Top Dance Classes for Kids in Nashville

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Published Aug 18, 2015

So many dance lessons are available in the area, but which one should we choose? Ballet, jazz, hip hop.... Here is a bit of our own research to help choose the right class for your young dancer.

Top Kids' Dance Classes in Nashville


Dance Star

Dance Star is a full service dance studio that takes pride in being a family oriented facility. Classes are offered ballet, lyrical, tap, jazz, tumbling, twirling, pointe, hip hop, musical theater, tumble tots, toning and Zumba.

Children's programs are available for toddlers as young as 18 months old.




Nashville Ballet

The Children's Division at Nashville Ballet offers several options for aspiring dancers. Children develop a love for movement and the arts while practicing cognitive skills, gross motor skills and creative problem solving. Girls and boys develop balance, rhythm and coordination while learning essential social skills and classroom etiquette. A variety of programs are available for kids, starting as young as 2 years old.




Franklin School of Performing Arts

FSPA's multi-disciplined curriculum values each student’s individuality and the creative process, and is designed to promote a positive body image and highly attuned physical and spatial awareness. Classes offered are in classical ballet, modern, improvisation, composition, repertory, jazz, tap, hip hop, and acting. Guest faculty and workshops are also presented throughout the year in cultural dance, character, musical theater and a variety of movement therapies.



Ann Carroll School of Dance

Both serious and recreational dancers can study and enjoy the art of dance while preparing for life's challenges in a faith-based environment. Companies in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop and voice with membership through audition represent the school at competitions, special shows, concerts and trips.



Grassland Dance Academy

Located in the heart of Grassland, in Franklin, TN, GDA's mission is to instill every student with confidence and self-discipline through creative movement using modern teaching techniques and methodologies. This confidence can help students excel outside the dance classes in all aspects of their lives.

Children's classes are offered in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop.



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