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,


This is a bit late as I am catching up from being away. And it’s a light month as far as listings go.


For any of you who are upper middle or high school dance teachers thinking ahead to student choreography for shows this year, while I was at a retreat I created a residency structure for student-generated choreography and research exploring balancing action on the climate crisis with mental/emotional health. Contact me ASAP if you’d like to learn more and consider applying for an STS grant (easy application, but needs to be submitted August 16th).



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August Dance Happenings


Contemporary Exploration with Megan Barbee at DancEast
Wednesdays • August 3rd – 31st, 7:50 PM – 9:05 PM
$100 for 5-class series


Combine elements of contemporary dance technique, improvisation, and mindfulness to focus on the dance process, rather than on the product. Taught by a dancer/therapist, this unique series is open to all levels.

Register HERE.



Tap: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced with Alex Winer at DancEast
Sundays • August 7th – 28th
BEGINNER: 4:05-5:00 PM • INTERMEDIATE: 5:05-6:00 PM • ADVANCED: 6:05-7:00 PM
$75 for one 4-class series

Learn rhythm style tap dance technique and combinations from a highly-trained, experienced instructor. Whether you’re new to tap dance or already experienced in the genre, there’s a series for you. 

Register HERE.



Summer Sweat Series Friday, August 5th, 7-8 pm from 5Rhythms Nashville features special guest Caroline Logsdon facilitating Earth Rhythm, at Hot Yoga on Charlotte. No experience required. $25 at the door. @5rhythmsnashville





Wacking Intensive, Sundays in August with Synthia at Construct, 7-8 pm

Waacking is a club/street dance style that started in the gay clubs of LA in the 70s that focuses on both intricate and dynamic arm movements and attitude.

Synthia will spread the knowledge on waacking in this multi-date waacking intensive.

As special guest we have Weezy ( teaching on the 21st. More info:





Nashville Dance Collective invites you to an evening of dance performances!  Nashville Dance Collective is thrilled to announce their first performance: a split bill featuring Chrysalis, presented by Gradient Dance of Birmingham, AL, and Duat, presented by Nashville Dance Collective. The performance will be held on August 20, 2022 at the Z. Alexander Looby Center Theater at 7:30 PM (doors at 7:00 PM). General admission tickets are $20 and may be purchased in advance by visiting the link below or at the door.





Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville (CAAN) performs “Drumming for Harmony” at on Saturday, 8/27/22 at 6:10 PM. The event, “Rise Up Together” is sponsored by the Korean American Association of Nashville.  The entire event is on August 27, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM at the War Memorial Building & Legislative Plaza.





Weekly Classes for Adults (and mature teens) at DancEast:

Open-Level Ballet with Lindsay: Tuesdays 6:55 – 7:55 PM

Open-Level Contemporary with Lindsay: Tuesdays 8:00 – 9:00 PM

Open-Level Modern with Kate: Wednesdays 6:45 – 7:45 PM

$18/class or $75 for a 5-class pack

$12/class pro dancer rate available. Pre-registration is required. Click HERE for additional class information and registration.



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.