Movement, Discovery, Performance 

Metro-Nashville Public Schools dance programs provide students with opportunities to develop self-confidence, work cooperatively, and explore their movement potential. Students are engaged in inquiry, discovery, problem solving, and decision making as they create, analyze, perform, and critique their work. Students also develop an understanding of cultural and historical contexts through a variety of experiences in their dance classes.

Each dance program is unique because the teachers share their personal expertise in an array of genres that include world cultural dance, ballet/pointe, modern dance, jazz, hip-hop, tap, and social dance. All courses include elements of composition that enable students to hone their choreography skills.

MNPS dance graduates have continued on to successful teaching careers in public and private schools. Others have performed on Broadway, for numerous musical artists, and in professional ballet and modern dance companies.

Summer Dance Camp

MNPS Summer Dance Experience is a free opportunity for rising 9th to 12th to meet new friends through a fun and engaging experience while enhancing their dance skills and abilities in a relaxed, summer atmosphere. three dancers on stage

Instruction will be provided by experienced and dedicated MNPS dance teachers as well as several special guest instructors. All students are welcome, but prior dance experience is encouraged. All attendees must commit to attending all five days.

Camp Schedule

Camp will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 18 to 22 at Nashville School of the Arts.


Register for Dance Camp today.

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Ballet Dancer in class
Dancers on stage
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