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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-contemporary, creative movement, contemporary modern, international folk dance, Pilates, tai chi, tap and theater jazz. Offered at minimal cost to participants, classes are taught for children, teens, adults, and senior citizens. Tuition scholarships are available through Friends of Metro Dance.

Classes for Children and Teens

Winter/Spring 2021

  • Spring session dates: January 4-April 10, 2021
  • Classes do not meet January 18, February 15, or March 13-19, 2021.
  • Students must be the minimum age by August 15, 2020 for Winter/Spring 2021 to align with age requirements for Metro Nashville Public Schools.
  • We anticipate beginning classes in January online via Zoom if the surge of COVID-19 cases continues through the holidays. Our goal is to move into the studios when it is reasonably safe to do so as cases begin to fall. Strict precautions will be observed based on the most current health and safety protocols.
  • Classes will be drop-off only. Parents/Guardians will not be allowed to wait in the lobby during classes.
  • For classes with a hybrid option as indicated on the schedule, once we are back in the studios, an online option will be available for students who need to stay home and quarantine. This option is not available for all classes.
  • View Dress Code Online
  • Register for Dance Classes

Classical Ballet Training

Centennial Tap Program

Other Dance Classes

Classes for Adults

We are currently offering Pilates (online), Tai Chi (online) and Dance Fit (in person). Schedule subject to change and classes may be added or canceled according to health and safety guidelines.

Winter/Spring 2021

Pilate: Beginning

  • January 4-April 5, 2021
  • Class does not meet January 19 or February 15
  • Mondays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Tuition: $55
  • Hybrid option available.
  • Register for Pilates

Tai Chi: Beginning

Tai Chi: Open Level

Class 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. Drop-in payments for adult classes can be paid at the front desk of the class location before class starts. Payment is taken online, 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.