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About The Batterie

The Batterie has been serving the dance community of Chattanooga, TN, and surrounding areas for over 30 years. We offer a curated selection of gear and apparel to elevate your dancing. For pointe shoe fittings, we recommend calling to schedule an appointment. Shop in-store or online today. 

Our team:

Dani Clark, Store Manager

Dani Clark, a Decatur, Georgia native, has been dancing since the age of three. She has over 20 years of dance teaching experience as well as extensive choreography and performance experience. Her training began at Cathedral Dance Studio in Decatur, where she was trained in ballet, modern, jazz and tap. She attended high school at DeKalb School of the Arts, where she focused on dance and technical theater. In 2010, she graduated from the University of Georgia with an A.B. in Dance and Religion. During her time at UGA, she received comprehensive training in ballet and contemporary and was the president of the Young Choreographers Series, a student organization that organized and showcased performances of student choreography, from 2007-2010. For the past 30 years, she has been a member of performance companies where she has had many opportunities to choreograph and perform throughout the southeastern United States. Since graduating from the University of Georgia, she has been teaching dancers of all ages throughout the Metro Atlanta, North Georgia, and Chattanooga Areas.

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Julia Walker, Marketing Manager

Julia, originally from Atlanta, has been dancing since the age of three. While her favorite styles of dance are Modern and Ballet, she has also done Jazz, Tap, and Hip Hop. In 2016 she graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of the Arts in Dance, concentrated in Modern Dance. Along with managing The Batterie, she also enjoys her job as a dance teacher!

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Christine Mashburn-Paul, Owner

Originally from Atlanta, Christine grew up studying the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus under the training of Kelly Oakes-Dent at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Christine went on to receive her minor in dance at the University of Georgia, performing with the UGA Ballet Ensemble as well as the modern dance company, CORE. From 2002-2006 Christine taught, choreographed and directed for Freedom of Movement Dance Academy in Athens, Georgia. Christine had a professional career dancing, teaching, and choreographing with the Chattanooga Ballet, and also directed the Orange Grove Dancers. Christine served on the board the Tennessee Association of Dance for 8 years including two years as president. While directing Chattanooga Dance Theatre in Hixson, Christine loves promoting dancers in the Chattanooga area and helping to bring quality dance in all forms to people throughout the city and the state. Christine purchased The Batterie in 2018 to help dancers perform their best! 

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The Batterie

3809 Dayton Blvd.

Red Bank, Tennessee 37415


(423) 498-4686


Store Hours:

Monday-Friday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


*Please call ahead for pointe shoe fittings!




*The Batterie is always accepting applications. Please send resumes to [email protected]