Movement, Discovery, Performance 

Metro-Nashville Public Schools dance programs provide students with opportunities to develop self-confidence, work cooperatively, and explore their movement potential. Students are engaged in inquiry, discovery, problem solving, and decision making as they create, analyze, perform, and critique their work. Students also develop an understanding of cultural and historical contexts through a variety of experiences in their dance classes.

Each dance program is unique because the teachers share their personal expertise in an array of genres that include world cultural dance, ballet/pointe, modern dance, jazz, hip-hop, tap, and social dance. All courses include elements of composition that enable students to hone their choreography skills.

MNPS dance graduates have continued on to successful teaching careers in public and private schools. Others have performed on Broadway, for numerous musical artists, and in professional ballet and modern dance companies.

ballet dancers en pointe
Ballet Dancer in class
Dancers on stage
three dancers in black skirts on stage