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Parks and Recreation

Dance Classes at Metro Parks

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The Dance Division of the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation currently offers classes in ballet, pointe, Afro-Caribbean, creative movement, contemporary modern, hip-hop, tap and theater dance. Offered at minimal cost to participants, classes are taught for children, teens, adults, and senior citizens.

Locations

Eligibility and Student Placement

Adult classes are open to the community and suitable for adults of all ages and teens ages 15 and up. For children and teen classes, admission beyond the beginners’ level is by referral of the previous Metro Parks Dance Division or Centennial Youth Ballet teacher or by an in-class evaluation for new students during the first class of the session.

Class Fees

Fees are due on or before the first day of class. Payment is taken at the location of the class or centrally at Centennial Performing Arts Studios. We currently accept cash, checks, or credit/debit cards. Checks should be made out to Metro Parks unless otherwise noted. A 2.30% convenience fee will be charged on all credit and debit card transactions. This fee is collected by a third party processor. No part of this fee goes to the Metropolitan Government.

Current Classes

Summer Session: Teens

June 26-August 11

Summer Session: Adults

June 19-August 11

Upcoming Classes

Fall/Spring Session: Children & Teens

Fall: August 14-November 18, 2017
Spring: January 8-April 28, 2018

Fall Session: Adults

August 14-December 29, 2017

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Parkinson's Program

We are happy to partner with the Center for Excellence at Vanderbilt to offer dance and movement classes for people with Parkinson's and their caretakers. Dancing with Parkinson's is sponsored in full by Friends of Metro Dance.

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Dancing with Parkinson's

Dancing with Parkinson's is offered on Fridays, 1-2:30 p.m.The fall session begins August 14.

  • The fall session begins August 18 and ends December 15.
  • No class on September 1, October 6, October 13, November 10, November 24, or December 1.
  • Free Admission
  • New students are welcome.

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Parkinson's Body Movement Awareness

Parkinson's Body Movement awareness classes are offered Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Sevier Park.

  • Free Admission
  • Currently in session
  • New students are welcome.