TYSOD Update – Summer 2020:

We miss your children and their smiles more than we can ever put into words! At this time, we have every intention of returning to the studio this fall as long as it is safe for everyone. Since some of you might want to wait to return to the studio, we also plan on offering an online option for each class. We want you to be comfortable in your decision.

When classes resume in the fall, we will be dancing in our new studio! It is 24,000 square ft., so there is plenty of room for social distancing. The building will have new ventilation systems, multiple entrances and exits, indoor and outdoor areas for students and parents, and strict policies to ensure the safety and health of our students, faculty, and parents.

We greatly appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we continue to manage this unpredictable situation. Please know that we always have the health and safety of your dancers at the forefront of our decisions – we look forward to dancing together soon!

Welcome to the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance,
Home of the Roswell Dance Theatre.


Dance with us! Be inspired. Inspire others, and dance.

The Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance programs meet the wide-ranging needs of dancers from preschoolers to today’s thriving professionals.


Take a lesson alone or with a small group with the TYSOD Instructor or your choice.


Foster a love of dance and joy of creative expression in a traditional group class.


Outstanding program of rigorous dance training with an emphasis on performing.


Enjoy live instruction from our studio into your home and recorded classes from our archives.

High-quality dance training benefits all students in the areas of physical development, posture, poise and grace. The intangible benefits of confidence, pride and discipline develop in parallel as students experience our programs.

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Current Events at the Dance Studio

There are always lots of amazing things going on — dancer news, public appearances, and of course updates on our new studio!

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