ACSD is a school where both the serious and recreational dancer can study, enjoy, and develop a love for the art of dance while preparing for life’s challenges in a faith-based environment.
The Tennessee version of The Ann Carroll School of Dance was started in the basement of Ann’s home in 1970 when she and her husband first arrived in Franklin. She later built a studio off of Hillsboro Road in the Grassland community where the school remained for thirty years. The building at this location had been enlarged twice. Ann did most of the teaching for approximately 25 of those years. Then she moved to the Factory in Franklin, where she stayed for six years. Then she needed more room so she built out the studio at our current location. She now has 4 dance rooms in a studio that is 8,000 sq. feet. Ann’s daughter, Julie and daughter-in-law, Laura have become artistic directors at the school. Ann, though, is still very active in the school and is present each day to keep the business running smoothly.
The school is now educating daughters of some of her original students and, in one case, the granddaughter of a former student. The Ann Carroll School of Dance has grown each year since its inception and accommodates its students in a faith-based environment which is responsible for many people in the professional performance and teaching worlds.