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!