about COMMUNITY Division youth classes

Our Community Division Youth Classes introduce dancers to the fundamentals of classical ballet education using the foundation of the School of Nashville Ballet syllabus. Students enrolled in Community Division Youth Classes receive high caliber training from School of Nashville Ballet faculty in an environment that establishes a foundation for dance education and continued technical development. Youth classes are open to ages 9 to 18, offering Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced placements. Age ranges are recommendations rather than requirements; each student will be placed in the level that best reflects their current level of training and ability per a placement class.

Summer 2019 Classes: June 3 – July 31, 2019 (no class the week of July 4th)

2019-2020 School Year:
Fall Semester Classes: August 17 – December 15, 2019
Spring Semester Classes: January 13 – May 3, 2020

Enrollment is now open for summer and fall 2019. 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



Youth Beginner is designed specifically for the newer dancer and instills the basics of ballet technique, coordination, vocabulary and the love of dance.


youth intermediate ballet

Youth Intermediate continues the dance education of students who have completed Youth Beginner Ballet or a similar level of training. Dancers will expand upon the fundamentals learned in Youth Beginner Ballet and will continue to develop their technique, musicality and artistry. Youth Intermediate Ballet meets twice a week and is a natural next step for these students as they continue to develop as dancers.


youth advanced ballet

Youth Advanced is for our dancers who have progressed through Youth Intermediate or a similar level of training. Youth Advanced takes their technical training to the next level and is designed to refine each dancers’ skill set as they commit to attendance three times a week, including Youth Jazz. This curriculum will build well-rounded dancers with technical facility and a love of the art form. Youth Advanced will be available as enrollment allows.


youth intermediate/advanced jazz

In Youth Intermediate/Advanced Jazz, students ages 12+ will develop and hone their technique, musicality and artistry through the exploration of classical jazz and based in the styles of Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse. This class meets once a week and is a wonderful option for students looking to broaden their range or become more well-rounded dancers. Youth Jazz is included in the Youth Advanced Ballet curriculum; students at any level may choose to add Youth Jazz to their training or may enroll exclusively in this course.


Youth Beginner Ballet & Youth 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

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 x910 or