancers perform in the Opening Ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Atlanta. In 2007, we were invited to perform in the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Christmas Parade. This is a televised event, and our dancers look forward to this opportunity each December. Many of our students have assisted in our classes, and after graduating joined our teaching staff. I, along with the other teachers, have thoroughly appreciated the opportunity of teaching so many little girls over the years. God has truly poured out His blessings on our school, and I give Him the glory for its success. ~Ms. Sheryl Clay, Owner~
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