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Chattanooga Dance Theatre is the primary location for concert dance in the Chattanooga area. Classes are taught in a fun and creative 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 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.

  • Acro Dance

    Acro students work on conditioning, flexibility, and stre...

  • Hip Hop

    This is a relaxed, fun, open level hip-hop class designed...

  • Jazz VI/VII/VIII

    This intermediate to advanced jazz class pushes students ...

  • Creative Movement with Parent

    Explore movement and coordination with your child through...

  • Primary Dance Class

    Primary dance clas is perfect for children in Pre-K and K...

  • Ballet I

    Ballet I is ideal for children in first grade and for chi...

  • Ballet II

    Dancers who are eligible to take Ballet II must first hav...

  • Ballet III

    Meeting Time: 6-7:15 Mondays Dress Code: Girls: Light blu...

  • Ballet IV

    Dancers who are eligible to take Ballet 4 must first have...

  • Ballet V

    Dancers who are eligible to take Ballet 5 must first have...

  • Ballet VI

    Ballet VI vocabulary includes intermediate barre work, 90...

  • Ballet VII

    Ballet VII vocabulary includes advanced barre work, expec...

  • Modern / Jazz Level I

    Modern and Jazz I is ideal for children in first grade an...

  • Modern/ Jazz II/III/IV

    Modern/Jazz II/III/IV is ideal for children who have comp...

  • Modern V/VI/VII

    Modern VI/VII/VIII encompasses intermediate and advanced ...

  • Teen/Adult Beginning Ballet Class

    Teens and adults will love this class as a great way to l...

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