Dance. Music. Theatre. Art
Dance Classes Serving Franklin, Thompson’s Station, Spring Hill and beyond, in middle Tennessee.
Concordia Arts Academy
One Heart for all Arts!
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About Concordia Arts Academy
In our dance classes we teach the value of the art, in many forms of movement: Classical Ballet (Vaganova), Jazz, Tap, Modern, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Pointe, Contemporary, Tumble, Aerial, Stretch/Contortion, and more. For young children we offer an expansive program tailored to their development by year including Ballet Minis, Ballet/Jazz combo, Dance/Tumble and Tap/Ballet combo classes. We encourage students to take private lessons and explore all forms of dance. We teach the importance of the dancer in theatre arts, solo and group performances as well as community arts with an emphasis placed on worthwhile subject matter.
Tap is fun and exciting! Rhythm is the basis of all dance and we encourage our dancers to study tap to gain confidence in rhythm and stage presence. Our Tap instructors are trained in Hoofer style. We offer beginner to advanced levels, ages 3-18. We offer Tap combo classes for the minis ages 3 to 6.
Concordia Arts Academy offers ballet classes with a classical approach from ages 3 through 18. All ballet students have an opportunity to perform in our Christmas Ballet and in our Spring shows.
Hip-Hop is a fun and energetic dance form for all! Our hip-hop instructors offer their very own curriculum in our hip-hop classes and delivers unique, family-friendly and quality choreography.
Modern dance begins for the inspired dancer at Concordia Arts Academy for the young and more advanced dancer. Horton, Graham and Limon techniques are taught within our modern training/classes.
Concordia Arts Academy offers classes with certified teachers in aerial, silks, lyra, contortion and more. Our teachers value and emphasize safety and etiquette in this beautiful and unique art form. In addition to aerial silks, we also offer acro classes.
Concordia Arts Academy offers Jazz/Tap and Jazz/Ballet combo for young beginners. We also offer Broadway Jazz and Commercial Jazz for our intermediate to advanced dancers. Our Company dancers study and perform Jazz.
Concordia Arts Academy offers ballet classes with a classical approach from ages 3 through 18. Our ballet instructors are classically trained, put proper technique and safety first in teaching students correct form and preparing our more advanced students in en pointe! Ballet is a pre-requisite to be in modern, contemporary, lyrical or jazz. Concordia’s ballet classes have the opportunity to perform in our Christmas Ballet and our Spring Shows. Ballet is a beautiful art form and the basis for most dance genres. Students must adjudicate to be placed in levels 1 through 6. See ballet schedules here: https://www.concordiaartsacademy.com/schedule/
Tap classes at Concordia Arts Academy start as young as 3 years old. Rhythm is the basis of all dance and we encourage our dancers to study tap to gain confidence in rhythm and stage presence. We offer tap classes and private lessons through advanced levels and offer tap master classes periodically. No split sole tap shoes allowed, must purchase tap shoes in studio (combo classes, level 1 and 2) or at Bellissimo (level 3 and up) to ensure correct fitting and style. Inquire within about trying out for our TAP TEAM!
Concordia Arts Academy offers jazz/tap and jazz/ballet combo for young beginners. We also offer Broadway Jazz and Jazz tech for our intermediate to advanced dancers. Jazz dance is often credited as American, however, in actuality it originates from African American vernacular dance that came about during the late 1800s. Jazz dance formed an impressive series of dance techniques and steps that made history. Original jazz steps were exemplified out in the plantations, as a crossbreed of American culture, European jigs and the music and movement tradition of the African slaves. Concordia’s jazz instructor has performed on Broadway, TV and film and has a professional ballet and gymnastics background.
Concordia Arts Academy offers classes with certified teachers in aerial, silks, lyra, contortion and more. Our teachers value and emphasize safety and etiquette in this beautiful and unique art form. Children as young as 6 years of age can study this wonderful art form. Concordia also offers classes for the intermediate aerialist through advanced levels. Concordia students that take this class will be featured in our performances. We also offer aerial/apparatus such as lyra hoop for teen through adult students.
Modern & Contemporary
Modern dance begins for the inspired dancer at Concordia Arts Academy for the young and more advanced dancer. Modern combines theatrical and contemporary, while developing the use of the entire body in movements expressive of abstract ideas. All modern dancers at Concordia must take ballet and are encouraged to take other dance forms as well. Madison Hopkins, our modern director is trained in many classical forms of modern including, but not limited to, Martha Graham, Horton and received a full scholarship to Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts. She also studied dance at Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, and Florida State University. See our dance schedule here: https://www.concordiaartsacademy.com/schedule/
Our Company dancers are dedicated to spending multiple hours each week honing dance technique and preparing for extra performances. Company dancers pour into our community for local events and ministry. To audition for our Dance Company, please inquire within.
Visual Art Classes
Visual Arts at Concordia Arts Academy is rapidly growing to include classes for several different levels and ages. We also offer Paint-Along-Parties and more! Private lessons and group classes are available in several visual art forms upon request for our Thompson’s Station location. See classes listed on our homeschool tab: https://www.concordiaartsacademy.com/homeschool-education/ and on our afternoon/evening schedule: https://www.concordiaartsacademy.com/schedule/
ART CLASSES after school
Please check our SCHEDULE tab for art class times
ART CLASSES homeschool
Please check our homeschool tab for homeschool art class times
Musical Theatre Classes
Theater at Concordia focuses on giving students the tools they need to be confident on any stage. Through classic dramatic literature, we teach a love for oral and dramatic interpretation and good performing skills. We offer classes or private lessons in auditioning, character and script analysis, oral and dramatic interpretation, comedy, Shakespeare, stagecraft, and behind-the-scenes technical work. Schedules can be found here: https://www.concordiaartsacademy.com/schedule/
Musical Theatre combines the best aspects of acting, singing and dancing! Each season, Concordia brings a classic show or new show to life. Kate Butler, our Creative Director believes that singing, acting and dancing are equal on the stage in musical theatre and encourages her students to excel in all arts. Kate has written or co-written and produced original productions such as: A Twist on Oz, Alice In NYC, Remembering Neverland and Comic Book Dream Series. Kate’s creativity starts with a passion for students on stage and it shows in all of her productions.