It is our mission to provide dancers of all ages and abilities a supportive and encouraging environment where they are given the opportunity to grow and excel in their dance education. We wish to encourage our students to achieve their fullest potential and to develop into respectful, well-rounded individuals. Our program promotes confidence and self-esteem while providing family-oriented entertainment. Our studio welcomes dancers age two to adults, at the beginning to advanced levels. We take pride in providing quality dance instruction at an affordable price, and we offer both competition and recreational classes to all ages. Come dance with us at PDC as we enter our 12th season.
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Photo: Madeline Janki. The annual Pre-Debutante Cotillion PDC is a formal dance in which students from mostly Buckhead schools come together to eat, dance and enjoy the night. This event has been an Atlanta tradition for 46 years and shows no signs of slowing down. PDC dances are held for each of the four grades. From my recollection as a ninth grader, the freshman PDC dance was one of the major events of the year. However, stress surrounding the event boiled up among the class. As the night of the dance approached, the girls experienced most of the anxiety, as they decided who their date would be and how they would ask them, what dress and shoes they would wear, and planned for nail and hair appointments. Because there are very few formal dances in middle school, most freshmen had little experience with this kind of event and ended up over-hyping the whole thing.
PDC, or Pre-Debutante Cotillion, a year-old privately held dance that has become an Atlanta tradition, sent widespread panic among Atlanta-area freshmen when the first invitations to the freshman dance came out on Jan. The voices of freshman girls battling for dates to the annual dance filled private high school hallways across Atlanta. Although the dance is not until April 3, freshmen are already beginning to worriedly plan ahead. Four PDCs are held each year at local country clubs — one for the girls in each grade level, although girls may ask a boy in any grade to PDC. Why is freshman PDC the most stressful? Most upperclassmen have at least one PDC under their belts, but the same cannot be said about the freshmen. Not knowing what to expect or how to handle the dance has caused high stress among the young girls. Over the years, girls have invented creative ways to ask their dates to PDC. Yet finding an original way to ask to their dates plays only a small factor in the overall stress level of the frantic high school girls.
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