Founded in 1960 by Carolyn P. Fleetwood, and currently under the ownership and artistic direction of her daughter, Lynn Fleetwood-Dukes, Fleetwood Dance Center has been in continous operation longer than any other studio in North Atlanta.
The studio is home to the Fleetwood Dance Theatre, Inc., which was formed in 1982 as the resident performing company of the Studio. Its mission is to educate and entertain through the art of dance in the north metro area of Atlanta. The company performs for a variety of special events, such as parades and pageants. Members go through an annual audition process in which they must demonstrate a broad range of dance training in various techniques. Company members are also given the opportunity to go beyond classroom study and gain performing experience by working with a variety of choreographers.
Fleetwood Dance Center caters to both children and adults, and carries on Carolyn's tradition of training dancers in all styles of dance including musical theater, jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, modern, hip hop and lyrical. Many of Fleetwood Dance Center’s students have gone on to professional careers in stage, screen, and television.