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,
Much love to all who were impacted by the recent floods. And love to all who are feeling their resiliency reach maximum capacity. It has been a tremendous year for our community. I am buoyed by outdoor projects with Blue Moves that have me dancing and exploring in the woods and in fields with my dance family, and a return to outdoor dance classes offered by New Dialect.
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
April Dance Happenings
Salsa in the Park Sunday, April 4 at Centennial. 2:30 – 3:30 Casino Rueda Class with Nashville Rueda
3:30 – 6:00 Social Dancing. All levels welcome, no partner needed! We’ll meet by the cement circle right next to the water. Bring water, chairs, blankets, and your dancing toes! Don’t forget your mask! Event is FREE! Donations accepted for the Casino Rueda lesson. Cash or Venmo @Nashville-Rueda. https://www.facebook.com/events/445725629833755
Join Nashville Ballet April 2-4 for the virtual premiere of Attitude Part II! The second installment of their latest digital series, this performance will feature Artistic Director Paul Vasterling’s Seasons. Embodying elegance, this fan-favorite ballet has been recently expanded and exclusively reimagined for this performance. Set to Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons recomposed by GRAMMY-nominated composer Max Richter, this visually stunning and musically satisfying performance is one you won’t want to miss. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here: https://bit.ly/3aWVGxd.
Found Movement Group and Kindling Arts Festival present LOST NASHVILLE, an elevated scavenger hunt that leads to theatrical performances throughout the city. If the game is played right, guests will collect evidence from hidden theatrical scenes of dance, art, and music at our city’s most incredible sites and venues. LOST NASHVILLE will leave spectators with a unique and unforgettable experience at an unprecedented time in history – and above all, we hope, with a sense of community, unity, and discovery-within. Limited tickets available per performance. Masks and social distancing required at all times. Performances will be held on the following Saturdays from 7pm – 9:30pm: April 10th & 24th and May 8th & 22nd. Tickets from just $15 are on sale now at: https://ci.ovationtix.com/35229/production/1040938
Body Language Boot Camp is BACK Sunday, April 11, 5-6:30 pm at Construct and every second Sunday. Whether you are interested in Conscious Dance or not – there is something in this class for you. This is a VERBAL class to teach the Non-verbal world clearly.
+ Bring a journal (for notes) and water bottle.
+ Wear comfortable clothes you can move in.
Level: All those new to Conscious Dance who are asking “What the heck is this?” ~ all the way up to experienced Conscious Dancers. firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday Night Frolic April 30 combines lightly guided exercises and games with a bit of whimsy, led by Amanda Roche, to create playful explorations of movement in a safe, communal adult setting. Participation is improvisational –- organic movement can be a profound and nourishing experience, as well as just plain fun! Open level. Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely. Masks and distancing required, limited class size. 6-7:30 pm $20 https://www.artandsoulnashville.com/bookings-checkout/friday-night-frolic-april
Save the Date
Mark your calendars, y’all! We’re having a four-day celebration of National Tap Dance Day in May! Two days of virtual classes, taught by SORC members from all over the South, and a two-day virtual showcase featuring performances by SORC members and other southern tap companies! Join us from May 22-25 on all of our social media pages, and on Zoom!
Our Guinean Dance and Drums workshop in Senegal will take place this year from June 10 -17th on ‘la petite cote’, just a few hours from Dakar. For $700, all costs are covered for the week : Lodging, all meals, transport within the country and all artistic activities. This price is exceptional! I am working with amazing artists in a beautiful surrounding and I really hope to share this experience with you. Here’s a short video about it : https://youtu.be/rKmK_vBSbg0. Contact email@example.com or on FB. For those who can act quickly there are still some great deals on flights for under $750 from Chicago.
New Dialect in partnership with Metro Parks is pleased to host a new series of outdoor contemporary movement sessions, featuring 20 artists from across the Nashville Dance Community—March 16-June 10, Tuesday & Thursday from 9:30-11am on the historic grounds of Centennial Arts Center. Facilitators will rotate each week, sharing a wide variety of practices such as Improvisation, Contemporary Forms, Gyrokinesis™, Budokon Mobility, Grooving and Collaborative Creative Process. All sessions are COVID-friendly and designed so that people encompassing a full spectrum of abilities can have a fun and fulfilling experience. Suggested donation $10. Masks and safe-distancing are required. For more information on teachers and a detailed schedule, follow New Dialect on Instagram (new_dialect) and email Banning Bouldin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Education Center is offering a few adult classes with limited enrollment for a six week series. Swing Dance with Sterling Faust and Emily Logan on Wednesdays at 7 pm at Global West, 4822 Charlotte Ave, beginning April 7. Plus Bollywood with Bhushan on Thursdays at 7 beginning April 8 at Global West. Latin Dance with Alejandro on Saturdays at 4 pm beginning April 10 at Global South, 2295 Nolensville Road. Classes are $50 for the six-week session of each class. Register at we.globaleducationcenter.org
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.