NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville Ballet celebrates National Dance Day by offering free sample classes and choreography provided by the Fox hit reality show So You Think You Can Dance 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 29 at the Nashville Ballet’s Nashville location (3630 Redmon Street Nashville, TN 37209).
The day will feature a sample of Nashville Ballet's regularly programmed Community Division Adult Classes (ages 18+) and Community Division Youth Classes (ages 8-18), but all ages are encouraged to participate on July 29 in honor of this annual nationwide celebration of dance.
The National Dance Day begins with DANCEFIX, a high-energy adult dance workout class or an adult introduction to ballet 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Adult contemporary or youth hip hop classes are 11 a.m. to noon. The So You Think You Can Dance choreography session is noon to 1 p.m.
Attendees receive an exclusive 50% off discount on Nashville Ballet’s Community Division Adult class packages. Adult classes are offered on a rolling basis all year at locations in both Nashville and Brentwood. Class packages can be used on any of its adult offerings, including DANCEFIX, ballet and contemporary.
National Dance Day offers a preview of regularly programmed School of Nashville Ballet classes. Adult classes are offered all year.
Classes for ages 2-18 of all experience levels begin Monday, Aug. 14.
No registration is required for National Dance Day; drop-ins are welcome. Participation is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Launched in 2010 by So You Think You Can Dance co-creator Nigel Lythgoe, National Dance Day is an annual celebration that encourages Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
About Nashville Ballet
Nashville Ballet is the largest professional ballet company in Tennessee. Nashville Ballet presents a varied repertoire of classical ballet and contemporary works by noted choreographers, including original works by Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling. Nashville Ballet and the second company, NB2 (a pre-professional training company), provide more than 75,000 arts experiences to adults and children annually through season performances and its Community Engagement programming. Curriculum-based Community Engagement programs bring dance education to community centers, colleges, public libraries and public elementary, middle and high schools across the state. School of Nashville Ballet brings world-class dance instruction to students age 2 to 70.
Nashville Ballet receives public funding from Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional private support provided by Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund, Caterpillar Financial, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, The HCA Foundation, Ingram Charitable Fund, Inc., The Mall at Green Hills, The Memorial Foundation, New York Choreographic Institute, Publix Super Market Charities, The Shubert Foundation, SunTrust Bank, other community partners and hundreds of generous individuals who provide ongoing annual support.
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