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 dance rooms. Because of this, the staff and students have just gotten used to it.
- After 14 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 and a Studio of the Year recipient.
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!
Megan is the Jazz Instructor for the Fever Performing Arts
Megan has been dancing her entire life. From a competitive dance setting as a child to a professional dancer as an adult, it’s truly her gifting and passion.
Megan’s professional resume includes dancing for arenas teams, NFL teams, appearances on AGT, backup performances with multiple musicians, and teaching for nationally acclaimed Kids Artistic Revue’s dance convention.
Megan is also an award winning dance teacher/choreographer, studio of the year recipient, and competitive dance judge.Megan is the previous owner of Fever Performing Arts. The studio was established with her husband, Luke, and now the two are happy to see if continue under new direction as they grow their family.
Aside from family and dancing, Megan enjoys embellishing and designing costumes, set design, and writing. Her first self published childrens book is her latest endeavor and it of course directly comes from inspiration drawn from the dance world.
Although Megan’s return to the studio comes with less demands as being the full time owner, she is excited to give your students the focus and drive they need to improve this season!
Iris is the Administrative Assistant and Tumble Instructor for the Fever Performing Arts.
Iris began dancing at the age of 3 at Off Broadstreet Center of Dance Arts. She became apart of her studio's competition team, the FIRM dance company when she was 8 years old. Iris continued to dance at her studio for 16 years, up until her graduation. During her time at her home studio she taught and assisted many different genres of dance, including Acro and Tumbling. She on went to attend the University of West Georgia with a major in Mass Communications and a minor in Marketing. Iris received her bachelor's this past May from UWG. She is excited to be back in the dance world and is passionate about helping her students achieve their goals this season.
Jeremy is the Hip Hop Instructor 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 is the Ballet Instructor 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.
Brooke is the Tap Instructor for the Fever Performing Arts
Crystal is the Lyrical Instructor for the Fever Performing Arts
New to the West GA area, Crystal has been teaching and dancing professionally in the Kansas City area since 2004. A graduate of the University of Kansas City - Missouri’s Conservatory of Dance, she received her BFA,with honors, in 2003. After graduation she had the the opportunity to perform and choreograph with local modern dance companies “Wylliams Henry Contempory Dance Company”, “City in Motion Dance Theater” Aha! Dance Theater and “Reach-a movement collective”. She also served as the Director of “A Modern Night at the Folly” - Kansas City’s fist adjudicated choreographers’ showcase, for 10 consecutive years.
Crystal has also been educating young dancers in modern, lyrical, contemporary, ballet, jazz and tap for 17+ years. She was a faculty member at the university of Missouri- Kansas City conservatory of Dance, Assistant coach of the the UMKC Roos dance team, Director of Dance at Paseo Middle School of the Arts, Co- owner of Liberation Dance Company, Head Coach of the Desoto Diamonds Dance team and staff member/ guest teacher at various competitive and recreational studios area.
Dance has been a part of Crystal’s life since a young age and she’s excited to share the joy she has in dance with your dancer.
Alysha is the head of the Preschool Program for the Fever Performing Arts
Alysha has been dancing as a Majorette since the age of 13. She performed as a feature twirler for the University of West Georgia and taught for a local high school majorette line for many years.
In her free time you will find her with her husband and 2 young children. Her oldest, Lilly is also a dancer here at Fever and is going into her second year on the competitive team.
Alysha has a passion for working with young children and loves to incorporate her creativity in her classes each week. She is most excited about getting to know each of your little ones and helping them reach their full potential in a fun loving atmosphere.
Lilianna is one of the Baby Instructor for the Fever Performing Arts
Lilianna is one of the Baby Instructors here at Fever. She has been a company member and dancer at Fever for almost 10 years now. She has assisted with multiple classes for several years and loves helping & spending time with the dancers. She is currently a junior at Bremen High School and is looking forward to a great year!!
Anna Claire Pilgrim
Anna Claire is one of the Baby Instructors for the Fever Performing Arts
Anna Claire is one of our Baby Instructors this year. She has been dancing and assisting with classes at Fever for the past three years. She loves teaching all dancers, especially the little ones.
This year she is an Junior at Bremen High. She can not wait to see your kids in class!
Abbie is one of the Baby Instructors for the Fever Performing Arts
Abbie has been dancing at Fever her entire life. At just 17 months old she began her first class here and has not looked back sense.
She has been apart of Fever's Company Team since the age of 4 and is the recipient of many awards over her time on Company, including 3x National Grand Champion and Dancer of the Year to name a few.
She has recently learned that children are her passion. She loves working with the kids throughout the studio and cannot wait to work with your little ones this season.