Important Note: Each session requires at least six (6) participants and can have a maximum of twenty (20) participants.

If you register for the program and the enrollment threshold is not met, the program will refund all registered and paid participants all fees paid.

Available 2020 Sessions
Session Date Minimum Number of Participants Application Deadline
U.S. Cheer Camp TBD
(Groups may also request dates for this program - see below)
6 Participants 45 days prior to arrival date
Important Notes:
- Program dates will be finalized upon release of the 2019-2020 NBA schedule.
- A Camp can be planned specifically for your group or team. Groups or teams can request any dates in 2020 not listed above. The program can then be customized accordingly.

Program Overview

This program is 10 days in length and anyone, of any skill level, over the age of 16 years old may participate. Participants in this program will:

We work with a wide variety of dance studios and elite dancers and handpick each specific placement based on the experience level of the participant(s).

Program Components

We strive not to have a typical day within the program. Every day is a little different by design to keep the participants excited and energized. Below are the activities included in the program.

How exactly did Atlanta become one of the top U.S. dance and music cities? We don't know but we are really happy about it. Atlanta musicians and producers created a style and community that was all their own which came to be an undeniable force that has impacted the music, dance and cheer industry. This movement has produced some of the greatest dancers and choreographers in the world. And we have a few of them here just for you!

Our program will offer 1-on-1 instructional sessions from elite dancers that have danced with stars such as Beyoncé and Ciara and top NBA and NFL choreographers as well. Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive program imaginable!

Our Dance Studio

Our DI Dance Studio is a beautiful, spacious studio. The mirrored space also has an incredible state-of-the-art music system.

Featured Dance Instructors

Our study abroad program is one of the best only because we work with some of the best. Below are two of our featured dancer instructors that have performed with some the greatest stars in the industry such as Beyoncé, Usher and Ciara.

Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, Tasha B was always inspired by Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Beyonce, JLo, Britney Spears, Usher and many more. With signing with the biggest agency in the south, X-cel Talent Agency, and training for years Tasha has been able to book major jobs and projects. From this she has been more than grateful to have worked with choreographers such as Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia, Anthony Burrell, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Rich & Tone, Jamaica Craft, HiHat, Rio Henderson, Kiki Ely, Bubba Carr, Sakinah Lestage, Kennis Marquis, Cici Kelley, Galen Hooks, Marc Marvelous, Victor Jackson, Sean Bankhead, Joshua Smith and many others. Jobs such as Empire Season 2, The Originals, Alvin & the Chipmunks: Roadtrip, Soul Train Awards all have given Tasha B. the opportunity to use her talent in many different styles and ways. Recently booking reality show "STAR" and the Teen Choice Awards, Tasha B. was able to perform and outstanding rendition of "Sweet Charity" by legendary Bob Fosse, which was choreographed by Sean Bankhead.

Tasha has also been able to work with Ciara on Bruno Mars "24KMagiceWorldTour", Erykah Badu, Ro James, Tamar Braxton, August Alsina, Tyler Perry, Step Up Highwater, and much more. The highlight of Tasha B's dance career was when she reached her ultimate dream job of working with Beyonce Knowles. From the Formation music video, to the Lemonade movie, to Super Bowl 50, the Formation World Tour, the 2017 Grammy's, and Beychella. The experience, the knowledge shared, the growth accomplished is exactly what Tasha B wants to share with the world through instructing and teaching. Presently she is building her brand to uplift, empower, inspire, and motivate women in all communities through women empowerment events, dance classes, and a night out of fun while also working on other things to take her vision to the next level.
Born in Queens, NY and raised in Atlanta, Ga, Saidah Nairobi is a self-described "Apple Peach". With no formal dance training but an exceptional rawness and passion to perform, Saidah's experiences as a professional dancer can be best described as adventurous, profound, and life-changing. Initially studying at Bennett College in North Carolina to become an English teacher, Saidah chose instead to pursue her long-time passion for performing.

Since then, Saidah has danced on stages around the world with music heavyweights including Beyonce (I Am World Tour, Formation World Tour), Usher (OMG World Tour), Ne-Yo, and Ciara, and became known over the years as the "dancer with the short blonde hair".

Saidah's latest tour was on Beyonce's Formation World Tour and since then she has transitioned into other fields of entertainment including acting, with a recurring role playing dance teacher, Electra, on the television series, Step Up, recording music, and publishing her first work as an author, her dance memoir titled, 'Leap of Faith: The Journey of a Dream.' Living by faith over fear, Saidah Nairobi is dedicated to using her journey in arts and entertainment as an instrument of worldwide inspiration for all to activate faith, put in the work, and make dreams come true. Stay tuned because the compelling and unorthodox journey of Saidah Nairobi beholds much more.

We are excited to have the Director of the NBA Atlanta Hawks' ATL Dancers partnering with our Camp to create experiences that provide participants the opportunity to improve their cheer and dance skills, but most of all - have fun! Tailored for all ability levels, these Camp components also provide an opportunity to learn NBA level choreography from one of the premier dance and cheer squads in the NBA.

The Camp's fun, non-competitive atmosphere that focuses on technique, choreography, and creating the pro cheerleader experience. To make this opportunity truly special, during the clinic participants will not only to learn from the Director of the ATL Dancers but also perform during the Atlanta Hawks' game day, center court in State Farm Arena in front of thousands of best fans in the NBA.

Program Includes:

  • NBA Game Day Performance at State Farm Arena
  • Dance Workshop hosted by the Director of ATL Dancers
  • Industry Seminar hosted by the Director of ATL Dancers
  • Atlanta Hawks Game Attendance
  • Cheerleader Game Day Experience

Today, Atlanta is home to over 300 recording studios, 60 music venues, 30 music festivals and 4 professional sports teams that showcase long beloved, currently popular, and swiftly rising talent. It only makes sense to have unbelievable dance studios to support and train the thriving dancers within the entertainment and sports dance industry. From hip hop to ballet, our program has partnered with several of Atlanta's top dance studios to offer an array of classes. Together with the DI advisory team, classes will be collaboratively selected for your stay based on your interests and skill level. Your DI advisor will also will escort you to your first day of class at each studio.

Our instructors will combine their expertise and cutting edge styles to provide an atmosphere that fosters creativity and fun. Building off the 1-on-1 instruction you have received during the course of the program, our instructors will provide a variety of performance ready choreography through high-energy, fun and fresh workshop sessions.

The mission is simple - develop a program specifically for cheerleaders to improve their overall performance and dance ability with some of the best in the industry.

No matter what your goals are, our 1-on-1 dance fitness training program is a perfect way to achieve your fitness and dance training goals all at the same time. Whether you are striving for dance technique improvement or increased stamina, better flexibility or improving strength or body shape, our program will develop a fitness plan that specifically achieves the results you desire. If you're having a problem with turns or you want to gain more flexibility, our fitness programs can tailor exercises to help strengthen those weaknesses. Our experience can help you realize your full performance potential.

Our Fitness Facility

Our DI fitness facility houses some of the best state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight-training equipment in the city. The open design gym is also equipped with a relaxation and recovery zone, where members can unwind and relax. The upscale fitness space also includes:

  • Functional Fitness Training Space
  • Free Weights and Cable Rack
  • Selectorized Weight Machines
  • Treadmills, Ellipticals, Bicycles, and Rower
  • Free Wi-FI
  • Locker Rooms with Shower Facilities and Locker Rental

Our goal is to offer the most well rounded experience possible. We compliment master instruction with a seminar dedicated to offering a wide range of information focused on the U.S. cheer industry. Our speakers will be individuals that have either coached or managed cheer organizations in the NBA and NFL. They will offer insight on topics ranging from the tryout process to correct hair and make-up application to dance skill guidance. Our instructors are energetic, down-to-earth and supportive in every way, so ask away and we will be there for you! At DI, we are dedicated to your success.

Why not learn English and about Atlanta at the same time? In addition to our non-credit classroom English lessons, we are passionate about our experiential-learning sessions that consist of outside the classroom, hands-on English learning experiences. Not to mention it's just plain fun! Participants can benefit from field trips to grocery stores, shopping venues and various Atlanta must-see locations that provide an exciting experience that supports their English learning journey. Some field trips offer practice opportunities, while others are more geared towards developing confidence when traveling around a new and unfamiliar U.S. city.

Atlanta is a great sports town! As a result we have some phenomenal cheerleader and dance teams that support our teams. Our program, when available, will allow participants to visit practices sessions with various sports dance teams around the city. Experience how they prepare for each game, experience how they practice and most of all experience how they create the best fan experiences in the country!

Our Staff is Here to Assist You!

Our staff is here to assist you every step of the way. Our process is designed to make your transition to Atlanta seamless and worry-free.

Transportation Services

Our staff will provide all transportation services during the entire course of the program. From airport pick-up to airport drop-off, our staff will be there every step of the way.

4-Step Orientation Process
1 Skype Pre-Arrival Orientation
2 In-Person Airport Pick-up

4 Activity Check-in Assistance
3 Post Arrival Orientation

In addition to our 4-Step Orientation Process, our staff also manages the following program components below (Note: dance studio classes and our English instruction are managed by our 3rd party partners with our assistance and oversight).

Dance Technique
Atlanta Sightseeing

Our staff will be available during working hours to help with your logistical needs or address any issues you may face, and are available 24 hours via an emergency phone for serious emergencies. Each participate will be introduced to their DI advisor as soon as they are accepted. Several meetings will be set-up with your advisor before and after your arrival. Your DI advisor is here to make sure you have the best possible experience here in Atlanta.

Miko Matsui Allison Troutman Chika Takai
Senior Advisor Senior Advisor Program Director
miko@danceleticsinternational.com allison@danceleticsinternational.com chika@danceleticsinternational.com

About Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Among the nation's fastest-growing metro areas, Atlanta is attracting newcomers from around the country and the world. 16.5 million people come to visit Atlanta each year. With a flare for the arts and entertainment, Atlanta offers a wide selection of museums, music venues and a thriving theatre, movie and music scene.

Atlanta features award-winning restaurants and chefs, iconic locales that rival any across the country - including the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre, the CNN Center and the Western hemisphere's largest indoor aquarium. In recent years Atlanta's centrality, vibrant music and movie scene, business climate, and gracious living have transformed the city into a magnet for young people from all parts of the USA.

How would you like to live, train and dance in the land of hip hop, sports and entertainment? As T.I., Migos, Ludacris, and Usher will undoubtedly tell you (if you happen to meet them), Atlanta has one of the most active and storied entertainment and music (especially hip hop) scenes in the country. An entirely new style of rap and hip hop came out of Atlanta, a style that has a specific cadence and flow that is totally unique to the ATL. Atlanta is a special city for Japanese dancers.

  • Very few Japanese dancers train in Atlanta.
  • Atlanta is a huge entertainment city and is considered the "2nd Hollywood" or "East Coast Hollywood".
  • Atlanta is home to many dancers that work with top artists such as Missy Elliott, Beyonce and Ciara.
  • Atlanta is considered the Hip Hop capital of south with its own sound and flare.
  • Atlanta's low cost of living allows this program to offer more value-added activities at the same cost or less than most other programs around the country.

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (airport code: ATL) is the only commercial airport in Atlanta. You will book your flight to arrive at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. A DI representative will be waiting for you in the designated airport area sent to you by your DI advisor. You will then be accompanied to your living accommodations and will spend the first day going over the program's itinerary, a transportation overview, emergency and safety information and settling into your accommodations.

The following day will include an orientation to Atlanta, in-depth look into the itinerary, and the start of your program.

Discover what makes Atlanta so unique. Explore places to visit that are found "only in Atlanta." During your time outside of the assigned program schedule, you are completely independent to explore the city. In fact, we encourage it! We will send a link to all the cool things to explore and a weekly schedule of events highlighting exciting events happening around Atlanta. Whether it's our world-class aquarium or iconic Stone Mountain, Atlanta has so much to see!

Living Accommodations

We know how difficult finding perfect living accommodations from thousands of miles away can be. We take the stress away by offering housing options that are convenient and safe. Our job is to narrow those choices and provide ongoing support for your entire stay. While studying abroad offers an exhilarating challenge knowing that you have accommodations that fits all of your needs and transforms your new living space to a home away from home.

The options offered for this session are located below.

Our living accommodations are located within stylish Buckhead. Known for its upscale malls and the independent art galleries, our location is located walking distance from the MARTA Station, grocery store and two of the biggest shopping malls in Georgia. Chicly dressed locals frequent the trendy restaurants along Peachtree Road and Roswell Road, while twenty-somethings hang out at lively bars and clubs.

Program Residence

Extended Stay - Atlanta

Conveniently located near two major shopping malls (Lenox Mall/Phelps Mall), grocery stores and many restaurants.
Living accommodations include:
  • All bedrooms suites with living and dining area
  • Grab and Go Breakfast
  • Fully fitted kitchen/living room equipped with all necessary utensils, oven and fridge freezer
  • Flat Screen Television
  • Bed linen and towels are provided weekly
  • Internet access is provided free of charge
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • Outside swimming pool

Our living accommodations have all the amenities you need, like a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and cooking utensils. Your comfort is assured thanks to separate dining and living areas as well and ample work space. You'll feel right at home with in-room WiFi Internet access and cable television. And the convenience of an on-premise laundry facility saves you precious time while you acclimate to your new surroundings.

You will be living in extended living accommodations. All rooms are shared with another participant in the program, although single rooms are available at an additional cost. You will have a roommate that is also a participant of the program. You can also choose your roommate if they have also been accepted to the program.

Note: DI will not house a male and female together, unless specified by the two participants.

For this program, participants are required to live in program-sponsored housing that we affectionately call the "DI House". We choose a location in the city that represented the unique Atlantan lifestyle. We help you feel comfortable and independent in our DI House as you integrate into the program and our city. The upscale house sleeps up to 10 individuals and offers all the comforts of home. Our beautifully decorated house complete with high ceilings, gas fireplace, spacious decks will be a wonderful home away from home.

  • Spacious bedrooms
  • Open living area with spacious decks
  • Large full kitchen and dining room
  • Multiple activity/sitting rooms
  • Multiple bathrooms
  • Upscale appliances and furnishings throughout the house
  • On-premise laundry facilities

DI aims to provide a comfortable, safe living environment promoting a sense of community among all of our participants.

During your stay at the DI House, continental breakfast and snacks will be provided. Participants will be responsible for all other meals and can purchase beverages and snack to be kept in the house during the course of their visit.

Program Costs

Program cost includes most expenses such as living accommodations but does not include all the cost of the program. Please make sure you review the Inclusion/Exclusion section below to see exactly what is included and what is not included in the program cost. Program cost are non-refundable once you are accepted in the program and payment is received by DI.

SESSION Homestay DI House On-Campus Housing Apartment (Double Occupancy) Extended Stay Living (Double Occupancy) Extended Stay Living (Single Occupancy)
10-Day Dance Program - - - - $2,645 $3,276
10-Day Fitness Program - - - - $2,411 $2,966
10-Day Dance & Fitness Program - - - - $2,795 $3,426
10-Day Youth Dance Program - $2,995 - - -
10-Day U.S. Cheer Camp - $2,495 - - - -
10-Day U.S. Youth Cheer Camp - $2,495 - - - -
  • $50 application deposit due upon submitting initial application, (goes toward the cost of the program, not an extra fee, refundable only if DI rejects your group application or cancels the program)
  • $500 non-refundable program deposit (goes toward the cost of the program, not an extra fee) to secure your place for your chosen session due within 4 days of official acceptance email sent.
  • Remaining balance due 30 days before the program start date plus $250 refundable housing security deposit which is returned after the program minus any damages.


  • Pre-trip advising
  • Transportation during the entire program term
  • Pre-departure orientation via video chat
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • On-site orientation
  • 24-hour emergency support
  • Continental breakfast groceries and snacks
  • Housing as noted in the Living Accommodations section
  • Laundry Services (laundry facilities located at living accommodations)
  • All items listed in the Program Components section
  • In-person registration assistance at the dance studios
  • Welcome meal and departure meal


  • Air Travel
  • Any type of insurance
  • Meals (All other meals not noted in the inclusion section)
  • Passport application assistance and/or fee

Apply today

Registration is now open. Apply today!

Submit a simple online application

Schedule a live video with your DI Advisor

Receive your acceptance and welcome to Atlanta!

How the Process Works

To apply, click the "Apply Now" button below. You will fill out a simple initial application online and pay a deposit that is refundable if you are not accepted, and will be applied toward your overall program cost if you are accepted (not an additional fee). At this point, we will ask you to do the following: