About Summer Programs

Summer camps are such a sweet time at Nashville Ballet, when children's minds and schedules are free from the rigors of school and ready to roam, imagine, and play. Help your young artist strengthen the scope of their imagination through creative development and physical activity.  Each camp theme is based on ballets that have been performed by Nashville Ballet, including Carnival of the Animals, Degas & the Little Dancer, Peter Pan, Ferdinand the Bull and Swan Lake. Children gain an appreciation for the classic art form by learning about each ballet’s plot, practicing choreography, acting out the story, making crafts, watching video performances of Nashville Ballet’s productions and of course, taking ballet classes!

In addition to camps, Nashville Ballet offers a variety of summer programs for children of all ages, including drop-in classes and junior intensives. Learn more and enroll below.

Questions? Contact School of Nashville Ballet at (615) 297-2966 x910 or


School of Nashville Ballet Brentwood Campus
500 Wilson Pike Circle, Suite 119
Brentwood, TN 37027


Monday - Friday, 9 A.M. - Noon:

  • June 4 - 8, 2018 | Degas & the Little Dancer
  • June 11 - 15, 2018 | Carnival of the Animals
  • June 18 - 22, 2018 | Peter Pan
  • June 25 - 29, 2018 | Ferdinand the Bull

Dance your way through the summer on a journey of ballet, jazz, contemporary and more! Energy is the only ticket needed for boys and girls to take their imaginations to new heights. Each week includes a short in-studio performance opportunity.

swan lake Full day camps (ages 6-10)

School of Nashville Ballet Nashville Campus
3630 Redmon Street
Nashville, TN 37209-4327


Monday - Friday, 9 A.M. - 4 P.M:

  • July 23 - 27, 2018
  • July 30 - August 3, 2018

Introduce your child to one of the most iconic ballets, Swan Lake, this summer! Students will encounter the story at a beginner level by exploring choreography, creating a backdrop and touring the costume shop in addition to learning about character and pantomime elements in ballet. Your child will take daily classes in ballet, jazz, contemporary and more. This camp is designed to create a magical experience for young dancers by exploring the essential elements of a beloved story ballet before it takes the stage this September. Children will present a short in-studio performance on their last day of camp.

Summer Classes (ages 2+)

Nashville and Brentwood:

  • June 2 - 29, 2018 (four weeks)
  • July 9 - August 4, 2018 (four weeks)
  • Drop-ins welcome!

Looking for more summer options? Try a drop-in class or enroll your child in a four-week session featuring the same programs offered during the traditional school year. Children develop balance, rhythm and coordination while learning essential social skills and classroom etiquette. Pre-teens and teens explore the fundamentals of ballet in Youth Beginner Ballet or continue to develop their technique, musicality and artistry in Youth Intermediate Ballet.

Junior Intensive (Ages 9-11)

School of Nashville Ballet Nashville Campus
3630 Redmon Street
Nashville, TN 37209

Monday - Friday, 9 A.M. - 4 P.M:

  • June 4 - 8, 2018 (one week)
  • June 4 - 15, 2018 (two weeks)

Junior Intensive immerses young dancers in a focused environment, providing them full-day training to get a leg up in their future dance studies and Summer Intensive programs. School of Nashville Ballet students must have completed Academy Level 1. Outside students must have 2+ years of ballet training.

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Young Men's Intensive (Ages 6+)

School of Nashville Ballet Nashville Campus
3630 Redmon Street
Nashville, TN 37209

June 16-20, 2018

  • Level I - 4-5 p.m. - SNB students must have completed at least one year of YMSP Level 1. Outside students must have 1-2 years of ballet training.

  • Level II - 4-6 p.m. - SNB students must have completed at least one year of YMSP Level 2. Outside students must have 2-4 years of ballet training.

We are thrilled to announce our first-ever Young Men's Intensive! This week-long program will focus on young male dancers ages 6+ and is designed to develop male-specific technique, strength and camaraderie in a supportive environment. Open to both School of Nashville Ballet students and the community.


Developmental milestones are infused into our daily curriculum. Children develop a love for movement and the arts while engaging cognitive skills, gross motor skills and creative problem solving. 


Program Hours
Half-day camps are in session from 9 a.m. - noon. Morning drop-off begins at 8:30 a.m. and pick up is available from noon - 12:30 p.m. Full-day camps are in session from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Morning drop-off begins at 8:30 a.m. and pick up-is available from 4 - 4:30 p.m. Pick-up and drop-off times offer unstructured supervised social time. 

What to Wear?
Ladies can wear any leotard they like! Gentlemen can wear T-shirts and shorts and pants. All students should wear ballet slippers. Dress comfortably so you can move around!

What to Bring? 
Full-day camps: water bottle, lunched packed in a labeled box (refrigeration is not provided) and snacks (optional)
Half-day camps: water bottle, snacks (if child has allergies or does not like provided snacks). Half-day campers will be offered Goldfish crackers, pretzels and animal crackers mid-morning.

Registration is now open! Click on the button below your desired camp at the top of this web page to register online. Or, call (615) 297-2966 x910. Registration is not complete until payment is received. Your registration will be confirmed via email one week prior to the start of camp.

Age Requirement
Campers must meet the listed age requirement by May 1, 2018. All children must be fully potty trained.

Drop-off / Pick-up Procedure
Please park your car in a designated parking space before dropping off or picking up your child. If you are unable to come inside the building, please call the front office and a staff member will escort your child to or from your vehicle. 

Refunds are not guaranteed and are subject to the discretion of Nashville Ballet. Partial refunds may be available prior to May 1, 2018, with a 25% administration fee applying to the total tuition cost. 

Contact School of Nashville Ballet at (615) 297-2966 x910 or

Half-Day Camp Enrollment

Full-Day Camp Enrollment