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’m excited to attend the Kindling Arts Festival this month and be a small part of it by leading a Story Exchange on Saturday, July 20th. It’s always tough choosing my schedule – there are simply too many shows I want to experience!

Please follow Nashville Dance Alliance on Instagram and check out their site. This is not my endeavor, and I’m glad someone is able to build out a website for classes, performances, etc. Please utilize it, but keep submitting listings to this email as well:

Online comprehensive listings are here. Instagram: follow and tag #NashvilleDanceCommunity. Facebook:

And NOTE: I am at an Interplay Conference in Michigan July 31-August 4, so August listings will likely also go out late.


July Dance Happenings

New Dialect Summer Intensive

June 24-July 5

Weekdays @ Centennial Performing Arts Studios

Multiple schedule options + drop ins are available

Join student and professional dance artists from across the country in an exploration of contemporary dance methods, creative process, and somatic self care. Sessions are guided by a line up of brilliant mid career choreographers and community organizers, who are currently shaping the future of the dance field: Nicole Vox Arx + David Flores, Laja Field, Jasmine Hearn, and stephanie zaletel

Visit for detailed schedule, class descriptions, artist info, and to sign up.

Returning community class students, use the code NDFRIEND10% at checkout for 10% off!

Friday Night Frolic July 12 with Amanda Cantrell Roche is a playful and fun movement improvisation for adults. It’s open level, and many participants do not have dance training, though trained dancers are welcome. Come move in a safe and playful atmosphere, and consider bringing a friend with whom you’d like to share the magic of group improvisation. 6-7:30 pm at Art & Soul. $20. Click here to register.

Summer at DancEast – Tuesday July 16th with Lindsay Smith: Open-Level Ballet 7:00 – 8:00 PM, Open-Level Contemporary 8:05 – 9:05 PM (weekly classes will resume in August).  **Summer Dance Series**  Contemporary Technique Series with Megan Barbee Wednesdays July 10 – August 14 from 6:15 – 7:15 PM.   Movement Exploration with Megan Barbee Wednesdays July 10 – August 14 from 7:30 – 8:30 PM.**Special Ballet Basics Workshop with Claudia Monja – Wednesday July 24 from 4:30 – 6:00 PM** Pre-registration is required. Click HERE for additional class information and registration.

Kindling Arts Festival 2024: Imperfections (July 18-21) is packed with innovative dance programming from some of the city’s most exciting choreographers. Among the exciting dance productions presented at OZ Arts Nashville are: The Girlhood Project, an interdisciplinary collaboration with Girls Write Nashville that features choreography by Becca Hoback, Phylicia Roybal, Joi Ware, and Alex Winer that explores the many aspects of femininity; Out of Sight, a short-form dance showcase that includes a variety of contemporary, Hip-hop, and tap dance creations from Jasmine Clark & Gracyn Preston, Delaine Dobbs & Lily Sekeres, Friends Life Community, Sari Hoke, Numinous Flux, Brendan Pinkett, and Kyrstin Young & DeTavius Boyd; and one performance of Lost & Found: Four Dancesfeaturing longer works from Dogs Eat Wind, Kourtney “Koko” French, Spencer Grady, and Becca Hoback. Additional, Asia Pyron and her mighty PYDANCE performers will premiere the full version of Murder of Crows as a multi-room, site-specific offering at the incredibly rad music studio Welcome to 1979. That just scratches the surface of what Kindling Arts Festival 2024 has in store — 13 projects are currently announced including theater, comedy, aerial/circus, and performance art, and the rest of the line-up will be revealed later this month. Festival passes and single ticket shows on sale at

Nashville Dance Festival July 19th at This community-centric celebration showcases a dynamic range of classic and contemporary live performances by Nashville Ballet Company Artists, members of NB2, Nashville Ballet’s official second company, and esteemed guests from Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Collage Dance Collective. Belmont’s Fisher Center, 7:30 pm Click here for tickets.

Arts Hive Nashville, open to all artists in the greater Nashville area interested in reflecting on and creating art around the concept of Well Being, hosts its monthly meeting on Monday, July 29, 5:30-7:30 pm. This month we’ll be at the Bordeaux Branch Library, and it will be a SHARE meeting for creative works in progress on the theme of well being. As always the gathering is free, but we do need you to register ahead of time so we know how many folks to accommodate. Register here:


NIA class with Jeannie, Saturdays 11am @ Coleman Park Community Center.  Embodied fusion fitness practice, to feel your best in your unique body and self.

INNER FREEDOM NASHVILLE a deep dive music and movement journey.Monday night’s weekly music and movement medicine at our beloved Global Education Center – back door entrance.

JOIN mailing list: a new educational video every week.

REGISTRATION  OR cash at the door if space is available.

7p – 8p Movement/Embodiment Lab & Contact Improv

8p  9:30p Music & Movement journey.  A freeform conscious dance journey, “ecstatic dance”, movement meditation, an ancient way of being that belongs to every one of us.

A sacred space, intentional community. 

No shoes, no talking, no drugs/alcohol, no cameras, no phones.  

Live DJ, genre fluid music, sound healing, closing circle, tea & social after the dance journey.  All details in the registration link.



Nashville Contact Improvisation hosts a bi-weekly class and jam from 7-8:30 pm every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at Eastwood Christian Church in the Fellowship Hall. Doors open at 6:30 pm with an opening circle at 7 pm, we ask that you please be on time. It is $10-20 sliding scale and no prior movement experience is required for the class. Please bring water and clothes that are comfortable to move in including layers that cover arms and legs. For the door code and any questions, email McKay House at

Ecstatic Dance Nashville is the first and third Sunday of each month, 10:30 am at Millennium Dance Complex. Click here for details.

August Save the Date

The normal Nashville Rhythm Tap Festival will return in the summer of 2025. In its stead, Faithful Rhythm Productions will be producing the “Tap Into TN” Tap Dance Workshop! This will be a scaled-down, one-day event celebrating tap dance in Tennessee with homegrown tap instructors: COURTNEY CANNON of Memphis, COURTNEY WORLD of Sewanee, HEIDI MALNAR of Clarksville, and DEBBIE BELUE of Nashville.

The Tap Into TN Workshop will take place on Saturday, August 3, 2024, at the Global Education Center in Nashville! For more information on the workshop and to register for this event, go to the Tap Into TN page on the FRP website:

See y’all in the Music City in August! 

This is a gathering of events I am aware of, submitted by those on the email list, 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.