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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 school@nashvilleballet.com.


Fall Semester Classes: August 14 – December 9, 2017
Spring Semester Classes: January 15 – May 5, 2018

School of Nashville Ballet is currently enrolling for Fall 2017. Select a program schedule below to enroll online. If you need additional assistance, please contact School of Nashville Ballet at (615) 297-2966 x203 or school@nashvilleballet.com.


TRY CLASS FOR FREE: Monday, August 14 - Saturday, August 19

Curious what dance class at School of Nashville Ballet is like? New students can try a Community Division Youth Class for FREE* during the first week of our fall semester.

The Details:

  • Read about our Community Division Youth Classes below.
  • If you're ready to register now, you can enroll through the class schedule buttons.
  • If you want to try class for free first, mark your calendar to drop into a class when it's scheduled August 14-19. Just give us a quick call beforehand at (615) 297-2966 x203 or email school@nashvilleballet.com to make sure the class isn't full.

*This offer only applies to NEW School of Nashville Ballet students. No discounts apply on tuition.

If you have a question, contact us at (615) 297-2966 x203 or school@nashvilleballet.com.


MUSICAL THEATER - AGES 12+ 

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. 

Hip Hop - Ages 10+

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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 - 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.

teen intermediate ballet - ages 12+

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.

 

Attire

Teen Beginner Ballet & Teen Intermediate Ballet:

Footwear for Gentlemen & Ladies:

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

Gentlemen:

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

Ladies:

  • 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)

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. 

 


QUESTIONS?

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