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December 05, 2021

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Sumner: Arts for Kids

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

Hendersonville Arts Council
1017 Antebellum Circle, Hendersonville
615-822-0789
After-school art programs occur during the academic year. Camps available in summer. Registration is open.

Mallard Reach Art Studio
127 Mallard Drive, Hendersonville
615-870-7639
Art lessons in drawing, watercolor, acrylics and oil painting for all ages. Registration is ongoing.

Michael’s
Ongoing classes for kids and adults. Enter your zip code on the web site for classes near you. Registration is ongoing.

This Little Light Creative Glass Art
4334 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory
615-925-9323
Groups of up to 10 children ages 6 & older can create glass keepsakes in the studio (great for parties). Individual children’s and teen classes are also available upon request. Registration is ongoing.

Woodland Gallery
126 Powell Drive, Hendersonville
615-348-0060
Pottery classes for ages 6 & older on the potters wheel. Classes include those for homeschoolers, teens, parent/child and classes kids on Saturdays. Registration begins Aug. 15; classes start after Labor Day.

American Academy of Dance
108 Business Court, Hendersonville
615-822-9620
Programs available for ages 3 – 5, 5 – 7 and 8 & older. Younger classes emphasize basics while older groups perform ballet, jazz, tap and hip-hop with lyrical and contemporary teachings. Registration TBA.

CenterStage Performing Arts Academy
250 Hancock St., Gallatin
615-230-9341
Classes in ballet, tap, tumble, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop for elementary ages through adults. Private lessons for voice, instrumental, acting and dance. Registration is ongoing.

The Dancer’s Academy
401 Two Mile Pike, Goodlettsville
615-859-7683
Classes for boys and girls ages 2 & older in ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz, creative movement for preschool age and more. Summer camps available. Registration TBA.

Dance South
135 Edenway Drive, White House
615-672-2787
Classes in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical/modern, and boys only. Tumbling skills classes all ages up to grade 6, including boys tumbling and hip-hop tricks for 7- to 11-year-olds. Registration is open.  

Jump for Joy
247 West Broadway, Gallatin
615-452-3177
Christian-oriented atmosphere and classes for adults, teens and kids in ballroom, mother/daughter, tap, ballet, jazz, pointe, lyrical, hip-hop to combination. Registration is open.

Smartt Steps Dance Studio
225 Molly Walton Drive, Hendersonville
615-824-7400
Musical theatre, hip hop, combo, tap, ballet, lyrical and jazz are available for multiple age groups throughout the year. Registration is open.

Toes of Grace Dance Studio
106 Bluegrass Commons Blvd., Hendersonville
615-945-3548
Weekly classes for girls ages 3 & older in ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop. Mommy and Me classes are available. Registration is open.

Music & Arts’ The Lesson Studio
1050 Glenbrook Way, Ste. 460, Hendersonville
615-264-8686
Private instruction for all ages and abilities on many musical instruments as well as voice lessons. Registration is open.

First Baptist School of Fine Arts
106 Bluegrass Commons Blvd., Hendersonville
615-447-1353
Group lessons offered for art, musical theatre, instruments, and voice with private lessons in piano, guitar, strings and voice. Registration is open; fall semester begins Aug. 7.    

Pamela Piersyn Music Studio
Year-round private lessons available for kids 5 & up in piano, clarinet, saxophone and music theory. Registration is ongoing.

Sumner Music Together
Weekly classes for ages 5 & younger with a parent or guardian covers songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, props and instrumental sessions. “Big Kids” classes for ages 5 – 7 develops musical literary skills. Registration is open; classes begin Aug. 16.

Steve Austin Music
115 Main St., Portland
615-323-0701
Former country/folk singer teaches banjo, guitar, piano, bass guitar, fiddle, drums, bass harmonica, mandolin, voice, ukulele and autoharp.

Actor’s Point Theatre Company
100 God Why Court, Hendersonville
615-431-9620
Acting classes for elementary, middle and high school students in fall and spring, plus a two-week summer musical theatre intensive program. Fall 2017 classes will begin at the end of August (exact date TBA).

CenterStage Performing Arts Academy
250 Hancock St., Gallatin
615-230-9341
Theater instruction and performing opportunities for ages 5 and older. Seven shows available per year plus summer programs. Private acting lessons available, too. Fall session TBA.

Drama Kids
(various locations)
615-822-2457
Educational community drama classes for ages 5 – 11 and an Acting Academy for ages 12 & older. Registration is open; classes follow Sumner County school calendar and begin this month.

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