Sunday, December 4, 2011

Musical Theatre Company Presents....

“When Christmas Comes to Town”
An old time Christmas Musical
Friday December 16th at 7pm
Saturday December 17th at 7pm
Shows held in the Black Box Theatre at TDAC (near Lowe’s)
$5 for adults
$3 for children and students
Tickets go on sale December 5th
You can purchase them at TDAC during business hours
For more information call Jennifer at 615-480-7970

Music Recital

December 3rd, 2011 3:00 PM

The Music Conservatory presents solo and group performances from all students at the Music Conservatory.

Congrats on finishing your first season!!


We’re so proud to announce all three shows were SOLD OUT!!
Congrats to the cast, crew, and director Mrs. Chelsea Howell!!

We want to thank our parent volunteers, ballet program support, and all the parents and students that were dedicated to this show!!

Little Match Girl Cast!

Congratulations to the LMG Cast!

Narrator:  Laura Irvine

Little Match Girl:  Grace Fitzgerald

Clock Master:  Eric Kopp
Father:  Chaz Egnew

Mother: Leia Green

Sisters:  Lilian Kopp, Sarah Glynn, Katie Irvine

Brother: Max Craig

Doll:  Hannah Evans

Grandmother:  Laura Irvine

Cat:  Delaney Toale

Fruit:   Marlee Scott (grapes), Emma House (orange), Sophia Fitzgerald (blueberry), Leeana Bock (#2 blueberry)

Orphans:  Rebecca Campbell, Alyssa Hoesel, Mackenzie Black, Hayley Craig, Elizabeth Crowell, Chyler Tiffany, Elizabeth Gordon, Molly McClain

Angles: Shelby Egnew, Katie Messina, Hannah Evans

Monday, August 22, 2011

Performance Blog

Check out our performance blog on our website for information on 1 of our 6 shows per year!

Congrats to the cast of Little Match Girl!
Come see the show November 11th and 12th at the Black Box Theatre!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Auditions for the Little Match Girl

Childrens' Ballet Theatre

Tennessee Dance Arts Conservatory will hold auditions for
the follow roles for ages 8-adult.

Adult Roles: Narrator, Clock Master, Grandmother,
Child roles: Little Match Girl, orphans, doll, cat, fruit, angels, Mother, Father, children

Saturday Aug. 20th 10:00 am

10:00 Dancers/Actors Register
10:10 Only narrators (Only Speaking)
10:30 Adults for Clock Master or Grandmother (small amount of dancing, mostly acting)
10:30 Dancers Warm up
10:45- Dancers for all roles. Dancers will learn pieces of nine roles and be asked to perform it in front of Audition judges.

Show dates are Nov. 11 and 12, 2011

For More information call 615-302-3348

The Children's Ballet Theatre is an extension of the Tennessee Dance Arts Conservatory Ballet Program. CBT's goal is to provide a youth-oriented ballet company while achieving excellence is dance education, artistic and performance standards, and ultimately fostering a greater appreciation for Ballet in the community. Both CBT and TDAC strive to serve the community through their classes in classical arts, performances, and outreach programs.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

New Season Starting!

Our last registration date is August 6th 10:00-12:00 and classes start August 8th!
We are excited to start this new season, welcoming on

The Music Conservatory

Enrichment Academy

Spring Hill Social Dance Club

The website is being remodeled. We're working on a new logo for all our schools.
We hope to see you all in just a few weeks!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Giordano Jazz!

Students from TDAC had the wonderful opportunity of attending the Giordano Jazz Workshop in Chicago IL this past weekend.
The three days full of dancing, sight seeing, and eating were such a great opportunity for the students to experience.

Students took Giordano technique, style, and rep classes from Nan Giordano herself. Nan is the daughter of legendary Gus Giordano. Other great classes including the most amazing floor barre class, latin ballroom, ballet for jazz dancers, and more rep. On top of dancing, we got to see local dance schools, as well a,s the Giordano company perform in studio. The upbeat energy at Giordano was overwhelming. The company and all the staff were incredibly welcoming.

In our off time, students experience The Body Works at the Museum of Science and Industry, ate deep dish Chicago style pizza, and had a lot of great laughs!

Next year they will continue the Jazz World Congress, and we are looking forward to experiencing that amazing conference.

In the mean time, we have some more events and conferences coming up.
For sure keep October 15 & 16th marked on your calendar for Tennessee Association of Dance's annual Conference.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


We are so proud of all our students from the little baby elephants of Mommy and Me to the leads of La Fille mal gardee.. We had an amazing season and ended with three wonderful productions.

There are so many people to thank and acknowledge for the success of this season! We hope that you were able to attend one of our shows and read through all the wonderful names. As always, we want to thank the parents, our dedicated students, the amazingly talented faculty of TDAC, the staff, and all the volunteers.

Though this is a business, it is my passion and my ministry. I come to work each day to help inspire and motivate students to find the joy of dance. I know that my faculty feels the same. We are so pleased to share our knowledge and the talents that we have been given with the youth of the Spring Hill Community.

I hope that you support us in our endeavors and our great plans! Remember that we do all we can to provide a high quality service at a low affordable price. Thank you!

Megan White

Music Camps!

Next week TDAC MUSIC CONSERVATORY kicks off their week long music camps...
Check out what will be going on. If you have a kid interested in private lessons for summer or fall please contact
There are limited spots for private lessons in Piano, Voice, Guitar, Violin, and Drums.

Music Summer Camps

Mini Musicians (3-5 yrs)
Monday June 27th & Wednesday June 29th / 9:50-11:15
In "Mini Musicians" young children will have an opportunity to discover a world of music through rhythm, singing, ear training and simple note reading. They will get to be active while learning with shakers, maracas,tambourines and other fun instruments. A great beginner class for introducing your young children to music and how its made!

STOMP IT UP (8-13 yrs)
Wednesday-Friday / June 8-10/ 10:30-2:00
$95.00 (sibling discounts available)
* Special Evening Performance

Technique of Songwriting (10 & up yrs)
Tues, Thursday, & Friday/ June 6,9, & 10th/ times vary on days
* Special Evening Performance

Music Performance Camp (6-9 & 10 & up)
Monday- Friday/ June 6-10th/ times vary on days
$110.00 (sibling discounts available)
*Special Evening Performance

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

La Fille mal gardee

We are wrapping up our 2010-2011 Ballet Season with a wonderful production called, " La Fille mal gardee". This title literally translates into the Wayward Daughter. It is a comic ballet presented in two acts, inspired by Pierre-Antoine Baudouin's 1789 painting, La réprimande/Une jeune fille querellée par sa mère. The ballet was originally produced and choreographed by the Ballet Master, Jean Dauberval, to a musical pastiche adapted from fifty-five popular French airs by an unknown hand. The ballet was first presented under the title Le ballet de la paille, ou Il n’est qu’un pas du mal au bien (The Ballet of Straw, or There is Only One Step from Bad to Good) at the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, in Bordeaux, France on Wednesday, July 1st, 1789.

Tennessee Dance Arts Conservatory will present this work, choreographed by Ballet Mistress, Chelsea Howell, this Saturday May 14th at 7:00 P.M.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Ballet Gala and Children's Ballet Theatre

The 1st Annual Ballet Gala was a sold out success! We are so excited about this first event and the many more to come.
Announced at this event was the exciting new endeavor being taken on by TDAC's Ballet Program.

The Children's Ballet Theatre will start August 2011. This performance arm of the Ballet Program will allow students plenty of opportunity to perform classic ballets for the community in outreach events and live full length performances.
CBT will run January - November. Students will follow the TDAC Ballet Program curriculum and be a student at TDAC and a member of CBT. More to come!!

Students from Variations Class performed a soloist variation from a classic ballet.

We had such wonderful goodies from local vendors in the community!
Thank you..... Pink Sugar Bowl, Pie Sensations, Molly Voorhis homemade/drawn ballerina cookies, Cake Pops, and much more.

Thank you to all our volunteers who help create this wonderful event!!
Lacy Day, Tiffani Day, Patty Wilde, Terri Campbell, Tammy Wilder, and of course our dancers and amazing Ballet Mistress, Chelsea Howell and her MC husband James Howell.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

1st Annual Ballet Gala

We are so excited not only for our 1st Annual Ballet Gala, but also a huge announcement for the TDAC Ballet Program. You're not going to want to miss this wonderful evening of ballet! Students from the Program's Variations class will each perform a selected Variation. After the performance patrons will have an opportunity to hear more about the Ballet Program and the new direction it is going, mingle with the students and instructors, as well as, snack on some yummy deserts provided from local artisans.

Molly Voorhis, Practicing the Sugar Plum Variation in rehearsals.

Master Class with Jon Upleger

A huge thank you to Jon Upleger and Nashville Ballet for holding a Master Class at TDAC. Here are some highlights from the class.

Click Here to see more pictures of the master class...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Music Conservatory

We are so excited to announce The Music Conservatory. Check out our summer camps!!
A full fall curriculum will be posted soon.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Field Trip

Modern Program will be taking their next field trip this April. I'm sharing this information in hopes that community even outside of dance will embrace the performing arts.

Check out Trisha Brown's Website
PYGMALION and mixed rep
Friday, April 8
8 p.m. • Langford Auditorium

Defining “cutting edge” since her first work at New York’s Judson Dance Theater 40 years ago, Trisha Brown’s intellectual and creative experimentation has brought her international recognition as a leader in abstract choreography. A MacArthur Genius Fellow, her company is regularly seen in landmark opera houses and theaters around the world. With a repertory ranging from solos to major evening-length works, Brown has worked with many renowned visual artists. In celebration of the Company’s 40th Anniversary, Great Performances is honored to present Pygmalion, a story of love and magic based on Jean Philippe Rameau’s opera (1748) as originally told in Ovid’s Metamorphosis.

…complexity keeps resolving in endless delight. - The Village Voice

Masterclass offered @

Trisha Brown Dance Company is funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation.

Broadway Lovers.. Fun Kids workshop

Jazz, Musical Theater, and Broadway Lovers in General!

Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville is having a wonderful opportunity!

Makeup and Move: Cats Family Workshop will be at TPAC's Rehearsal Hall in Nashville, TN -
April 2, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.

Spend the morning with cast members from CATS! Learn choreography from one of the songs and have real CATS makeup applied (in a scaled down version) with tips from cast members. Whether you are young or young at heart, you will have a blast as you learn more about this classic Broadway musical. Space in this family arts workshop is limited, so make your reservation today.

Tickets are $20.00 each.

* Anyone can sign up and bring their student to this event. If you are interested please let us know. If we have enough interest we can treat this as a field trip.

Date: April 1 through April 3, 2011
Location: Andrew Jackson Hall

Check out their website TPAC

Monday, March 14, 2011

Ballet in the Horizon

Free Performance ALL AGES!!
Columbia State Community College presents a free public showing of Borreguita and the Coyote from Nashville Ballet. Join us if you're nearby!

FREE Nashville Ballet Performance at Columbia State
Location: Cherry Theater, Columbia State Community College
Time: ‎6:30PM Thursday, March 24th

Master Class
Mark your Calendars!!!
Nashville Ballet Principle Dancer will be teaching a Ballet Master Class
April 1st 5:30 PM
More Details soon. If you are interested please RSVP to Chelsea@TNDAC.Net right away.


Ballet Adjudication
This year's adjudication is for new students wanting to join the ballet program. If you are already part of the program you do not need to come to the adjudication.
April 8th 5:30-6:30 (Ages 7 & up welcome)

Point Adjudication
Students who are in the ballet program or transferring to the program who are 12 years and older and have been approved to go en pointe should come to the adjudication for placement.
April 8th 6:30-7:30

More info email Chelsea@TNDAC.NET

Friday, March 11, 2011

Choreography 1- Spring Showcase

Our Modern program consists of technique classes, choreography and improv workshops, educational courses, master classes, and field trips. One of my most favorite classes is choreography. Choreography 1 explored movements and concepts based on a childhood story or poem. Choreography 1 is limited to using classical music and creating solo works. This allows the student time to focus on their movement and the story they are telling. Students have worked over the past six months on building a concept, creating movements, and choreography We study principles of choreography through improv and explorations. Students are also responsible for costume, lighting, creative a photographic image that represents their work, and titling their piece. If you want to know more about the modern program or see these original pieces of choreography please join us Saturday March 19th 2:00 PM at the TDAC Black Box Theatre.

Students in Modern 2 and higher are welcome to join Choreography or Improv class. Next season we will have Choreography 1 and Choreography 2. Our second level will begin to explore group choreography.

Here are this season's choreographers and their favorite photograph that represents their dances. Students participated in a "Photography Workshop" learning the basics of the camera, lighting, and taking dance photography. These photographs were taken by their peers in the class.

Maggie by Madison
Sarah by Reagan
Reagan by Sarah
Madison by Maggie
Katie by Haley
Haley by Katie

Momix Master Class

Students in Ballet 4 and Modern 4 had the wonderful privilege of attending a Momix Master Class while the world renowned Modern Dance Company was in town. Here are some pictures from that wonderful event and a video clip from the Tennessean.

Click here for video clip!

Monday, February 28, 2011

March Newsletter


No Dance for Spring Break
Monday March 21- Sunday March 27

"Under the Big Top" Circus Pictures
Saturday March 12th (Set times listed on Picture Day Line up posted at studio)
Order forms DUE BY MARCH 1st!!!
*Does not apply to Mrs. Howell's Tuesday AM Class (special date)

Modern Program Showcase
Saturday March 19th 2:00
Students from Choreography Class and Modern 4 show their
personal choreography and display photos from Student Photography project.
All are welcome. Free admission.

All Musical and Ballet Picture Times have been sent to emails and Order Forms handout to students in classes.

Summer Camps announced!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


We have a winner for our $50.00 in free tuition give away. The Marcum family of PINK SUGAR BOWL

Thank you everyone who participated in our first contest! We will have another one soon. Until then, all our friends (who we love so much)... here is a 15% off any TDAC school merchandise coupon.

(Click on Image to See in separate window for printing)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thursday Feb 10th

We are open for classes this evening. However, we have altered the schedule slightly to get students out around dark.
Also, you will notice Ms. Ashley classes have been cancelled for the evening.

Modern 3 & 4

Modern 1
Combination 1
Teen Tap & Tap 3

Tap 1
Jazz 2
Jazz 4

Hip Hop 2, Teen Hip Hop, Choreography/Improv: Cancelled

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

1st Online Contest

PRIZE: $50.00 in free tuition!!
Good through 8/1/2011 (May be applied to Summer Camps)

How to Enter:
Leave a comment here letting us know what you did.

1 entry in the drawing
1. Become our friend on facebook and leave a comment on our wall.
2. Subscribe to the TDAC Blog
3. Post about this contest on your facebook/blog/twitter

5 entry in the drawing
1. Attend our Father Daugther Sock Hop

10 entries in the drawing
1. refer a friend to sign up for the Father Daugther Sock Hop (must officially sign up)

We will draw from all the entries February 13th, 2011.

Thank you for being a fan of our blog! We hope to see you all in class very soon :)


Sock Hop

We are so excited about our Father Daughter sock hop. Don't let the name fool you though. Grandpas, Uncles, Dad's friends are all welcome to attend with the "daughters". This is going to be a great upbeat time! Some of the wonderful things you can look forward to:

- Dancing!
-Poodle Skirt Contest
- Limbo Contest
-Root Bear Floats
- Free couple portraits & Live event photos
- Fun music

Saturday February 12th 5:00-9:00
$20.00 a couple. $5.00 each additional child.

So put on the coolest socks you can find and come down and do the twist.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Dance Opportunities


Rhythmic Dance Master Class with Michael Oakley from STOMP!
Location: Tennessee Dance Arts Conservatory, SPring Hill TN
Time: 11:00AM Saturday, January 22nd


Time: 5:00PM Saturday, January 29th


Father Daughter Sock Hop
Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 5:00pm
TDAC STUDIOS 3015 Belshire Village, Suite 106 SPring Hill...

Nashville Ballet presents Peter & the Wolf
Brave young Peter mistakenly leaves his grandfather’s garden gate open, allowing the duck to escape and unleashing an adventure to remember. In Prokofiev’s whimsical masterpiece, audiences are introduced not only to a charming story but learn about the various instruments in the orchestra.

TDAC Ballet Program attending Feb 12th 2:00 PM. If anyone else is interested in seeing this show at the school please let us know ASAP. Tickets are almost sold out for this special showing.

Nashville Ballet presents Director’s Choice, February 11-13th at TPAC’s Polk Theater. In creating “Postcards from the Boys”, eclectic choreographer Sarah Slipper was inspired by the plight of the homeless as well as the music of singer songwriters Guy Clark and Darrell Scott in this jazzy, modern, and visually enthralling production. “Satto”, by choreographer Salvatore Aiello,

Adult Dancers:

Tennessee Dance Arts Conservatory
Adult Tap, Tuesdays 7:30-8:30
Yoga, Tuesdays 7:00-8:00
Intermediate/Adv Ballet Monday/ Wednesday 6:30
Hip Hop, Thursday 7:30

Save the Date! TPAC will host a free master class on March 2 with MOMIX. Time and details to be announced. Contact Sherri Leathers at to be added to the mailing list to receive information when available. And, for information on purchasing tickets to see Momix’s performance “Botanica” on March 3, go to TPAC’s website,5,1&ProductionID=1305

Vanderbilt Dance Program’s Spring Semester Registration Dates are January 18-22 and Spring Classes start January 24. There are a variety of dance genres and levels, and classes are open to the public:

The School of Nashville Ballet has lowered its registration fees for all adult classes, and has added several new offerings for the spring semester, including Nia, yoga, hip hop and Broadway Jazz. For a full list of classes, with their days and times, visit

Friday Cancellations/ Make Up options

We regret to inform you we are canceling all classes Friday January 21.
The side roads and parking lots are still very icy.

WE WILL HAVE SATURDAY AM Musical Theater 1 & 2


STOMP Master Class will happen.

Please use your own judgement when driving. The parking lot at TDAC may be a little slick. Take your time and remember don't slam on your brakes:)
Our general Make Up Policy states that a student may make up any class missed in a similar leveled class scheduled at a different time during the week.

Creative Movement Options:
Monday 9:30 & 10:45
Tuesday 10:00 & 4:00
Wednesday 10:00
Friday 9:10 & 10:00

Combination 1:
Tuesdays 4:15
Wednesdays 5:30
Thursdays 4:30

Kids Hip Hop
Wednesdays 5:30

Hip Hop 1
Wednesdays 6:30

Hip Hop 2
May attend Hip Hop 1 either Wednesday or Friday 6:30

Teen Hip Hop
May attend Hip Hop 2, Thursdays 6:30

Pre Ballet
Tuesday 5:45

Ballet Classes: please speak with Mrs. Howell

If you have any other questions please contact us.


Monday, January 17, 2011

MLK WE do have Dance!

We do have dance Monday January 17th (MLK DAY).

ZUMBA cancelled.
YOGA is moving to Tuesdays 7-8:00 PM beginning in February.


We do NOT follow Williamson County School. We will be sure to post on the blog, facebook, web and EMAIL all students effected by any snow days. If we ARE having classes we will post an update on facebook, but plan on us being there ready to dance!
If you have any concerns please email us

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

We are having classes, Wednesday January 12th

We are having regular scheduled classes on Wednesday January 12th. PLease just use your own judgement with driving to the studio. Have a safe fun day!

Ms. Megan

Monday, January 10, 2011

Dance Classes Cancelled January 10th!

No classes Monday January 10th.
Be safe and we'll update about Tuesday's classes in the morning.