The Fever is proud to be West Georgia’s #1 Rated Studio since 2012!
Fever offers multiple levels of training. Whether you desire to take the competitive track, training anywhere from 6-12 hours a week; or you prefer to take a recreational approach, taking only class once a week; we can find the perfect fit for you!
Not only does Fever specialize in dance classes, but we are proud to offer Acro/Tumbling, adult classes, vocal training, & acting! There is so much under one roof for you to choose from!
Fever is highly active in our community. From volunteering time in our local schools: bringing dance education to all ages of children; to giving back at our local businesses by performing or offering workshops! We long to build strong and lasting relationships with our clients, students, & the West Georgia community!
In our 11thseason, we implemented the special needs program, “Let Your Light Shine”. With an enormously positive response to this class, we look forward to working hand in hand with our local special needs educators and program advisors to continue to build a lasting program at our studio, one that involves every child, reflecting that dance is for everyone.
There has never been a better time to join the Fever family. We are in a new location which puts us in the heart of Carrollton! We are growing rapidly and as the growth takes place, it opens many doors for new opportunities that both parents and students can take advantage of!
Do you have something in mind that Fever can help with? Feel free to contact us! From field trips to birthday parties, a couples first dance at their wedding, to a flash mob for a fundraising event, we have someone that can help bring your performance ideas to life!
The Fever Performing Arts offers professional dance training in a professional facility and caring environment. It is difficult to know if a dance studio is teaching quality training. We hope that the following information will be helpful and informational for you while you are choosing a dance studio.
- Competitive pricing with professional training
- Family-oriented atmosphere
- Highly qualified and trained instructors
- Convenient location
- Payment options
- Professional sprung dance floors and sound systems
- No segregation in the recreational dancers & competitive dancers for weekly technique class
- Proper student to teacher ratio
- Spacious lobby geared for the dancers seating. Food and homework breaks highly encouraged… and don’t worry. There’s wifi!
- Front desk staff available for customer questions
- Optional fundraising available to help with costs
- An unbeatable show that you will truly enjoy. We pride ourselves on putting together more than just a “dance recital”
The Fever has a professional flooring system made of a sprung sub-floor and a Marley top-floor. A sprung floor is extremely important in any dance studio or theater that will be used regularly. Since jumping is a major part of dancing, if done consistently on a hard floor, it can cause long term physical problems in the hips, knees, shins, ankles, and feet. A sprung sub-floor is made of foam pads and a thin wooden frame under plywood to allow the floor to give on impact and sink slightly with the dancer as he/she lands from a jump. The Marley top-floor is a vinyl overlay that functions as the actual dance surface, and is not slippery. This is especially important once dancers reach the advanced level of ballet and are dancing on pointe. A marley floor is smooth and will not splinter like a wooden floor.
Since proper dance technique is extremely important, correct technique must be taught from the beginning of a dancer’s training through the advanced level to prevent possible injury from executing dance movements incorrectly. We teach all of our classes with the focus of emphasizing classical technique, while still teaching artistry in dance. We teach about the body and how it works with movement. Posture and alignment is a huge topic, making sure that students are not injuring themselves while dancing.
Due to this focus, you will find many of our class styles go hand in hand with pre-requisite classes. We feel in order to properly train in certain styles of dance, you must partner this with the proper foundation and principals of coinciding technique.
Our Hip Hop classes incorporate fun, contemporary dance moves with traditional, common steps. In any style of dancing, it is very important to learn the language of dance. In order to be a successful dancer, you must be able to speak and understand the dance language. If you can understand the definition, your body will be able to perform the step correctly.
Terminology is taught in each of our classes, and is stressed to prepare dancers for opportunities to perform that will come from outside of our dance studio, such as dance companies, college, and even professional performance auditions. Students are also taught creativity, improvisation, anatomy, and much more!
There are a few answers for this question.
- Our current location does not offer the option to install a viewing window with the current layout of all 4 dance rooms. Because of this, the staff and students have just gotten used to it.
- After 11 seasons and conducting much observation on classes both with and without parent interaction; as a whole, we find the dancer’s engage with their teacher better and the focus of the entire room can direct towards one person talking, watching, and conducting.
- We do offer “Parent Observation Week” a couple times a year and we highly encourage the family to get involved!
Meet Our Staff
Megan Rogers is the Artistic Director and Co Owner of The Fever Performing Arts.
Megan Rogers is the Director and owner of The Fever Performing Arts. This will be her 14th year of teaching and choreographing for both recreational & competitive dance. She is proud to be running West Georgia’s premier and quickest growing performing arts centers.
The Fever has been voted as the #1 rated studio in West Georgia since 2012. Megan is an alumni dance team member of Jacksonville State University, Georgia Force Arena Cheerleaders & The Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders. She has performed on stage with Rascal Flatts, Black Eyed Peas, and Robin Thick. Megan has made dance appearances on Good Day Atlanta, America's Got Talent, and featured in The Varsity's Season Promotional.
Within 10 years of the studio opening she has instructed many students to multiple regional and national high point awards, convention and competition scholarships, and claimed many choreography awards. Her dancers have been named National Grand Champions at both National Events for Kids Artistic Revue & Rainbow National Dance Competition many times. She has students dancing on full college scholarships, acting professionally, and participating in prestigious programs such as The Rockettes Summer Intensive, Joffrey Ballet, & Atlanta Ballet on full or partial scholarships. Her personal experiences range from vocal performances, acting, community theater, writing, costume design, directing, and producing originally scripted shows.
Megan has experience in Montessori dance training & community theater choreography, and has traveled as an instructor for the Kids Artistic Revue dance convention as well. Aside from her full time teaching schedule, she currently travels weekends, professionally adjudicating
Nichole Cook is the Director and Co Owner of The Fever Performing Arts.
Nichole Cook is the Director and Co Owner for The Fever Performing Arts. Her incredible organization skills keep our team running smoothly.
She is proud to be running West Georgia’s premier and quickest growing performing arts center.
The Fever has been voted as the #1 rated studio in West Georgia since 2012.
When not at the studio you can find her spending time with her 3 children. Her daughter, Abbie has been a part of the Fever Family since she was 17 months old which is what started Nichole’s passion for the studio and what continues to drive that passion for the performing arts in children throughout the West GA Area.
Building community relationships is important to Nichole and she longs to build one with you! If there are any needs that the Fever can assist you with, please feel free to reach out to her!
Barrett is one of the Administrative Assistant for the Fever Performing Arts.
Barrett is one of the Administrative Assistants for the Fever Performing Arts. She is one of the faces you’ll see at the front desk!
Barrett is currently enrolled at the University of West Georgia pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education.
Spending time with kids has always been her passion! She looks forward to working with your family this year.
Katelyn is one of the Administrative Assistant and Firecracker Teacher for the Fever Performing Arts
Katelyn is one of the Administrative Assistants and the Firecracker Teacher for the Fever Performing Arts.
She is also a Fever alumni. Katelyn started dancing at Fever when she was 12 and almost immediately fell in love with all the different styles she learned. At age 15 she started working at Fever teaching and assisting baby classes.
Katelyn danced and taught for a total of seven years before graduating in 2019. She is currently enrolled in college at West Georgia and her love for dance and teaching kids has brought her back to Fever.
Lorayle is one of Special Needs and 4 and under baby teachers at The Fever Performing Arts.
Lorayle is one of Special Needs and 4 and under baby teachers at The Fever Performing Arts. She is currently a Junior in high school and is excited to be working at Fever after school this year! In her free time, Loralye loves working with special needs kids. She spends many hours volunteering at Kids-in-Motion, a local company that does therapy with children with special needs. At school, Loralye is apart of Serteen, a club that focuses on promoting inclusion of special needs children in the community. This is Loralye’s second year at Fever and she is so excited to continue the “Let Your Light Shine” class and to teach even more classes this season!
Breanna is one of the three 4 and under baby teachers at The Fever Performing Arts.
Breanna is one of the three 4 and under teachers at The Fever Performing Arts. She is a Fever Alumni that started dancing at the age of 3. She also cheered for 6 years and was captain of her team for 2 years. She is 19 years old, and just started her freshman year in college at West Georgia Tech. Her love for kids and fun attitude makes her a great asset to the Fever Team.
Jeremy Hunter is the Hip Hop Teacher for the Fever Performing Arts
Jeremy Hunter comes to us with an extensive resume and training in hip hop. He received his training at Gotta Dance Atlanta and has over five years teaching experience at several dance studios in and around Atlanta, GA. Jeremy continues to work as a professional dancer in numerous television shows, stage performances, as well as music and dance instructional videos. Currently, Jeremy is now focusing on inspiring students and encouraging them to dream big!
Gwyn Goodwin is the Ballet Teacher for the Fever Performing Arts
Gwyn Goodwin grew up in Carrollton and began dancing at the age of three. She trained locally (with Pauline Jeffers and Anita Burbage) and was later encouraged to pursue more intense classical training, with the Atlanta School of Ballet. She quickly became a member of Atlanta Ballet II, and performed in numerous Atlanta Ballet productions. Gwyn graduated from Oak Mountain Academy and attended college at North Carolina School of the Arts (UNC), training with Melissa Hayden for two years. Wanting a more normal college setting, she transferred to Butler University, where she earned her BFA in dance performance. Upon graduation, Gwyn joined Colorado Ballet in the fall, where she danced professionally for two seasons. Professional performance experience includes Serenade, Theme and Variations, Swan Lake, Stars and Stripes, Cinderella, and Nutcracker. It was during this time she developed an injury, and an interest in caring for dancers and athletes. This easily helped with a transition into chiropractic school. Gwyn earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life University and has been in private practice since 2003. She and her husband co-own Integrative Body Health, a local chiropractic office. Gwyn has worked with numerous professional dancers and athletes of all kinds to rehab and prevent injuries. She is delighted to bring her teaching experience and knowledge of spinal biomechanics to Fever dancers.
Sara Brendel is the Contemporary Teacher for the Fever Performing Arts
Sara Brendel is the Contemporary Teacher for the Fever Performing Arts. She is coming to us via zoom each week all the way from St. Louis.
Sara is a native of St.louis, MO and has years of dance training and performance experience. She started her professional career dancing for Norwegian Cruise Lines and Princess Cruise Lines. She has worked industrial shows and special events for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Nissan Motors, Siemens Technologies, and several other companies with Event Show Productions. She performed in Branson, Missouri with the production shows "Dino's - Somewhere in Christmas" and "The Shoji Tabuchi Show”. Sara also danced in the Broadway-style production of "Katonga" at Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay. Sara has performed beside talented dancers with the Les Grand Ballets Canadians and appeared in the musicals “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, "The Music Man", and "42nd Street". Sara received her education from Columbia College Chicago and Webster University as a dance major with a concentration in choreography. Sara has set numerous nationally award-winning pieces and her work has received several choreography awards. She has choreographed opening numbers for many special events including Aveda Beauty "Catwalks for Water” and Kids Artistic Revue "Star Showcase" as well as having her choreography featured on ESPN. Her work has also been perform by the SueMo Dance Company in Milwaukee,WI. Sara's students have been accepted into prestigious dance programs at the Edge Performing Arts Center, Oklahoma City University, Chapman University and several other universities. Many of her students have successful dance careers performing with world tours, professional dance companies, production shows, music videos and cruise lines. Sara is a faculty member for KAR Convention teaching jazz and contemporary classes as well as a judge for Rainbow Connection, Kids Artistic Revue and KAR Live Dance Competition. She has had the honor of teaching and judging talented dancers across the country as well as internationally with Kids Artistic Revue Australia.
Sara encourages her students to push their boundaries and to never settle.
Nicolle is the Vocal Teacher for the Fever Performing Arts
Nicolle has been singing and performing since the age of 8. After being very active in solo work and many groups and choirs in high school, she went to UGA to study vocal performance. Nicolle has been singing in church and theater performances her whole life. “I loves music. It’s an incredible way to express yourself. I love the satisfaction I get when I can be part of an incredible musical performance. When all the instruments merge together it can be a very powerful experience. I love being able to help people find their voices and gain the confidence to share with others. ” Nicolle is excited to be on the Fever team! She is available for group and private vocal lessons and her vocal class can be found on the Tuesday class schedule at this time!
Rebecca is the Jazz Teacher for the Fever Performing Arts
Rebecca Miller is the Jazz teacher for the Fever Performing Arts. She was born July 4th 1993 in Macon Ga and started dancing at the age of 3 once her family moved from Macon to Ocilla Georgia.
Her mom recieved her BA degree in Ballet Pedagogy from Brenau College and soon after they moved, she opened her own studio in Fitzgerald Georgia. This is where Rebecca’s love and passion for dance truly came to life. She was taught and trained in every style and as she got older started falling in love more with choreographing and teaching.
Around age 15 She started choreographing full dances for many of the classes at her studio to be performed at annual recitals.
Around age 17 she started fully taking over classes and teaching. She knew from a young age that dance was what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.
After graduating from Irwin county high school in 2011 she continued teaching and dancing at Dance South until her family moved back to Macon. She then started teaching at Peacock performing arts center, but her ultimate dream and goal was to get to Atlanta and become part of a company.
Rebecca finally moved to Atlanta at the end of 2014 and began searching for studios and outlets to dance. She took classes in modern, and hip hop at the Atlanta Ballet before she started teaching Jazz and Contemporary at Fever Performing Arts center in Carrollton Ga. She then auditioned for and became a part of Sideways Contemporary Dance Company. After living and dancing in Atlanta for about three years, She moved to Asheville. Once here, she began taking classes at The Asheville Academy of Ballet and then auditioned for their company, The Asheville Ballet And Contemporary Company, and was accepted. Rebecca danced, taught, and choreographed for them.
She also taught ballet, contemporary, jazz, and hip hop at WNC Dance Academy and Asheville Dance Theatre.
After her time in Asheville, she moved to Charlotte, NC and became a company member of Caroline Calouche & Co. A Cirque and Dance Company. She also taught hip hop, ballet, contemporary, and Jazz for Charlotte Cirque and Dance Center.
Rebecca is now back in Atlanta and dancing at Xcel Studios and can’t wait to get started back at Fever!