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

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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

Summer 2022

Name
Days
Location
Beg Anime & Cartooning-M500p (Boys/Girls: Ages 9-12)
Anime & Comics (ages 9-12) (1/hour class/1x/week) This is a layered drawing class for beginning students. We will be combining the stylistic considerations of the anime-look with the story-telling techniques of comic framework. Want to work on your anime drawing skills or learn a different approach to developing a style? In this course, you will go through a process of reinforcing sketching skills, building detail to create unique characters, experimenting with inks, color markers, and more! Explore cartoon drawing techniques to better understand how to convey comic style or develop ideas for a character and storyline. You will use storyboard techniques to plan and develop a series of drawings that you'll sketch and complete with inks. All materials are provided.
Ages 9-12
Monday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Art Room Studio #104
CAA
Summer Tigers Karate - Ages 8-12: M530 (June/July)
Tigers Karate is a 60-minute class designed for youths with no to some experience in Karate. Brand new students in this age range may come try a class for free to see if it's a good fit. New students may join at any time.

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 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
Int Anime & Cartooning-M600p (Boys/Girls: Ages 9-14)
This class is full
Anime & Comics (ages 9-14) (1/hour class/1x/week) This is a drawing class for intermediate level art students. We will be combining the stylistic considerations of the anime-look with the story-telling techniques of comic framework. Want to work on your anime drawing skills or learn a different approach to developing a style? In this course, you will go through a process of reinforcing sketching skills, building detail to create unique characters, experimenting with inks, color markers, and more! Explore cartoon drawing techniques to better understand how to convey comic style or develop ideas for a character and story line. You will use storyboard techniques to plan and develop a series of drawings that you'll sketch and complete with inks. All materials are provided.
Ages 9-14
Monday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Art Room Studio #104
CAA
Ballet Technique - Adults: M630
A classical 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 18-99
Monday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio #104
CAA
BattleMasters - Ages 7-12: M630
**CLICK SCHEDULE TRIAL IF NEW**
Using safe, padded weapons, our BattleMasters will teach ages 7-12 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 7-12
Monday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio #105
CAA
Fencing - Ages 12+: M730
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 who wish to spar will be encouraged to purchase their own electric equipment (please see Coach Tom).
Ages 12-99
Monday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio #105
CAA
Tap Dance - Adults: M730
A tap class for adult students at a beginning level of technique. Our class uses proper tap terminology and includes a traditional tap warm up in the center of the dance floor 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. Tap shoes and dance/exercise attire is required for this class. Our in-studio boutique features professional quality tap shoes, body wear and accessories for dancers of all ages and skill levels.
Ages 18-99
Monday
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio #104
CAA
Let's Dance Intro Class 7/05 - Ages 3-5: T515
Let's Dance is a terrific introductory dance class that uses classical ballet and fun jazz dance styles to introduce young children (ages 3-5) to the joy of dancing! Let's Dance is a wonderful way to allow your child to try a dance class before you enroll for regular lessons. This class is only for those students that are brand new to dance since we cover only the very basics in this class session. You may sign up beginning students for more than one of our Let's Dance sessions this summer also. Students should wear comfortable clothing and socks for this class. Our in-studio boutique offers professional quality dance wear and dance shoes at discounted prices and our staff can provide you with proper fitting for dance shoes too.
Ages 3-5
Tuesday
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio #104
CAA
Let's Dance Intro Class 7/12 - Ages 3-5: T515
Let's Dance is a terrific introductory dance class that uses classical ballet and fun jazz dance styles to introduce young children (ages 3-5) to the joy of dancing! Let's Dance is a wonderful way to allow your child to try a dance class before you enroll for regular lessons. This class is only for those students that are brand new to dance since we cover only the very basics in this class session. You may sign up beginning students for more than one of our Let's Dance sessions this summer also. Students should wear comfortable clothing and socks for this class. Our in-studio boutique offers professional quality dance wear and dance shoes at discounted prices and our staff can provide you with proper fitting for dance shoes too.
Ages 3-5
Tuesday
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio #104
CAA
Let's Dance Intro Class 7/26 - Ages 3-5: T515
Let's Dance is a terrific introductory dance class that uses classical ballet and fun jazz dance styles to introduce young children (ages 3-5) to the joy of dancing! Let's Dance is a wonderful way to allow your child to try a dance class before you enroll for regular lessons. This class is only for those students that are brand new to dance since we cover only the very basics in this class session. You may sign up beginning students for more than one of our Let's Dance sessions this summer also. Students should wear comfortable clothing and socks for this class. Our in-studio boutique offers professional quality dance wear and dance shoes at discounted prices and our staff can provide you with proper fitting for dance shoes too.
Ages 3-5
Tuesday
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio #104
CAA
Fine Arts Discovery-Tu530p (Boys/Girls: Ages 7-10)
Fine Arts Discovery (age 7-10) (1 hour class/1x per week) Students learn about basic shapes, lines, textures using age appropriate drawing and sketching skills for still life, landscape, and imaginative drawing projects will be completed. The color wheel relationships are introduced, basic perspective concepts, and care for art room materials too. Students will complete watercolor, acrylic paint, and mixed media projects. Clay, mosaics, paper, and other media projects will be presented during the season. Students will be asked to display two of their art pieces in our semi annual Fine Arts Gallery Shows in November and April.



Ages 7-10
Tuesday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Art Room Studio #104
CAA
Dance Intro Ballet, Jazz, Pop Hop (July) - Ages 6-9: T600
Dance Intro Ballet, Jazz, Pop Hop Ages 6-9 is the perfect introductory summer dance experience. This summer class includes beginning dance terminology and technique training in classical ballet, jazz dance and our super fun Pop Hip Hop dance styles. A wonderful way to allow an older beginning student to try dance or to return to dance if they have limited experience. No technique prerequisites are required for this summer class.

Required: Student must wear a solid color dance leotard, tights and ballet or jazz dance shoes for this class. Our in-studio boutique features a great selection of discounted leotards, skirts, shorts, and dance shoes for you to select from - and our professional staff can properly fit you for your dance outfit and dance shoes too! Come join in the dance fun this summer!

Ages 6-9
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Studio #104
CAA
Learn to Fence! - Ages 7+ (Use Trial to Enroll): TU600
Learn To Fence (LTF) is where ALL new fencing students begin! Click 'SCHEDULE TRIAL' if you are ready to book a class!

** PLEASE DO NOT "ENROLL" IN THE CLASS - CLICK SCHEDULE TRIAL AND THEN PAY FOR THE CLASS APPT - IF YOU WANT TO DO IT **

It is a ONE-TIME introductory Trial class in the sport of Fencing for ages 7-99+, male/female. It is taught by Coach Thomas Knowles, National Fencing Finalist and Certified Professional Coach/Director.

This 1.5 hrs long 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' ABOVE to start the process!

** PLEASE DO NOT ENROLL IN THE CLASS - CLICK SCHEDULE TRIAL AND THEN PAY FOR THE CLASS APPT - IF YOU WANT TO DO IT **

Ages 7-99
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio #105
CAA
Classical Ballet Open (July) - Ages 12+: T645
Classical Ballet students will enjoy a full body conditioning warmup, complete barre, center and across the floor combinations that will keep their bodies in top condition through the off-season summer weeks. Prerequisite for this class level is a minimum of one year of classical ballet dance training or speak with a staff member if you have questions about this summer session by calling our office at 901-861-7001 before enrolling online. Students are required to wear a solid color leotard, tights, and ballet shoes for this class. Our in-studio boutique offers professional quality dance wear and professional shoe fittings also.
Ages 12-99
Tuesday
6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Studio #105
CAA
Pointe Class (July) - Ages 12+: T745
Pointe Class for Intermediate through Advanced students. Prerequisite for this class level is a minimum of two years of classical ballet dance training or speak with a staff member if you have questions about this summer session by calling our office at 901-861-7001 before enrolling online. Students are required to wear a solid color leotard, tights, and demi-pointe or pointe shoes for this class. Our in-studio boutique offers professional quality dance wear and professional pointe shoe fittings also.
Ages 12-99
Tuesday
7:45 PM to 8:15 PM
Studio #105
CAA
Summer Tigers Karate - Ages 7-12: W530 (June/July)
The Wednesday Tigers Karate class (Ages 7-12) is a 60-minute class designed for children/youth ages 7-12 years of age with little or no experience in Karate.

This class focuses on developing martial arts discipline, basic Karate skills, and basic Kata. Using games and challenges, students will memorize Japanese words, develop basic coordination, balance, and learn proper karate stances/movements. Once a student has achieved the rank of Green Stripe, they may move to one of the Int Tigers Karate classes if they wish.

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

Ages 7-12
Wednesday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio #105
CAA
Summer Little Tigers Karate - Ages 4-6: W600 (June/July)
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
6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio #104
CAA
Ladies Self-Defense Workshop Intro: 7/27
A terrific intro-level self-defense workshop for ladies ages 15-adults. We cover a lot of practical information in this one-time intro level workshop and learn basic self-defense techniques for avoiding a potential problem and what to do if you should have no alternative but to defend yourself.
This is a great workshop for all ages and skill levels - perfect for mothers and daughters, high school and college students etc. taught by martial arts professionals in a safe environment. Students should wear exercise clothing that allows for freedom of movement and athletic type shoes. Workshop notes are included with the course fee.

Ages 13-99
Wednesday
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio #104
CAA
Young Blades - Ages 7-12: W630
**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 7-12
Wednesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio #105
CAA
Fencing - Ages 12+: W730
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
Fine Arts Discovery-Th500 (Boys/Girls:Ages 6-10)
Fine Arts Discovery (age 6-10) (1 hour class/1x per week) Students learn about basic shapes, lines, textures using age appropriate drawing and sketching skills for still life, landscape, and imaginative drawing projects will be completed. The color wheel relationships are introduced, basic perspective concepts, and care for art room materials too. Students will complete watercolor, acrylic paint, and mixed media projects. Clay, mosaics, paper, and other media projects will be presented during the season. Students will be asked to display two of their art pieces in our semi annual Fine Arts Gallery Shows in November and April.



Ages 6-10
Thursday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Art Room Studio #104
CAA
Ballet & Jazz Dance (July) - Ages 9-12: TH545
This summer dance class offers Classical Ballet and Jazz Dance training for students ages 9-12 that includes a complete barre, center and across the floor combinations and will keep dance skills sharp and ready for the upcoming dance season. Students are required to wear a solid color leotard, tights, and ballet shoes for this class. Our in-studio boutique offers professional quality dance wear and professional shoe fittings also.
Ages 9-12
Thursday
5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
Studio #104
CAA
Classical Ballet Open (July) - Ages 12+: TH645
Classical Ballet Intermediate through Advanced students will enjoy a full body conditioning warmup, complete barre, center and across the floor combinations that will keep their bodies in top condition through the off-season summer weeks. Prerequisite for this class level is a minimum of one year of classical ballet dance training or speak with a staff member if you have questions about this summer session by calling our office at 901-861-7001 before enrolling online. Students are required to wear a solid color leotard, tights, and ballet shoes for this class. Our in-studio boutique offers professional quality dance wear and professional shoe fittings also.
Ages 12-99
Thursday
6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Studio #105
CAA
BattleMasters - Ages 7-12: F600
**CLICK SCHEDULE TRIAL IF NEW**
Using safe, padded weapons, our BattleMasters will teach ages 7-12 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 7-12
Friday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Studio #105
CAA
Princess Dance & Art Adventure Camp - Ages 3-6 (July 18-22: 9a-1p)
This class is full
Our youngest dancers (ages 3-6) will enjoy this summer dance and arts adventure camp week that features an action packed Princess theme each day! Each day our activities will include: ballet class, an arts and crafts project, a fun jazzy pop hop dance class, a story time, and games too! Our camps are taught by our professional, experienced staff, and we offer a low student to teacher ratio. Specific dance attire and shoes are not required, just come comfortably dressed and ready to move. Each day students will need to bring a small snack, a packed lunch and water bottle with their name clearly marked on the bag. Camp space is limited to 12 students only and our camps will fill up quickly, so reserve your spot today! We do not offer early drop off times for this camp; our daily camp hours are 9:00am until 1:00pm.
Ages 3-6
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Studio #104
CAA
SummerDANCE Intensive Workshops Ages 9-17 (7/11-15)
Our SummerDANCE Intensive offers daily classes in classical ballet technique, pre-pointe or pointe, conditioning for dancers to improve flexibility and strength, jazz and contemporary dance, hip hop, and musical theatre dance styles. Other activities will include fine arts, acting for dancers, improv dance, choreography, and dance history. Prerequisites: Students must be between the ages 9-17 who have already had at least two years of previous dance training, please contact our office at 901-861-7001 before registering for this summer program if you have questions.
Ages 9-17
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Studio #104
CAA

Fall 2022-2023: Dance

Name
Days
Location
Dance Discovery Ballet & Tap-M445p (Boys/Girls: Ages 4.5-6)
(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, will also be incorporated in this class. Music, movement, and creativity will continue to be explored in Dance Discovery to best suit the developmental needs of students and ensure an efficient transition from Dance Discovery to Level I. Dance Discovery students are guided by an experienced dance professional so that our studio class is organized, well managed, 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 4-6
Monday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Studio #104
CAA
Classical Ballet & Tap Level 1-M530p (Boys/Girls: Ages 5-6)
(45 minute class/1x per week) Level 1 students will learn the classical ballet positions through the progression of a standard ballet barre, and learn the French vocabulary that defines all ballet steps. The student moves into beginning center work, away from the support of the ballet barre. As the student learns the ballet technique appropriate for each level, and when the student’s body has become strong enough to accomplish the movements taught, then at the discretion of the Artistic Director, the student moves to the next level where more intricate steps and combinations are introduced. Ballet advancement is based on ability, not age. Our motivating music and special-themed props offer the students additional incentives for learning proper dance terminology and age-appropriate dance techniques each week. Students will work at the barre, center and across the floor using combinations of steps from our class syllabus based upon the world-class Royal Academy of Dancing syllabus. Our Level 1 dancers will be using the nationally recognized Dance Masters of America tap training syllabus. Level I dance students have an informal, in-studio performance for family in December and perform in our annual Student Showcase in May at the Harrell Theatre in Collierville.
Ages 5-6
Monday
5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Studio #104
CAA
Classical Ballet & Tap Level 2-M615p (Boys/Girls: Ages 6-9)
(45 minute class/1x per week) Level 2 students will train through the progression of a standard classical ballet barre, and learn the French vocabulary that defines all ballet steps. The students will also work in the center of the floor and across the floor with combinations. As the student learns the technique appropriate for each level, and when the student’s body has become strong enough to accomplish the movements taught, then at the discretion of the Artistic Director, the student moves to the next level where more intricate steps and combinations are introduced. Level advancement is based on ability, not age. Our motivating music and special-themed props offer the students additional incentives for learning proper dance terminology and age-appropriate dance techniques each week. Students will work at the barre, center and across the floor using combinations of steps from our class syllabus based upon the world-class Royal Academy of Dancing syllabus. Our Level 2 dancers will be using the nationally recognized Dance Masters of America tap training syllabus. Level 2 dance students have the opportunity to perform with the Collierville Ballet in The Nutcracker (December) and perform in our annual Student Showcase in May at the Harrell Theatre in Collierville.
Ages 6-9
Monday
6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
Studio #104
CAA
Classical Ballet & Tap L1-TU445 (Boys/Girls: Ages 5-7)
(45 minute class/1x per week) Level 1 students will learn the classical ballet positions through the progression of a standard ballet barre, and learn the French vocabulary that defines all ballet steps. The student moves into beginning center work, away from the support of the ballet barre. As the student learns the ballet technique appropriate for each level, and when the student’s body has become strong enough to accomplish the movements taught, then at the discretion of the Artistic Director, the student moves to the next level where more intricate steps and combinations are introduced. Ballet advancement is based on ability, not age. Our motivating music and special-themed props offer the students additional incentives for learning proper dance terminology and age-appropriate dance techniques each week. Students will work at the barre, center and across the floor using combinations of steps from our class syllabus based upon the world-class Royal Academy of Dancing syllabus. Our Level 1 dancers will be using the nationally recognized Dance Masters of America tap training syllabus. Level I dance students have an informal, in-studio performance for family in December and perform in our annual Student Showcase in May at the Harrell Theatre in Collierville.
Ages 5-7
Tuesday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Studio #104
CAA
Dance Discovery Ballet & Tap-W415p (Boys/Girls: Ages 4.5-6)
(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, will also be incorporated in this class. Music, movement, and creativity will continue to be explored in Dance Discovery to best suit the developmental needs of students and ensure an efficient transition from Dance Discovery to Level I. Dance Discovery students are guided by an experienced dance professional so that our studio class is organized, well managed, 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 4-6
Wednesday
4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Studio #104
CAA
Little Steps Ballet-W500p (Boys/Girls: 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. 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 3-4
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Studio #104
CAA
Beg. Combo - Jazz, Hip Hop, & Tap-W530p (Levels 3-4/Ages 7-10)
(45 minute class/1x per week) Dancers in this course will train in classic jazz dance, tap dance, musical theater, and age appropriate hip hop dance styles. We will be using the nationally recognized Dance Masters of America tap training syllabus and the world-class Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Syllabus. Students will have a full-body warm up designed to improve their flexibility, strength, and coordination in the center of the studio and at the barre. Weekly combinations in the center floor area and across the floor help students to build their confidence and technical abilities. All class music is age appropriate. Students in this course will perform in our annual Student Showcase in May at the Harrell Theatre in Collierville.
Ages 7-10
Wednesday
5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Studio #104
CAA
Combo - Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, & Tap-W615p (Level 4-5)
(1 Hour class/1x per week) Students in this course will train in classic jazz dance, tap dance, musical theater, and age appropriate hip hop dance styles. We will be using the nationally recognized Dance Masters of America tap training syllabus and the world-class Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Syllabus. Students will have a full-body warm up designed to improve their flexibility, strength, and coordination in the center of the studio and at the barre. Weekly combinations in the center floor area and across the floor help students to build their confidence and technical abilities. All class music is age appropriate. These students will perform in our annual Student Showcase in May at the Harrell Theatre in Collierville. Students with previous experience should contact our office for a class placement evaluation prior to registering for a class. Please call 901-861-7001 for more information.
Ages 9-12
Wednesday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Studio #104
CAA
Int/Adv Combo - Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, & Tap-W615p (Level 6+)
(1 Hour class/1x per week) Open to Intermediate and Advanced level dancers - students in this course will train in classic jazz dance, tap dance, musical theater, and age appropriate hip hop dance styles. We will be using the nationally recognized Dance Masters of America tap training syllabus and the world-class Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Syllabus. Students will have a full-body warm up designed to improve their flexibility, strength, and coordination in the center of the studio and at the barre. Weekly combinations in the center floor area and across the floor help students to build their confidence and technical abilities. All class music is age appropriate. These students will perform in our annual Student Showcase in May at the Harrell Theatre in Collierville. Students with previous experience should contact our office for a class placement evaluation prior to registering for a class. Please call 901-861-7001 for more information.
Ages 12-18
Wednesday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Studio #104
CAA
Ballet Technique For Beginners-W715p (Ages 15+)
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 15-99
Wednesday
7:15 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio #104
CAA
Classical Ballet Level 2/3-Th445p (Boys/Girls: Ages 6-8)
(45 minute co-ed class/1x per week) Level 2 students will train through the progression of a standard classical ballet barre, and learn the French vocabulary that defines all ballet steps. The students will also work in the center of the floor and across the floor with combinations. As the student learns the technique appropriate for each level, and when the student’s body has become strong enough to accomplish the movements taught, then at the discretion of the Artistic Director, the student moves to the next level where more intricate steps and combinations are introduced. Level advancement is based on ability, not age. Our motivating music and special-themed props offer the students additional incentives for learning proper dance terminology and age-appropriate dance techniques each week. Students will work at the barre, center and across the floor using combinations of steps from our class syllabus based upon the world-class Royal Academy of Dancing syllabus. Level 2 dance students have the opportunity to perform with the Collierville Ballet in The Nutcracker (December) and perform in our annual Student Showcase in May at the Harrell Theatre in Collierville.
Ages 6-8
Thursday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Studio #104
CAA
Combo - Jazz, Hip Hop, & Tap-Th615p (Boys/Girls)
(45 minute co-ed class/1x per week) Dancers in this course will train in classic jazz dance, tap dance, musical theater, and age appropriate hip hop dance styles. We will be using the nationally recognized Dance Masters of America tap training syllabus and the world-class Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Syllabus. Students will have a full-body warm up designed to improve their flexibility, strength, and coordination in the center of the studio and at the barre. Weekly combinations in the center floor area and across the floor help students to build their confidence and technical abilities. All class music is age appropriate. Students in this course will perform in our annual Student Showcase in May at the Harrell Theatre in Collierville.
Ages 7-12
Thursday
6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
Studio #104
CAA
Classical Ballet Int-T/TH530p (Boys/Girls:Level 3 & 4)
(45-minute classes/2x per week) The syllabus covers intermediate level classical ballet technique at the barre, center floor, and across-the-floor for students with previous dance experience or permission of the Artistic Director. Combinations of steps develop in complexity throughout the season as the students' dance skills improve, and students will begin pre-pointe exercises to strengthen the feet, legs, and back muscles required for ballet in the more advanced levels. Level 3 and 4 classical ballet students will perform in the Collierville Ballet's Nutcracker in December and in our annual Student Showcase in May at the Harrell Theatre. Please contact the studio at 901-861-7001 to arrange a complimentary placement class for students with experience if you are uncertain what level your student should be placed into prior to registering.
Ages 8-11
Tuesday Thursday
5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Studio #104
CAA
Classical Ballet & Pre-Pointe Int-Tu/Th615p (Boys/Girls: Level 5)
(Classes/2x per week) Level 5 Ballet is a classical ballet class for intermediate level dancers. Our syllabus introduces our students to a more advanced understanding of classical ballet technique at the barre, center-floor, across-the-floor, variations, and combinations. Pointe training is incorporated into this class and begins with work at the barre and progresses to the center when students are ready based upon instructor evaluation. Students will be given a pre-pointe evaluation by the Artistic Director to determine their readiness for pointe training. Character dance, Pilates Conditioning and Flexibility Training, and beginning Classical Variations are taught throughout the season also. Level 5 students may audition to join the Collierville Ballet and will perform roles in The Nutcracker and Level 5 students will perform in our annual student showcase in May at the Harrell Theatre.
Ages 9-12
Tuesday Thursday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Studio #105
CAA
Classical Ballet & Pointe Int/Adv-Tu/Th715p (Level 6)
(Classes/2x per week required) Level 6 Intermediate/Advanced students move deeper into their artistry and mastery of classical ballet techniques at the barre, center and across-the-floor using combinations of steps from the intermediate/advanced level of our ballet syllabus. Pointe work is integrated into the weekly lessons. Level 6 Ballet students will perform roles in the Collierville Ballet production of The Nutcracker in December and will perform in our annual Student Showcase in May at the Harrell Theatre.
Ages 12-17
Tuesday Thursday
7:15 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio #105
CAA
Classical Ballet & Pointe Advanced (Level 7 & 8)
Classes 3x per week - Advanced ballet students move deeper into their artistry and mastery of classical ballet techniques at the barre, center and across-the-floor using combinations of steps from the intermediate/advanced level of our ballet syllabus. Pointe work is integrated into our weekly class training schedule. Students will study classical ballet variations from well-known ballets, character dance and participate in conditioning Pilates classes on a monthly basis. A minimum of class three days per week is required at this level of classical ballet training. 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 ).
Ages 12-18
M 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Tu 7:15 PM-8:30 PM
Th 7:15 PM-8:30 PM
Studio #105
CAA
Lyrical & Contemporary Dance Advanced-F400p (Ages 12-18)
Advanced students move deeper into their artistry and mastery of contemporary jazz and modern dance techniques at the barre, center and across-the-floor using combinations of steps from the advanced level of our lyrical and jazz dance syllabus. Inspiring music, creative choreography, and the enriching spirit of this class makes lyrical and jazz dance a terrific artistic expression for teens. This class will perform in our annual Student Showcase in May at the Harrell Theatre.
Ages 12-18
Friday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Studio #105
CAA
Lyrical & Contemporary Dance Int/Adv-F500 (Ages 9-14)
Our Intermediate Lyrical Jazz and Contemporary dance class includes everything jazz dance technique at the barre, center-floor and across-the-floor! Combinations of jazz dance steps develop in complexity throughout the season as the students' skills improve. Age-appropriate music and choreography is used for classes and choreography. This class will perform in the Showcase in May at the Harrell Theatre in Collierville.

Ages 9-14
Friday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio #105
CAA
Little Steps Ballet-S930a (Boys/Girls: Ages 3-4)
Little Steps Dance (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. 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 3-4
Saturday
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Studio #104
CAA
Dance Discovery Ballet & Tap-S1000a (Boys/Girls: Ages 4.5-6)
(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, will also be incorporated in this class. Music, movement, and creativity will continue to be explored in Dance Discovery to best suit the developmental needs of students and ensure an efficient transition from Dance Discovery to Level I. Dance Discovery students are guided by an experienced dance professional so that our studio class is organized, well managed, 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 4-6
Saturday
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Studio #104
CAA
Ballet Technique For Adults-S1200p (Beg-Int Level)
A classical 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 15-99
Saturday
12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Studio #104
CAA
Tap Dance-S1245p (Beg/Int Level)
A tap class for adult students at a beginning level of technique. Our class uses proper tap terminology and includes a traditional tap warm up in the center of the dance floor 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. Tap shoes and dance/exercise attire is required for this class. Our in-studio boutique features professional quality tap shoes, body wear and accessories for dancers of all ages and skill levels.
Ages 15-99
Saturday
12:45 PM to 1:15 PM
Studio #104
CAA

Fall 2022-2023: Martial Arts & Fencing

Name
Days
Location
Tigers Karate - Ages 9-15: M530
Tigers Karate (Ages 9-15) is a 60-minute class designed for youth ages 9-15 years of age with no to some experience in Karate. Brand new students in this age range may come try a class for free to see if it's a good fit. New students may join at any time.

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

Ages 7-12
Monday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio #105
CAA
Fencing - Ages 12+: M730
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
Tigers Karate - Ages 7-11: W530
The Wednesday Tigers Karate class (Ages 7-11) is a 60-minute class designed for children ages 7-11 years of age with little or no experience in Karate.

This class focuses on developing martial arts discipline, basic Karate skills, and basic Kata. Using games and challenges, students will memorize Japanese words, develop basic coordination, balance, and learn proper karate stances/movements. Once a student has achieved the rank of Green Stripe, they may move to one of the Int Tigers Karate classes if they wish.

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

Ages 7-11
Wednesday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio #105
CAA
Young Blades - Ages 7-12: W630
**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 7-12
Wednesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio #105
CAA
Fencing - Ages 12+: W730
*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
BattleMasters - Ages 7-12: F530
**CLICK SCHEDULE TRIAL IF NEW**
Using safe, padded weapons, our BattleMasters will teach ages 7-12 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.
Schedule YOUR trial class - FOR FREE - today!

Ages 7-12
Friday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio #105
CAA
Little Tigers Karate - Ages 4-6: F600
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
Friday
6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio #104
CAA
Tigers Karate - Ages 6-11: F630
Int Tigers Karate (Ages 7-11) is a 60-minute class designed for children ages 7-11 years of age with some experience in Karate (at least beyond Orange Stripe Belt). New, beginning students should try the Wed 5:30pm class.

This class focuses on developing martial arts discipline, solid intermediate Karate skills, and basic Kata. Using games and challenges, students will memorize Japanese words, develop basic coordination, balance, and learn proper karate stances/movements.

All students are required to wear our Tigers Karate T-shirt and/or karate gi (uniform) which can be purchased in our studio shop area after enrollment.

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

Ages 7-11
Friday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio #105
CAA
Fencing - Ages 12+: F730
*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
Friday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio #105
CAA
Learn to Fence! - Ages 9+ (Use Trial to Enroll): S900
Learn To Fence (LTF) is where ALL new fencing students begin! Click 'SCHEDULE TRIAL' if you are ready to book a class!

** PLEASE DO NOT "ENROLL" IN THE CLASS - CLICK SCHEDULE TRIAL AND THEN PAY FOR THE CLASS APPT - IF YOU WANT TO DO IT **

It is a ONE-TIME 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.

This 1.5 hrs long 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' ABOVE to start the process!

** PLEASE DO NOT ENROLL IN THE CLASS - CLICK SCHEDULE TRIAL AND THEN PAY FOR THE CLASS APPT - IF YOU WANT TO DO IT **

Ages 9-99
Saturday
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Studio #105
CAA
Fencing - Ages 12+: S100
*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.
Training may include sessions that rotate through all three weapon forms in modern fencing.

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
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Studio #105
CAA

Fall 2022-2023: Fine Arts

Name
Days
Location
Beg. Anime & Cartooning-M500 (Boys/Girls: Ages 9-12)
Anime & Comics (ages 9-12) (1/hour class/1x/week) This is a layered drawing class for beginning students. We will be combining the stylistic considerations of the anime-look with the story-telling techniques of comic framework. Want to work on your anime drawing skills or learn a different approach to developing a style? In this course, you will go through a process of reinforcing sketching skills, building detail to create unique characters, experimenting with inks, color markers, and more! Explore cartoon drawing techniques to better understand how to convey comic style or develop ideas for a character and story line. You will use storyboard techniques to plan and develop a series of drawings that you'll sketch and complete with inks. All materials are provided.
Ages 9-12
Monday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Art Room Studio #104
CAA
Int. Anime & Cartooning-M600p (Boys/Girls: Ages 11-17)
Anime & Comics (ages 11-16) (1/hour class/1x/week) This is a drawing class for intermediate level art students. We will be combining the stylistic considerations of the anime-look with the story-telling techniques of comic framework. Want to work on your anime drawing skills or learn a different approach to developing a style? In this course, you will go through a process of reinforcing sketching skills, building detail to create unique characters, experimenting with inks, color markers, and more! Explore cartoon drawing techniques to better understand how to convey comic style or develop ideas for a character and story line. You will use storyboard techniques to plan and develop a series of drawings that you'll sketch and complete with inks. All materials are provided.
Ages 11-18
Monday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Art Room Studio #104
CAA
Fine Arts Discovery-Tu530p (Boys/Girls: Ages 7-10)
Fine Arts Discovery (age 7-10) (1 hour class/1x per week) Students learn about basic shapes, lines, textures using age appropriate drawing and sketching skills for still life, landscape, and imaginative drawing projects will be completed. The color wheel relationships are introduced, basic perspective concepts, and care for art room materials too. Students will complete watercolor, acrylic paint, and mixed media projects. Clay, mosaics, paper, and other media projects will be presented during the season. Students will be asked to display two of their art pieces in our semi annual Fine Arts Gallery Shows in November and April.



Ages 7-10
Tuesday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Art Room Studio #104
CAA
Fine Arts Discovery-Th500p (Boys/Girls: Ages 6-9)
Fine Arts Discovery (age 6-9) (1 hour class/1x per week) Students learn about basic shapes, lines, textures using age appropriate drawing and sketching skills for still life, landscape, and imaginative drawing projects will be completed. The color wheel relationships are introduced, basic perspective concepts, and care for art room materials too. Students will complete watercolor, acrylic paint, and mixed media projects. Clay, mosaics, paper, and other media projects will be presented during the season. Students will be asked to display two of their art pieces in our semi annual Fine Arts Gallery Shows in November and April.



Ages 6-10
Thursday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Art Room Studio #104
CAA


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