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Non-Recital Classes
3-5 Tap/Ballet
8-10 Jazz, Ballet, and Hip Hop
Classes start the week of January 16th, 2023
These classes do not participate in our year-end Spring recital. New recital classes will begin in August 2023.  

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Come take a class with Cherrise Wakeham once a month.  

See our events below for additional masterclasses we will be offering.  

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One of the longest-running and most respected studios in Fayetteville, Georgia.  Learn to dance with compassionate, qualified teachers, or take your dance journey beyond its current boundaries.


Experienced Instructors

Our faculty is constantly learning and growing. We are proud to provide the most talented and dedicated faculty there is!

Competitive Dance Studio

We are home to the CDF Performing Company. Our competitive dancers train multiple days a week to prepare for competitions throughout Georgia and our big Nationals in Myrtle Beach, SC!

38 Years and Counting

Miss Carla and the CDF Family are happy to be celebrating our 38th Anniversary. We would like to thank all of our students, parents, and teachers for your support and love!


CDF is a proud supporter of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Every year we fundraise through multiple events and efforts to provide needed funds that stay local.

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Our Mission

Carla’s Dance Factory has been committed to providing the best dance education that Fayetteville has to offer since 1985. Our experienced, talented instructors work with each and every student, from dance enthusiasts to seasoned professionals, developing their skills while fostering their passion for movement.

Dance is where artistry and athleticism meet, and this theme carries through all classes taught at Carla’s Dance Factory. Students receive the type of training that turns them not just into successful dancers, but accomplished human beings prepared to achieve whatever they set their minds to.

Class Offerings



Tap is a rhythmic class that focuses on executing percussive footwork. This class will have an emphasis placed on precision, speed, and clarity of sound while executing rhythmic patterns. Rhythm and musicianship skills are essential to building a solid dance education, but even more important in a tap class.



Ballet is the foundation for all forms of dance. Proper ballet techniques will improve all dancers’ strength, balance, posture, control, flexibility, and rhythmic timing. Each class will emphasize barre exercises with center floor work and across-the-floor combinations. Teachers will evaluate students for proper placement in pointe.



Lyrical/Contemporary is a fluid form of dance done to popular ballads and slower contemporary music. This form of the dance uses the technique and beauty of ballet while incorporating the sharp moves in jazz. Dancers are taught to tell a story through their movements and facial expressions. This class includes a warm-up focusing on core strength and flexibility in addition to floor work, progressions, and center combinations that focus on dance as much as it does storytelling.



Jazz is an energetic type of dance that uses sharp movements to develop strength and coordination and control over each part of the body. Jazz can range in various styles from the excitement of funk and rock to the catchy tunes of Broadway. This class includes a warm-up focusing on flexibility, stretching, and isolations and progresses into across the floor and combinations.



Acrobatics and tumbling combine elements of both dance and gymnastics to execute precision acrobatic elements. Students will focus on building strength, flexibility, balance, muscle control, discipline, and concentration. They will also learn fundamental acrobatic techniques such as handstands, forward and backward rolls chin and elbow stands, cartwheels, backbends, walkovers, and contortion tricks. Students will be taught based on their own personal abilities.

Hip Hop

Hip Hop

Hip Hop class is an excellent choice for high-energy students who want to dance and have fun with popular music. This class encourages students to bring their own individual styles and personality to their movements. They will learn age-appropriate hip-hop dancing and be challenged to think on their feet. Hip-Hop is fast-paced and focuses on strength and agility, along with free-style movements of breaking, locking, and popping.



A client-centered, sensorimotor activity that uses rhythm and dance to support foundational skill development across 5 developmental domains for diverse learners with differential needs.

Dance Team Prep

Dance Team Prep

Want to get in shape and technically prepared for dance team auditions, but not sure how you should be doing it? We’ve got you. Effective workout plans that build strength, enhance technic, and get you ready to look and feel your best for auditions. Train like a pro.


Laugh and Learn to dance: Swing, Latin, Ballroom & Wedding dancing

Contact Sondra Chan at GottaDanceNow or

Just click on the icon above to visit her website to get more information on when she offers lessons and what classes/privates she offers here at Carla’s Dance Factory.

NOTE:  GottaDanceNow and My Wedding Dance are independent, please contact Sondra Chan for all communications and bookings.


Bollywood dance is a fusion of all types of dance forms that originated in India and is primarily used in Bollywood movies including dance styles such as Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Garba, Bhangra, belly dance, Latin, Hip-hop, Contemporary, Jazz, Ballroom, etc. The beauty of Bollywood dance is the intensity of expressions and the freedom of fusing all the different forms of dance to take the performance to the next level. 

NOTE:  Dance Flix Academy is independent, please contact them for all communications and bookings.

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