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

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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.
 

Important Information:

  • Classes, times, days and instructors subject to change without notice. Please contact the studio office for latest information if trying a class for the first time.

  • DROP Requests must be made by emailing dance@backstagedanceco.net. YOU CAN NOT DROP CLASSES DIRECTLY ON THE PORTAL. A REQUEST MUST BE MADE IN (digital) WRITING.

  • For competition/advanced classes please contact dance@backstagedanceco.net with the subject COMPANY.

Unless otherwise indicated below all classes are designed for beginning/intermediate level dancers.  All students are eligible to take one TRIAL CLASS per class (2 total) before enrolling. You may enroll as a trial on the parent portal when you click ENROLL next to the class listing.

Enroll = class is open – click to enroll

Waitlist = class is full – click to add to the waitlist to be notified when a spot opens

Nothing to click = class and waitlist full

CLASSES ARE SORTED BY DAY OF WEEK AND START TIME

Studio Uniforms for 2022 - 2023 | Mandatory all Levels

Fall 2022 brings a new dress code to Backstage Dance Company. Compliance is mandatory in order to participate in class. All orders will be picked up at the studio after a pick-up confirmation email is sent.

Maintaining a dress code:

  • Promotes focus and a stronger work ethic in class.

  • Allows instructors to clearly see and adjust body placement, position, and alignment.

 

Students work harder and stay more focused when outfitted properly for class.  The studio is a special place with a special dress code.  All students are  to adhere to the BDC dress code for each class. Many thanks for your cooperation! 

 

For all your shoe and apparel needs we are happy to refer our students to our in house boutique, Bella Dance Couture. Our staff will professionally fit your child for both shoes and apparel.   Find something cheaper somewhere else.  We will price match!

Dress code requirements will be provided upon enrollment.

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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