Our adult's dance curriculum is designed to meet the needs of adult students who are absolute beginners and for those adults who have previous dance experience. We offer a wide range of dance classes and dance styles to keep adults moving and staying healthy all throughout the year. We offer drop-in payment, monthly tuition options so even busy adults can enjoy participating in our classes.
Our class sizes are small, well-managed by our experienced teachers, and offer plenty of creativity, expression, and joy of the dance arts for both recreational students and highly dedicated students of dance.
Adult and Senior Dance: FAQs
How do I know what class I will belong in at Collierville Arts Academy? Dancers ages 18+ are placed into classes first by age and experience level. When you register, please be certain you use your correct birthdate so the online system will present you with correct class options. For students with previous experience, we suggest that you call our office to arrange for a free placement class with one of our instructors.
How long is the dance season? Our dance season is similar to an academic year and runs August through May. During June and July we offer a separate Summer Session.
How do I enroll for a class? Enrollment for new students and returning students can be completed online or in-person. To register and enroll online, you can begin by creating your free account online here.
How do I pay my adult dance class tuition? When you decide to register for a class, our automated front desk management system allows you to select payment options, ten (10) monthly installments at our regular tuition rate, two (2) payments (including a tuition discount), or payment-in-full (including a tuition discount). Monthly tuition installments are due before the 7th of the month. We encourage auto-pay setup to avoid a late payment fee. We accept cash, checks, credit and debit cards for tuition payments. Some adults students prefer to pay by our Drop-In Rate which is $20 per class, but our monthly installments are a better value and you only need to give a 30-day notice to close/suspend your adult class account.
Are there any other expenses outside of tuition? You will need to purchase your dance shoes and dance attire.
What about performing, is that required? Although we offer performance experiences for our adult-age students, performing is optional. If you decide to perform, you can expect a costume rental fee of $30-35 for a performance run of shows. Some productions have an additional performer fee but that fee is generally $55 (similar to our student fee) and includes 2 free performance tickets, a performance video, and program etc.
What should I wear to class? Our adult classes follow basic dance dress codes. This ensures that our students receive the best possible instruction, minimize injury, increase focus, and develop a strong sense of self-confidence and studio unity. All adults students should have hair secured in a neat bun, ponytail or similar style. We ask adults to wear basic dance attire or exercise wear to class, tights, and the correct dance shoes for the class dance style.
Where can I purchase my dance shoes and dance wear? Everything you will need for your class can be purchased through our in-studio boutique and through our online store. We carry a large inventory of dance shoes, leotards, dance wear, tights and accessories. We also order in what you require if we do not have it in your size. Visit our in-studio boutique during office hours and we will make sure you have everything you need for class.
Can I try out a class before enrolling? Yes, we offer a complimentary visit class for new students. Please call our office at 901-861-7001 to arrange a visit.
I missed fall registration, can I still enroll? Yes, we accept new students when we have spaces available in a class. Please call our studio office at 901-861-7001 to inquire.
Can my guest watch a class? Yes, We have closed circuit camera systems recording 24/7 in all of our studio spaces, so your guest can sit in the lobby and observe your class.
Do you offer classes for men? Yes! Men are welcome to enroll in any of our adult dance classes.
Adult Dance Class Descriptions
Beginning Ballet for Adults (ages 18+) & (Seniors Age 55+) (45-minute class/1x/weeK) Students will learn proper ballet dance technique at the barre, center and across-the-floor using combinations of steps from our beginning dance syllabus.
Beginning Tap for Adults (ages 18+) & (Seniors Age 55+) (45min class/1x/week) Students will learn beginning tap dance technique at the barre, center, across-the-floor and in combinations of steps from our intermediate tap syllabus. A wide range of music will be used to offer students opportunities to study different types of tap dance styles throughout the season.
Intermediate Ballet for Adults (ages 18+) (1 hour class/1x/weeK) Students will cover intermediate ballet dance technique at the barre, center and across-the-floor using combinations of steps from our intermediate ballet syllabus.
Intermediate Tap for Adults (ages 18+) (45min class/1x/week) Students will cover intermediate tap dance technique at the barre, center, across-the-floor and in combinations of steps from our intermediate tap syllabus. A wide range of music will be used to offer students opportunities to study different types of tap dance styles throughout the season.
Advanced Ballet for Adults (ages 18+) (1 hour class/1-2x/weeK) Students will cover advanced ballet dance technique at the barre, center and across-the-floor using combinations of steps from our advanced ballet syllabus. Please call our office for our current advanced adult ballet class schedule as it will not appear in our online registering & scheduling system without prior office approval.
Additional Adult Dance Classes Offered include:
• Mommy & Me Dance Class
• Salsa Dance
• Zumba-style Dance Workout