Thank you for viewing our current program/course offerings for beginning through advanced students at Collierville Arts Academy!

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We offer generous MULTI-CLASS DISCOUNTS as well as great SIBLING DISCOUNTS when you enroll in classes however please keep in mind that our discounts will not be calculated when viewing the class lists.

If you have any questions, please call our office at 901-861-7001 and a CAA staff member will be happy to assist you over the phone.

2023-2024: Dance

Name
Days
Location
Classical Ballet Level Beg/Int Open Level
A classical co-ed ballet class for adult students at a beginning level of technique. Our class uses proper ballet terminology and includes a traditional classical ballet warm up at the barre followed by combinations in the center floor and across the floor. Each class will include a warm up and cool down to help students improve their flexibility and core strength too. Ballet shoes and dance/exercise attire is required for this class. Our in-studio boutique features professional quality ballet shoes, body wear and accessories for dancers of all ages and skill levels.
Ages 12 - 99
Tuesday
7:15 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio #104
CAA
Classical Ballet Level Beg/Int Open Level
A classical co-ed ballet class at a beginning level of technique. Our class uses proper ballet terminology and includes a traditional classical ballet warm up at the barre followed by combinations in the center floor and across the floor. Each class will include a warm up and cool down to help students improve their flexibility and core strength too. Ballet shoes and dance/exercise attire is required for this class. Our in-studio boutique features professional quality ballet shoes, body wear and accessories for dancers of all ages and skill levels.
Ages 12 - 99
Wednesday
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Studio #104
CAA
Classical Ballet Level Beg/Int Open Level
A classical co-ed ballet class at a beginning level of technique. Our class uses proper ballet terminology and includes a traditional classical ballet warm up at the barre followed by combinations in the center floor and across the floor. Each class will include a warm up and cool down to help students improve their flexibility and core strength too. Ballet shoes and dance/exercise attire is required for this class. Our in-studio boutique features professional quality ballet shoes, body wear and accessories for dancers of all ages and skill levels.
Ages 12 - 99
Thursday
7:15 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio #104
CAA
Classical Ballet Level Beg/Int Open Level
A classical co-ed ballet class for adult students at a beginning level of technique. Our class uses proper ballet terminology and includes a traditional classical ballet warm up at the barre followed by combinations in the center floor and across the floor. Each class will include a warm up and cool down to help students improve their flexibility and core strength too. Ballet shoes and dance/exercise attire is required for this class. Our in-studio boutique features professional quality ballet shoes, body wear and accessories for dancers of all ages and skill levels.
Ages 13 - 99
Saturday
12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Studio #104
CAA

2023-2024 Fine Arts

Name
Days
Location
04/05-04/26: Mixed Media Fine Arts (4 Sessions/Ages 10-12)
Mixed Media Fine Arts is a Fine Arts Discovery Class that covers basic sketching and drawing techniques, color theory, watercolor/acrylic painting and sculpture. This is a beginning introductory course that is helpful to see if students would like to join our regular season of Fine Arts classes that run during the school season. Please wear clothing that is suitable for an art class. All materials are provided for this class.
Ages 10 - 12
Friday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Art Room Studio #104
CAA
Drawing & Sketching (5 Sessions)
Fine Arts Drawing & Sketching is a Short Course (4 sessions) for students that covers basic drawing techniques used in fine art. Students will use pencils, inks, pastels and oils to complete drawing exercises and projects during the course. Art smocks are provided but some art materials can be messy. Please wear clothing that is suitable for an art class. All materials are provided for this class.
Ages 6 - 12
Friday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Art Room Studio #104
CAA
02/02-02/23: Sculpture & Mosaic Art (4 Sessions/Ages 6-12)
This class is full
Sculpture & Mosaic Art is a Short Course (4 sessions) for students that covers clay sculpture, paper sculpture, and mosaic techniques used in fine arts. Students will use clay, paper and mosaic tiles to create several projects during the course. Art smocks are provided but some art materials can be messy. Please wear clothing that is suitable for an art class. All materials are provided for this class. Students are invited to exhibit 1-2 art pieces for our CAA Fine Arts Gallery Show. Details will be emailed by the instructor for the Fine Arts Gallery Show.
Ages 6 - 12
Friday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Art Room Studio #104
CAA
04/05-04/26: Mixed Media Fine Arts (4 Sessions/Ages 6-9)
Mixed Media Fine Arts is a Fine Arts Discovery Class that covers basic sketching and drawing techniques, intro to color theory, watercolor/acrylic painting and sculpture. This is a beginning introductory course that is helpful to see if students would like to join our regular season of Fine Arts classes that run during the school season. Please wear clothing that is suitable for an art class. All materials are provided for this class.
Ages 6 - 9
Friday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Art Room Studio #104
CAA
Watercolor Painting
Watercolor Painting is a Short Course or students that offers instruction in watercolor painting techniques used in fine art. Students will use watercolor paints to complete exercises and several small projects during this short course. Art smocks are provided but some art materials can be messy. Please wear clothing that is suitable for an art class. All materials are provided for this class.
Ages 6 - 12
Saturday
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Art Room Studio #104
CAA

2023-2024: Music

Name
Days
Location
Tuesday @ 7:30p: Music with Brian
This class is full
Piano? Guitar? Bass? It's up to you! Take a fun and rewarding private music lesson with Brian Costner, local musician and music teacher!
Ages 7 - 99
Tuesday
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Music Room #104
CAA

2023-2024: Martial Arts & Fencing

Name
Days
Location
M530: Tigers Karate (Beg/Int) Ages 8-12
Tigers Karate (Ages 8-12) is a 60-minute class. This class focuses on developing martial arts discipline, solid beg/intermediate Karate skills, and learning Kata. Students will memorize Japanese words, develop basic coordination, solidify their sense of balance, and master proper karate stances/movements.

If new, please register for a Trial visit class for free to see if our dojo is a good fit. Click Schedule Trial to select your date.

If you have any questions prior to your enrollment, please call our business office at 901-861-7001.

Ages 8 - 12
Monday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio #105
CAA
M630: BattleMasters (Beg/Int): Ages 6-12
**CLICK SCHEDULE TRIAL IF NEW. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SIGN UP UNTIL A TRIAL IS COMPLETED**

This class is for new and beginning level students who are trying out BattleMasters AS WELL AS those who are White through Orange Sash.

Using safe, padded weapons, our BattleMasters will teach ages 6-12 basic blade movement/handling skills, footwork, patterns, and block sets during regular classes. In addition to physical training, regular battle games are conducted to challenge the learners and give all the training meaning. In addition to the physical activities, emphasis will be placed on developing the high virtues of Discipline, Humility, Honor, and more as students progress through the levels of Initiate, Squire, Apprentice, and finally Knight.

**CLICK SCHEDULE TRIAL IF NEW/YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SIGN UP UNTIL A TRIAL IS COMPLETED**

Ages 6 - 12
Monday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio #105
CAA
M730: Fencing - Ages 12+
Fencers, age 12 and up, who wish to develop beyond a beginning level will reinforce fundamental skills while focusing on specific elemental drills that are then applied during partner work and sparring. Creative tactical concepts plus hi-intensity intervalic conditioning will be common themes as fencers work to eliminate negative technical issues while instilling dynamic, adaptive methods of attack and defense that ensure success.
Ages 12 - 99
Monday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio #105
CAA
W530: Little Tigers Karate(Beg) - Ages 4.5-6
This Little Tigers Karate is the perfect introduction to the martial arts for our youngest students. Our Little Tigers program will help your student to improve their gross motor skill coordination, balance, and instill a sense of self-confidence as they learn the martial arts skills in our curriculum. All of our syllabus is age appropriate and students will learn age appropriate kata skills, drills, and self-defense techniques. Our class is disciplined but engaging with exercises and activities that help the students to learn while having a good time too! Our Little Tigers will earn their awards, belts and stripes as they move through the program during the season. The Little Tigers Gi Uniform is purchased in our boutique shop after the student has completed their visit class and has enrolled in the program.
Ages 4 - 6
Wednesday
5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio #105
CAA
W630: Young Blades - Ages 8-12
**To enroll in this class, there is a prerequisite: a student needs to take the Learn to Fence class offered on Sats at 9am.**

Young Blades is a class especially for our younger fencers who wish to learn to skills and techniques necessary to become a competitor! This class offers conditioning and stretching, coordination and balance management, endurance and stamina, tactics and game theory concepts as well as opportunities for self-confidence building, achievement, and the skill of learning how to lose.

Ages 8 - 12
Wednesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio #105
CAA
W730: Fencing - Ages 12+
*Please note: If you are a beginner with little to no experience, there is a pre-requisite class that is mandatory before enrollment in this class is possible. You must take the Learn to Fence Intro class offered on Sats at 9am. Please register for a Trial in the Learn to Fence first.

Fencers, age 12 and up, who wish to develop beyond a beginning level will reinforce fundamental skills while focusing on specific elemental drills that are then applied during partner work and sparring. Creative tactical concepts plus hi-intensity intervalic conditioning will be common themes as fencers work to eliminate negative technical issues while instilling dynamic, adaptive methods of attack and defense that ensure success. Fencers must provide their own equipment.

Ages 12 - 99
Wednesday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio #105
CAA
F530: Little Tigers Karate(Int) - Ages 4.5-6
This Little Tigers Karate is for young karate students who have been taking for at least a few months. Our Little Tigers program will help your student to improve their gross motor skill coordination, balance, and instill a sense of self-confidence as they learn the martial arts skills in our curriculum. All of our syllabus is age appropriate and students will learn age appropriate kata skills, drills, and self-defense techniques. Our class is disciplined but engaging with exercises and activities that help the students to learn while having a good time too!
Ages 4 - 6
Friday
5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio #105
CAA
F600: BattleMasters (Int/Adv): Ages 8-12
**Please note: This class is geared towards students who have passed the Orange Sash level. Beginners should start on Mondays at 6:30pm!**

Using safe, padded weapons, our BattleMasters will teach ages 8-12 basic blade movement/handling skills, footwork, patterns, and block sets during regular classes. In addition to physical training, regular battle games are conducted to challenge the learners and give all the training meaning. In addition to the physical activities, emphasis will be placed on developing the high virtues of Discipline, Humility, Honor, and more as students progress through the levels of Initiate, Squire, Apprentice, and finally Knight.

Ages 8 - 12
Friday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Studio #105
CAA
S900: Learn to Fence! - Ages 9+ (CLICK SCHEDULE TRIAL-DO NOT 'ENROLL')
Learn To Fence (LTF) is where ALL new fencing students begin!

Click 'SCHEDULE TRIAL' if you are ready to TRY FENCING!

** PLEASE DO NOT "ENROLL" IN THE CLASS - CLICK SCHEDULE TRIAL, CHOOSE YOUR DATE THEN PAY THE FEE **

This is an introductory Trial class in the sport of Fencing for ages 9-99+, male/female. It is taught by Coach Thomas Knowles, National Fencing Finalist and Certified Professional Coach/Director, who has been teaching fencers since 1992.

This class introduces students to fencing history and presents sound foundational positions, instills proper movements, and begins teaching correct blade skills. LTF students also get to handle all of the equipment we use when fencing. Most fun of all, LTF students get a chance to Fence during their FIRST class! This class will answer most, if not all, questions that beginners have by introducing the basics and bringing it all together so that by the end of the class, the student WILL KNOW if this is something they'd like to develop, train, and ultimately, compete in - as a personal sport hobby.

Ready to unleash your inner champion? CLICK 'SCHEDULE TRIAL' BELOW to start the process!

** PLEASE DO NOT "ENROLL" IN THE CLASS - CLICK SCHEDULE TRIAL, CHOOSE YOUR DATE THEN PAY THE FEE **

Ages 9 - 99
Saturday
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Studio #105
CAA
S130: Fencing - Ages 12.5+
Fencers, age 12.5 and up, who wish to develop beyond a beginning level will reinforce fundamental skills while focusing on specific elemental drills that are then applied during partner work and sparring. Creative tactical concepts plus hi-intensity intervalic conditioning will be common themes as fencers work to eliminate negative technical issues while instilling dynamic, adaptive methods of attack and defense that ensure success.

Fencers must provide their own equipment.

Ages 12 - 99
Saturday
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Studio #105
CAA

Summer Session 2024

Name
Days
Location
Princess Adventure Dance Camp
Join us for our Fairy Tale Princess Themed Dancing Camp for girls ages 4-7. Through imagination and creativity our campers will go on an Princess adventure while learning ballet technique, creative movement, creating a daily craft project, discovering our costume dress up trunks filled with beautiful costumes and props for story-telling, and building upon social skills and etiquette as we prepare for our Princess Tea Party on our last day of camp. Our staff presents all the education material with a fun and gentle teaching manner which fosters a love for dance and learning in general. Our Princess Tea Party on the last day of our 5-day adventure features wonderful treats and lemonade tea for our campers to enjoy. All craft materials are included in the camp fee. (Please inform our staff of any dietary restrictions for your child in your CAA Parent Portal so we can provide appropriate foods for the Tea Party activity). Join us this summer as we embark on a Princess creative dance adventure and remember to invite a friend to attend with you! Campers may wear play clothing or dance wear for the camp each day. Students will bring their own drink and snack for each day of camp.
Ages 4 - 7
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Studio #104
CAA