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2024: Summer

Name
Days
Location
M530: Summer Tigers Karate: Beg/Int: (Ages 8-12)
Summer 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. Beginners should start here. 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
Collierville Arts Academy
M600 (6/3-24): Summer Fine Arts Discovery-Draw, Paint, & Create! (Ages 11-15)
Fine Arts Discovery Class - Draw, Paint & Create with Collierville Arts Academy this summer! This is a discovery class for students with no previous experience required. Our professional instructor will lead our class in developing their sketching and drawing skills, working with watercolor and acrylic paints, and even using mixed media such as oil pastels, chalks, and much more! Get your hands messy this summer and improve your art skills in our summer session where we focus on learning about textures, color studies, perspective, shading, and much more. Students should wear clothing suitable for an art class using various art mediums. Aprons will be provided. Students will take home all of their projects at each class. All materials are included in the class tuition.
Ages 11 - 15
Monday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Art Room Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
M630: Summer 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 Summer BattleMasters Padded Weapons program will teach students 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, Knight, and finally - BattleMaster!
**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
Collierville Arts Academy
Ballroom - Dance Floor Ready Intro Workshop
Ballroom: Dance Floor Ready is the class to help you get ready to step out on the dance floor and feel confident and look great! This introductory class is 1 hour in length and we will cover basic social dancing perfect for that upcoming prom, wedding or other social event. Once we have covered some of the basics we will even learn some swing and a simple waltz. You do not need a partner to attend this class but if you have a partner that even better since the workshop fee covers two people. So come join our staff for some fun and learn some new steps to have you looking your very best. Please wear clothing comfortable to move in, dress shoes work best on the dance floor, and a bottle of water is great to have with you too!
Ages 16 - 99
Monday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Iron Mat Pilates (July Session = 5 Sessions)
Iron Mat Pilates (July Session = 5 sessions) begins with a gentle full body warm up allowing the body to stretch and relieve tension in the major muscle groups. Then we move into light free weights to build muscle and tone the arms and back. Then the class progresses to the mat for a complete pilates core workout that improves strength in the belly, the back, the legs, and the hips. This class will incorporate use of free weights, elasta-bands, and more. (All equipment is provided including mats, but students may also provide their own if they want too.) A fantastic workout that offers great benefits for the body with low impact for the joints. This workout will help you burn calories, create better muscle and core strength, and help to improve your overall physical range of motion and health. Students should attend sessions wearing comfortable exercise wear, a small towel, and bring a bottle of water.
Ages 15 - 99
Monday
7:30 PM to 8:15 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Iron Mat Pilates (June Session = 4 Sessions))
Iron Mat Pilates begins with a gentle full body warm up allowing the body to stretch and relieve tension in the major muscle groups. Then we move into light free weights to build muscle and tone the arms and back. Then the class progresses to the mat for a complete pilates core workout that improves strength in the belly, the back, the legs, and the hips. This class will incorporate use of free weights, elasta-bands, and more. (All equipment is provided including mats, but students may also provide their own if they want too.) A fantastic workout that offers great benefits for the body with low impact for the joints. This workout will help you burn calories, create better muscle and core strength, and help to improve your overall physical range of motion and health. Students should attend sessions wearing comfortable exercise wear, a small towel, and bring a bottle of water.
Ages 15 - 99
Monday
7:30 PM to 8:15 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
M730: Summer Teen/Adult 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
Collierville Arts Academy
TU530 (6/4-25): Classical Ballet & Jazz Dance (Ages 6-9)
A delightful summer session of classical ballet and jazz dance for students ages 7-10 with some previous dance experience. Our summer session class begins with classical ballet technique at the barre, focusing on learning correct body placement, use of the port de bras, and terminology. Then we move center floor to enjoy combinations that improve balance, coordination, and musicality. Students will also dance across the floor improving their movements in both ballet and jazz dance style combinations. Our class uses beautiful classical piano music and well-known, orchestral scores for the ballet and family friendly pop hop music for jazz dance. Each class will also offer students an opportunity to improve their flexibility and overall physical strength. This is an excellent class to maintain skills over the summer for those returning to dance in the fall season or for a student who might be returning to dance after a brief absence. Students are required to wear a solid color leotard, tights, ballet shoes, and long hair must be in a bun or a pony tail. Our in-studio boutique has a large selection of well-price professional quality dance shoes and dance leotards to select from and our staff is happy to assist you.
Ages 6 - 9
Tuesday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
TU530 (7/09-30): Classical Ballet & Jazz Dance (Ages 7-10)
A delightful summer session of classical ballet and jazz dance for students ages 7-10 with some previous dance experience. Our summer session class begins with classical ballet technique at the barre, focusing on learning correct body placement, use of the port de bras, and terminology. Then we move center floor to enjoy combinations that improve balance, coordination, and musicality. Students will also dance across the floor improving their movements in both ballet and jazz dance style combinations. Our class uses beautiful classical piano music and well-known, orchestral scores for the ballet and family friendly pop hop music for jazz dance. Each class will also offer students an opportunity to improve their flexibility and overall physical strength. This is an excellent class to maintain skills over the summer for those returning to dance in the fall season or for a student who might be returning to dance after a brief absence. Students are required to wear a solid color leotard, tights, ballet shoes, and long hair must be in a bun or a pony tail. Our in-studio boutique has a large selection of well-price professional quality dance shoes and dance leotards to select from and our staff is happy to assist you.
Ages 7 - 10
Tuesday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
TU630 (6/4-25): Classical Ballet Open Level Int/Adv Students (Ages 12+)
A complete classical ballet class beginning with a warmup stretch, technique exercises at the barre, center floor work, and enjoyable combinations across the floor to get you moving and working musicality. Our class uses beautiful classical piano music and well-known, orchestral scores for the ballet. Each class will also offer students an opportunity to improve their flexibility and overall physical strength. Students with previous pointe training may also take this class en pointe with the instructor's permission. This is an excellent class to maintain skills over the summer for those returning to dance in the fall season or for a student who might be returning to dance after a brief absence but has obtained an intermediate to advanced level of technique. Students are required to wear a solid color leotard, tights, ballet shoes, and long hair must be in a bun or a pony tail. Dance skirts and shorts etc are permitted in the class. Our in-studio boutique has a large selection of well-price professional quality dance shoes and dance leotards to select from and our staff is happy to assist you.
Ages 12 - 99
Tuesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
TU630 (6/4-25): Fine Arts Discovery - Draw, Paint, & Create! (Ages 7-12)
Fine Arts Discovery Class - Draw, Paint & Create with Collierville Arts Academy this summer! This is a discovery class for students with no previous experience required. Our professional instructor will lead our class in developing their sketching and drawing skills, working with watercolor and acrylic paints, and even using mixed media such as oil pastels, chalks, and much more! Get your hands messy this summer and improve your art skills in our summer session where we focus on learning about textures, color studies, perspective, shading, and much more. Students should wear clothing suitable for an art class using various art mediums. Aprons will be provided. Students will take home all of their projects at each class. All materials are included in the class tuition.
Ages 7 - 12
Tuesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Art Room Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
TU630 (7/08-29): Fine Arts Discovery - Draw, Paint, & Create! (Ages 7-12)
Fine Arts Discovery Class - Draw, Paint & Create with Collierville Arts Academy this summer! This is a discovery class for students with no previous experience required. Our professional instructor will lead our class in developing their sketching and drawing skills, working with watercolor and acrylic paints, and even using mixed media such as oil pastels, chalks, and much more! Get your hands messy this summer and improve your art skills in our summer session where we focus on learning about textures, color studies, perspective, shading, and much more. Students should wear clothing suitable for an art class using various art mediums. Aprons will be provided. Students will take home all of their projects at each class. All materials are included in the class tuition.
Ages 7 - 12
Tuesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Art Room Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
TU630-830p: Summer Competitive Epee Fencing: (Int/Adv-Ages 12+)
Competition-oriented intermediate and advanced epee fencers, ages 12 and up, will train and condition to become fearsome opponents on the strip. We will enhance strengths and eliminate weaknesses in technique, fortify endurance, fine-tune accuracy, and solidify the type of dynamic decision-making on the fly that is necessary to triumph. This class is 2 hours long in order to fully warm up, drill, spar, and have time to work on specific, personal goals. Permission of Coach Tom required.
Ages 12 - 99
Tuesday
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio #105
Collierville Arts Academy
W530: Summer 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
Collierville Arts Academy
W600 (6/19): Let's Dance! (Ages 4-6)
Let's Dance is the perfect introduction to the dance studio for any child age 4-6 and their caregiver to attend to learn more about Collierville Arts Academy, our dance training program for children, and learn about the dance studio, meet a member of the Collierville Ballet, and take an exciting ballet based dance class together that even includes some super fun creative movement to some Pop Hop dance music that will have your little one twirling and bouncing to the beat. Caregivers are allowed to observe the class, students should attend the class wearing comfortable play clothing that allows for freedom of movement or dance attire. Our in-studio boutique is fully equipped to assist with dance shoe fittings, leotards, tights, and more. Students with long hair should attend the class with their hair pulled up in a pony tail or ballet bun style. Come and learn why Collierville Arts Academy is the perfect studio for your young dancer!
Ages 4 - 6
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
W600 (6/5): Let's Dance! (Ages 4-6)
Let's Dance is the perfect introduction to the dance studio for any child age 4-6 and their caregiver to attend to learn more about Collierville Arts Academy, our dance training program for children, and learn about the dance studio, meet a member of the Collierville Ballet, and take an exciting ballet based dance class together that even includes some super fun creative movement to some Pop Hop dance music that will have your little one twirling and bouncing to the beat. Caregivers are allowed to observe the class, students should attend the class wearing comfortable play clothing that allows for freedom of movement or dance attire. Our in-studio boutique is fully equipped to assist with dance shoe fittings, leotards, tights, and more. Students with long hair should attend the class with their hair pulled up in a pony tail or ballet bun style. Come and learn why Collierville Arts Academy is the perfect studio for your young dancer!
Ages 4 - 6
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
W600 (7/24): Let's Dance! (Ages 4-6)
Let's Dance is the perfect introduction to the dance studio for any child age 4-6 and their caregiver to attend to learn more about Collierville Arts Academy, our dance training program for children, and learn about the dance studio, meet a member of the Collierville Ballet, and take an exciting ballet based dance class together that even includes some super fun creative movement to some Pop Hop dance music that will have your little one twirling and bouncing to the beat. Caregivers are allowed to observe the class, students should attend the class wearing comfortable play clothing that allows for freedom of movement or dance attire. Our in-studio boutique is fully equipped to assist with dance shoe fittings, leotards, tights, and more. Students with long hair should attend the class with their hair pulled up in a pony tail or ballet bun style. Come and learn why Collierville Arts Academy is the perfect studio for your young dancer!
Ages 4 - 6
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
W630 (6/5-26): Absolute Beginning Classical Ballet & Jazz Dance (Ages 9-13)
A delightful summer session of classical ballet and jazz dance for students with absolutely none to very little dance experience. Our summer session class begins with classical ballet technique at the barre. Then students will come out to the center floor to work with their instructor on beginning level combinations and simple movements across the floor to build strength and confidence. Our class uses beautiful classical piano music and well-known, orchestral scores for the ballet and family friendly pop hop music for jazz dance. This is a wonderful opportunity to discover the joy and fun in learning about dance. Students are required to wear a solid color leotard, tights, ballet shoes, and long hair must be in a bun or a pony tail. Our in-studio boutique has a large selection of well-price professional quality dance shoes and dance leotards to select from and our staff is happy to assist you.
Ages 9 - 13
Wednesday
6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
W630: Summer Young Blades: (Ages 8.5-12)
**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
Collierville Arts Academy
W715 (6/5-26): Absolute Beginning Classical Ballet & Jazz Dance For The Older Beginner (Ages 14+)
A delightful summer session of classical ballet and jazz dance for students with absolutely none to very little dance experience. Our summer session class begins with classical ballet technique at the barre. Then students will come out to the center floor to work with their instructor on beginning level combinations and simple movements across the floor to build strength and confidence. Our class uses beautiful classical piano music and well-known, orchestral scores for the ballet and family friendly pop hop music for jazz dance. This is a wonderful opportunity to discover the joy and fun in learning about dance. Students are required to wear a solid color leotard, tights, ballet shoes, and long hair must be in a bun or a pony tail. Our in-studio boutique has a large selection of well-price professional quality dance shoes and dance leotards to select from and our staff is happy to assist you.
Ages 14 - 99
Wednesday
7:15 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
W715 (7/10-31): Absolute Beginning Classical Ballet & Jazz Dance For The Older Beginner (Ages 14+)
A delightful summer session of classical ballet and jazz dance for students with absolutely none to very little dance experience. Our summer session class begins with classical ballet technique at the barre. Then students will come out to the center floor to work with their instructor on beginning level combinations and simple movements across the floor to build strength and confidence. Our class uses beautiful classical piano music and well-known, orchestral scores for the ballet and family friendly pop hop music for jazz dance. This is a wonderful opportunity to discover the joy and fun in learning about dance. Students are required to wear a solid color leotard, tights, ballet shoes, and long hair must be in a bun or a pony tail. Our in-studio boutique has a large selection of well-price professional quality dance shoes and dance leotards to select from and our staff is happy to assist you.
Ages 14 - 99
Wednesday
7:15 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
W730: Summer Teen/Adult 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
Collierville Arts Academy
TH530 (6/6-27): Classical Ballet & Jazz Dance (Ages 9-12)
A delightful summer session of classical ballet and jazz dance for students ages 9-12 with some previous dance experience. Our summer session class begins with classical ballet technique at the barre, focusing on learning correct body placement, use of the port de bras, and terminology. Then we move center floor to enjoy combinations that improve balance, coordination, and musicality. Students will also dance across the floor improving their movements in both ballet and jazz dance style combinations. Our class uses beautiful classical piano music and well-known, orchestral scores for the ballet and family friendly pop hop music for jazz dance. Each class will also offer students an opportunity to improve their flexibility and overall physical strength. This is an excellent class to maintain skills over the summer for those returning to dance in the fall season or for a student who might be returning to dance after a brief absence. Students are required to wear a solid color leotard, tights, ballet shoes, and long hair must be in a bun or a pony tail. Our in-studio boutique has a large selection of well-price professional quality dance shoes and dance leotards to select from and our staff is happy to assist you.
Ages 9 - 12
Thursday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
TH530 (7/11-8/01): Classical Ballet & Jazz Dance (Ages 9-12)
A delightful summer session of classical ballet and jazz dance for students ages 9-12 with some previous dance experience. Our summer session class begins with classical ballet technique at the barre, focusing on learning correct body placement, use of the port de bras, and terminology. Then we move center floor to enjoy combinations that improve balance, coordination, and musicality. Students will also dance across the floor improving their movements in both ballet and jazz dance style combinations. Our class uses beautiful classical piano music and well-known, orchestral scores for the ballet and family friendly pop hop music for jazz dance. Each class will also offer students an opportunity to improve their flexibility and overall physical strength. This is an excellent class to maintain skills over the summer for those returning to dance in the fall season or for a student who might be returning to dance after a brief absence. Students are required to wear a solid color leotard, tights, ballet shoes, and long hair must be in a bun or a pony tail. Our in-studio boutique has a large selection of well-price professional quality dance shoes and dance leotards to select from and our staff is happy to assist you.
Ages 9 - 12
Thursday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
TH630 (6/6-27): Classical Ballet Open Level Int/Adv Students (Ages 12+)
A complete classical ballet class beginning with a warmup stretch, technique exercises at the barre, center floor work, and enjoyable combinations across the floor to get you moving and working musicality. Our class uses beautiful classical piano music and well-known, orchestral scores for the ballet. Each class will also offer students an opportunity to improve their flexibility and overall physical strength. Students with previous pointe training may also take this class en pointe with the instructor's permission. This is an excellent class to maintain skills over the summer for those returning to dance in the fall season or for a student who might be returning to dance after a brief absence but has obtained an intermediate to advanced level of technique. Students are required to wear a solid color leotard, tights, ballet shoes, and long hair must be in a bun or a pony tail. Dance skirts and shorts etc are permitted in the class. Our in-studio boutique has a large selection of well-price professional quality dance shoes and dance leotards to select from and our staff is happy to assist you.
Ages 12 - 99
Thursday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
TH630 (6/6-27): Fine Arts Discovery - Draw, Paint, & Create! (Ages 7-12)
Fine Arts Discovery Class - Draw, Paint & Create with Collierville Arts Academy this summer! This is a discovery class for students with no previous experience required. Our professional instructor will lead our class in developing their sketching and drawing skills, working with watercolor and acrylic paints, and even using mixed media such as oil pastels, chalks, and much more! Get your hands messy this summer and improve your art skills in our summer session where we focus on learning about textures, color studies, perspective, shading, and much more. Students should wear clothing suitable for an art class using various art mediums. Aprons will be provided. Students will take home all of their projects at each class. All materials are included in the class tuition.
Ages 7 - 12
Thursday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Art Room Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
TH630 (7/11-8/01): Classical Ballet Open Level Int/Adv Students (Ages 12+)
A complete classical ballet class beginning with a warmup stretch, technique exercises at the barre, center floor work, and enjoyable combinations across the floor to get you moving and working musicality. Our class uses beautiful classical piano music and well-known, orchestral scores for the ballet. Each class will also offer students an opportunity to improve their flexibility and overall physical strength. Students with previous pointe training may also take this class en pointe with the instructor's permission. This is an excellent class to maintain skills over the summer for those returning to dance in the fall season or for a student who might be returning to dance after a brief absence but has obtained an intermediate to advanced level of technique. Students are required to wear a solid color leotard, tights, ballet shoes, and long hair must be in a bun or a pony tail. Dance skirts and shorts etc are permitted in the class. Our in-studio boutique has a large selection of well-price professional quality dance shoes and dance leotards to select from and our staff is happy to assist you.
Ages 12 - 99
Thursday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
TH630 (7/11-8/01): Fine Arts Discovery - Draw, Paint, & Create! (Ages 7-12)
Fine Arts Discovery Class - Draw, Paint & Create with Collierville Arts Academy this summer! This is a discovery class for students with no previous experience required. Our professional instructor will lead our class in developing their sketching and drawing skills, working with watercolor and acrylic paints, and even using mixed media such as oil pastels, chalks, and much more! Get your hands messy this summer and improve your art skills in our summer session where we focus on learning about textures, color studies, perspective, shading, and much more. Students should wear clothing suitable for an art class using various art mediums. Aprons will be provided. Students will take home all of their projects at each class. All materials are included in the class tuition.
Ages 7 - 12
Thursday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Art Room Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
TH630: Summer Young Blades (Ages 9.5-12.5)
**To enroll in this class, there is a prerequisite: a student needs to take the Learn to Fence class offered on Sats at 9am.**
>>> THIS Young Blades Fencing Class will be taught by Champion Fencer Orlando Briceño <<<
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 9 - 13
Thursday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio #105
Collierville Arts Academy
TH730 (6/6-27): Contemporary & Jazz Dance Open Level Int/Adv Students (Ages 12+)
Come enjoy contemporary and jazz dance with us this summer. Designed for dancers with previous training, this class offers an excellent warm up in the contemporary and jazz styles with center combinations that improve the dancer's balance, ability to turn, and use the floor with their dance skills. This is an excellent class to maintain skills over the summer for those returning to dance in the fall season or for a student who might be returning to dance after a brief absence but has obtained an intermediate to advanced level of technique. Students are required to wear a solid color leotard, tights, ballet shoes, and long hair must be in a bun or a pony tail. Dance skirts and shorts etc are permitted in the class. Our in-studio boutique has a large selection of well-price professional quality dance shoes and dance leotards to select from and our staff is happy to assist you.
Ages 12 - 99
Thursday
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
TH730 (7/11-8/01): Contemporary & Jazz Dance Open Level Int/Adv Students (Ages 12+)
Come enjoy contemporary and jazz dance with us this summer. Designed for dancers with previous training, this class offers an excellent warm up in the contemporary and jazz styles with center combinations that improve the dancer's balance, ability to turn, and use the floor with their dance skills. This is an excellent class to maintain skills over the summer for those returning to dance in the fall season or for a student who might be returning to dance after a brief absence but has obtained an intermediate to advanced level of technique. Students are required to wear a solid color leotard, tights, ballet shoes, and long hair must be in a bun or a pony tail. Dance skirts and shorts etc are permitted in the class. Our in-studio boutique has a large selection of well-price professional quality dance shoes and dance leotards to select from and our staff is happy to assist you.
Ages 12 - 99
Thursday
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Collierville Ballet's Summer Dance Intensive (7/29-8/2)
The Collierville Ballet's Summer Dance Workshop is the perfect summer dance workshop for students who love classical ballet. Our workshop is designed especially for ages 12 and older with at least one year of previous dance training who are wanting to make improvements in their classical ballet skills by working with quality professional artists.. Students will have daily class in ballet technique, pre-pointe or pointe work, variations, character dance, and costume design. Students will enjoy additional workshop sessions in classic jazz, pop hop dance styles, musical theatre and contemporary dance styles. Students will learn about classical ballet repertoire, dance history, flexibility and strength training for dancers. Dress Code: Ladies: Solid Color leotard, skirt/shorts, pink tights, pink ballet/pointe shoes required. Long Hair must be worn in a classical ballet bun. Gentlemen: Solid Color T-shirt, Black tights/shorts, black ballet shoes/ jazz shoes. Our in-studio boutique offers a wide selection of dance wear and dance shoes from a variety top quality manufacturers. Students should bring their own snacks and drink(s) each day of the camp.
Ages 12 - 19
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
July Fine Arts Adventure Camp (7/08-12 | Ages 7-11)
Arts Adventure Camp allows our campers to explore daily Fine Arts Class through drawing lessons, watercolor painting, acrylic painting, mixed media, sculpture, and mosaic. Campers will also enjoy a daily Dance Class in ballet technique, pop hop jazz dance and even some age-appropriate musical theatre dance. Campers will also enjoy some very special training sessions including acting, music and vocal skills that are packed with fun and learning all at the same time. Students need to wear appropriate exercise style clothing that allows for freedom of movement, that can also be worn for Fine Arts Class where we will be using paints etc. Students should bring a light morning snack and drink with them each day.
Ages 7 - 11
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
July Princess Adventure Dance Camp (7/15-19 | Ages 4-7)
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
Collierville Arts Academy
July Summer Jr Dance Workshop - (7/22-26 | Ages 8-11)
Our Summer Jr Dancer's Workshop is the perfect summer dance camp for students ages 8-11 with at least one year of previous dance training. We have daily class in ballet technique, pop hop jazz technique, and musical theatre. Our campers will learn about classical repertoire for ballet, age appropriate Broadway style musicals, and enjoy the high energy of our family friendly music in our Pop Hop Jazz Classes. Our break out sessions include lessons in confidence building for audition techniques, acting skills for dancers, fascinating facts about dance history, and we even get to have some fun with some games designed just for dance. Students should wear dance wear and ballet shoes (jazz shoes are optional) for this summer session camp. Students with long hair must wear their hair pulled up and out of their face in a bun or at least a ponytail style. Our in-studio boutique offers a wide selection of dance wear and dance shoes from a variety top quality manufacturers. Students should bring their own light snack and drink each day of the camp.
Ages 8 - 11
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
S900: SUMMER Learn to Fence! - Ages 9+ ( VV CLICK SCHEDULE TRIAL VV -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
Collierville Arts Academy
S930a (7/27): Let's Dance! (Ages 4-6)
Let's Dance is the perfect introduction to the dance studio for any child age 4-6 and their caregiver to attend to learn more about Collierville Arts Academy, our dance training program for children, and learn about the dance studio, meet a member of the Collierville Ballet, and take an exciting ballet based dance class together that even includes some super fun creative movement to some Pop Hop dance music that will have your little one twirling and bouncing to the beat. Caregivers are allowed to observe the class, students should attend the class wearing comfortable play clothing that allows for freedom of movement or dance attire. Our in-studio boutique is fully equipped to assist with dance shoe fittings, leotards, tights, and more. Students with long hair should attend the class with their hair pulled up in a pony tail or ballet bun style. Come and learn why Collierville Arts Academy is the perfect studio for your young dancer!
Ages 4 - 6
Saturday
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy

2024-2025 Dance Season

Name
Days
Location
Primary Ballet & Tap Dance
(45 minute class/1x per week) Primary Level students will learn the classical ballet positions and foundational dance movements through the progression of our training syllabus. Students will work at the ballet barre, center and across the floor while learning proper dance terminology. Inspiring music, creative choreography, and colorful props will motivate students to learn quickly and with enthusiasm. Students will also have the opportunity to learn basic character dance skills, and tap dance skills that help to improve counting, rhythm, and balance too. Primary Level dance students will have an opportunity to perform in our annual Student Showcase in May at the Harrell Theatre in Collierville. Please review the CAA Academy policies, dress code and performance information available online for more detailed information.
Ages 4.5 - 6
Monday
3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Level 1 Classical Ballet & Tap
(45 minute class/1x per week) Level 1 students will learn the classical ballet positions and foundational dance movements through the progression of our training syllabus. Students will work at the ballet barre, center and across the floor while learning proper dance terminology. Inspiring music, creative choreography, and colorful props will motivate students to learn quickly and with enthusiasm. Level I dance students will have an opportunity to participate in The Nutcracker with the Collierville Ballet in December and perform in our annual Student Showcase in May at the Harrell Theatre in Collierville. Please review the CAA Academy policies, dress code and performance information available online for more detailed information.
Ages 5 - 7
Monday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Level 2 Classical Ballet & Tap
(45 minute class/1x per week) Level 2 students will learn the classical ballet positions and foundational dance movements through the progression of our training syllabus. Students will work at the ballet barre, center and across the floor while learning proper dance terminology. Inspiring music, creative choreography, and colorful props will motivate students to learn quickly and with enthusiasm. Our Tap Dance Syllabus offers excellent rhythm development, balance and fine motor skill development for the feet and legs. Tap also offers the burst of energy from entertaining music we use during our lessons = great fun while learning! Level 2 dance students will have an opportunity to participate in The Nutcracker with the Collierville Ballet in December and perform in our annual Student Showcase in May at the Harrell Theatre in Collierville. Please review the CAA Academy policies, dress code and performance information available online for more detailed information.
Ages 6 - 8
Monday
5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Int/Advanced Lyrical & Contemporary Dance
Int/Advanced Lyrical Jazz and Contemporary Dance for students with at least two years+ of formal dance training that includes at least one year of formal ballet training. Our intermediate/advanced lyrical students will learn more techniques to enhance turns, leaps, and floor techniques to improve the artistry of their dance technique. Students will learn about Giordano, Horton, Taylor, Cunningham, Ailey and Graham as well as other great jazz, contemporary and modern choreographers to build their understanding and ability to use the styles and hallmarks of these various great choreographers. Students will have the option of performing in this group. Please see our CAA Academy policies, dress code, and performance details available online in your Parent Portal for more information.
Ages 12 - 19
Monday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Primary Ballet & Tap Dance
(45 minute class/1x per week) Primary Level students will learn the classical ballet positions and foundational dance movements through the progression of our training syllabus. Students will work at the ballet barre, center and across the floor while learning proper dance terminology. Inspiring music, creative choreography, and colorful props will motivate students to learn quickly and with enthusiasm. Students will also have the opportunity to learn basic character dance skills, and tap dance skills that help to improve counting, rhythm, and balance too. Primary Level dance students will have an opportunity to perform in our annual Student Showcase in May at the Harrell Theatre in Collierville. Please review the CAA Academy policies, dress code and performance information available online for more detailed information.
Ages 4.5 - 6
Tuesday
3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Level 2 Classical Ballet & Tap
(45 minute class/1x per week) Level 2 students will learn the classical ballet positions and foundational dance movements through the progression of our training syllabus. Students will work at the ballet barre, center and across the floor while learning proper dance terminology. Inspiring music, creative choreography, and colorful props will motivate students to learn quickly and with enthusiasm. Our Tap Dance Syllabus offers excellent rhythm development, balance and fine motor skill development for the feet and legs. Tap also offers the burst of energy from entertaining music we use during our lessons = great fun while learning! Level 2 dance students will have an opportunity to participate in The Nutcracker with the Collierville Ballet in December and perform in our annual Student Showcase in May at the Harrell Theatre in Collierville. Please review the CAA Academy policies, dress code and performance information available online for more detailed information.
Ages 6 - 9
Tuesday
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Boys' Dance Technique
Boys Technique in ballet, jazz, and tap dance allows boys to practice and master steps, jumps, and turns designed especially for the male dancer at a beginning or intermediate level.
Ages 6 - 12
Tuesday
4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Studio #105
Collierville Arts Academy
Level 1 Classical Ballet & Tap
(45 minute class/1x per week) Level 1 students will learn the classical ballet positions and foundational dance movements through the progression of our training syllabus. Students will work at the ballet barre, center and across the floor while learning proper dance terminology. Inspiring music, creative choreography, and colorful props will motivate students to learn quickly and with enthusiasm. Our Tap Dance Syllabus offers excellent rhythm development, balance and fine motor skill development for the feet and legs. Tap dance training offers fun music, improved coordination, and balance for our students. Level I dance students will have an opportunity to participate in The Nutcracker with the Collierville Ballet in December and perform in our annual Student Showcase in May at the Harrell Theatre in Collierville. Please review the CAA Academy policies, dress code and performance information available online for more detailed information.


Ages 6 - 8
Tuesday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Level 3 Classical Ballet
(Lesson 1x per week) Level 3 classical ballet students will train through the progression of a standard classical ballet barre, center floor and across the floor. Students will learn proper dance terminology. Level advancement is based on ability, not age from Level 3 onward. In Level 3 ballet, students will learn proper strengthening exercises, how to safely and effectively improve their flexibility. We learn about character dance, the great classical ballet stories, pantomime, and much more in our weekly lessons. Level 3 students may also take jazz, tap, and musical theatre lessons at their discretion. Our Level 3 students will perform in our annual Student Showcase in May at the Harrell Theatre in Collierville. Level 3 students may audition to participate in Collierville Ballet's performances of The Nutcracker. Please see our Academy policies online for additional details.
Ages 7 - 11
Tuesday
5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Classical Ballet Beg. Technique
A delightful classical ballet technique class designed for those who are brand new to ballet or have had some dance training in the past. This is a non-performing based technique class for those who want to enjoy the benefits of ballet dancing. Each class offers a proper ballet based warmup that is gentle for the body, a classical ballet barre featuring the proper terminology for the dance, center and across the floor combinations set to inspiring music. Students wear dance related exercise wear or traditional dance clothing to the class and ballet shoes. Please see our CAA Academy Policies for more detailed information.
Ages 13 - 99
Wednesday
10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Studio #105
Collierville Arts Academy
Little Steps Pre-School Dance (Ages 3-4)
Little Steps Ballet (1x per week for 30 mins) This foundational class encourages a child’s sense of creativity and imagination, while introducing them to the fundamental elements of movement. Students will gain awareness of musicality and rhythm while exploring the concepts of space, time, force, movement, body, and form. Age-appropriate classroom activities develop gross motor skills, strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance while introducing students to the structure, etiquette, and discipline of dance in a fun and encouraging environment. Students will learn classical ballet terminology and practice exercises specifically designed to prepare them for future ballet training. Students must be potty trained. All students are required to wear our Little Steps PreSchool Dance Class Dress Code that is sold in our CAA in-studio boutique.
Ages 3 - 4
Wednesday
3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Dance Discovery - Beg. Ballet & Tap
(45 minute class/1x per week) A combination of classical ballet, tap and musical theatre dance skills develop excellent coordination, balance, and rhythm through fundamental dance movement. Our syllabus offers creative themes, motivating music, and colorful props to enhance the engaging learning environment we offer. Foundational techniques will be introduced in this course including barre work and basic ballet terminology. Elements of pantomime, as it relates to classical ballet narration and musical theatre will also be incorporated in this class. Dance Discovery students are guided by an experienced dance professional so that our studio class is organized and productive each week as our skills become more cumulative during the season. An informal, in-studio performance for family in December helps to prepare our youngest dancers for performing on stage. Students participate in our Student Showcase Matinee in the spring at the Harrell Theatre.
Ages 4.5 - 6
Wednesday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Int/Adv. Level Jazz, Tap & Musical Theatre Dance
Intermediate/Advanced Technique Level for dancers with at least one year of training. An amazing class for dancers who love the faster pace of jazz, musical theatre, and tap dance. Our training syllabus is rooted in the Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Syllabus and the American Dance Masters Musical Theatre and Tap Dance Syllabus. Our students will improve their physical strength, flexibility and showmanship, and throughout the entire season our dancers learn various styles of jazz dance, pop hop, Broadway style tap dance, and Musical Theatre using age appropriate music and dance techniques. All students will have the opportunity to perform in our Annual Student Showcase at the end of the dance season in May at the Harrell Theatre. Serious students may want to consider the optional activity of joining our CAA All-Stars Performing Company for additional Broadway Jazz, Tap, and Vocal performance opportunities during the dance season. Please see our online Academy Guidebook for all policies, dress code requirements, performance fees and other pertinent information.
Ages 12 - 19
Wednesday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Intermediate Lyrical & Contemporary Dance
Intermediate Lyrical Jazz and Contemporary Dance for students with at least two years of formal dance training that includes at least one year of formal ballet training. Our intermediate lyrical students will learn more techniques to enhance turns, leaps, and floor techniques to improve the artistry of their dance technique. We use age appropriate music and choreography for this class. Students will have the option of performing in this group. Please see our CAA Academy policies, dress code, and performance details available online in your Parent Portal for more information.
Ages 9 - 13
Wednesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Beg/Intermediate Ballet Open Level
This is an open level of classical ballet technique designed for the dance student who has some previous experience in ballet but wants to enjoy taking a class that offers a warmup, classical ballet barre, center and across the floor technique at a beginning to intermediate level. Students will wear dance attire and ballet shoes to this class. Please see the CAA Academy Policies online for more detailed information. This is a non-performing class.
Ages 12 - 99
Wednesday
7:30 PM to 8:15 PM
Studio #105
Collierville Arts Academy
Level 4 Classical Ballet
(Required Lessons 2x per week) Level 4 Classical Ballet students study classical ballet techniques at the barre, center and across-the-floor using combinations of steps from our syllabus. Strength and flexibility training and character dance will be integrated into weekly lessons during the season. Some of our Level 4 students will also take jazz, contemporary dance, tap, and musical theatre lessons at their discretion. Level 4 Classical Ballet students will perform in our Annual Student Showcase at the end of the dance season in May at the Harrell Theatre. Students who are not members of the Collierville Ballet may audition for roles such as Angels, Gingerbreads etc in The Nutcracker. Students at this level may also audition for the Jr Apprentice Level of the Collierville Ballet, our resident youth ballet company. (Speak with the Artistic Director of the Collierville Ballet for more information) Please see our online CAA Academy Guidebook for all policies, dress code requirements, performance fees and other pertinent information regarding dress code, performance etc.
Ages 7 - 12
Monday Wednesday
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Mommy & Me Creative Movement Session 1
Mommy & Me offers a caregiver and their young child (ages 18 months to 3 years of age) the opportunity to enjoy creative movement dance in a classical ballet studio setting with a professional dance instructor leading the class. Group story telling, colorful props, fun and inspiring music, and creative story telling will offer moms a great stretch and warmup with their little ones and the opportunity to improve physical coordination and balance while learning to play and socialize in a group setting. Caregivers and their child should attend the class in exercise type clothing that allows for ease and comfortable movement. (Ballet shoes are recommended and can be purchased onsite in our studio boutique for toddlers through adults). This is a short course consisting of 6-weeks of classes. This short course is offered several times during our entire season from August through May each year. Mommy & Me is a non-performing class.
Ages 1.5 - 3
Thursday
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Mommy & Me Creative Movement Session 2
Mommy & Me offers a caregiver and their young child (ages 18 months to 3 years of age) the opportunity to enjoy creative movement dance in a classical ballet studio setting with a professional dance instructor leading the class. Group story telling, colorful props, fun and inspiring music, and creative story telling will offer moms a great stretch and warmup with their little ones and the opportunity to improve physical coordination and balance while learning to play and socialize in a group setting. Caregivers and their child should attend the class in exercise type clothing that allows for ease and comfortable movement. (Ballet shoes are recommended and can be purchased onsite in our studio boutique for toddlers through adults). This is a short course consisting of 6-weeks of classes. This short course is offered several times during our entire season from August through May each year. Mommy & Me is a non-performing class.
Ages 1.5 - 3
Thursday
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Mommy & Me Creative Movement Session 3
Mommy & Me offers a caregiver and their young child (ages 18 months to 3 years of age) the opportunity to enjoy creative movement dance in a classical ballet studio setting with a professional dance instructor leading the class. Group story telling, colorful props, fun and inspiring music, and creative story telling will offer moms a great stretch and warmup with their little ones and the opportunity to improve physical coordination and balance while learning to play and socialize in a group setting. Caregivers and their child should attend the class in exercise type clothing that allows for ease and comfortable movement. (Ballet shoes are recommended and can be purchased onsite in our studio boutique for toddlers through adults). This is a short course consisting of 6-weeks of classes. This short course is offered several times during our entire season from August through May each year. Mommy & Me is a non-performing class.
Ages 1.5 - 3
Thursday
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Mommy & Me Creative Movement Session 4
Mommy & Me offers a caregiver and their young child (ages 18 months to 3 years of age) the opportunity to enjoy creative movement dance in a classical ballet studio setting with a professional dance instructor leading the class. Group story telling, colorful props, fun and inspiring music, and creative story telling will offer moms a great stretch and warmup with their little ones and the opportunity to improve physical coordination and balance while learning to play and socialize in a group setting. Caregivers and their child should attend the class in exercise type clothing that allows for ease and comfortable movement. (Ballet shoes are recommended and can be purchased onsite in our studio boutique for toddlers through adults). This is a short course consisting of 6-weeks of classes. This short course is offered several times during our entire season from August through May each year. Mommy & Me is a non-performing class.
Ages 1.5 - 3
Thursday
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Musical Theatre & Tap Dance Technique - Beg. Level
Our beginning level of musical theatre and tap dance technique will offer beginning level students the opportunity to learn proper dance terminology, practice important foundational skills in jazz dance and tap dance at the barre, in the center, and across the floor. Age appropriate music, exciting dance choreography, and quality technical training offer an outstanding beginning musical theatre dance experience. Combinations and routines from popular musicals will be used on a regular basis in addition to general jazz and tap technique necessary to excel. Please see our CAA Academy policies, dress codes, and performance information for more details.
Ages 7 - 14
Thursday
3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Musical Theatre & Tap Dance Technique - Beg/Int Level
Our beginning/intermediate level of musical theatre and tap dance technique will offer beginning level students the opportunity to learn proper dance terminology, practice important foundational skills in jazz dance and tap dance at the barre, in the center, and across the floor. Age appropriate music, exciting dance choreography, and quality technical training offer an outstanding beginning musical theatre dance experience. Combinations and routines from popular musicals will be used on a regular basis in addition to general jazz and tap technique necessary to excel. Please see our CAA Academy policies, dress codes, and performance information for more details.
Ages 9 - 14
Thursday
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Dance Discovery - Beg. Ballet & Tap
(45 minute class/1x per week) A combination of classical ballet, tap and musical theatre dance skills develop excellent coordination, balance, and rhythm through fundamental dance movement. Our syllabus offers creative themes, motivating music, and colorful props to enhance the engaging learning environment we offer. Foundational techniques will be introduced in this course including barre work and basic ballet terminology. Elements of pantomime, as it relates to classical ballet narration and musical theatre will also be incorporated in this class. Dance Discovery students are guided by an experienced dance professional so that our studio class is organized and productive each week as our skills become more cumulative during the season. An informal, in-studio performance for family in December helps to prepare our youngest dancers for performing on stage. Students participate in our Student Showcase Matinee in the spring at the Harrell Theatre.
Ages 4.5 - 6
Thursday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Jazz, Tap, & Musical Theatre Dance
(Class 1x per week) An amazing class for dancers who love the faster pace of jazz, musical theatre, and tap dance. Our training syllabus is rooted in the Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Syllabus and the American Dance Masters Musical Theatre and Tap Dance Syllabus. Our students will improve their physical strength, flexibility and showmanship, and throughout the entire season our dancers learn various styles of jazz dance, pop hop, Broadway style tap dance, and Musical Theatre using age appropriate music and dance techniques. All students will have the opportunity to perform in our Annual Student Showcase at the end of the dance season in May at the Harrell Theatre. Please see our online Academy Guidebook for all policies, dress code requirements, performance fees and other pertinent information.
Ages 7 - 13
Thursday
5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Level 4 Classical Ballet
(Lessons 2x per week) Level 4 Classical Ballet students study classical ballet techniques at the barre, center and across-the-floor using combinations of steps from our syllabus. Strength and flexibility training and character dance will be integrated into weekly lessons during the season. Some of our Level 4 students will also take jazz, contemporary dance, tap, and musical theatre lessons at their discretion. Level 4 Classical Ballet students will perform in our Annual Student Showcase at the end of the dance season in May at the Harrell Theatre. Students may be invited to join the Jr Apprentice Level of the Collierville Ballet through an Audition Process each season (speak with the Artistic Director of the Collierville Ballet for more information) Please see our online CAA Academy Guidebook for all policies, dress code requirements, performance fees and other pertinent information.
Ages 7 - 13
Tuesday Thursday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Level 5 Classical Ballet, Pre-Pointe
(Classes/2x per week required) Level 5 Intermediate Classical Ballet students study classical ballet techniques at the barre, center and across-the-floor using combinations of steps from our intermediate level of our training syllabus. Beginning pre-pointe work, character dance, and conditioning exercises will be integrated into the training as well. Level 5 Classical Ballet students will perform in our Annual Student Showcase at the end of the dance season in May at the Harrell Theatre. Students who are not members of the Collierville Ballet may audition for open roles for The Nutcracker. Students at this level of training have the option to audition to join the Collierville Ballet to gain more training and performance experience including the full-length Nutcracker at the Harrell Theatre (4+ performances) and Master Classes with prestigious faculty from world-class companies and training programs for dance artists. Please see our online Academy Guidebook for all policies, dress code requirements, performance fees and other pertinent information.
Ages 9 - 12
Tuesday Thursday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Studio #105
Collierville Arts Academy
Levels 6 A/B Classical Ballet, Pointe, Variations
(Classes/2x per week) Levels 6A/B Intermediate Classical Ballet students move deeper into their artistry of classical ballet techniques at the barre, center and across-the-floor using combinations of steps from our intermediate level of our training syllabus. Beginning pointe work, character dance, and beginning classical variations will be integrated into monthly lessons throughout the season. A minimum of class two days per week is required at this level of classical ballet training but some students will also take jazz, contemporary, tap, and musical theatre at their discretion. All Level 6 Classical Ballet students will perform in our Annual Student Showcase at the end of the dance season in May at the Harrell Theatre. Students at this level of training have the option to audition to join the Collierville Ballet to gain more training and performance experience including the full-length Nutcracker at the Harrell Theatre (4+ performances) and Master Classes with prestigious faculty from world-class companies and training programs for dance artists. Please see our online Academy Guidebook for all policies, dress code requirements, performance fees and other pertinent information.
Ages 11 - 14
Tuesday Thursday
7:15 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio #105
Collierville Arts Academy
Levels 7A/B & 8A/B Classical Ballet, Pointe, & Variations
(Required Lessons 3x per week) - Advanced Classical Ballet and Pre-Professional Level students move deeper into their artistry and mastery of classical ballet technique at the barre, center and across-the-floor using combinations from our advanced level of our training syllabus. Pointe work is integrated into our weekly classes at the discretion of our instructors. Students will study classical ballet variations from well-known ballets, character dance and participate in conditioning Pilates classes on a monthly basis within this curriculum. A minimum of class three days per week is required at this level of classical ballet training but students at this level will often take additional training in jazz, contemporary, musical theatre and conditioning etc. Students may audition to join the Collierville Ballet to gain more performance experience including the full-length Nutcracker at the Harrell Theatre (4+ performances) and this class will perform in the Showcase at the end of the dance season in May at the Harrell Theatre ( 2 performances ). Please see our online Academy Guidebook for all policies, dress code requirements, performance fees and other pertinent information. Pre-professional Level 7 and Level 8 students (interested in seriously pursuing their dance) will also receive Summer Study, College and Professional dance guidance and audition preparation assistance during the season.
Ages 13 - 19
M 7:15 PM-8:30 PM
Tu 7:15 PM-8:30 PM
Th 7:15 PM-8:30 PM
Studio #105
Collierville Arts Academy
Little Steps Pre-School Dance (Ages 3-4)
Little Steps Ballet (1x per week for 30 mins) This foundational class encourages a child’s sense of creativity and imagination, while introducing them to the fundamental elements of movement. Students will gain awareness of musicality and rhythm while exploring the concepts of space, time, force, movement, body, and form. Age-appropriate classroom activities develop gross motor skills, strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance while introducing students to the structure, etiquette, and discipline of dance in a fun and encouraging environment. Students will learn classical ballet terminology and practice exercises specifically designed to prepare them for future ballet training. Students must be potty trained. All students are required to wear our Little Steps PreSchool Dance Class Dress Code that is sold in our CAA in-studio boutique.
Ages 3 - 4
Friday
3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Beg/Intermediate Jazz & Contemporary Dance Technique
Beg/Int. Technique Level for dancers with at least one year of training. An amazing class for dancers who love the faster pace of jazz, musical theatre, and tap dance. Our training syllabus is rooted in the Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Syllabus and the American Dance Masters Musical Theatre and Tap Dance Syllabus. Our students will improve their physical strength, flexibility and showmanship, and throughout the entire season our dancers learn various styles of jazz dance, pop hop, Broadway style tap dance, and Musical Theatre using age appropriate music and dance techniques. All students will have the opportunity to perform in our Annual Student Showcase at the end of the dance season in May at the Harrell Theatre. Serious students may want to consider the optional activity of joining our CAA All-Stars Performing Company for additional Broadway Jazz, Tap, and Vocal performance opportunities during the dance season. Please see our online Academy Guidebook for all policies, dress code requirements, performance fees and other pertinent information.
Ages 8 - 13
Friday
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Primary Ballet & Tap Dance
(45 minute class/1x per week) Primary Level students will learn the classical ballet positions and foundational dance movements through the progression of our training syllabus. Students will work at the ballet barre, center and across the floor while learning proper dance terminology. Inspiring music, creative choreography, and colorful props will motivate students to learn quickly and with enthusiasm. Students will also have the opportunity to learn basic character dance skills, and tap dance skills that help to improve counting, rhythm, and balance too. Primary Level dance students will have an opportunity to perform in our annual Student Showcase in May at the Harrell Theatre in Collierville. Please review the CAA Academy policies, dress code and performance information available online for more detailed information.
Ages 4.5 - 6
Friday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Level 2 Combo - Beg Ballet, Jazz, and Tap Dance
(45 minute lesson/1x per week) Level 2 beginning students will train through the progression of a standard classical ballet barre, center and across the floor. Our students will learn proper dance terminology too. This beginning level of classical ballet dance training also offers students the opportunity to learn age appropriate Broadway style jazz dance technique and tap dance during our dance season. Inspiring music, colorful props, and creative choreography make this beginning level dance class a wonderful experience. Students who are not members of the Collierville Ballet may audition for roles such as Angels, Gingerbreads etc in The Nutcracker. Please see our online CAA Academy Guidebook for all policies, dress code requirements, performance fees and other pertinent information regarding dress code, performance etc.Please see our online Academy Policies, Dress Code, and Performance information for more details.
Ages 6 - 8
Friday
5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Pilates & Conditioning - Open Level
This is a full body Conditioning, Flexibility, & Strength Training Pilates based mat workout with free weights, bands, and similar equipment for dancers and non-dancers. This is a conditioning class designed to improve muscle tone and strength of the core, improve flexibility, and reduce stress in the body. Equipment for the class is provided but students have the option to bring their own equipment (mat and small free weights) to the class also.
Ages 12 - 99
Saturday
9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Studio #105
Collierville Arts Academy
Beg/Intermediate Ballet Open Level
This is an open level of classical ballet technique designed for the dance student who has some previous experience in ballet but wants to enjoy taking a class that offers a warmup, classical ballet barre, center and across the floor technique at a beginning to intermediate level. Students will wear dance attire and ballet shoes to this class. Please see the CAA Academy Policies online for more detailed information. This is a non-performing class.
Ages 12 - 99
Saturday
12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Studio #105
Collierville Arts Academy

2024-2025 Martial Arts & Fencing Season

Name
Days
Location
Open Fencing Bouting Add-On for Ages 13+: M800
Open Fencing bouting time offers fencers (ages 13+) additional time on the strip to develop and stretch their sparring skills. For any prospective competitive fencers, this type of regular bouting is essential as reaction times are honed, accuracy is gained and the psychological mindset necessary to achieve success is developed.
Ages 13 - 99
Monday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Studio #105
Collierville Arts Academy
Open Fencing Bouting Add-On for Young Blades: W600
Open Fencing bouting time offers fencers (ages 8-12.5) additional time on the strip to develop and stretch their sparring skills. For any prospective competitive fencers, this type of regular bouting is essential as reaction times are honed, accuracy is gained and the psychological mindset necessary to achieve success is developed.
Ages 8 - 12
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio #105
Collierville Arts Academy
Open Fencing Bouting Add-On for Ages 13+: W730
Open Fencing bouting time offers fencers (ages 13+) additional time on the strip to develop and stretch their sparring skills. For any prospective competitive fencers, this type of regular bouting is essential as reaction times are honed, accuracy is gained and the psychological mindset necessary to achieve success is developed.
Ages 13 - 99
Wednesday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio #105
Collierville Arts Academy
Little Tigers Karate (Ages 4.5-6) T&TH: 500-530
This Little Tigers Karate class is the perfect introduction to the martial arts for our youngest students. Our Little Tigers program will help your student improve their gross motor skills coordination, balance, and instill a sense of self-confidence. The class is disciplined but engaging with exercises, games, and activities that help the students make progress while having a good time too! Our syllabus is age appropriate and students will master traditional karate skills, drills, and some basic self-defense techniques. To assist with home practice, parents are offered curriculum sheets and online video overviews of each level. Our Little Tigers Karate students will earn belts and awards as they move through the program. The Little Tigers Uniform Package (the uniform, belt, and Little Tigers Karate T-shirt) is purchased in our boutique shop after the student has completed their visit class and has enrolled in the program. Students are highly encouraged to attend both classes offered each week.
Ages 4.5 - 6
Tuesday Thursday
5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Studio #105
Collierville Arts Academy
Tigers Karate (Ages 7-12) T/TH: 530-615
This Tigers Karate is a great introduction to the martial arts for young students. Our Tigers Karate program will help your student instill a sense of self-confidence, develop better balance, and agility. Students will learn some basic self-defense techniques, martial arts elements, and traditional kata. To assist students with their progress and home practice, we offer online overview videos of each level. Our class incorporates discipline but engages the students with exercises, games, and activities that make it fun so it's not all work. Tigers Karate students will earn belts and awards as they move through the program during the season. The Tigers Karate Uniform Package is purchased in our boutique shop after the student has completed their visit class and has enrolled in the program. Students are expected to attend both classes per week.
Ages 7 - 12
Tuesday Thursday
5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Studio #105
Collierville Arts Academy
BattleMasters (Beg/Int): Ages 6-12, M&F500
**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.
Students are expected to attend both classes per week.

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

Ages 6 - 12
Monday Friday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio #105
Collierville Arts Academy
BattleMasters (Int/Adv): Ages 9-14, M&F600
BattleMaster Heroes who have completed Orange Sash continue their training in our twice-weekly Int/Adv track. In addition to guided curriculum training, regular battle games are conducted to challenge the practitioners and create the opportunity for the training to have real meaning. In addition to the physical training, expectations and emphasis will also be focused on developing the heroic virtues of Discipline, Humility, Honor, Courage, Compassion, and Fortitude in order to finally attain the title of BattleMaster Black Sash! Heroes will be expected to attend twice per week and also participate in mentoring the younger BattleMasters classes. To assist with progress and development, our BattleMasters Hero Training program offers online video overviews for home practice.
Ages 9 - 14
Monday Friday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Studio #105
Collierville Arts Academy
Learn to Fence! - Ages 9+:S900 ( VV CLICK SCHEDULE TRIAL VV -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
Collierville Arts Academy
Open Fencing Bouting Add-On for Young Blades: S100
Open Fencing bouting time offers fencers (ages 8-12.5) additional time on the strip. For any prospective competitive fencers, this type of regular bouting is essential as reaction times are honed, accuracy is gained and the psychological mindset necessary to achieve success is developed.
Ages 8 - 12
Saturday
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Studio #105
Collierville Arts Academy
Open Fencing Bouting Add-On for Ages 13+: S230
Open Fencing bouting time offers fencers (ages 13+) additional time on the strip. For any prospective competitive fencers, this type of regular bouting is essential as reaction times are honed, accuracy is gained and the psychological mindset necessary to achieve success is developed.
Ages 13 - 99
Saturday
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Studio #105
Collierville Arts Academy

2024-2025 Fine Arts Season

Name
Days
Location
Fine Arts Discovery Class Ages 7-9
(1 hour lesson/1x per week) Our Fine Arts Discovery Class is designed especially for our young artists to develop fine art techniques. During the season our students will be able to discover the joy of drawing, painting, clay/sculpture, mosaics and much more. We learn about color theory, perspective, texture/shading, and more. This class meets once per week and students will be following a syllabus throughout the season. Spaces for this class are limited to six students per session for excellent attention and instruction from the teacher. Materials for the class are included in the tuition. Please see our Academy policies regarding tuition fees, early withdrawal policies etc. Students will select two works for display in our Fine Arts Winter Gallery Showing & Reception in January 2025 and again in our Fine Arts Spring Gallery Showing & Reception in May 2025.
Ages 7 - 9
Monday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Art Room Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Fine Arts Discovery Class Ages 10-12
(1 hour lesson/1x per week) Our Fine Arts Discovery Class is designed especially for young artists to develop fine art techniques. During the season our students will build upon their skills through drawing, sketching, gesture, painting in several different mediums, clay/sculpture, mosaics and much more. We learn about color theory, perspective, texture/shading, and more. Additional projects will incorporate pen and ink, charcoal, oil pastels, paper mache, and more. This class meets once per week and students will be following a syllabus throughout the season. Spaces for this class are limited to six students per session for excellent attention and instruction from the teacher. Materials for the class are included in the tuition. Please see our Academy policies regarding tuition fees, early withdrawal policies etc. Students will select two works for display in our Fine Arts Winter Gallery Showing & Reception in January 2025 and again in our Fine Arts Spring Gallery Showing & Reception in May 2025.
Ages 10 - 12
Monday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Art Room Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Fine Arts Discovery Class Ages 5-6
(45 minute lesson/1x per week) Our Fine Arts Discovery Class is designed especially for our youngest artists. During the season our students will be able to discover the joy of drawing, painting, clay/sculpture, mosaics and much more. This class meets once per week and students will be following a syllabus throughout the season. Spaces for this class are limited to six students per session for excellent attention and instruction from the teacher. Materials for the class are included in the tuition. Please see our Academy policies regarding tuition fees, early withdrawal policies etc. Students will select two works for display in our Fine Arts Winter Gallery Showing & Reception in January 2025 and again in our Fine Arts Spring Gallery Showing & Reception in May 2025.
Ages 5 - 6
Wednesday
5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Art Room Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Fine Arts Discovery Class Ages 5-6
(45 minute lesson/1x per week) Our Fine Arts Discovery Class is designed especially for our youngest artists. During the season our students will be able to discover the joy of drawing, painting, clay/sculpture, mosaics and much more. This class meets once per week and students will be following a syllabus throughout the season. Spaces for this class are limited to six students per session for excellent attention and instruction from the teacher. Materials for the class are included in the tuition. Please see our Academy policies regarding tuition fees, early withdrawal policies etc. Students will select two works for display in our Fine Arts Winter Gallery Showing & Reception in January 2025 and again in our Fine Arts Spring Gallery Showing & Reception in May 2025.
Ages 5 - 6
Saturday
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Art Room Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Fine Arts Class Ages 7-9
(1 hour lesson/1x per week) Our Fine Arts Discovery Class is designed especially for our young artists to develop fine art techniques. During the season our students will be able to discover the joy of drawing, painting, clay/sculpture, mosaics and much more. We learn about color theory, perspective, texture/shading, and more. This class meets once per week and students will be following a syllabus throughout the season. Spaces for this class are limited to six students per session for excellent attention and instruction from the teacher. Materials for the class are included in the tuition. Please see our Academy policies regarding tuition fees, early withdrawal policies etc. Students will select two works for display in our Fine Arts Winter Gallery Showing & Reception in January 2025 and again in our Fine Arts Spring Gallery Showing & Reception in May 2025.
Ages 7 - 9
Saturday
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Art Room Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy
Fine Arts Discovery Class Ages 10-12
(1 hour lesson/1x per week) Our Fine Arts Discovery Class is designed especially for young artists to develop fine art techniques. During the season our students will build upon their skills through drawing, sketching, gesture, painting in several different mediums, clay/sculpture, mosaics and much more. We learn about color theory, perspective, texture/shading, and more. Additional projects will incorporate pen and ink, charcoal, oil pastels, paper mache, and more. This class meets once per week and students will be following a syllabus throughout the season. Spaces for this class are limited to six students per session for excellent attention and instruction from the teacher. Materials for the class are included in the tuition. Please see our Academy policies regarding tuition fees, early withdrawal policies etc. Students will select two works for display in our Fine Arts Winter Gallery Showing & Reception in January 2025 and again in our Fine Arts Spring Gallery Showing & Reception in May 2025.
Ages 10 - 12
Saturday
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Art Room Studio #104
Collierville Arts Academy