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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. 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 Performing Arts Studios, 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.

Current Classes

Summer Session: Ages 3-18

(June 20-July 22)

Children & Teen Summer Schedule

Children & Teen Summer Dress Code

Parent and Student Expectations

Summer Session: Adults

(May 31-Aug 12)

Adult Class Schedule

Upcoming Classes

Fall Session: Children & Teens

(Aug 15-Nov 19)

Check back on July 6 for fall schedule and registration

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. Dancing with Parkinson's was recently feature on the Channel 4 WSMV News.

View WSMV Feature Story

Dancing with Parkinson's: Fall 2016

Our next Dancing with Parkinson's class will start in August 2016. Please check back for details.

Parkinson's Body Movement Awareness

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