Dance World’s talented instructors teach students of all levels ballroom, ballroom, swing, and social dance styles in an open and friendly atmosphere. Two dance floors provide the square footage necessary for detailed instruction and successful coed mingling. A private lesson can jazz up a first dance or provide a much-needed metaphor for a relationship. In addition to the private lesson, you get a Groupon-exclusive class. First-time Freds and Gingers can foxtrot around the room and meet, greet, and dip new friends. Additional classes, such as tango and quickstep, as well as wedding choreography, are blended for dancers of all levels of surefootedness. Call for upcoming times and offerings.
Dance Theatre of Tennessee trains students in the art of dance and dazzles audiences with world-class performances. "Swan Lake – At 75: A Tribute to Elaine Thomas" honors Dance Theatre of Tennessee’s artistic director, who has served as coach, choreographer, and ballet mistress to prominent companies around the world. Audiences aim their eyes at the stage as guest artists from Ballet West, Pennsylvania Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater, and The Australian Ballet celebrate Elaine’s career with accolades and ritual burnings of DDR games. The tribute culminates in a spectacular staging of act 2 of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, Swan Lake.
Started as a simple afterschool program in North Nashville, Moves & Grooves, Inc., has flourished into a multipurpose center offering dance lessons, music education, and youth mentorship. At the movement studio, Ms. Hunter imparts the precise movements of classical ballet and Mr. El teaches pop-locking moves. The center uses arts as a means to engage at-risk youth and, through partnerships with local schools and the mayor’s office, has forged many successful graduates in the process.
Throughout the eight-week summer session, the School of Nashville Ballet offers a variety of dance classes for people of all skill levels. Experience is not necessary for the classes, which are all taught by professional instructors. Dance styles covered in classes include jazz dance, hip-hop, contemporary, or tap. The modern and fusion Pilates fitness-dance classes are open for all who wish to get in shape and groove at the same time, while ballet-minded individuals can choose from several options. The intro-to-ballet class teaches the basics, and intermediate and advanced ballet classes help students hone their skills and master tricky maneuvers. Beginners are encouraged to attend classes early in the session, as instruction will progress throughout the season. Check the schedule and call the School of Nashville Ballet for specific information on class availability.
Elite Dance & Fitness is located in Nolensville. We specialize in classical ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, pointe, musical theatre and acrobatics/tumbling classes for children ages 2 & up. We also offer Zumba & Pilates classes for adults 7 days per wk.
Master of fancy footwork Lisa Burghart and her squad of experienced instructors tame students’ unruly twinkletoes with dance instruction covering a wide array of terpsichorean styles. Aspiring hoofers can first get their dancing legs under them in two 45-minute private lessons, which participants can take solo or with a partner. Talented instructors can acquaint students with the fundamentals of a plethora of styles, including ballroom, Latin, and swing, as well as both electric and acoustic boogaloo. The group session gives attendees an opportunity for further practice in a fun and energetic social setting, where they can show off what they’ve learned or reenact the pivotal Irish step dancing scene in Footloose.