CHILDREN & TEENS

"Really couldn't ask for a better group of teachers *AND* students. The love for the children here is real and it's a wonderful experience for the kids because of that. Seeing them all on stage at the recitals - their little faces beaming with pride in showing off what they've learned - makes any mother's heart melt. My daughter has grown so much since she started dancing here, and I couldn't ask for better mentors as she navigates her world through dance."

CARRIE MINOR / PARENT

Registration NOW OPEN for Fall classes!

Backstage Dance Company represents the finest instruction for children and teens in Knoxville.  Our curriculum is designed to train children ages two and older, skill, and confidence level to achieve their highest potential. Those who exhibit a focus toward professional level training are identified and tracked into pre-professional classes.

We provide the highest level of training in an environment supportive of education, communication, hard work, humility, dedication, authenticity, discipline, recognition, growth and respect; thus developing not only the dancer, but the skills that prepare them for lifelong success.
 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

PRESCHOOL

CLASSES

AGES 2-5

Terrific Two's (Ages 2-3) This class is designed for our youngest dancers who want to express their independence without the assistance of mom or dad. Dancers will have fun learning pre-ballet movement to popular children's music through singing and movement games.

Acro (Ages 4+) Acrobatics teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline & concentration.

Ballet (Ages 3+) These classes are open to girls and boys ages 3-4.5 years old. Little dancers love to move and pretend, and we utilize these natural tendencies to gently introduce them to the dance world. Dancers need to work in their own body space and wait their turn, they need to learn to respect the studio, the teacher and understand what each piece of equipment in the dance room is used for. Basic ballet positions, age appropriate stretching exercises and correct posture will be introduced in a positive and creative environment.

Hip Hop (Ages 3+) Musicality, rhythm, and creative movement are key components of this fun dance class that teaches boys and girls alike to step, stomp, and shake it out.

Ballet | Tap Combo (Ages 3+) This class focuses on teaching dancers the basic fundamentals of ballet and tap.

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EARLY
CHILDHOOD

CLASSES

AGES 4-9

Ballet These classes focus on technique, terminology, strength, and flexibility.

 

*Lyrical combines the beauty of ballet with the strength of jazz & modern, creating a unique style of dance. This class focuses on strength, technique, fluidity, balance, extension and emotion. * Must be enrolled in a ballet or jazz class to take lyrical

Tap This class teaches individual tap technique and step combinations.

Jazz A high energy class that focuses on turns, isolations, flexibility, and leaps.

Hip Hop Musicality, rhythm, and creative movement are key components of this fun dance class that teaches boys and girls alike to step, stomp, and shake it out.

Musical Theatre focuses on learning proper dance technique and exploring the various dance styles used in Broadway musicals.

Acro Acrobatics teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline & concentration.

Pre Company (Ages 4-9) These classes are for the dancer that is just starting to compete. The students in these class will compete in one competition located in the Knoxville area.

Leaps | Turns | Flex These classes focus on leap and turn technique as well as flexibility.

Various combination classes of the above genres are available for this age group. Please see the schedule.

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YOUTH

CLASSES

AGES 9-12

Ballet These classes focus on technique, terminology, strength, and flexibility.

 

*Lyrical combines the beauty of ballet with the strength of jazz & modern, creating a unique style of dance. This class focuses on strength, technique, fluidity, balance, extension and emotion. * Must be enrolled in a ballet or jazz class to take lyrical

Tap This class teaches individual tap technique and step combinations.

Jazz A high energy class that focuses on turns, isolations, flexibility, and leaps.

Hip Hop Musicality, rhythm, and creative movement are key components of this fun dance class that teaches boys and girls alike to step, stomp, and shake it out.

Musical Theatre focuses on learning proper dance technique and exploring the various dance styles used in Broadway musicals.

Acro Acrobatics teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline & concentration.

Pre Company (Ages 4-9) These classes are for the dancer that is just starting to compete. The students in these class will compete in one competition located in the Knoxville area.

Leaps | Turns | Flex These classes focus on leap and turn technique as well as flexibility.

Various combination classes of the above genres are available for this age group. Please see the schedule.

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TEEN

CLASSES

AGES 12+

Teen Hip Hop (Ages 12 +) This class teaches fundamental hip-hop dance technique. 

Teen Jazz (Ages 12 +) A high energy class with a focus on turns, isolations, flexibility, and leaps. 

Teen Ballet (Ages 12 +) This class focuses on technique, terminology, strength, and flexibility. 

*Lyrical/Contemporary combines the beauty of ballet with the strength of jazz & modern, creating a unique style of dance. This class focuses on strength, technique, fluidity, balance, extension and emotion. * Must be enrolled in a ballet or jazz class to take lyrical

Teen Tap (Ages 12 +) This class teaches individual tap technique and step combinations. 

 

Musical Theatre focuses on learning proper dance technique and exploring the various dance styles used in Broadway musicals.

Flex | Condition (Ages 12 +) This class focuses on building strength, cardio, and core excerises. 

Leaps | Turns | Flex These classes focus on leap and turn technique as well as flexibility.

Various combination classes of the above genres are available for this age group. Please see the schedule.

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Technique
intensive

PROGRAMS

COMPETITIVE TEAMS
ages 4-18

These classes are for the serious dancer and in order to be considered a dancer must audition or personally be invited by Ms. Talia.  Classes include: flexibility and conditioning for dancers, ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, acro, hip hop, ballroom and musical theatre and leaps and turns technique. Dancers in these programs take class 3-4 days a week. 

Our Company (which is made up of all ages and levels of competition dancers) attends multiple regional competitions, conventions and an optional nationals each year. 

 

We believe that participating in a competitive program with dance can help progress dancers in their technique and stage presence, build confidence, understand commitment and being part of a team, encourage leadership and most of all gain lifelong friendships and memories.

Interested in learning more?  Please email dance@backstagedanceco.net or call 865-524-2300 for more information and/or to schedule an evaluation.

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RECREATIONAL HIP HOP

1-hour per week, beginner focused hip hop classes

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Recreational Hip Hop


Our recreational classes are the most fun way to jump into the Backstage Dance family. Geared towards both beginners and more advanced students, these classes teach the fundamentals in a way that everyone can enjoy. With each class performing in our end of year recital, these classes give students the opportunity to build the confidence and swagger that they need to feel comfortable performing on stage.
 

REGISTER NOW
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Preschool & Kindergarten Hip Hop

This class is designed to get the kids started early learning rhythm & coordination. We focus on basic gross motor skills and movement. We introduce them to the importance of rhythm and help them tap into their inner dancer. By far the cutest class around. Sign your preschooler up today.

REGISTER NOW

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All-Boys Hip Hop

Our NEW ALL boys dance crews are the place to be! We offer boys classes for ages 5-18, classes that are 100% geared for beginner dancers.

If you are looking for more dance...we have a few ALL boy dance crews that compete. 

REGISTER NOW

2022 - 2023 Recreational Hip Hop Schedule

One hour a week program

Our recreational Hip Hop program is for all kids from preschool all the way up to high school who are interested in learning to dance in a relaxed and fun environment! By building technique through playfulness and making sure that every child is met at their skill level, we are able to create an experience of excitement and joy where every kid is able to cultivate a love and appreciation for dance. Our recreational classes are perfect for those who are just starting out or want to add an hour, two or three to dance to their weekly schedule. Our classes focus on age-appropriate hip hop dancing to music that your kids will love. Your child will not only learn high energy hip hop choreography but basic dance technique as well. Recreational hip hop classes meet once per week and participate in our end of year recital.

VIEW SCHEDULE
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RECREATIONAL HIP HOP

1-hour per week, beginner focused hip hop classes

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Recreational Hip Hop


Our recreational classes are the most fun way to jump into the Backstage Dance family. Geared towards both beginners and more advanced students, these classes teach the fundamentals in a way that everyone can enjoy. With each class performing in our end of year recital, these classes give students the opportunity to build the confidence and swagger that they need to feel comfortable performing on stage.
 

REGISTER NOW
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Preschool & Kindergarten Hip Hop

This class is designed to get the kids started early learning rhythm & coordination. We focus on basic gross motor skills and movement. We introduce them to the importance of rhythm and help them tap into their inner dancer. By far the cutest class around. Sign your preschooler up today.

REGISTER NOW
DSC_0640_edited.jpg

All-Boys Hip Hop

Our NEW ALL boys dance crews are the place to be! We offer boys classes for ages 5-18, classes that are 100% geared for beginner dancers.

If you are looking for more dance...we have a few ALL boy dance crews that compete. 

REGISTER NOW
DSC_0421_edited.jpg

Preschool & Kindergarten Hip Hop

This class is designed to get the kids started early learning rhythm & coordination. We focus on basic gross motor skills and movement. We introduce them to the importance of rhythm and help them tap into their inner dancer. By far the cutest class around. Sign your preschooler up today.

REGISTER NOW
DSC_0640_edited.jpg

All-Boys Hip Hop

Our NEW ALL boys dance crews are the place to be! We offer boys classes for ages 5-18, classes that are 100% geared for beginner dancers.

If you are looking for more dance...we have a few ALL boy dance crews that compete. 

REGISTER NOW

2022 - 2023 Recreational Hip Hop Schedule

One hour a week program

Our recreational Hip Hop program is for all kids from preschool all the way up to high school who are interested in learning to dance in a relaxed and fun environment! By building technique through playfulness and making sure that every child is met at their skill level, we are able to create an experience of excitement and joy where every kid is able to cultivate a love and appreciation for dance. Our recreational classes are perfect for those who are just starting out or want to add an hour, two or three to dance to their weekly schedule. Our classes focus on age-appropriate hip hop dancing to music that your kids will love. Your child will not only learn high energy hip hop choreography but basic dance technique as well. Recreational hip hop classes meet once per week and participate in our end of year recital.

VIEW SCHEDULE
EastCoastFinals_Room1760659_edited.jpg

RECREATIONAL HIP HOP

1-hour per week, beginner focused hip hop classes

DSC_0004 (1)_edited.jpg

Recreational Hip Hop


Our recreational classes are the most fun way to jump into the Backstage Dance family. Geared towards both beginners and more advanced students, these classes teach the fundamentals in a way that everyone can enjoy. With each class performing in our end of year recital, these classes give students the opportunity to build the confidence and swagger that they need to feel comfortable performing on stage.
 

REGISTER NOW
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Recreational Hip Hop


Our recreational classes are the most fun way to jump into the Backstage Dance family. Geared towards both beginners and more advanced students, these classes teach the fundamentals in a way that everyone can enjoy. With each class performing in our end of year recital, these classes give students the opportunity to build the confidence and swagger that they need to feel comfortable performing on stage.
 

REGISTER NOW
DSC_0421_edited.jpg

Preschool & Kindergarten Hip Hop

This class is designed to get the kids started early learning rhythm & coordination. We focus on basic gross motor skills and movement. We introduce them to the importance of rhythm and help them tap into their inner dancer. By far the cutest class around. Sign your preschooler up today.

REGISTER NOW
DSC_0640_edited.jpg

All-Boys Hip Hop

Our NEW ALL boys dance crews are the place to be! We offer boys classes for ages 5-18, classes that are 100% geared for beginner dancers.

If you are looking for more dance...we have a few ALL boy dance crews that compete. 

REGISTER NOW