about COMMUNITY Division — youth classes

Formerly known as Studio Division, our Community Division Youth Classes allow young dance enthusiasts to explore a variety of dance styles, including ballet, jazz, musical theater and hip hop.

Community Division Youth Classes are the perfect fit for brand-new dancers or those with previous training. Class schedules allow students to explore other extracurricular activities. Dance can even contribute to success on the soccer field or in the classroom.

NEW! Ballet I, II and III classes for ages 8+ are now offered through our Academy DivisionFormer Studio Division students enrolling in the 2017 Fall Semester will take a placement class on August 7, 2017. Click here for more information, or contact School of Nashville Ballet at (615) 297-2966 x203 or

Summer Session Classes: June 3 – 30, 2017 & July 8 – August 4, 2017
Fall Semester Classes: August 14 – December 9, 2017
Spring Semester Classes: January 15 – May 5, 2018

School of Nashville Ballet is currently enrolling for Summer and Fall 2017. For Summer Session, two four-week sessions are available OR drop-in at your convenience (weekend AND weekday options available)! Select a program schedule below to enroll online for Summer Session and/or Fall 2017. If you need additional assistance, please contact School of Nashville Ballet at (615) 297-2966 x203 or


Beginning Fall Semester 2017, these classes will be offered through our Academy Division. Students will take a placement class before the semester begins. Please visit the Academy Division page for details about the placement class, or contact School of Nashville Ballet at (615) 297-2966 x203 or


Learn rhythm, coordination and “all that jazz” while dancing to today’s popular music. These classes offer a great opportunity for ballet dancers to enhance their movement style, let loose and just have fun. Classes are tailored to specific age groups and offer a chance to explore jazz elements and Fosse-inspired moves as well as high-energy, fast-paced movement.


teen intermediate ballet - ages 12+


This class is designed specifically for the older beginner dancer. Students will learn the essential elements of ballet at a pace that is appropriate for this age group’s maturity and physicality.

For our older teen students who have completed the Teen Beginner Ballet class, we offer a course tailored to their abilities. Students will expand upon the fundamentals learned in Teen Beginner Ballet and will continue to develop their technique, musicality and artistry.



Hip Hop - Ages 10+

Learn the choreography from your favorite Broadway shows. Plus, find out how to channel the personas of some of Broadway’s most notable characters. This class is perfect for students looking to master their role in the school play, develop their stage presence and become more comfortable combining movement with acting. 

Express yourself as you learn energetic, challenging movement in an inspired atmosphere. Students’ hearts will be pumping to exciting choreography and rhythmic music designed to tap into their creative, expressive sides.


Teen Beginner Ballet & Teen Intermediate Ballet:

Footwear for Gentlemen & Ladies:

  • Bloch Dansoft full sole ballet shoes in pink (ladies) or white (gentlemen)


  • White fitted T-shirt (no logos)
  • Black convertible tights
  • White socks


  • Any style black leotard, simple
  • Pink ballet tights; we recommend Body Wrappers tights A45 (adult) or C45 (child) in theatrical pink

Hip Hop:

  • Comfortable clothing you can move in
  • Tennis shoes/street shoes (please no mud or dirt, as clean as possible)

Jazz & Musical Theater:

  • Black jazz slip-on shoes, no lace
  • Any color or combination of leotard or form-fitting with jazz pants

In the tradition of classical ballet and in encouragement of each dancer's positive self-image, we strive to have a clean, uniformed appearance for all students.

All students should wear street clothing and shoes over their ballet attire when coming to and from their classes. Extra layers ensure modesty and help muscles warm up and cool down properly. We encourage dancers of all ages to practice this healthy habit.

Clothing should be changed in dressing rooms only, not the lobby or hallways. Ballet shoes cannot be worn outdoors as this tracks dirt into the studio, can compromise the safety of our students and dancers, and is detrimental to the studio floors.

Jewelry, other than small earrings, may not be worn in the studios. Young ladies' hair should be pulled away from the face and secured neatly. 



If you need additional assistance, please contact School of Nashville Ballet at (615) 297-2966 x203 or