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Both a performance company and a school, Chattanooga Dance Theatre provides the Chattanooga and Hixson communities with quality dance classes and performances. CDT’s qualified instructors have years of experience teaching, have professional careers dancing, and many have degrees in dance. Classes and performances promote proper dance techniques while encouraging confidence and creativity for all students.

In the children’s dance program, we work to create well-rounded dancers with a strong base in ballet and a solid understanding of body mechanics. Dancers and movers are welcome at the studio at 2 years old in Creative Movement classes with parents. Once Pre-K aged, young dancers continue their studies with Primary Dance Classes.

At a first grade age, 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.

Dancers in Levels I and higher are encouraged to audition for the ‘Nooga Nutcracker in September for the December performances. Dancers in levels IV and higher are encouraged to audition for the Spring Gala in January for the April performance. All students in Primary Dance, Ballet I-Advanced, Modern I-Advanced, Jazz I-Adanced, Hip-Hop, and Acro classes are invited to perform in the School Showcase in May. Beginning in February, a portion of class will be used to rehearse for this production.

Children’s birthday parties are a huge hit at CDT. Please check our Birthday Parties page for more information.

Chattanooga Dance Theatre’s space can convert into a small theater seating 90 audience members and a small stage 30 x 20 with wings. The space is used for some CDT productions and can be rented.