Summer Session 2017

Location Name Class Days
Dance Studio 1
Alice's Wonderland and Tea Party Week
Join us for a week of graceful ballet dancing lessons, Wonderland play and crafts. Our week activities build toward our Grand Celebration Tea Party. We will have daily ballet activities, tea party etiquette activities, and Adventure land crafts to fill this week with wonderful summer memories! Dancers will learn basic ballet, work on dance skills, enjoy dance games, create theme related crafts, have a story time, and a snack that we provide. Parents and Friends are invited to a special showing on our last day. Our very popular and fun week-long camps include creative movement and dance activities woven into our various thems. Campers will learn basic ballet and musical theatre dance skills, play fun games, create theme related crafts, enjoy a story time and a healthy snack (that we provide). Parents and friends are invited to a special showing on the last day! Each week long camp costs $115 per child. You can save $10 by registering by April 30th. If you register in person, half of the camp fee is due at registration, and the other half is due on the first day of camp if you register in person. If you register online, the full amount is due upon registration for the camp. NOTE: No previous dance experience is needed for these camps. Students may wear whatever they like in our Children’s Dance Camps: Dancewear of your choice, fun costumes (that you can move in) or play clothing. If you wear a costume, please bring a set of play clothes to change into if needed. We provide a snack each day, or you may bring your own.
Ages 4-7

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Jun 12 to Jun 16
Dance Studio 1
Fairy Tale Princess Camp
Start your summer by believing that your dreams can come true! This classic Princesses you know and love so well: Belle, Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora, and more will come to life in this extremely popular camp. Week long camp includes creative movement activities with various themes. Dancers will learn basic ballet, work on dance skills, enjoy dance games, create theme related crafts, have a story time, and a snack that we provide. Parents and Friends are invited to a special showing on our last day. Our very popular and fun week-long camps include creative movement and dance activities woven into our various thems. Campers will learn basic ballet and musical theatre dance skills, play fun games, create theme related crafts, enjoy a story time and a healthy snack (that we provide). Parents and friends are invited to a special showing on the last day! Each week long camp costs $115 per child. You can save $10 by registering by April 30th. If you register in person, half of the camp fee is due at registration, and the other half is due on the first day of camp if you register in person. If you register online, the full amount is due upon registration for the camp. NOTE: No previous dance experience is needed for these camps. Students may wear whatever they like in our Children’s Dance Camps: Dancewear of your choice, fun costumes (that you can move in) or play clothing. If you wear a costume, please bring a set of play clothes to change into if needed. We provide a snack each day, or you may bring your own.
Ages 4-7

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Jun 5 to Jun 9
Dance Studio 1
Flowers and Fairies
Welcome to our magical fairy land where Tinker Bell, the Sugar Plum Fairy and more are waiting to dance with you, make adorable crafts, and enjoy spending time in our enchanted flower garden. Week long camp includes creative movement activities with various themes. Dancers will learn basic ballet, work on dance skills, enjoy dance games, create theme related crafts, have a story time, and a snack that we provide. Parents and Friends are invited to a special showing on our last day. Our very popular and fun week-long camps include creative movement and dance activities woven into our various thems. Campers will learn basic ballet and musical theatre dance skills, play fun games, create theme related crafts, enjoy a story time and a healthy snack (that we provide). Parents and friends are invited to a special showing on the last day! Each week long camp costs $115 per child. You can save $10 by registering by April 30th. If you register in person, half of the camp fee is due at registration, and the other half is due on the first day of camp if you register in person. If you register online, the full amount is due upon registration for the camp. NOTE: No previous dance experience is needed for these camps. Students may wear whatever they like in our Children’s Dance Camps: Dancewear of your choice, fun costumes (that you can move in) or play clothing. If you wear a costume, please bring a set of play clothes to change into if needed. We provide a snack each day, or you may bring your own.
Ages 4-7

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Jun 26 to Jun 30
Dance Studio 1
Frozen Fairies Camp
Cool off this summer with our winter themed Frozen Fairies camp. Snowflakes, icicles, games and more make this camp one of our coolest ever! Week long camp includes creative movement activities with various themes. Dancers will learn basic ballet, work on dance skills, enjoy dance games, create theme related crafts, have a story time, and a snack that we provide. Parents and Friends are invited to a special showing on our last day. Sign up early for this camp - it fills quickly! Our very popular and fun week-long camps include creative movement and dance activities woven into our various thems. Campers will learn basic ballet and musical theatre dance skills, play fun games, create theme related crafts, enjoy a story time and a healthy snack (that we provide). Parents and friends are invited to a special showing on the last day! Each week long camp costs $115 per child. You can save $10 by registering by April 30th. If you register in person, half of the camp fee is due at registration, and the other half is due on the first day of camp if you register in person. If you register online, the full amount is due upon registration for the camp. NOTE: No previous dance experience is needed for these camps. Students may wear whatever they like in our Children’s Dance Camps: Dancewear of your choice, fun costumes (that you can move in) or play clothing. If you wear a costume, please bring a set of play clothes to change into if needed. We provide a snack each day, or you may bring your own.
Ages 4-7

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Jul 10 to Jul 14
Dance Studio 1
Ballet for Adults
This is a ballet class designed especially for adult students who would appreciate just a great ballet class that includes barre, center work, and across the floor techniques. Beginning students and those with experience are welcome to attend this class.
Ages 18-99
Tuesday
9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Jun 5 to Jul 21
Art Room
Drawing Class For Children - Beginning Level
This is a wonderful introduction for beginning students in drawing using a variety of mediums including pencil, pen, oil pastels, and more. Students ages 7-10 will learn basic sketching techniques, shading, perspective and discover some basic color techniques also. Students should wear clothing they can get a bit messy during class.
Ages 7-10
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Jun 5 to Jun 27
Dance Studio 2
Intermediate Lyrical Jazz Class
Intermediate Lyrical Jazz Dance for dancers. This class will include complete warm-up center floor, barre work, across the floor combinations, and choreography. Dancers will improve their turn and jumping skills for lyrical and jazz dance choreography. Core strengthening exercises will also be taught to improve balance and control.
Ages 9-13
Tuesday
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Jun 5 to Jul 20
Dance Studio 2
Intermediate Ballet Technique
This is an intermediate ballet technique class designed for dancers ages 9-11 years of age who have completed a minimum of two (or more) consecutive years of ballet training. The class syllabus includes classical ballet work from the Royal Academy of Dancing (London) syllabus at the barre, center combinations, and across the floor work. Also, pre-pointe and character dance is included in the lessons. Student may wear any solid color leotard, pink tights, dance skirt/shorts, and pink ballet shoes for the summer session. If you have level placement questions, please call our office at 901-861-7001 for more information.
Ages 9-12
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jun 1 to Jul 31
Art Room
Painting Class
This is a painting class is taught by professional artist and designer, Catherine Knowles. Calling all painters! This is a short course in acrylic painting, where students learn the ins and outs of acrylics. Students will get to know the basics and explore many different techniques with blending colors, paint consistency, brush styles, and much more! They will complete several finished paintings showcasing the skills learned in class. All materials are provided, however, students should wear a smock or clothes that are safe to get messy! The class is designed with students who have little or no painting experience in a formal art class setting. If a student has experience, Ms. Knowles will work with them to help that student master more advanced techniques that will take their art work to the next level of expertise. Students will create a portfolio of work over the summer session.
Ages 7-12
Tuesday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Jun 5 to Jul 21
Dance Studio 2
Advanced Ballet Technique
This is an advanced ballet technique class designed for dancers ages 13+ years of age who have completed a minimum of three (or more) consecutive years of ballet training. The class syllabus includes classical ballet work from the Royal Academy of Dancing (London) syllabus at the barre, center combinations, and across the floor work. Students may wear dance wear of their choice, tights, and ballet shoes for the summer session. If you have level placement questions, please call our office at 901-861-7001 for more information.
Ages 13-99
Tuesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jun 1 to Jul 31
Dance Studio 2
Lyrical & Jazz Dance
This is a lyrical and jazz dance technique class for dancers who have had at least two years of dance training. Class syllabus includes, work at the barre, center floor, across the floor and center combinations. Students may wear dance wear of their choice, tights, and ballet shoes for the summer session. If you have level placement questions, please call our office at 901-861-7001 for more information.
Ages 11-99
Tuesday
8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Jun 1 to Jul 31
Dance Studio 1
Pointe Class
This is a classical ballet pointe class open to students who have had previous pointe training. This class includes barre work, center, across the floor work, and classical pointe variations during the summer session.
Ages 12-99
Tuesday
8:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Jun 5 to Jul 21
Dance Studio 1
Ballet & Jazz Dance - Beg. Ages 8-12
This is a terrific beginning level of dance to discover the joy of ballet and jazz dance. We will learn beginning techniques in ballet and jazz dance at the barre, center floor, across the floor and in center combinations. Students may wear dance wear of their choice for the summer session; however, either ballet shoes or jazz dance shoes are required for the summer session.
Ages 7-12
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jun 5 to Jul 21
Art Room
Drawing & Oil Pastels
This is a drawing class is taught by professional artist and designer, Catherine Knowles. Combining the beauty of oil pastels with the fun of learning to sketch will unlock the inner artists within each participant! In the course students will learn about color, texture, blending colors, and composition while using a variety of objects and subjects to spark the artists creativity and imagination expressed using traditional media such as pencil, charcoal, color pencils, etc. Students learn the techniques of shading, highlighting, textures, pressure techniques, and more. All materials are provided. Students should wear clothing that is safe to be messy in! If a student has experience, Ms. Knowles will work with them to help that student master more advanced techniques that will take their art work to the next level of expertise. Students will create a portfolio of work over the summer session.
Ages 7-12
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jun 5 to Jul 21
Art Room
Anime Art Class
This is a class is taught by professional artist and designer, Catherine Knowles. A combo class combining the stylistic considerations of the anime look with the storytelling techniques of comic framework. Wanting to work on your anime drawing skills or learn a different approach to developing a style? In this course, students 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 their comic style and develop ideas for a character and story line. Students will use storyboard techniques to plan and develop a series of drawings that they will sketch and complete with inks. All materials are provided.The instructor will help you learn basic techniques if you are a new student or if you have experience, she will offer training and tips to take your art work to the next level.
Ages 9-17
Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jun 5 to Jul 21
Dance Studio 1
Ballet & Jazz Dance - Beg. Ages 12-17
This is a terrific beginning level of dance for the older student. We will learn beginning techniques in ballet and jazz dance at the barre, center floor, across the floor and in center combinations. Students may wear dance wear of their choice for the summer session; however, either ballet shoes or jazz dance shoes are required for the summer session.
Ages 12-17
Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jun 5 to Jul 21
Dance Studio 2
Acting & Modeling for Teens
A great class for discovering acting and modeling for teens who have little or no experience. Our acting & modeling syllabus includes learning how to read scripts and practice lines for great delivery, we will make our own TV commercials, learn basic runway modeling techniques, how to conduct ourselves on interviews and auditions, and even have an in-studio photography day for creating our own professional head shots for a professional looking comp card.
Ages 13-17
Wednesday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Jun 5 to Jul 21
Dance Studio 1
Dance - HipHopJazz Beginning
Start with a full body warmup and stretch that prepares you for a great workout and a great dance technique class for adults with little or no dance experience. Moving to some of the most popular music at the barre, center floor and across the floor in groups makes for a terrific class filled with great dance steps that will have you moving to the beat with ease. Bring a friend to class with you for even more fun and enjoy!
Ages 16-99
Wednesday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Jun 1 to Jul 31
Dance Studio 1
Little Steps
Try our Little Steps class and let your little one discover the joy of ballet dancing! We use colorful props and delightful music that will have your little one up and dancing in no time at all! This is a great introduction to ballet and dance in general. Please remember, a parent must remain at the studio during the class time. Students may wear any solid color leotard, ankle socks/tights, and ballet shoes for this summer session. Visit our in-studio dance wear boutique for adorable and comfortable styles of dance wear for all ages.
Ages 3-4
Thursday
5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Jun 5 to Jun 30
Dance Studio 2
Intermediate Ballet Technique
This is an intermediate ballet technique class designed for dancers ages 9-11 years of age who have completed a minimum of two (or more) consecutive years of ballet training. The class syllabus includes classical ballet work from the Royal Academy of Dancing (London) syllabus at the barre, center combinations, and across the floor work. Also, pre-pointe and character dance is included in the lessons. Student may wear any solid color leotard, pink tights, dance skirt/shorts, and pink ballet shoes for the summer session. If you have level placement questions, please call our office at 901-861-7001 for more information.
Ages 9-12
Thursday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jun 1 to Jul 31
Dance Studio 2
Advanced Ballet Technique
This is an advanced ballet technique class designed for dancers ages 13+ years of age who have completed a minimum of three (or more) consecutive years of ballet training. The class syllabus includes classical ballet work from the Royal Academy of Dancing (London) syllabus at the barre, center combinations, and across the floor work. Students may wear dance wear of their choice, tights, and ballet shoes for the summer session. If you have level placement questions, please call our office at 901-861-7001 for more information.
Ages 13-99
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jun 1 to Jul 31

2017-2018 Classes

Location Name Class Days
Dance Studio 1
Oasis Yoga
Oasis Yoga (ages 16+) (30 minute class) A relaxing and calming class focused on improving your flexibility, relieving muscle tension and removing stress from the whole body. Come try a relaxing Oasis Yoga class at Collierville Arts Academy.
Ages 16-99

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 2
Beginning Tap Dance for Adults
Beginning Tap Dance for Adults (ages 18+) (30 min. class) A terrific upbeat tap dance class for adults at a beginning level of technique. Students may wear dance attire or exercise attire to the class. Tap shoes are required. Visit our in-store boutique for dance and exercise wear, dance shoes and more. Our Collierville Arts Academy Handbook outlines all studio policies. For more information, please call our studio office phone at 901-861-7001.
Ages 18-99

7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 1
Level I Ballet & Tap Ages 5-6
Level I Ballet and Tap is a fabulous foundational classical ballet and tap dance class for students ages 4.5 - 6 years old. Our Level I dance class syllabus covers age appropriate classical ballet techniques and tap dance techniques at the barre, center floor and across the room. Simple combinations of steps are introduced throughout the season as the students skills improve. Students will develop their rhythm and coordination skills in a classroom environment that encourages creativity through the use of imaginative music and creative stories. Students will use colorful props in their ballet and tap dance training also. All students are required to wear our Level I Dance Class Dress Code that is sold in our Collierville Arts Academy boutique. Parents may observe the class through our observation windows. Our Collierville Arts Academy Studio Handbook covers all studio policies in detail. If you have any questions prior to your enrollment, please call our business office at 901-861-7001.
Ages 4-6
Monday
3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 2
Youth Beginning Ballet & Jazz Dance
Beg. Level Youth Ballet & Jazz (ages 8-12) (45 minute class 1x per week) Students will learn proper ballet and jazz dance technique at the barre, center and across the floor using combinations of steps from our beginning level of our youth dance syllabus. This is a great starting place for older beginning students who really want to learn how to dance in a comfortable and age appropriate class setting. Students will begin learning stage direction, aspects of dance showmanship, and acting and pantomime skills help to enhace their dance and open a new dimension of creativity to their dance.
Ages 8-12
Monday
3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 2
Dance Discovery Ages 4-5
Dance Discovery is a beginning level of classical ballet and tap dance for children ages 4 - 5 years old. Our class syllabus focuses on developing classical ballet skills and basic tap dance skills using age appropriate dance techniques. We use imaginative music, colorful props, and creative stories using dance techniques in our lessons. Students will build rhythm skills, develop excellent coordination, balance, and graceful movements throughout the season. All students are required to wear our Dance Discovery Dance Class Dress Code that is sold in our Collierville Arts Academy boutique. Parents may observe the class through our observation windows and are asked to remain in the studio lobby waiting area during the lesson time. Our Collierville Arts Academy Studio Handbook covers all studio policies in detail. If you have any questions prior to your enrollment, please call our business office at 901-861-7001.
Ages 4-5
Monday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Art Room
Drawing - Beginning
Drawing - Beginning (ages 8-12) - This is a short course aimed at developing sketching and drawing skills for young artists. We use a variety of objects and subjects to spark the artists creativity and imagination while using traditional media such as pencil, charcoal, color pencils, etc. Students learn the techniques of shading, highlighting, textures, pressure techniques, and more. They will create many sketches and finished drawings on subjects that range from still life, landscapes and animals. All materials are provided.
Ages 8-12
Monday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 1
Level II Ballet & Tap Ages 5-7
Level II Ballet and Tap is a classical ballet and tap dance class for students ages 5.5 - 7 years old that have had previous dance training (at least one full year of both ballet and tap-dance training) and are not considering absolute beginning dancers any longer. Our Level II dance class syllabus covers age appropriate classical ballet techniques and tap dance techniques at the barre, center floor and across the room. Combinations of steps are introduced throughout the season as the students' skills improve. Students will develop their rhythm and coordination skills in a classroom environment that encourages creativity through the use of imaginative music and creative stories. Students will use colorful props in their ballet and tap dance training also. All students are required to wear our Level II Dance Class Dress Code that is sold in our Collierville Arts Academy boutique. Parents may observe the class through our observation windows. Our Collierville Arts Academy Studio Handbook covers all studio policies in detail. If you have any questions prior to your enrollment, please call our business office at 901-861-7001.
Ages 5-7
Monday
5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Art Room
Painting - Beginning
Painting - Acrylics & Watercolors (ages 9-up) - Calling all painters! This is a short course in acrylic painting, where students ages 8-11 will learn the ins and outs of acrylics. Students will get to know the basics and explore many different techniques with blending colors, paint consistency, brush styles, and much more! They will complete several finished paintings showcasing the skills learned in class. All materials are provided, however, students should wear a smock or clothes that are safe to get messy!
Ages 9-13
Monday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 1
Level III Ballet Ages 7 - 10
Level III classical ballet is for students with some previous dance experience (at least one season of ballet training). Our Level III syllabus covers classical ballet technique at the barre, center floor and across the floor. Combinations of steps build on their complexity throughout the season as the students' skills improve. Students explore creative story telling with their dance and learn to incorporate pantomime skills, acting, and creative expression through their ballet dance as they develop over time. Character dance, flexibility training, and choreography are taught throughout the season also. Our syllabus is rooted in the syllabus of the Royal Academy of Dance based in London. All students are required to wear our Level III Dance Class Dress Code that is sold in our Collierville Arts Academy boutique. Parents may observe the class through our observation windows. Our Collierville Arts Academy Studio Handbook covers all studio policies in detail. If you have any questions prior to your enrollment, please call our business office at 901-861-7001.
Ages 7-10
Monday
6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 1
Level III Jazz Ages 7 - 10
Level III jazz dance is for students with some previous dance experience (at least one season of ballet training is required). Our Level III jazz dance syllabus covers jazz technique at the barre, center floor and across the floor. Combinations of steps build on their complexity throughout the season as the students' skills improve. Students will learn jazz dance isolations, progressions, and various styles of jazz dance movements throughout the season also. Age appropriate music and choreography is used throughout the season for classes and choreography. All students are required to wear our Level III Dance Class Dress Code that is sold in our Collierville Arts Academy boutique. Parents may observe the class through our observation windows. Our Collierville Arts Academy Studio Handbook covers all studio policies in detail. If you have any questions prior to your enrollment, please call our business office at 901-861-7001.
Ages 7-10
Monday
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 1
Iron Mat Pilates
Iron Mat (ages 16+) (45 minute class) A wonderful blend of pilates mat work and free weights for a whole body workout that delivers great results.
Ages 16-99
Monday
7:30 PM to 8:15 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 2
Beginning Ballet for Adults
Beg. Ballet For Adults (ages 18+) (45 minute class) Students will learn proper ballet dance technique at the barre, center and across the floor using combinations of steps from our beginning dance syllabus. Students may wear dance attire or exercise attire to the class. Ballet shoes are required. Visit our in-store boutique for dance and exercise wear, dance shoes and more. Our Collierville Arts Academy Handbook outlines all studio policies. For more information, please call our studio office phone at 901-861-7001.
Ages 18-99
Tuesday
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 2
Little Steps PreSchool Dance
Little Steps PreSchool Dance - a delightful introduction to dance using a classical ballet and creative movement foundation that inspires the preschool child to learn using concepts that are vital to their growing minds including colors, numbers, patterns and more. Our inspiring music, imaginative stories, and creative props encourage movement and interaction during the Little Steps Preschool Dance lessons each week. Children in this class should be potty trained. All students are required to wear our Little Steps PreSchool Dance Class Dress Code that is sold in our Collierville Arts Academy boutique. Parents may observe the class through our observation windows and are asked to remain in the studio lobby waiting area during the lesson time. Our Collierville Arts Academy Studio Handbook covers all studio policies in detail. If you have any questions prior to your enrollment, please call our business office at 901-861-7001.
Ages 3-4
Tuesday
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 2
Level IV Lyrical & Jazz Ages 9.5-11
Level IV Lyrical and Jazz Class is for students with previous experience in dance (at least two years of dance training). Our syllabus includes barre, center, across the floor work, and combinations in a variety of lyrical and jazz dance styles. Students will work on progressions, level changes, leaps, and turns throughout the season to build their strength and technical ability. We use age appropriate music and choreography that inspires the dancers. All students are required to wear our Level VI Dance Class Dress Code that is sold in our Collierville Arts Academy boutique. Parents may observe the class through our observation windows. Our Collierville Arts Academy Studio Handbook covers all studio policies in detail. If you have any questions prior to your enrollment, please call our business office at 901-861-7001.
Ages 9-11
Tuesday
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 1
Teen Beginning Ballet & Jazz Dance
Teen Beg. Ballet & Jazz (1 hour class 1x per week) Students will learn proper ballet and jazz dance technique at the barre, center and across the floor using combinations of steps from our beginning level of our dance syllabus. This is a great starting place for older beginning students who really want to learn how to dance in a comfortable and age appropriate class setting. Students will begin learning stage direction, aspects of dance showmanship, and acting and pantomime skills help to enhace their dance and open a new dimension of creativity to their dance.
Ages 13-18
Tuesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 1
Level V & VI Ballet Technique
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 advanced level of our ballet syllabus. Class three days per week is required at this level of classical ballet training.
Ages 12-21
Wednesday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 1
Level I Ballet & Tap Ages 5-6
Level I Ballet and Tap is a fabulous foundational classical ballet and tap dance class for students ages 4.5 - 6 years old. Our Level I dance class syllabus covers age appropriate classical ballet techniques and tap dance techniques at the barre, center floor and across the room. Simple combinations of steps are introduced throughout the season as the students skills improve. Students will develop their rhythm and coordination skills in a classroom environment that encourages creativity through the use of imaginative music and creative stories. Students will use colorful props in their ballet and tap dance training also. All students are required to wear our Level I Dance Class Dress Code that is sold in our Collierville Arts Academy boutique. Parents may observe the class through our observation windows. Our Collierville Arts Academy Studio Handbook covers all studio policies in detail. If you have any questions prior to your enrollment, please call our business office at 901-861-7001.
Ages 4-6
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 2
Little Steps PreSchool Dance
Little Steps PreSchool Dance - a delightful introduction to dance using a classical ballet and creative movement foundation that inspires the preschool child to learn using concepts that are vital to their growing minds including colors, numbers, patterns and more. Our inspiring music, imaginative stories, and creative props encourage movement and interaction during the Little Steps Preschool Dance lessons each week. Children in this class should be potty trained. All students are required to wear our Little Steps PreSchool Dance Class Dress Code that is sold in our Collierville Arts Academy boutique. Parents may observe the class through our observation windows and are asked to remain in the studio lobby waiting area during the lesson time. Our Collierville Arts Academy Studio Handbook covers all studio policies in detail. If you have any questions prior to your enrollment, please call our business office at 901-861-7001.
Ages 3-4
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Art Room
Anime & Cartooning Class
Anime & Comics (ages 9-up) A combo class combining the stylistic considerations of the anime look with the storytelling techniques of comic framework. Wanting to work on your anime drawing skills or learn a different approach to developing a style? In this course, students 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 their comic style and develop ideas for a character and story line. Students will use storyboard techniques to plan and develop a series of drawings that they will sketch and complete with inks. All materials are provided.
Ages 9-15
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 2
Beginning Jazz & Hip Hop for Adults
Beg. Jazz & Hip Hop (ages 18+) (45 min. class) A terrific upbeat jazz and hip hop dance class for adults at a beginning level of technique. Students may wear dance attire or exercise attire to the class. Jazz or Hip Hop dance shoes are required. Visit our in-store boutique for dance and exercise wear, dance shoes and more. Our Collierville Arts Academy Handbook outlines all studio policies. For more information, please call our studio office phone at 901-861-7001.
Ages 18-99
Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Art Room
Drawing - Intermediate & Advanced
Drawing - Int/Adv. (ages 12+) - This is a short course aimed at developing sketching and drawing skills for young artists. We use a variety of objects and subjects to spark the artists creativity and imagination while using traditional media such as pencil, charcoal, color pencils, etc. Students learn the techniques of shading, highlighting, textures, pressure techniques, and more. They will create many sketches and finished drawings on subjects that range from still life, landscapes and animals. All materials are provided.
Ages 12-99
Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 2
Advanced Ballet for Adults
Adv. Ballet for Adults - Students will cover advanced ballet dance technique at the barre, center and across the floor using combinations of steps from our advanced ballet syllabus. Students may wear dance attire or exercise attire to the class. Ballet shoes are required. Visit our in-store boutique for dance and exercise wear, dance shoes and more. Our Collierville Arts Academy Handbook outlines all studio policies. For more information, please call our studio office phone at 901-861-7001.
Ages 18-99
Monday Wednesday
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 2
Intermediate Ballet For Adults
Intermediate Ballet for Adults (ages 18+) (45 minute class) Students will cover intermediate ballet dance technique at the barre, center and across the floor using combinations of steps from our intermediate ballet syllabus. Students may wear dance attire or exercise attire to the class. Ballet shoes are required. Visit our in-store boutique for dance and exercise wear, dance shoes and more. Our Collierville Arts Academy Handbook outlines all studio policies. For more information, please call our studio office phone at 901-861-7001.
Ages 18-99
Monday Wednesday
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 1
BarreWorks
BarreWorks (ages 16+) (45 minute class) Come enjoy an energizing blend of barre work and mat work that infuses light hand weights for a complete but low-impact workout for the whole body.
Ages 16-99
Thursday
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 2
Dance Discovery Ages 4-5
Dance Discovery is a beginning level of classical ballet and tap dance for children ages 4 - 5 years old. Our class syllabus focuses on developing classical ballet skills and basic tap dance skills using age appropriate dance techniques. We use imaginative music, colorful props, and creative stories using dance techniques in our lessons. Students will build rhythm skills, develop excellent coordination, balance, and graceful movements throughout the season. All students are required to wear our Dance Discovery Dance Class Dress Code that is sold in our Collierville Arts Academy boutique. Parents may observe the class through our observation windows and are asked to remain in the studio lobby waiting area during the lesson time. Our Collierville Arts Academy Studio Handbook covers all studio policies in detail. If you have any questions prior to your enrollment, please call our business office at 901-861-7001.
Ages 4-5
Thursday
11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 2
Level V Lyrical & Jazz Ages 11-12
Level V Lyrical and Jazz Class is for students with previous experience in dance (at least two years of dance training). Our syllabus includes barre, center, across the floor work, and combinations in a variety of lyrical and jazz dance styles. Students will work on progressions, level changes, leaps, and turns throughout the season to build their strength and technical ability. We use age appropriate music and choreography that inspires the dancers. All students are required to wear our Level V Dance Class Dress Code that is sold in our Collierville Arts Academy boutique. Parents may observe the class through our observation windows. Our Collierville Arts Academy Studio Handbook covers all studio policies in detail. If you have any questions prior to your enrollment, please call our business office at 901-861-7001.
Ages 10-12
Thursday
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 2
Youth Beginning Ballet & Jazz Dance
Beg. Level Youth Ballet & Jazz (ages 8-12) (45 minute class 1x per week) Students will learn proper ballet and jazz dance technique at the barre, center and across the floor using combinations of steps from our beginning level of our youth dance syllabus. This is a great starting place for older beginning students who really want to learn how to dance in a comfortable and age appropriate class setting. Students will begin learning stage direction, aspects of dance showmanship, and acting and pantomime skills help to enhace their dance and open a new dimension of creativity to their dance.
Ages 8-12
Thursday
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 2
Youth Tap Dance Ages 7.5 - 12
Youth Tap Dance Class begins with a center floor tap warm up that gets students moving to the beat and rhythm of the music and incorporates the whole body, then moves into center floor progressions, across the floor combinations of tap dance steps at various tempos, and ends with center combinations based on various styles of tap dance and music. We use Dance Masters of America tap dance syllabus throughout the season. All students are required to wear our Level III, Level IV, or Level V Dance Class Dress Code that is sold in our Collierville Arts Academy boutique. Parents may observe the class through our observation windows. Our Collierville Arts Academy Studio Handbook covers all studio policies in detail. If you have any questions prior to your enrollment, please call our business office at 901-861-7001.
Ages 7-11
Thursday
5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Art Room
Drawing & Oil Pastels Class
Drawing & Oil Pastels Combo (ages 8-12) Combining the beauty of oil pastels with the fun of learning to sketch will unlock the inner artists within each participant! In the course students will learn about color, texture, blending colors, and composition while using a variety of objects and subjects to spark the artists creativity and imagination expressed using traditional media such as pencil, charcoal, color pencils, etc. Students learn the techniques of shading, highlighting, textures, pressure techniques, and more. All materials are provided. Students should wear clothing that is safe to be messy in!
Ages 8-12
Thursday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Art Room
Painting - Beginning
Painting - Acrylics & Watercolors (ages 9-up) - Calling all painters! This is a short course in acrylic painting, where students ages 8-11 will learn the ins and outs of acrylics. Students will get to know the basics and explore many different techniques with blending colors, paint consistency, brush styles, and much more! They will complete several finished paintings showcasing the skills learned in class. All materials are provided, however, students should wear a smock or clothes that are safe to get messy!
Ages 9-13
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 2
Level IV Ballet Ages 9.5 - 11
Level IV Ballet is a classical ballet class for intermediate level dancers ages 9 - 11 years old. This class teaches classical ballet techniques at the barre, centre floor, across the floor, variations, and routines. Pre-pointe (no pointe shoes needed) work is introduced to strengthen the dancer's feet, ankles, legs and back. Character dance, flexibility training, and choreography are taught throughout the season also. Our syllabus is rooted in the syllabus of the Royal Academy of Dance based in London. All students are required to wear our Level VI Dance Class Dress Code that is sold in our Collierville Arts Academy boutique. Parents may observe the class through our observation windows. Our Collierville Arts Academy Studio Handbook covers all studio policies in detail. If you have any questions prior to your enrollment, please call our business office at 901-861-7001.
Ages 9-11
Tuesday Thursday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 2
Level V Ballet Ages 11 - 12
Level V Ballet is a classical ballet class for intermediate/advanced level dancers ages 11 - 13 years old. Our syllabus introduces and develops our students more advanced understanding of classical ballet techniques at the barre, centre floor, across the floor, variations, and routines. Pointe training is incorporated into this class and begins with work at the barre and progresses to the center as the student is prepared to do so throughout the season. Character dance, flexibility training, and choreography are taught throughout the season also. Our syllabus is rooted in the syllabus of the Royal Academy of Dance based in London. All students are required to wear our Level V Level Dance Class Dress Code that is sold in our Collierville Arts Academy boutique. Parents may observe the class through our observation windows. Our Collierville Arts Academy Studio Handbook covers all studio policies in detail. If you have any questions prior to your enrollment, please call our business office at 901-861-7001.
Ages 10-12
Tuesday Thursday
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 1
Level VI Ballet
Level VI Ballet (1 hour class 3x per week) 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 advanced level of our ballet syllabus. Class three days per week is required at this level of classical ballet training.
Ages 13-18
Tuesday Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 1
Level VII Ballet
Level VII Ballet (1 hour class 4x per week) Pre-professional level 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 advanced level of our ballet syllabus. Class four days per week is required at this level of classical ballet training.
Ages 13-18
Tuesday Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 1
Level VI Pointe & Variations
Level VI Pointe & Variations (30 min class 2x per week) A pointe and variations class for our Level VI ballet students.
Ages 13-18
Tuesday Thursday
8:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 1
Level V & VI Variations & Conditioning Class
This is an advanced level of pointe and variations for Level VII dancers. Permission of the Artistic Director is required for this class.
Ages 12-18
Friday
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 2
MOVES - Acting & Modeling Ages 5-7
MOVES Acting & Modeling Class (Children ages 5-7) This acting and modeling class is a fantastic introduction to acting, modeling and theater craft for children ages 5-7. Age appropriate material helps to instill self-confidence, develop public speaking skills, and introduce theater skills that lay a great foundation for acting and modeling. Students will learn runway modeling techniques, photo posing techniques, posture, auditioning for stage & film, TV commercial delivery, and polite social etiquette. Our acting classes help students improve public speaking skills, learning stage direction and direction for video and film, reduce stage nerves, and develop a more confident stage prescence. All students will be invited to participate in the Models of the Mid-South Expo held in Memphis, TN held in June 2018.
Ages 5-7
Saturday
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 2
Beginning Ballet for Adults
Beg. Ballet For Adults (ages 18+) (45 minute class) Students will learn proper ballet dance technique at the barre, center and across the floor using combinations of steps from our beginning dance syllabus. Students may wear dance attire or exercise attire to the class. Ballet shoes are required. Visit our in-store boutique for dance and exercise wear, dance shoes and more. Our Collierville Arts Academy Handbook outlines all studio policies. For more information, please call our studio office phone at 901-861-7001.
Ages 18-99
Saturday
10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Art Room
Fine Arts Discovery
Fine Arts Discovery Class - (ages 5-7) This is a delightful introduction to the fine arts for our youngest artists ages 5-7. We will explore all different types of media throughout the season so children will have terrific experience using pencils, chalks, oil pastels, watercolors, acrylics, clay, mosaics, fabrics, beads, papers, crafting and much more. A wide variety of projects will give the children experience working on traditional, abstract, and dimensional art in a variety of themed lessons throughout the season.
Ages 5-7
Saturday
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 2
Little Steps PreSchool Dance
Little Steps PreSchool Dance - a delightful introduction to dance using a classical ballet and creative movement foundation that inspires the preschool child to learn using concepts that are vital to their growing minds including colors, numbers, patterns and more. Our inspiring music, imaginative stories, and creative props encourage movement and interaction during the Little Steps Preschool Dance lessons each week. Children in this class should be potty trained. All students are required to wear our Little Steps PreSchool Dance Class Dress Code that is sold in our Collierville Arts Academy boutique. Parents may observe the class through our observation windows and are asked to remain in the studio lobby waiting area during the lesson time. Our Collierville Arts Academy Studio Handbook covers all studio policies in detail. If you have any questions prior to your enrollment, please call our business office at 901-861-7001.
Ages 3-4
Saturday
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 2
MOVES - Acting & Modeling Ages 8-12
MOVES Acting & Modeling Class (Tweens Ages 8-12) This acting and modeling class is a fantastic class for acting, modeling and theater craft for pre-teens ages 8-12. Age appropriate material helps to instill self-confidence, develop public speaking skills, and introduce theater skills that lay a great foundation for acting and modeling. Students will learn runway modeling techniques, photo posing techniques, posture, auditioning for stage & film, TV commercial delivery, and polite social etiquette. Our acting classes help students improve their public speaking skills, cover stage direction and direction for video and film, reduce stage nerves, and develop a more confident stage presence. All students will be invited to participate in the Models of the Mid-South Expo held in Memphis, TN held in June 2018.
Ages 8-12
Saturday
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 2
Ballet Discovery Ages 4-5
Ballet Discovery is a beginning level of classical ballet and creative movement for children ages 4 - 5 years old. Our class syllabus focuses on developing classical ballet skills and creative movement skills using age appropriate dance techniques. We use imaginative music, colorful props, and creative stories using dance techniques in our lessons. Students will build rhythm skills, develop excellent coordination, balance, and graceful movements throughout the season. All students are required to wear our Dance Discovery Dance Class Dress Code that is sold in our Collierville Arts Academy boutique. Parents may observe the class through our observation windows and are asked to remain in the studio lobby waiting area during the lesson time. Our Collierville Arts Academy Studio Handbook covers all studio policies in detail. If you have any questions prior to your enrollment, please call our business office at 901-861-7001.
Ages 4-5
Saturday
11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 1
Level III Ballet Ages 7 - 10
Level III classical ballet is for students with some previous dance experience (at least one season of ballet training). Our Level III syllabus covers classical ballet technique at the barre, center floor and across the floor. Combinations of steps build on their complexity throughout the season as the students' skills improve. Students explore creative story telling with their dance and learn to incorporate pantomime skills, acting, and creative expression through their ballet dance as they develop over time. Character dance, flexibility training, and choreography are taught throughout the season also. Our syllabus is rooted in the syllabus of the Royal Academy of Dance based in London. All students are required to wear our Level III Dance Class Dress Code that is sold in our Collierville Arts Academy boutique. Parents may observe the class through our observation windows. Our Collierville Arts Academy Studio Handbook covers all studio policies in detail. If you have any questions prior to your enrollment, please call our business office at 901-861-7001.
Ages 7-10
Saturday
11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Art Room
Drawing - Beginning
Drawing - Beginning (ages 8-12) - This is a short course aimed at developing sketching and drawing skills for young artists. We use a variety of objects and subjects to spark the artists creativity and imagination while using traditional media such as pencil, charcoal, color pencils, etc. Students learn the techniques of shading, highlighting, textures, pressure techniques, and more. They will create many sketches and finished drawings on subjects that range from still life, landscapes and animals. All materials are provided.
Ages 8-12
Saturday
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 2
MOVES - Acting & Modeling Ages 13-17
MOVES Acting & Modeling Class Teens Ages 13-17) This acting and modeling class is a fantastic class for acting, modeling and theater craft for teens ages 13-17. Age appropriate material helps to bolster self-confidence, build public speaking skills, and enhance theater skills for acting and modeling. Students will cover runway modeling techniques, photo posing techniques, posture, auditioning for stage & film, TV commercial delivery, and polite social etiquette. Our acting classes help students improve their public speaking skills, cover stage direction and direction for video and film, reduce stage nerves, and develop a more confident stage presence. All students will be invited to participate in the Models of the Mid-South Expo held in Memphis, TN held in June 2018.
Ages 13-17
Saturday
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 1
Level III Jazz Ages 7 - 10
Level III jazz dance is for students with some previous dance experience (at least one season of ballet training is required). Our Level III jazz dance syllabus covers jazz technique at the barre, center floor and across the floor. Combinations of steps build on their complexity throughout the season as the students' skills improve. Students will learn jazz dance isolations, progressions, and various styles of jazz dance movements throughout the season also. Age appropriate music and choreography is used throughout the season for classes and choreography. All students are required to wear our Level III Dance Class Dress Code that is sold in our Collierville Arts Academy boutique. Parents may observe the class through our observation windows. Our Collierville Arts Academy Studio Handbook covers all studio policies in detail. If you have any questions prior to your enrollment, please call our business office at 901-861-7001.
Ages 7-10
Saturday
12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 1
Level VI & VII Ballet Technique
Advanced Ballet Technique for Level VI and VII. 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 advanced level of our ballet syllabus. Class three days per week is required at this level of classical ballet training.
Ages 13-21
Saturday
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 1
Teen Tap & Musical Theatre Dance
Teen Tap & Musical Theatre Dance (30 min class 1x per week) Tap dance students will cover all aspects of musical theatre and Broadway style tap dance techniques in the center floor, across the floor and in combinations. Students enjoy the upbeat music, engaging choreography, and creative styles of tap dance while building their tap technique throughout the season.
Ages 13-21
Saturday
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2
Dance Studio 1
Level VI & VII Lyrical & Jazz Dance
Level VI & Level VII Lyrical & Jazz Dance (1 hour class 1x per week) Advanced students move deeper into their artistry and mastery of lyrical and jazz 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.
Ages 13-21
Saturday
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Aug 7 to Jun 2


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