School of Ballet
Quality ballet training from a professional dance faculty, including Nashville Ballet company members, is our priority.
Rejoice School of Ballet teaches children ages 4 through 18. Classes are held at one of three locations in Nashville: Dalewood United Methodist Church, Smith Springs Community Center and Hadley Park Community Center.
Class offerings for Rejoice School of Ballet’s 22-23 Academic Season
Children’s Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes.Pre-Primary meets for 4/5-year-olds. Primary meets
Pre-Ballet is a class that acts as a bridge toward formal ballet class. It meets once a week for one hour. This class also acts as a perfect starter class for
young beginning dancers, no previous training is required. This level is designed for ages 7-9.
Tap 1 and Tap 2
Tap 1 is an introduction to tap skills for Primary and Pre-Ballet students. Tap 2 is an extension of those
beginning skills and is designed for Level 1 and Level 2 students.
Level 1 – meets twice a week for one hour each class. An additional 45-minute tap class can be added.
Level 2 – meets twice a week for one hour and fifteen minutes each class. An additional 45-minute tap
class can be added.
Level 3 – meets three days a week, ballet class increases to one hour and thirty minutes, additional
study in modern and pre-pointe work begins. Total hours increase to six per week.
Level 4 – meets four days a week and total hours increase to nine per week. Pointe shoes are often
introduced when appropriate.
Rejoice Youth Ensemble
Rejoice School of Ballet offers performing opportunities for students via the Rejoice Youth Ensemble.
Each year Rejoice Youth Ensemble will perform a classical and/or original choreography for public performances. This is an exceptional opportunity for a young dancer to increase their skills while being mentored by professionals in the field. Additionally, performances will include live music, enhancing dancers' experience and introducing more collaboration between young artists and professionals.
Auditions will be held prior to each performance to determine casting. Rejoice School of Ballet students that wish to participate in a Youth Ensemble performance will all have the opportunity, eligible ages will be dependent on each individual performance series and the repertory planned.
It is the goal of Rejoice School of Ballet to offer performing opportunities throughout the year and to seek out unique collaborative experiences for our young artists, including choreography opportunities and special workshops.
Participation in Rejoice Youth Ensemble is completely free and covers all rehearsals and theater hours as well as any necessary costumes or performance