Nashville Dance Community

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,

The Dance Happenings were on pause for #blackouttuesday in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter cause.

I realize many of you may not be focused on submitting listings at this time. Let us make space and time for the work we need to do to move our community and our country forward.

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




Metro Arts Recovery and Resources for local artists and arts organizations impacted by the March 3 tornado and COVID19:


National list of grants for artists during the time of COVID19:

Dancing Alone Together gathers national online resources on one site. There are dozens of classes, streamed performances, and also prompts for creating choreography and participating in film projects.


June Dance Happenings


Kindling Arts Festival presents Sweet Relief: Dances from the Washroom, premiering via YouTube on Thursday, June 11th at 8pm. 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. Featured dancers include: Megan Carvajal, David Flores, Hannah McCarthy, Amanda Reichert, Sarah Salim, and Shabaz Ujima. Mark your calendars and check the Kindling Arts Facebook page for more information:


SAVE THE DATE June 19th-20th Tennessee Association of Dance hosts its now annual VIRTUAL professional development SUMMIT for all Tennessee private instructors, teachers, therapists, and faculty — from NYU’s Langone’s Harkness Center for Dance Injuries joining regional and national dance partners. VISIT for more details coming soon!

Blue Moves presents a free, socially-distanced LIVE PERFORMANCE at the Courtyard of Centennial Park Arts Center Sunday, June 28th, embodying cycles of emotions experienced during the Pandemic. Special guest Alison Brazil provides an original score. Stay tuned to our social media for info on registration. @bluemovesmoderndance FB:

New Dialect is offering its first ever online Summer Intensive from June 29 – July 17. Participants will have the opportunity to take New Dialect Company Class every morning, preparing their bodies for the day. The intensive includes a three week Creative Process with New Dialect artists that will lead the dancers through the co-generative, collaborative practices of the dance company. The creative process will culminate in a self-produced dance film for every participant to keep for personal or professional use at the end of the intensive. Dancers will also have the opportunity to work with guest artists Kiley Dolaway (Vim Vigor), Sidra Bell, and Ana Maria Lucaciu, and delve into their creative process and long-developed training practices.




5Rhythms Nashville SWEAT “Unearthed” w/ Sarah Aili on Zoom: 5Rhythms is a movement meditation practice created by Gabrielle Roth that invites us into our own bodies to move through a wave of FLOWING – STACCATO – CHOAS – LYRICAL – STILLNESS. * Available every Thursday evening from 5:00-6:00pm CST on ZOOM. Registration is required every Thursday by 12 noon CST. Register by sending $5-20 suggested donation via PAYPAL to You will receive an email on Thursdays at 1pm CST with Zoom login information. JUNE DATES: Thursdays 6/4, 6/11, 6/18 & 6/25. Follow us on Instagram & Facebook @5rhythmsnashville



DancEast Virtual Studio will continue into June! Pre-recorded videos added throughout the month are accessible for $50/month; watch anytime, anywhere. Several classes for adults and teens, as well as ALL ages in a variety of dance styles A new virtual 6-week session will begin June 22, details to be announced soon!



OZ Arts Nashville presents This Holding: Traces of Contact, available to stream online through June 30th. Celebrated Nashville visual artist Jana Harper joins forces with choreographer Rebecca Steinberg, musician Moksha Sommer, and filmmaker Sam Boyette for a dance and visual art film exploring empathy and the shared human experience. Originally conceived as a live performance, the project has been reimagined for the camera, taking a timely look at our responsibilities to each other as citizens of a global community. Watch now at

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. 

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