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Ready to study dance seriously and have a blast learning? Chattanooga Dance Theatre is the best place to do just that! Both a performance company and school, Chattanooga Dance Theatre classes are taught in an enriching and empowering environment with students learning classical and contemporary forms of movement. Chattanooga Dance Theatre's performance company produces two shows yearly. Students in the school are able to audition for both the annual 'Nooga Nutcracker and the Spring Gala.

Chattanooga Dance Theatre provides many classes for all ages and levels in ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop and acro dance. The curriculum involves a 10 level syllabus that was created by founder, Christine Mashburn-Paul and CDT faculty. This syllabus teaches children strong basic techniques and builds upon it.

In the children’s dance program, students will develop a strong base in ballet and a solid understanding of body mechanics. Dancers and movers are welcome at the studio at 24 months in our Creative Movement classes with parents. Young dancers continue their studies with Pre-Primary Dance classes at 3 year old, and Primary Dance Classes the Fall they are 4 years old.

At age 7 dancers are encouraged to take both the Ballet I class and the Modern/ Jazz I class. With a foundation in classical ballet forms a dancer is able to carry vocabulary over to many types of dance. As dancers continue with their dance education, they are encouraged to increase the number of classes taken each week. Please note class descriptions.

Adult dance classes are a fun way to exercise and learn about many forms of dance. These classes are taught in a fun and laid back environment.