Our regular class season runs August through May, similar to a regular academic school year.
Students ages 3 - 6 are enrolled by age first and then their skill level.
Parents may always observe classes from our lobby area or through our studio camera monitors.
All classes at Collierville Arts Academy have a dress code or uniform that must be purchased from our in-studio boutique upon enrollment for classes. Our dress code and uniform items are quality products at a very resonable prices. Dress code and uniform prices begin at $30.
Little Steps Dance (age 3-4) (30 minute class/ 1x per week) An imaginative pre-ballet class for children. Inspiring music, colorful props, and creative stories set the backdrop for this amazing introduction to dance for our youngest students. Age and developmentally appropriate dance skills with proper terminology form the basis of our Little Steps Syllabus so that good habits are instilled from the very beginning. Our syllabus includes creative dance and learning games too. 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.
Little Tigers Karate (age 4-6) (30 minute class/1x per week) A terrific martial arts introduction based in Karate for very young children to develop balance, control, and discipline while learning important basics that will last a lifetime. Students will earn belt rankings as they progress through the syllabus.
BattleMasters (age 6-7) Calling all Jedi, Ninja, Samurai, Pirates, and Musketeers! This is a unique program in weapons training using durable, safe Actionflex® padded weapons. Seeking to unlock the 'Hero Within', BattleMasters offers students a complete disciplined weapons training program. Come give it a try - for free - and discover how fun and challenging this class is! Want to know more? Click HERE for our BattleMasters FAQ!
Dance Discovery Ballet & Tap (ages 4-5) (45 minute class/1x per week) A combination of classical ballet and tap dance skills presents these dance students an opportunity to 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. 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.
Level 1 Ballet & Tap Dance (age 5-6 ) (45 minute class/1x per week) A combination of classical ballet and tap skills develop coordination, balance and musicality for young dance students. 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 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.
Level 2 Ballet & Tap Dance (age 6) (45 minute class/1x per week) Our Level 2 syllabus work includes barre, center and across the floor technique using combinations of steps from our Royal Academy of Dancing and Dance Masters tap syllabus foundations. Students begin preparing for foundational skills in classical ballet, tap, and musical theatre. Acting and pantomime skills help to enhance their storytelling ability and open a whole new dimension to their creativity. Level 2 students perform group roles in Act 2 of the Nutcracker produced by Collierville Ballet each December and in the CAA Student Showcase in the spring at the Harrell Theater in Collierville.
Fine Arts Discovery (age 5-6) (45 min 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.
Private Music Lessons (Ages 5- 6) Please call our office at 901-861-7001 to arrange a complimentary interview with a music instructor. This interview allows you to meet with an instructor and to answer all the questions you may have about our private music lessons. We offer private instruction in piano, all style of acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, most band instruments, and vocal lessons.