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ABOUT BECKY

Becky Jones has been teaching dance classes for over forty years.  She is an Atlanta native who has been dancing since the age of six.  Becky trained under Jack Epply and performed recitals in the old Roxy Theater where Peachtree Plaza now stands.  Although Becky excelled in several dance styles, she has always considered tap her forte. 

ABOUT THE STUDIO

Becky Jones School of Dance was born after Becky's daughter was born.  After having a girl, Becky decided to pursue her dreams of teaching dance with the philosophy that children should have fun and enjoy themselves as they learn to dance.  With that in mind, classes began on the lower level of the Jones' split level home and neighborhood children were enrolled.  As word of mouth spread the news of Becky's classes, the number of students quickly outgrew what her home could hold. Becky then opened her first studio at the Dickson Center in Smyrna.  

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Shortly after opening, Becky experienced the loss of her studio after the shops at the Dickson Center were destroyed as the result of an electrical fire. At the time, the Atlanta Journal Constitution printed an article on the determination of the owners to move on with business despite their losses. Becky was highlighted in the article and was quoted saying: "I have already reopened classes....My biggest problem is that I lost a 10-year-old record collection.  I have been telling people we are going to have dancing lessons even if it means the kids dance to my singing." 

 

After the fire, Becky Jones School of Dance moved across Concord Road and stayed in that location until the location closed for the construction of a new development.  As of January 2008, the dance studio returned to its original location at the Dickson Center at 760 South Cobb Drive.  Becky considers her school to have come "full circle" with the recent move back to the school's first home.