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The Department of Dance at Martha Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts is a comprehensive dance education program that encourages rigorous dance techniques and artistry development, with the mission to prepare students for a college/conservatory dance program and/or professional dance career in addition to creating educated, lifelong supporters of dance and arts.

Graduates have attended Pace University, University of the Arts, Point Park University, Alabama State University, and The Ailey School.  Graduates have gone on to perform in the dance industry at the Grammys, Ailey II, The BET Awards, and the Super Bowl, dancing with artist such as Shakira, Lil Baby, Missy Elliot, Lil Nas X, Ari Lenox, as well as Broadway Tours such as Tina The Musical.

The Dance department has earned many accolades for performance and adjudication at the National High School Dance Festival, Kennesaw State, and Brenau University School Dance Festivals.  The Stilwell Dance team has competed and won GHSA State Dance Championship three times in a row and currently has 9 All-American Athletes in Dance.