The ACSD Companies represent the most dedicated and gifted students at each level that our school has to offer.
The ACSD Companies are comprised of students invited by the teachers through audition in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, and Voice to represent the school at concerts, conventions, competitions and our travels across the United States and beyond. Extra classes in those subjects and other training classes are taken by all company members each week. As ambassadors of ACSD, Companies are governed by strict rules and obligations which benefit them and the school.
The Company students receive their technical work in their regular classes and their performance skills in their Company classes. An active Company Parents’ Club helps to support the students in certain opportunities which the teachers decide are important to their training.
Auditions for our upcoming season are on May 6th, 2017 at our Harpeth Studio. Please call the studio at (615)790-6468 for further information.
Summer is approaching which means fun times at ACSD! We will once again be offering several options for summer training. Our pre-school camp will be offered for three weeks this year July 10th-13th, July 17th-20th and July 24th-27th. This camp will offer classes in ballet, jazz, hip hop, tumbling and musical theater. 2 year old dancers will dance for one hour a day Monday-Thursday and 3, 4, and 5 year old dancers will have a two hour session with a ten minute break (we will provide a snack). Dancers can choose to do one, two or three weeks. Each week will offer something new! Our performing arts camp for kindergarten and up will be offered July 10th-28th and will include a wide variety of styles (ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, acro, vocal performance, musical theater, scenes and monologues and more!). This is a full day camp from 9:00 A.M- 4:00 P.M. Before and after care are available for an additional charge. This year ACSD is proud to announce a Musical Theater camp which will focus on Broadway style singing, dancing and acting. This is a two week camp that will take place June 19th- 30th and will end with a performance for family and friends. Click on the links below to get registration forms. Registration can be mailed or dropped off at Ann Carroll School of Dance, 1121 Harpeth Industrial Court, Suite 500, Franklin, TN 37064 Please call the studio at (615)790-6468 for more information.
Congratulations to Lucy Barnes, Mackenzie McLean and Natalia Knight for being recognized as standout students at at the Nuvo Convention in Atlanta. Congratulations are also in order for Hailey Hornby who was nominated as a “Breakout Artist” and was invited to dance her way down the red carpet! All students received scholarships for other dance events. Thank you, dancers for representing ACSD so beautifully.
Here is the link to the Ann Carroll School of Dance online store to purchase shoes and dance wear. Not all styles are available through this link but many are! You can purchase shoes for performances and/or other fun dance clothes to wear to class!
Take a look backstage at all the love, sweat, and tears put into our 2016 Recital!
Broadway Connection brings the excitement of Broadway to ACSD. In the past Ann Carroll School of Dance has had workshops with Memphis, Wicked, Lion King, Mary Poppins and Anything Goes. This past year Broadway Connection brought us Chicago and Pippin. Look for details on this season’s line up which includes Dirty Dancing, Beauty and the Beast, Mama Mia and Cinderella! Sign up at the front desk to save your spot!
This summer our company dancers had the opportunity to go on a dance trip to New York City. The dancers took classes at Broadway Dance Center and Alvin Ailey. They learned choreography from Matilda and Aladdin from Broadway cast members, took Horton technique, West African dance, hip hop, tap and contemporary. The dancers saw two Broadway shows, visited the 911 Memorial, shopped in China Town and toured Times Square. It was the trip of a lifetime. A special thank you to Thomas Tours for organizing such an amazing adventure for us!
Our pre-school campers were amazing this summer! The 3,4 and 5 year olds took ballet, tap, musical theater, hip hop and gymnastics! Our 2 year olds took ballet and tumbling and are now ready to enter into their dance classes in the fall. We can’t wait to see you all!
Are you or your child interested in taking a dance class? Come and take a free trial class with no obligation at Ann Carroll School of Dance. We offer classes in many styles including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, acro and hip hop. We also offer pre-school classes for ages 2 through 5 in ballet/tap and hip hop/tumbling. Call our secretary Ms. Diana today and ask about class times and availability. We would love to have you become a member of our dance family. (615)790-6468
This year’s recital features dances inspired by some of the books we love including Harry Potter, Little Women, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Hunger Games and many more. Our recital is held every other year at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Jackson Hall in downtown Nashville. The recital will be held June 20th and June 21st. The show is open to everyone. No tickets are necessary.