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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, dance fitness, 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.

Schedule subject to change and classes may be added or canceled according to health and safety guidelines. Read about our Centennial Performing Arts Studios Safety Protocols.

Classes for Adults

Spring 2021

Ballet: Open Level

  • May 10-28, 2021
  • Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Tuition: $5 per class
  • Class size is limited. Pre-registration required.
  • This class will meet in person at Centennial Performing Arts Studios
  • Instructor: Katie Eliason
  • Register for Ballet Classes

Dance Fit

  • Classes begin April 14, 2021
  • Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 11:00-11:45 a.m.
  • Drop-in: $4 per class
  • Class size is capped at 34 participants.
  • Sevier Park Community Center Gymnasium
  • Class on Saturday, May 15, 11:00 a.m. will take place at Coleman Community Center.
  • Instructors: Andrea Howat, Kat Mathis, Mallory Mundy

Dancing with Parkinson's Outdoors

Pilates: Beginning

  • May 12-26, 2021
  • Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Tuition: $15
  • This class will meet in person at Centennial Performing Arts Studios.
  • Hybrid option available.
  • Instructor: Kari Gregg
  • Register for Pilates

Tai Chi: Beginning

  • May 6-June 24, 2021. No class June 10.
  • Thursdays, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • Tuition: $21
  • This class will be online only.
  • Instructor: Jen-Jen Lin
  • Register for Tai Chi

Tai Chi: Open Level

  • May 12-June 30, 2021. No class June 16.
  • Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Tuition: $21
  • This class will meet in person at Sevier Park Community Center.
  • Instructor: Jen-Jen Lin
  • Register for Tai Chi

Classes for Children and Teens

  • View Dress Code Online
  • Register for Dance Classes
  • Classes are currently meeting in person. Some classes also have a hybrid option for students who need to stay home and quarantine.
  • Classes are currently drop-off only. Parents/Guardians will not be allowed to wait in the lobby during classes.

Spring 2021

Classical Ballet Maintenance Classes: Intermediate III/Advanced I

  • May 10-28, 2021
  • Mon/Wed/Fri, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (includes Progressing Ballet Technique on Wednesdays)
  • $15 per week
  • Classes will meet in person at Centennial Performing Arts Studios. Hybrid option available.
  • Instructors: Christen Heilman, Kari Gregg
  • Register for Ballet Classes

Classical Ballet Maintenance Classes: Advanced II/III

  • May 10-27, 2021
  • Mon, 4:00-6:30 p.m.; Tue/Wed/Thu, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (includes Progressing Ballet Technique on Mondays)
  • $20 per week
  • Classes will meet in person at Centennial Performing Arts Studios. Hybrid option available.
  • Instructors: Katie Eliason, Kari Gregg
  • Register for Ballet Classes

Tap: Basics for 6 to 8 years old

  • May 6-27, 2021
  • Thursdays, 4:00-4:45 p.m.
  • Tuition: $32
  • Classes will meet in person at Centennial Performing Arts Studios.
  • Instructor: Erin Styron
  • Register for Tap: Basics

Tap: Beginning for 7 to 10 years old

  • May 6-27, 2021
  • Thursdays, 4:45-5:45 p.m.
  • Tuition: $32
  • Classes will meet in person at Centennial Performing Arts Studios.
  • Instructor: Erin Styron
  • Register for Tap: Beginning

View our summer intensives, camps, and classes for children and teens

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.