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"Time to Dance"

About TLC Dance Studio

Our Philosophy

TLC Dance's mission is to give your child a positive and fun experience in dance.  Since 1988, we at TLC have cherished the opportunity to teach so many children to enjoy the art of dance.  Dance improves flexibility, coordination, balance, stamina and posture as well as building self esteem and discipline. 

At a young age, many children show an interest in exploring the world of dance by moving to music and engaging their creative minds.  TLC provides the perfect setting to mold and expand on their budding interests.  Beginning at an early age gives dancers the opportunity to learn the steps correctly from the start.  Not only do we focus on the fundamentals during our class time but we also make it fun.  We use a lot of props to entice and engage our dancers.  Props can help visual or tactile learners better grasp new concepts, and of course, wands, hats and feather boas are fun for everyone!  Therefore, we have a whole room at our studio dedicated to just props!

The instructors at TLC are unique in that not only have they had dance training most all of their lives and have a love of the art to share, but they also have the exciting ability to present the class in a way that a young child responds to. Every day we are actresses to fit the needs of each curriculum.  Where else could you be a tiger, a fairy princess, and a flamingo all in one day?  We love dance as an art form and we love sharing it with others.  It warms our hearts and it is our goal to see young children develop that same love for dance.

Founder & Director

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Deborah Bowman

"Teaching Little Children has definitely allowed me to operate in my passion.  I just love kids and after 30 + years I still get so excited to have the opportunity to love on our dancers while watching them learn their newest dance steps." – Deborah Bowman, Founder of TLC



Ivey Rowland

Assistant Company Director

Ivey Rowland began dancing in a studio at age three and was instantly hooked.  Ivey trained in many dance styles at local studios and was selected as captain of the first ever Dance Company at Washington County High School. Ivey has been teaching dance classes for over six years now and has had the joy of being a part of TLC Dance for the past three years.  Ivey loves sharing her heart for dance through classes and birthday parties at TLC.

Maigan Cottingham

Preschool/Elementary Teacher

Annette Coody

Company Director

With a BFA in Performing Arts from Cornish College of the Arts, Annette has put her degree to good use. Having enjoyed over 50 years of dance experience, she has had a successful performing career with companies from coast to coast. Annette brings over 35 years of teaching, choreography and directing experience to the classroom.  Most importantly she is thrilled to have the opportunity to share her love and passion for the Performing Arts with her students!

Nia-Michelle "Reese"

Preschool Teacher

Reese is a recent graduate of Kennesaw State University with a major in Integrative Studies and a minor in Dance and Marketing. She loves dancing and teaching children dance and watching them improve and have fun. 

Taia Galloway

Company Ballet

Taia Galloway is a Georgia native that began her training at the age of 4, predominantly at EnPointe School of Dance. She has attended summer intensives at Atlanta Ballet, Joffrey West Los Angeles, and Dance Canvas.  Currently, Taia is attending Kennesaw State University and is double majoring in dance with a ballet concentration and Exercise Science. She aspires to be a great influence for her students and is looking forward to creating an engaging environment for young dancers.

"I love TLC because I know how much they care for my precious child while they are lovingly instructing her! I would highly recommend these classes to anyone!"


—  Holly Prather

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