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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.

  • Creative Movement with Parent

    2.5-4 yrs old with Parent Explore movement and coordinati...

  • Pre-Primary *NEW*

    Pre-Primary Dance is perfect for children ages 3-4.5 year...

  • Primary Dance Class

    4-6 yrs old Primary dance class is perfect for children i...

  • Ballet I

    6-8 yrs old Ballet I is ideal for children in first grade...

  • Ballet II

    7-10 yrs old Dancers who are eligible to take Ballet II m...

  • Ballet III

    8-13 yrs old Dancers who are eligible to take Ballet 3 mu...

  • Ballet IV

    9-14 yrs old Dancers who are eligible to take Ballet 4 mu...

  • Ballet V

    Placement class required. Dancers who are eligible to tak...

  • Ballet VI

    Placement class required. Ballet VI vocabulary includes i...

  • Ballet VII

    Placement class required. Ballet VII vocabulary includes ...

  • Ballet VIII

    Placement class required. Ballet VIII dancers work on adv...

  • Advanced Ballet

    Placement class required. At this pre-professional level,...

  • Teen/Adult Beginning Ballet Class

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

  • Modern & Jazz Level I/II

    6-10 yrs old Modern and Jazz I is ideal for children in f...

  • Modern & Jazz III/IV/V

    8-13 yrs old Modern/Jazz II/III/IV is ideal for children ...

  • Modern VI-Advanced

    Placement class required. Modern VI-Advanced encompasses ...

  • Jazz VI-Advanced

    Placement class required. This advanced jazz class pushes...

  • Acro Dance

    11 yrs old-Adult Acro students work on conditioning, flex...

  • Hip Hop

    11 yrs old-Adult This is a relaxed, fun, open level hip-h...

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