News & Events

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]

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!

ACSD Performs at Pumpkin Fest

The Ann Carroll dancers shared the limelight with Columbia State’s Commercial Entertainment department at Franklin’s Pumpkin Fest.

Baby, You’re a Firework!


Broadway Connection Instructor Sean McKnight at ACSD

Master tap class with Broadway Connection instructor Sean McKnight

ACSD welcomed Sean McKnight a Broadway Connection instructor who is touring with “Anything Goes”The girls learned choreography from the show’s 8 minute tap number!  The dancers will be have the opportunity  to see the show at Tennessee Performing Arts Center and meet back up with Sean after the show.



Bright Lights, Big City

This year’s recital theme is Bright Lights, Big City.  The recital will be held at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in downtown Nashville Friday June 22 at 7:00 P.M and Saturday June 23 at 10:00 A.M and 7:00 P.M.  Mandatory rehearsals will be Thursday June 21.  No tickets are necessary, all are welcome!  The Parents Club will be taking orders for recital flowers soon, please watch for order forms.

“Memphis” Cast Member and Broadway Connection instructor, Jody Reynard at ACSD

Jody Reynard taught a master jazz class at ACSD this weekend in the style of Memphis, the musical.  The dancers took an hour and a half class and then were treated to a question and answer session about being a Broadway performer.  Jody is an instructor with Broadway Connection, a company that brings Broadway performers to dance studios to teach master classes and helps students experience a little taste of The Great White Way!  Check on their Facebook page for a photo of Isabelle Meffe who was chosen as the Broadway Bound student from Ann Carroll School of Dance.  The girls are excited to be attending Memphis this weekend at TPAC and seeing Jody’s performance.  In March a performer from the musical Mary Poppins will be teaching a triple threat workshop to our younger students. If you are interested there is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.

ACSD Wins Entertainment Award

Ann Carroll School of Dance won the 2011-2012 Entertainment Award at Dancemakers dance competition for “Up”. Congratulations to the girls for all their hard work!  Congratulations also to “I Hate Boys” and “What’s a Girl Got to Do” for winning first in their category.


Brad Taylor Choreographs for Platinum Company

Hip Hop choreographer, Brad Taylor flew in from California to choreograph a competition dance for the platinum company in September.  The girls worked for 8 hours straight learning a dance to Rolling in the Deep.  After rehearsal Brad offered his advice on becoming a working professional in the entertainment industry.