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Parks and Recreation


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 Arts Activity Center (CAAC) - 27th Ave at Poston; next to the Centennial Park playground
McCabe Park Community Center

Sevier Park Community 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. Children must be the specified age for the class on the first day 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. For classes taking place at Centennial Arts Activity Center, we can currently only accept cash or check. Cash payments must be exact change. Checks should be made out to Metro Parks unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Classes

WINTER/SPRING 2015: Children + Teen Classes

Children + Teen Class Schedule / Registration

Children + Teen Dress Code

Winter/Spring 2015 Holiday Calendar

For information about children's dance classes at East Park Community Center, please visit Rejoice School of Ballet.

WINTER/SPRING 2015: Adult Classes

Adult Class Schedule / Registration

Winter/Spring 2015 Holiday Calendar

Dancing with Parkinson's

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.

Dancing with Parkinson's
Fridays, 1-2 pm, Apr 10-May 22, CAAC, Free
Register for Dancing with Parkinson's

Parkinson's Body Movement Awareness
Mon + Wed, 10:30-11:30 am, Sevier, Free
Currently in session. New students welcome