“We absolutely love Histown! My daughter has been taking dance here for several years now and loves all of her teachers. They are all so caring and committed to the students. She has learned so much and grown so much as a dancer while being here!!!”
— RACHEL MCKEE

Classes Offered

Fall Semester Starts August 12th!

Creative Movement

Ballet * Tap/Jazz

Acrodance preschool

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These classes provide a fun, creative and game filled way to get children to understand how to control their movements and learn the introduction to terminology, positions, following ability, movement and choreography. Classes are offered for ages 2-3 and 3-5. All taught in a positive, encouraging environment.

Ballet 

The Foundation to it all

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Ballet emphasizes the development of classical ballet skills with a focus on technique as it relates to proper placement, alignment and coordination of legs,footwork and the rest of the body.  Classes are offered for ages 2 years and up, based on skill level and experience, with beginner, intermediate and advanced ballet classes available.  We also have a Teen Beginner Ballet class for dancers ages 11 & up, for those who have never taken any ballet classes before and want to have the opportunity to learn ballet at their own pace before transitioning into a regular ballet class.

Jazz

Feel the rhythm 

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Jazz combines many styles and techniques from ethnic and contemporary dance, musical theater, swing, funk and ballet. Using a variety of music, students train in flexibility, rhythm, and control incorporating the basic principles of this dance style. Classes are offered for ages 3 years and up, based on skill level and experience, with beginner, intermediate and advanced jazz classes available.

 

Hip-Hop

keeping it real, upbeat and fun

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Hip-hop highlights the vibrancy and relevancy of dance in our culture today. Combining emotion and an uniqueness to the style itself, students are encouraged to create something new and find their own sense of style. Classes are offered for ages 3 years and up, based on skill level and experience, with beginner, intermediate and advanced hip-hop classes available.

 

Contemporary

express yourself

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Contemporary combines elements of ballet, modern, and lyrical. Students explore movement, space, rhythm and creativity with as a way of expressing the music and message they are dancing to.  Classes are offered for ages 6 years and up, based on skill level and experience, with beginner, intermediate and advanced contemporary classes available.  

 

Modern

method to the movement 

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Modern emphasizes the use of the floor for centering and grounding oneself in movement. Concepts of over curve/under curve and contraction/release musicality and rhythm will be explored. Graham and Limon technique are both taught.  Classes are offered for ages 10 years and up, based on skill level and experience, with beginner, intermediate and advanced modern classes available.

 

Musical Theater

the world is your stage

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Musical Theater places an emphasis on theater dance, jazz, Broadway style productions, story through movement and improvisation.  Dancers also learn skills and concepts that will help boost their confidence and elevate their stage presence, making them better performers and dancers.  Classes are offered for ages 6 years and up, based on skill level and experience, with beginner, intermediate and advanced musical theater classes available.

 

Tap

taking it to your feet

Tap is an excellent class for those who love to make music with their feet, and will focus on developing skills in tap technique, rhythm and coordination. Classes are offered for ages 3 years and up, based on skill level and experience, with beginner, intermediate and advanced tap classes available.  

 

Acro

Balance, poise and impact 

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Acro is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context.  Classes are offered for ages 3 years and up, based on skill level and experience.  

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Histown is the only certified Acrobatic Arts dance studio in the Greater Nashville area with two certified instructors teaching our Acro classes.