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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

Fall Session: Adults

August 15–December 23, 2016

Winter Interim Session: Teens

December 12-22, 2016

Winter/Spring Session: Children and Teens

January 9-April 8, 2017

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Parkinson's Program

We are happy to partner with the American Parkinson Disease Association and the National Parkinson Foundation through Centennial Medical Center and 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

Details for our winter/spring session are currently unavailable. 

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.