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
Nichole Cook is the Director and Owner of The Fever Performing Arts.
Nichole Cook is the Director and 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!
Gwyneth is the Creative Director for the Fever Performing Arts.
Gwyneth Morris is the Creative Director of The Fever Performing Arts, and is proud to be considered Fever alumni.
She has helped lead the competitive team through many competitions, and has assisted multiple classes at The Fever since she was 13, but is excited to be a leading part of West Georgia's #1 premier performing arts studio.
She attended the University of Alabama with a degree in dance. She has performed with the Atlanta Ballet , Kj Artist , and Ringling Bros. She was also invited to be a apart of the Alvin Ailey Summer Program, and was featured in West Georgia's Woman's Magazine for Athlete of the month.
Barrett is the Administrative Assistant for the Fever Performing Arts.
Barrett is 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.
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.
In January of 2020, Mrs. Gwyn attended Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) certification course under the instruction of Megan Nicko. PBT trains dancers to learn to engage and utilize muscle memory in ballet and contemporary technique. If used properly, there is a great reduction in injuries within the growing dancer's bodies. Mrs. Gwyn teaches this technique to ages 9 and up.
Taylor Burrell is the Tap Teacher for the Fever Performing Arts
Taylor began dancing at the Academy of Dance and Gymnastics (AOD) in Newport News, Virginia at the age of 4. At 6, she began dancing competitively as a member of the AOD Showbiz Kids Performing Arts Team. While dancing, Taylor developed a love for gymnastics and left dance after being selected as a member of the World Class Gymnastics Competition Team, and then as a member of the Riverview Gymnastics Competition Team.
After several years of competitive gymnastics, Taylor decided to return to her dance family at AOD. In 2014, Taylor and her family relocated to Peachtree City, Georgia, where she joined the McIntosh High School Chiefettes competitive dance team, and she became a member of Carla’s Dance Factory’s Competition Team until her high school graduation in 2016 with academic and Fine Arts honors.
While in college at the University of West Georgia (UWG), Taylor began teaching dance at Carla’s Dance Factory. She taught and choreographed for students in both the recreational and company programs. Taylor has experience teaching ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, technique, tumbling, and strength and conditioning. She is an honors graduate of the University of West Georgia with a B.S. in Biology and a pre-vet concentration. She is currently a graduate student and teaching assistant at UWG where she will receive her M.S. in Biology in May of 2022! Taylor is happy to call Carrollton home again, and is very excited for her first year teaching at Fever Performing Arts!
Lauren is the Acting and Vocal Teacher for the Fever Performing Arts
Lauren Crews grew up in Carrollton and began her journey in the arts at a young age. She furthered her vocal performance and musical theater education at the University of West Georgia and Shorter University. She has been involved in different aspects of theater for several years. Her favorite roles have been Elle Woods in Legally Blonde the Musical and Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Throughout the years her training has expanded beyond stage performance into directing, set construction, lighting/sound operator, and teaching. Lauren is passionate about sharing the arts with children and adolescents in hopes of fueling a similar passion in her students.
Breanna is one of the Special Needs and 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.
Ellie is one of Special Needs and 4 and under baby teachers at The Fever Performing Arts.
Ellie is one of the 4 and under baby teachers as well as the Firecracker Teacher at The Fever Performing Arts. She is currently a Senior in high school and is excited to be working at Fever after school this year! This is Ellie’s second year at Fever.