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Passport to Dance

Take a look backstage at all the love, sweat, and tears put into our 2016 Recital!

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!


Every other year is trip year

One of the great things about dancing at A.C.S.D is that one year we have an outstanding performance at Tennessee Performing Arts Center and the next year the company dancers get to perform in places like New York, L.A., or Canada for many professionals. These opportunities keep the students excited and ready to work hard to achieve their goal as a dancer.  This year’s trip is to Disney World!  The students will have the opportunity to take class from Disney professionals.  These classes have been specially designed for the Ann Carroll dancers and will include hip hop, ballet, tap, jazz, audition techniques and performance quality.  If you are a company member and want to sign up for the trip, the deadline to put down a deposit is October 1, 2012.  Visit!__blue-sky-events and select items from the drop down box.