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Our Programs

STUDIO ARTS for Dancers offers classes for every child at each stage of development from creative movement to pre-professional. With year-round programs and performance opportunities for every age, world-class summer intensives with guest teachers, and drop-in classes for adults, we offer something for everyone. 

Under the direction of Artistic Director, Lisa Hall McKee, our school provides correct and technical instruction in every genre at every level while nurturing a passion, respect and love for dance regardless of a dancer's ambitions. 

Children's Program

Ages 3-7

Children learn basic ballet and gross motor skills while developing a love of and excitement for ballet and movement play.

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Summer Programs

All Ages
All Levels

Summer programs for dancers of all ages and levels with SAFD faculty and guest teachers from around the country.

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Youth Program

Ages 8-13
Levels I-IV

Through ballet, modern, tap, and jazz classes, students develop strong movement awareness, musicality and technique.

Master Classes

All Ages
All Levels

Master classes offer students and adults the opportunity to take one or several classes with guest teachers.


Ages 14-18
Levels V-Advanced

Classes including ballet, pointe, modern, Horton, tap, and jazz prepare dancers with advanced technical training. 

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Open Adult Program

Ages 18+
All Levels

Open classes for adults from all backgrounds. Classes focus on technique and functional strength training. 


Each program offers classes in some or all of the following techniques. STUDIO ARTS faculty are well-versed and highly experienced in each technique that they teach, giving our students a strong foundation of classical training in modern, ballet, Horton, tap, and jazz or inspiring a love for and appreciation of dance in our creative movement classes. 

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Performance Opportunities

Each spring, students have the opportunity to perform at the historic Tennessee Theatre as part of our annual Spring Show. With professional lighting, choreography, costumes, props, and full sets, the students receive a truly professional performance experience. From in-studio run throughs, to show week tech and dress rehearsals, the students prepare for the performance just as professional dancers would. 

Rehearsals for the Spring Show are held as part of class beginning after Spring Break. Additional weekend rehearsals are required beginning 2-4 weeks before the performance. 

Registration & Class Schedule

Start your dance training today.

Enroll now.

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