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Female Dancer

with Ms. Dory Hatchett

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Learn more about this month's Master Class below.





Intermediate Session:
Friday, March 31 from 4:00-5:30
and Saturday, April 01 from 10:00-12:00

Advanced Session:
Friday, March 31 from 5:30-7:00
and Saturday, April 01 from 12:00-2:00

at Clarkesville School of Dance

Build on your existing technique.

You'll use the technique you already have from other dance genres as your foundation for contemporary dance.

Learn unique contemporary movements.

Practice tapping into every emotion you feel, and work on translating it into your movement.

Express yourself through movement.

Stretch your movement capabilities to create something that’s contemporary and unique.

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What is Contemporary?

Contemporary blends elements of ballet, jazz, modern, & lyrical dance to let dancers express emotionality through unique movements and breath.

Do I need to be an enrolled student to attend this Master Class?

Nope! Master Classes are open to everyone. We do request that you have at least ___ years of experience in ballet to attend the Intermediate Contemporary class & at least ___ years of experience in ballet to attend the advanced Contemporary class.

What should I wear?

We recommend wearing a leotard, tights, & your hair up & out of your face!

Anything else I need to bring?

We suggest bringing a water with you & be ready to work!

Our studio is a no judgement zone!

Leave your nerves at the door – We're so happy to have you dancing with us!


A Georgia native, Dory Hatchett has been involved in dance for a total of 20 years. Her training began with Brenau University's Dance Program, Gainesville School of Ballet, and the Gainesville Ballet Company in Gainesville, Georgia. Dory performed regularly with Brenau and the Gainesville Ballet in a variety of corps de ballet, soloist, and principal roles. Her formative training years also included time with the Joffrey School of Ballet in New York, Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Massachusetts, Montgomery Ballet International in Alabama, and Alonzo King LINES Ballet in San Francisco - all of which she attended on merit scholarship.


Dory was accepted into several Trainee programs across the United States (including the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet and the Atlanta Ballet) prior to the arrival of her high school graduation. Although she did not accept these opportunities and decided to stop pursuing a preforming career in dance, doors reopened for teaching opportunities to the local arts community in Georgia, and Tennessee.


Dory recently graduated magna cum laude from Lee University, with a Bachelor of Science in Theology. During her senior year of college, she was thrilled to preform as a guest soloist in Chattanooga Ballet's 2020 production of The Nutcracker.


Dory continues to teach, choreograph, and work with students throughout the Atlanta area, and is excited to continue in her 7th year of guest teaching with Clarkesville School of Dance.


Don't wait to enroll... Reserve your spot in Ms. Dory's Contemporary Master Class before it's all filled up!

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