Saturday, July 31, 2010

Nutcracker Youth Cast Auditions

Nutcracker Youth Cast Audition Schedule
Be part of the magic in Nashville Ballet’s encore production of our new Nutcracker.
Auditions will be held on Sunday, September 12th and Sunday, September 19th. Both auditions will be held at the Nashville location at 3630 Redmon Street, Nashville, TN. 37209. Girls should wear proper dance class attire and boys should wear shorts and a T-shirt. All those auditioning should bring a full-body photograph. There is a $10 audition fee and only one audition is needed. For more information, please call 615-297-2966 ext 20 or

Boys *7 to 11 Register at 11:00 am - audition from 11:30 am -12:00 pm
Girls *7, 8 & 9 Register at 11:00 am - audition from 12:00 -1:00 pm
Girls 10 & 11 Register at 12:00 pm - audition from 1:00 - 2:00 pm
*All participants must be age 8 by December 31, 2010

Boys & Girls 12 & 13 - Must be School of Nashville Ballet students
Register at 1:00 pm - audition from 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Boys & Girls ages 14 and up - Must be School of Nashville Ballet students
Registration at 2:00 - audition from 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Classes FULL and NEW classes opening up!

We are wrapping up our fall registration and have a few classes that are full. We are also looking at adding additional classes.

Classes that are full:
Creative Movement: Monday and Tuesday AM
Combo 1: Tuesday
Combo 1 : Wednesday (2 spots left)
Combo 2: (3 spots left)
Pre Ballet : Tuesday
Kids Hip Hop

We have added:
Combo 1 Thursday 4:30-5:30
Pre Ballet Monday 5:30-6:30 (if there is enough interest)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Exclusive Coupon

We are giving all our facebook friends an exclusive dance wear sale coupon for the two upcoming sales. You have to be our facebook friend to use it.
You can print the image off the blog but be sure to add us as a friend if you haven't already!

Dance Wear Sales
July 24 1:00-4:00
July 31 10:00-12:00

At the studio.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Welcome Mrs. Missy Tillman

We are so honored to have a new faculty member at TDAC. Mrs. Missy will be taking on a few Jazz classes this fall.

Missy began her formal dance training at age three, with the Chattanooga Ballet.  As she continued her studies there through high school, she became a member of the Chattanooga Ballet Children’s Company, and then the Corps de Ballet. These positions gave her opportunities to perform soloist, demi-soloist, and corps roles in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, The Firebird, Les Sylphides, Don Quixote, The Magic Flute, Contemporary Music Symposium, Haydn’s Creation, and many modern and jazz works by guest choreographers.
Also during high school, Missy founded and directed Charis, a modern dance company housed at Chattanooga Christian School. Her contributions there included teaching modern and jazz classes, choreographing works for the company, and performing.  In college, Missy continued her modern dance training with an emphasis in Limon technique under the direction of Sharona Paller Rubinstein. During this time Missy was invited to become a member of the Macon Moving Company, in Macon, Georgia, performing many original modern works throughout the community. Missy recently had the privilege of choreographing for the DeRay Ministry’s Jr. Dance Company in Franklin TN.
Missy has also enhanced her training in ballet, modern, and jazz through a variety of summer workshops, master classes, and dance conferences, at places such as Ballet Magnificat, Harvard University, and the American Dance Festival, Tennessee Association of Dance, and an intensive summer conference in Washington D.C. During these experiences Missy was able to study with such artists as David Dorfman, Rennie Harris, Garth Fagan, Jeffery Bullock, Donna Faye Burchfield, Gerri Houlihan, and Kathy Thibodeaux.
Missy is a registered nurse, and when she is not dancing, she can be found teaching Zumba classes and sharing her love of movement with her three young daughters.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dance Wear Swap!

The more the merrier. Come on down and bring all your old dance wear.

Monday July 19th 6:30-7:30 PM

*Bring your old dance wear and leave with new old dance wear!
*This exchange involves no money! All left over items will be donated to TDAC's used bin which is used for students who can not afford dance wear.
*We are NOT selling dance wear during this event.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Office Hours- Week July 12th

We are in the office the week of July 12-17
Tuesday 9:00-11:15
Wednesday 10:00-10:45
Wednesday 5:30-6:00
Thursday 9:00-11:15

Friday, July 2, 2010

July Dance Happenings in Town


July 24th
Performing with Old School Theater before the Movie in the Park. Harvey Park, Spring Hill.
Time TBA

Around Nashville:

Cultural Reflex Dance will be performing at the Center for the Arts July 2nd at 7:30 p.m., premiering two pieces with guest dancer Nikki McFadden and guest composers 84001. We hope to see everyone out there as this might be one of out last shows in Nashville. FREE. The Center for the Arts is located at 110 W. College St., one block off the historic Murfreesboro Square. For more information, visit the website at or call at 615-904-2787.!/event.php?eid=122231947818764&index=1

The School of Nashville Ballet will be conducting a scholarship audition for students age eight to ten, on Saturday, July 10 at the Martin Center for Dance. School of Nashville Ballet is searching for young talent and will be awarding merit based tuition scholarships for the 2010/2011 school year. No prior dance experience is required for this audition and there are no fees associated with this audition. The studio is located at 3630 Redmon Street, Nashville, TN. Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the audition class from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon. For more information, please call the School of Nashville Ballet at 615-297-2966, ext 20 or email
July 11th - Nike Found Barefeet in Nashville - a collaborative Arts flood benefit. Proceeds benefit Hands On Nashville. Located at Limelight 12pm - 12am with musical acts and dance performances. $15 for all-day access. Tickets available at BareFeet Studios - 4825 Trousdale Dr. Suite 105, 615-942-0600.

Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville presents Taste of Chinese Performing Arts—dance & song Sponsored by Tennessee Arts Academy (Admission is free, open to the public) Monday, July 12, 11:30 am to noon , Massey Concert Hall, Belmont University (1900 Belmont Boulevard, Nashville, TN)
Artistic Director/choreographer: Jen-Jen Lin
Performers: Nerissa Aquino, Amy Huffines, Pegah Kadivar, Jen-Jen Lin, Kening Liu, Maria Maggipinto, Piper Peterson, Ying Rollins, Lisa Spradley, Keri Friedman, Melissa Lee, Jolene Lei, Dennis Sun and Wesley Sun.
July 12th and 13th - Nike Found Barefeet in Nashville dance workshop. Taught by Barefeet faculty and other guest teachers and choreographers. $15 per day for full class access. Proceeds benefit Hands On Nashville. Check website for workshop schedule -

BareFeet Studios Summer Dance Camp - July 19th - 30th - Fairy Princess Camp 9:00-12:00 (ages 3 to 7) or Dance Around the World 1:00-4:00pm (ages 8-12). $80 per week. Includes dance class, yoga, arts & crafts. Call studio to register 615-942-0600

Belly Dance Drills and Conditioning Series with Kimberly~ July 8th-29th
Thursdays, 6:00 to 7:00 pm at Global Education Center. Cost: $40 for the series/$13 drop in
In this series, beginning and returning dancers will improve belly dance technique through weekly drills and conditioning. This class will focus on drilling fundamental belly dance movements for muscle memory development and muscle training. Emphasis is on posture, quality of movement, proper isolation, and repetition. This class will begin with a blend of pilates and yoga conditioning specifically directed toward developing strength for belly dance. This is a great class for ALL LEVELS! Requirements: Proficiency in fundamental belly dance movement. Please bring a yoga mat, water, and towel. If you have sensitive feet, we suggest dance shoes or grippy socks, as we do not wear shoes in class. *Please contact Kimberly to sign up and for additional information at

Level 2 Choreography Series with Jackie~July 6th-24th
Tuesdays, 7:30 to 8:45 pm at Studio 1406
Cost: $40 for the month/$13 drop in/$70 for the series
This series will focus on creating fluid & smooth movements; integrating traveling steps & spins; layering fundamental movements; and incorporating more advanced movements. A group choreography will be built over the course of the series. Students will have an opportunity to perform at Bodhicitta's next hafla in late August. *Please contact Jackie to sign up and for additional information at

Nashville In Motion presents Project: Africa/Haiti on July 16th and 17th at the Harpeth Hall School at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 and are available at the door or online at Join Ellie's Run for Africa, 147 Million Orphans, Come Unity, Nashville Dance Center, DC Dance Factory, Blue Moves Dancers, Stillpoint Dancers, Guest Choreographers Tom Shoemaker, Kelly Grider, and Carrie Gerow, multiple singer songwriters and visual artists as we raise money to bring 6 orphans from Haiti and Uganda to the States.

Nashville In Motion presents the first annual Master's Series! Join the best faculty around! Kelvin Amburgey, Marsha Barsky, Stacie Flood Popp, Stephanie Campbell, Joy Spears, Daryl Campbell, Stephanie Hamilton, Tom Shoemaker, Alicia McPhee, Tony Guidera, and Jennifer Harwell. Classes at DC Dance Factory on July 26 and 27 from 9-4. Spots are going quickly! Enroll online at

School of Nashville Ballet Summer Intensive students will be performing at the end of their 5 week session on July 30 at 2:20 PM and at 5:30 PM. Free admission. Open House for School of Nashville Ballet, Sunday August 1 from 2-4 PM. Come meet the teachers, register for fall classes, and get a free Nashville Ballet T-shirt! For more info call 297-2966, ext 20

Email Update July 2nd 2010

If you would like to receive our emails please let us know at INFO@TNDAC.NET

We want to wish all our students and families a Happy and SAFE July 4th!!

Registration Questions:
1. When we're at the studio?
We will set specific hours each week for "office hours" at the studio.

Next weeks office hours:
Tuesday 12:00-12:30
Wednesday 10:00-10:45
Wednesday 5:30-6:00
Thursday 3:00-3:30

Please remember we have are now having open registration to the public. We have lots of classes filling up fast.

Full Classes:
Tuesday Combination 1 4:15-5:15

2. When Can I Purchase Dance Wear?
July 24th 1:00-4:00
July 31st 10:00-12:00
*These dates are also open for registration

3. What do I do with my old dance wear?
*Bring your old dance wear and leave with new old dance wear!
*This exchange involves no money! All left over items will be donated to TDAC's used bin which is used for students who can not afford dance wear.
*We are NOT selling dance wear during this event.
Monday July 19th 6:30-7:30 PM