Here is a listing I pull together of monthly dance happenings in the Nashville area, as a volunteer effort to help strengthen connections among local dancers and dance groups. If you would like to be added to this and be able to submit listings, click here to subscribe.
Greetings Dance Community,
I miss you. I miss seeing live performances. I miss being in rehearsal with some of you every week. I miss being in class with you. I miss seeing so many of you at performances, and those one-on-one talks between friends and acquaintances that just don’t happen often in online platforms.
I am also buoyed by the innovation and resilience of dancers and companies. I’m fed by the online performances and classes and gatherings; it is not an equal substitute, but it is sustenance. I’m appreciating the ability to easily connect with dancers and resources once geographically so prohibiting. And I’m enjoying the amplification of choreographers and dancers of color.
As we all continue to endure and hopefully find some growth and progress in the challenges, let us do our best to continue to support each other and stay connected.
Please remember to utilize the Facebook Nashville Dance Community Page for postings and last-minute additions. I re-post all relevant dance events, classes, etc. posted on that page. Post your dance event to the FB page and I will add it to the page’s events. Online comprehensive listings are here. Instagram #NashvilleDanceCommunity
August Dance Happenings
Unrequited Leisure is excited to host guest curator Omari Booker as he presents “What Could Happen”, a selection of video works by dancer and choreographer Dorse Brown and visual artists Elisheba Israel Mrozik & Aaron Mrozik which utilize the mediums of dance, performance, installation, and sound to thematically investigate historical trauma while challenging racial stereotypes and creating space for future possibilities. Please join us August 1st at 6pm at unrequitedleisure.com for the premier of the exhibition featuring an interview with Omari in his studio.
Calling all Nashville tap dancers! Faithful Rhythm Productions is hosting this month’s Tap Talk with Collins and Courtney! Join us on Zoom on Saturday, August 8, at 3 PM, and we will talk all things tap dance, as well as tap dance in Nashville! The URL to join the meeting is here:
https://zoom.us/j/94851538264?pwd=ZUQ1ajdlZjVNN1hxRUJ1WjF4SHNqZz09. RSVP in the event on our Facebook page: https://facebook.com/events/s/tap-talk-with-collins-and-cour/314392203301076/?ti=icl
Kindling Arts Festival presents Sweet Relief: Dances from the Washroom, available to watch on YouTube at your leisure! Created by 6 of Nashville’s most beloved dancer/choreographers while in quarantine, Sweet Relief presents four solos, one duet, and a group number, created specifically for the most unexpected space: the bathroom. Featuring: Megan Carvajal, David Flores, Hannah McCarthy, Amanda Reichert, Sarah Salim, and Shabaz Ujima.
August 18th, 6 p.m., Nashville Ballet presents a free online performance of 72 Steps, by Choreographer Gina Patterson. Originally commissioned by the LWV of Nashville and their Perfect 36 Supporters in 2018, 72 Steps explores themes of basic human rights, civic responsibility and the ongoing battle for a more equitable society through the lens of the suffrage movement. Register here: https://www.nashvilleballet.com/digital-72-steps
DancEast Ongoing Classes for Teens & Adults Date/Time: New dance season and reopening of the studio on August 9th! Outdoor, in studio and Zoom class options. Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical and Tap. Register for monthly classes and see full listing of classes- www.danceast.org
Movement Medicine Shelby Park Edition – Sundays 6-6:45pm
Free form movement (i.e. dance) outside on the Earth to some groovy tunes? Yes. Come shake off societal stress and shackles moving however you want. No leader, no moves to match – just you, me and Mama Earth three! We meet right after the East Nashville Drumming Circle (4pm-6pm) in Shelby Park. Just past the baseball fields in the grassy knoll closest to the elevated train. Venue: Shelby Park. ALL AGES WELCOME Investment: Gratis – donations welcome (will support our two venues DancEast & Construct). Any Questions? Contact me Holli personally 650.485.1595 firstname.lastname@example.org
Found Movement Group is currently hosting ongoing virtual classes. Found is collaborating with others in the Nashville Dance Community to offer classes of all kinds; Movement, Yoga, Strengthening, Gardening and anything/everything else! Classes are donation based via venmo @FMGdance (suggested of min $3-$5). All donations go to the teacher or an organization of the teachers’ choice. All classes are found on the website: http://foundmovementgroup.com/calendar click on the Zoom link to register prior to class. We hope to see you all in class!
Global Education Center Classes will be online for the fall semester. You can access 12 weeks of classes for just $150 per family. Adult dance and fitness classes include African, Ballet Dance Fitness, Bollywood, Doonya: The Bollywood Workout, Hip Hop Fitness, Swing, and other open level classes. https://t.e2ma.net/webview/8wnmsc/70a3a60af90719124195b14ee920772d
MTSU Dance Theatre is offering virtual company classes via zoom on Fridays from 12noon-1pm through August 14th. Instructor and dance styles change weekly and feature MTSU faculty and local guest artists including dancers from Nashville’s New Dialect and Chattanooga’s Pop Up Project. Classes are FREE and open to anyone interested in dancing with us. We are offering this class series as a means to build community and keep everyone dancing this summer. Join the private facebook group for details on weekly teachers and class themes. https://www.facebook.com/groups/269135647549780/ Join Zoom Meeting: https://mtsu.zoom.us/j/93271652095?pwd=UFllaHNBOFN6czZyY242Ym02d3p0Zz09 Meeting ID: 932 7165 2095 Password: 422603
JOIN US AS WE PRACTICE 5RHYTHMS on ZOOM! Every THURSDAY
5pm – 6pm CST $5-20 Suggested Donation *Registration is required by 12noon on Thursdays *Optional DROP-IN SESSION every Thursday @ 4:40pm CST —> We invite beginners to the 5Rhythms Practice to join us for this 20 minute optional drop-in session before class begins to be a part of a conversation about what the practice is, to ask questions, share etc…- REGISTER by sending payment to sarah5RNashville@gmail.com on PAYPAL
– You will receive an email with Zoom meeting info. Thursdays at 1pm CST
– For all inquiries, please contact Jamison Sevits: email@example.com
This is a gathering of events I am aware of and by no means represents all that is going on in the Middle TN area. I provide it as a volunteer service to the local dance community as part of an effort to help us stay connected and support each other by raising awareness of local dance performances, workshops and events, and rely on those on the list serve to submit the listings.