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Ann Carroll School of Dance

Broadway Connection Workshops

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!

Broadway Connection Chicago WorkshopBroadway Connection Pippin Workshop


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!

Dancing at Alvin Ailey in NYC.

Dancing at Alvin Ailey in NYC.

Pre-School Camp 2015

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!

Pre-school Camp 2015


Come take a Free Trial Class at ACSD

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

From Page to Stage-Recital 2014


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.

Musical Theater Groups Perform at Senior Living Centers

1474651_10202725565843935_1947851228_nA.C.S.D’s musical theater groups performed at several senior living centers this past week including a very special performance for our founder, Ms. Ann Carroll.  Many thanks to director Jeanne McCollum for showing our young students how important the gift of song and dance is and that sharing your talent is the reason for all the hard work.

The Rockettes at ACSD!

The Rockettes Visit ACSDAnn Carroll School of Dance was recently visited by two Radio City Rockettes at our Jamison Station location. The dancers took a master class during which they learned a routine from the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.  The routine was complete with the Rockette signature steps including their famous kick lines! After the class, the dancers had the opportunity to ask questions about the life of a Rockette.   A huge thank you to Gaylord Opryland Resort for making this amazing experience happen.

Ann Carroll School of Dance At Disney World

Ann Carroll School of Dance dancers performed with Goofy on our recent trip to Disney!

Ann Carroll School of Dance dancers performed with Goofy on our recent trip to Disney!

On our recent trip to Disney World, the Ann Carroll Dancers had the opportunity to take classes through the Disney Performing Arts program.  The dancers took ballet, tap, jazz, audition techniques and a special workshop called “Disney Magic”.  The girls learned what it takes to be a professional dancer at Disney World and on Broadway.  The big finale was a performance with special guest- Goofy!


2013-2014 Schedule

Our 2013-2014 schedule is complete and we are now taking registrations for the upcoming year.  We ask that you please be patient with us as we get the schedule updated on the website.  If you would like to receive a copy of next year’s schedule or a registration form please call the studio at (615)790-6468 or email us at [email protected].com.

A.C.S.D Hosts a Lion King Workshop

Two performers from Disney’s The Lion King will be at our Jamison Station location on May 18th to teach  master musical theater dance classes.  The classes are made possible by Broadway Connection, a New York based company whose mission is to bring Broadway to dance studios across the country.  There will be class for ages 6-11 and one for ages 12-18.  There will be an hour and a half class followed by a half hour question and answer session (parents are invited!).  Students must sign up in advance as space is limited.  The fee is $25.00 per student. Don’t miss this opportunity to dance with Broadway professionals!