Best Dance Schools in Nashville

Nashville Tennessee is known throughout the world as the home of country music. Officially nicknamed “Music City” there is no better place to learn to dance than the heart of Americas musical diversity. No matter your preference Nashville has developed a large repertoire of music and dance. The variety is wide, ranging from country and hip-hop to ballet, tap and classical ballroom. Many of Nashville’s dance schools are critically acclaimed and boast some of the nations most accomplished instructors.

The School of Nashville Ballet is the only school affiliated and officially sanctioned by the prestigious Nashville Ballet. They provide a complete dance experience for all age groups from toddlers to adults. They are able to accommodate any endeavor from professional career aspirations to sole enjoyment of the artistic expression involved in dance.

Serious dancers are encouraged to try out at the yearly auditions for the Nashville Ballet. Only the top of the class is permitted to audition and get a chance to begin a dance career with the reputable ballet company.

They not only offer ballet but also tap, musical theater, jazz and hip hop classes. All students at the school have the opportunity and are encourages to perform several times throughout the year. All students 8 years of age and older have an opportunity to dance in the Nashville Ballets yearly production of The Nutcracker.

The schools student also receive a significant discount to season tickets of the ballet.

Additional information can be found by calling (615)297-2966, extension 20.

Nashville’s fine arts education institute; The Renaissance Center boasts dance instructors with credits from Broadway and major national dance companies. Tap, jazz, ballet, modern, creative and ballroom dance instruction are all offered in semester long classes one day work shops in a newly built addition to the center. Currently offered curriculum includes a 15-week class in tap, jazz and creative dance as well as beginner classes in basic ballet, tap and interpretive dance. One-day workshops include ballroom dancing and master classes in ballet, jazz and hip-hop for those already schooled in the art but in need of added instruction. The semester dance classes will be taught by Brian J. Marcum and Marci Murphree.

For more information on The Renaissance Center’s dance offerings call (615) 740-5550 or

Laurie Morrisons School of Dance in Nashville offers a wide variety of dance and gymnastics classes for adults and children as well as adult aerobics programs.

Classes range from 30 to 45 minuets long. There is a discount offered for siblings enrolled after the initial student begins class. Laurie Morrisons School of Dance is unique in that the instructors also address social issues with the younger children and incorporate good manners and life lessons when possible. The span of classes include tap, ballet, jazz, aerobics, creative movements, gymnastics and tumbling and hip hop. More information can be found by calling (615) 872-8533.

Nashville may be the heart of country music but that is only the beginning. There is a world of dance waiting to be explored.

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