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Dance Class Painting by Art Center Student Parrish

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.


Centennial Performing Arts Studios (CPAS)
McCabe Park Community Center

Sevier Park Community Center
Sportsplex Fitness & Tennis Center

Eligibility & 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.

Dancing with Parkinson's Balloon Activity

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: Fall 2016

Fridays, 1-2:30 pm, Aug 19-Nov 11 (no class Oct 7), Free

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Parkinson's Body Movement Awareness

Mon + Wed, 10:30-11:30 am, Sevier, Free
Currently in session. New students welcome