What type of dance classes are offered at CAA?
Dance classes are offered for children, teens, and adults in classical ballet, pointe, partnering, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, tap, modern/contemporary, and character dance. Our ballet teaching syllabus is centered around the foundations in the Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD - London) syllabus. The jazz, lyrical, tap, and other dance styles each have their own training syllabus from Dance Masters of America, Gus Giordano, Lester Horton, and Martha Graham techniques.
How do I register for dance classes and what are your fees?
We offer a wonderful variety of classes for all ages. You can view our studio class schedules, tuition information, and more through our Dance Studio-Pro Front Desk Online System. Our tuition rates vary depending upon class length and the curriculum offered, but our monthly tuition installments for our dance program begin at $65 per month. Our preschool programs and other short course programs are offered at a flat rate and can easily be reviewed after creating your free account in our Dance Studio-Pro Front Desk System. We also offer very generous multiple class and multiple family member discounts. Please call our office directly to recieve more information regarding our tuition packages and our short-courses at 901-861-7001.
Do you offer discounts for multiple family members?
Yes! Generous tuition discounts are available for families with more than one student enrolled. Our Dance Studio-Pro Front Desk Online System will automatically figure your family discounts for you while you are registering, but feel free to contact our front office at 901-861-7001 with any questions you may have.
How will I know what my child is doing in class?
We have an open door policy at CAA. Parents may observe their child's class through windows in our lobby area. Our Dance Studio-Pro Online Front Desk System provides each registered family with a Parent Portal where you can get studio information, forms, newsletters, memos, and more 24/7! Each fall and spring we host a Parents’ Observation Week. Each spring season concludes with a student evaluation from your child's instructor and offers class placement advice for next season.
What about performance opportunities?
The Nutcracker - Collierville Arts Academy students have the opportunity to participate in the our presentation of The Nutcracker. We perform with visiting guest artists at local theaters during the month of December.
CAA Annual Student Showcase is held at the end of the dance season in May at Harrell Theatre in Collierville, TN. The Student Showcase performance is aproximately one hour and forty-five minutes in length and includes a brief intermission.
Do you have competition teams or a dance company?
For students who wish to compete in talent competitions, we offer choreography services and private training year-round. Some of our students compete in dance talent competitions including - ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, contemporary, acrobatic dance, and more.
CAA is a professional arts academy and the official training school for members of the Collierville ballet, an organization dedicated to performance and educational opportunities in our region. Company membership is open to dancers ages 9 - 11 for the Jr. Division and 12 - 21 for the Sr. Division. These students enjoy more serious dance training and performing in the Nutcracker and other classical/contemporary ballets during the company’s performing season. Our students perform in local events, festivals, and demonstrations during the season. Many students have performed for prestigious dance festivals and workshops including Atlanta dance festivals including BalletFest!, Southeasten Regional Ballet (SERBA) festivals, Royal Academy of Dance workshops and similar events.