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Rutherford: Arts for Kids

Open the world of arts for kids with classes in Rutherford County. Check out what the area has to offer in art, dance, music and theater.

Bradley Academy
511 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro
An arts integrated school with grades K – 6 that offers creative writing, drama, instrumental music, theater, visual arts and vocal music coupled with an academic program. Open enrollment.

Carpe Artista Academy
101 Front St., Smyrna
Lessons in drawing, painting, sculpting and photography for kids of all ages. Ages 5 & older can take drama and more. Instrument lessons for ages 5 & older. Registration is ongoing.

Cultural Arts Murfreesboro
Ages 5 & older can participate in after-school art programs, homeschool creativity classes, group guitar lessons, group piano lessons, private voice lessons and more. Lessons take place at different locations. Registration is ongoing.

Discovery Center at Murfree Spring
502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro
All ages can enjoy supervised art activities during Crafternoon on Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. No registration needed.

Faithful Strokes
122 N. Spring St., Murfreesboro
After-school art lessons for kids in grades K – 6, homeschool art classes for kids in grades K – 8, Mommy and Me classes and more. Registration is ongoing.

Golden House Studio
Private and group lessons for all ages on new concepts relating to art, principles of design and masterworks. Registration is ongoing.

JoAnn Fabric
1923 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro
Sewing, crocheting and craft classes for kids ages 5 & older. Registration is ongoing.

2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro
Kids art/craft classes for ages 3 & older. Registration is ongoing.

Moxie Art Supply
302 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro
Classes for young artists of all levels lead by professional artists and art educators take place in summer. Registration TBA.

Murfreesboro Art League
at Cannonsburgh Village
312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro
Classes available in many disciplines for artists of all levels. Registration TBA.

Painting with a Twist
2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Ste. 430, Murfreesboro
Painting classes for ages 7 & older where no experience is necessary. They provide the supplies, too.

Thurman Francis Arts Academy
221 Todd Lane, Smyrna
A magnet school for the arts that serves grades K – 8 for students in northern Rutherford County. Open enrollment.

Starry Night Studio
1450 Sam Davis Road, Ste. 145, Smyrna
Art enrichment programs for kids with an emphasis on visual art. Registration is ongoing.

615 House of Dance
1135 Rock Springs Road, Smyrna
Breakdancing classes for kids of all experience levels. Registration is open.

Barfield School of Dance
2298 Barfield Road, Murfreesboro
Classes for all ages include Kindermusik, creative dance, tap, ballet, jazz and Irish step dance, hip hop, pointe and modern. Registration is open.

Boombox Dance Studio
121 Old Nashville Hwy., La Vergne
Ballet, tap, tumbling, jazz, hip hop and contemporary for ages 3 – 18. Registration is open.

The Dance Academy
117 S. Academy St., Murfreesboro
Ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and pointe for ages 2 & older. Registration opens Aug. 6.

Dance Classics
1178 Park Ave., Murfreesboro
Classes for ages 3 & older include ballet, Broadway, hip hop, jazz, tap and more. Registration is open.

Dance for His Majesty Academy of Dance
571 S. Lowry St., Smyrna
Classes for preschoolers and older in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary modern and hip hop. Registration is open.

The Dancer’s School
2159 N. Thompson Lane, C5-7, Murfreesboro
Three fully equipped studios host classes for ages 3 & older including princess ballet, ballet/tap, hippy hop, beginner tap, modern improv, modern tech/improv, hip hop, contemporary, pointe, cheer dance, lyrical and more. Registration is open.

Dance with Stacey
1450 Hazelwood Drive, Smyrna
Classes for ages 2 and older include ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, tumbling, hip hop and contemporary. Voice, keyboarding and guitar lessons are available for school-age children, too. Registration is open.

Dance Star Dancers
2395 New Salem Hwy., Ste. F, Murfreesboro
Classes for ages 18 months & older include twinkle tots, tiny tutus, taps and tumbles, hippity hop, Jr. combo, intermediate, senior, hip hop, rock stars, acrobatic arts, pom, elite company and private to semi-private dance lessons. Registration is open.

Dance Works
2261 N.W. Broad St., Murfreesboro
Classes for ages 18 months & older include ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical dance, hip hop and pilates. Registration is open.

F.A.D. (Fitness. Arts. Dance.)
3032 S. Church St., Murfreesboro
Ballet technique, ballet and Broadway, fairy tale dance, leaps and turns and tap for ages 3 & older. Monologue acting and audition technique workshops for ages 10 & older. Classes run Aug. – May. Registration is open.

204 Jefferson Pike, Smyrna
Dance lessons for ages 3 and older in tap, ballet, lyrical​, hip-hop, clogging and more. Registration is open.

National Dance Clubs
710 Memorial Blvd., #122, Murfreesboro
Intro to ballroom packages available for ages 4 & older. Registration is open.

SoZo Dance Academy
1431 Battleground Drive, Murfreesboro
Tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, pointe for all ages.  Registration is open.

Spotlite Dance Studio
4075 Luke Ct., Murfreesboro
Classes for ages 2 & older include ballet, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, tumbling. Registration is open.

Barfield School of Dance
Please see listing under “Dance.”

Carpe Artista Academy
Please see listing under “Art.”

Cultural Arts Murfreesboro
Please see listing under “Art.”

Dance with Stacey
Please see listing under “Dance.”

Jonathan Fletcher Music
144 N Lowry St., Smyrna
Lessons numerous instruments for all ages and skill levels. Summer camps. Registration is open.

Murfreesboro Academy of Music
211 Uptown Sq., Murfreesboro
Curriculum for students of all skill levels includes an emphasis on specialized technique development, music theory, ear training, composition and performance.

Music & Arts’ The Lesson Studio
536 N Thompson Lane, Ste. G, Murfreesboro
Private instruction for all ages and abilities on many musical instruments as well as voice lessons. Registration is open.

Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities, Inc. (YEAH!)
held at various locations in Murfreesboro
Charitable youth arts organization offers Rock Block, where students ages 10 – 17 learn to play music through collaborative experience. Registration is open; classes begin in Sept.

Carpe Artista Academy
Please see listing under “Art.”

Center for the Arts’ Center Stage Academy
110 W. College St., Murfreesboro
Eight-week sessions offered all year long for ages 8 & older. Students are a part of the cast and experience being in a live production. Registration is open; next session begins in Sept.

F.A.D. (Fitness. Arts. Dance.)
Please see listing under “Dance.”

Perform Murfreesboro
at Patterson Park Community Center
521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro
Members ages 6 – 17 can audition for plays or participate in programs including costuming, intermediate acting and more. Registration is ongoing.

Springhouse Theatre’s Salt Shaker Drama Camps
14119 Old Nashville Hwy., Smyrna • 615-852-8499
Summer, for grades 1 – 12. Registration TBA.




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