Dance studio

Urban dance studio teaches daring choreography

ROSWELL, Ga. (CBS46) — Metro Atlanta’s art scene is moving beyond a paintbrush and a blank canvas. The city’s wide variety of music, theater and dance maintains its cultural richness.

Tucked away in Roswell is a one-of-a-kind dance studio. Brickhouse ATL has become a second home for children and young adults engaged in learning the art of urban dance.

Kelly Peters, co-owner of Brickhouse ATL, said that before coming to the subway, the studio was born in the heart of Times Square in New York. He opened the Atlanta location in February to bring a New York vibe to the South.

Through genres such as contemporary fusion, hip-hop, heels, street jazz, breaking, and krumping, he laid the groundwork for important lessons for his students.

“We’re going to shape them into who they want to be,” Peters said.

The studio is for ages seven and up. Peters says some of his most advanced band members have performed with Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna and Janet Jackson.

Peters says he teaches children lessons that go beyond a dance step.

“Once you have the ability to turn on the switch, that is, that confidence, it helps you in life,” Peters said. “The dance steps are part of it.”

Peters continues to be a highly respected educator in the dance world. His teaching seems to have the ability to light the fire within performance groups – and it shows every time he and his team take the stage.