The Art Attic of Franklin 117 3rd Ave. N., Franklin 615-945-3542 Art studio of local artist Shannon Haas. Parties, private painting events are available by appointment and availability. Craft Love 107 Confederate Drive, Franklin 615-447-8510 The DIY crafting center has a “Little Hammers” class for kids ages 6-16 and also has “Family Day” and “Kids Day.” Ongoing registration. Expression City 1724 A General George Patton Brentwood • 615-678-4739 Fine art, art journaling, drawing, cartooning, mixed media, zen doodling, photography and more are offered for private or group classes for ages 6 and up. Registration is open now. Firstlight Arts Academy 1710 General George Patton Drive, Ste. 108, Brentwood 615-678-6745 Classes for ages 4 and older include foundations, cartooning, advanced art and more. Registration is open now. Michael’s Ongoing classes for kids and adults. Enter your zip code on the website for classes near you. O’More College of Design 423 S. Margin St., Franklin Every summer the college offers a Summer Studio of art classes for kids in grades 1 - 12 led by professional artists. Williamson County Parks and Recreation Offers a variety of art classes for kids in summer and fall. Registration for fall is happening now. Wine and Design 101 Holiday Court, Franklin 615-224-8082 Offers “Art Buzz Kids” on Saturday mornings $25. Ann Carroll School of Dance 1121 Harpeth Industrial Court, Franklin 615-790-6468 Ballet, jazz, hip hop, and more in the arts. Classes vary weekly. Registration is currently open. Brentwood Baptist Worship & Arts Academy 7777 Concord Road, Brentwood 615-324-6285 Ballet and worship/dance classes run for 14 weeks in the fall at Brentwood and Spring Hill campuses. Registration deadline is Aug. 6. Champion Ballroom Center 206 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin 615-771-0809 Ballroom classes for ages 8 - 18. Registration is ongoing. The Children’s Ballet Theatre 5075 Main St., Ste C3, Spring Hill 931-398-0148 Classical ballet focus with other classes in modern, Broadway jazz, tap more. Registration is open. Dancer’s Edge 5024 Thoroughbred Lane, Brentwood 615-377-0272 Classes offered for ages pre-K through 12th grade include ballet, tap, jazz, tumbling, hip hop and more. Registration ongoing. DC Dance Factory 1850-E General George Patton Drive, Franklin 615-377-7955 Classes in hip hop, jazz, lyrical, ballet and tumbling for girls and boys. A competitive dance company is by audition. Company competes in 3-4 regional and one national competition each year. Registration is currently open. Elite Dance and Fitness 7177 Nolensville Road, Ste. B1, Nolensville 615-776-4202 Ranked in the top three of dance studios by readers of this magazine for four years. Ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, musical theatre and acrobatics for ages 2 years - adult. Registering now. Expression City 1724-A General George Pattton, Franklin 615-678-4739 Dance available in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop for all levels. Registration now open. Franklin School of Performing Arts 415 Duke Drive, Ste. 370, Franklin 615-628-8444 Level by level dance classes for all ages beginng at age 2.Beginning at Level 9, the school uses the American Ballet Theatre curriculum. Company dancers through audition only. Fellowship School of Dance 1210 Franklin Road, Brentwood 615-277-9434 An extension of Fellowship Bible Church, classes include ballet, creative movement, hip hop, jazz, tap, special needs and more. Register now for classes beginning Aug. 14. Grassland Dance Academy 1111 Battlewood St., Franklin 615-790-7660 Offers a variety of dance classes for all ages including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, prodance and more. Classes begin Aug.14. The Hargest Academy of Performing Arts 216 Noah Drive, Ste. 110, Franklin 615-486-4272 Weekly dance classes for ages 3 and older, progressing to levels. Company dance by audition only. Registering now for classes starting Aug. 14. HisTown Dance Studio 121 Seaboard Lane, Franklin 615-331-0786 A variety of dance in a Christian setting. Classes and workshops throughout the year. Registration is currently open. Nashville Ballet 500 Wilson Pike Circle, Ste. 119, Brentwood 615-661-0460 The Brentwood campus of the Nashville Ballet offers spring, summer and fall. Classes available in creative movement, boys club, pre-ballet and more. Fall session begins August 14. Registering now. Music City Dance 1746 General George Patton Drive, Ste. 105, Brentwood 615-915-1047 Dance lessons for ages 4 & older in ballet, jazz, hip hop, tumbling, pom and lyrical as well as a Princess Ballerina Class for ages 2 - 6. They also have a One Team One Goal Special Dancer Team where one child with special needs is paired up with a typically developing child. Roots Academy 216 Seaboard Lane, Ste. A, Franklin 615-804-1177 Dance for all ages including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and hip hop. Shining Starz Dance Studio 1715 Columbia Ave., Franklin 615-465-6404 Dance workshops, intensives, classes and camps for kids of all ages. Registration ongoing. Southern Academy of Irish Dance 1710 General George Patton Drive, Ste. 107, Brentwood 615-495-1718 Irish folk and traditional dance classes. Register now for fall. Williamson County Parks and Recreation Offers a variety of art classes for kids in summer and fall at different rec centers. Registration for fall is happening now. Act Too Players 1113 Murfreesboro Road, Ste. 119, Franklin 615-294 0667 Offers vocal classes. Registration is open, classes start in Sept. Franklin Brentwood Arts Academy 210 Gothic Court, Ste. 200, Franklin 615-599-1757 Private voice, piano, guitar, drum, mandolin, ukulele and violin lessons and group singing lessons — all for ages 4 & older. Performance workshops each week and showcases each month. Grandstaff Music School 1912 Columbia Ave., Ste. C, Franklin 615-300-5927 Private instruction for kids in electric, acoustic and bass guitar. Drums and percussion, voice, piano, violin, viola and mandolin. Jan Williams School of Music & Theatre 500 Wilson Pike Circle, Ste. 104, Brentwood 615-371-8086 Early music, private lessons, group lessons and Centre Stage Productions of musicals for kids. Music & Arts’ The Lesson Studio 539 Cool Springs Blvd., Ste. 115, Franklin 615-771-3113 Private instruction for all ages and abilities on many musical instruments as well as voice lessons. Ongoing registration. Nolensville Guitar Academy Southpointe Community Church 7227 Haley Industrial Blvd., Nolensville 615-319-2596 After-school classes in guitar. Classes are for ages 7 up to high school seniors and based on experience level and skill. Roots Academy 216 Seaboard Lane, Ste. A, Franklin 615-804-1177 Private lessons available for eight different instruments for ages 6 and older. Registration is open. School of Rock Franklin 615 Bakers Bridge Ave., Ste. 100, Franklin 615-221-9700 Lessons in guitar, bass, piano, drums and voice with an emphasis on rock band live performance. A “Little Wings” program for preschoolers is available. Registration is open. Shuffs Music & Piano Showroom 127 Second Ave., N., Franklin 615-261-8888 Lessons in a wide variety of instruments in addition to voice, songwriting and more. Registration ongoing. Sound Start Early Childhood Music 605 Wilson Pike, Brentwood 615-777-9314 Singing, dancing, movement and instrumental play for infants through 4 years old with a caregiver. Classes registering now. — also available at — Church of the City (828 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin) Sky Studios 330 Franklin Road, Ste. 276B, Brentwood Private lessons in more than 12 different instruments in addition to voice, live performance opportunities, songwriting and recording help. The Actor’s School 128 Holiday Court, Ste. 128, Franklin 615-500-7661 Classes for children, teens and adults. Primarily an ongoing course for ages 8 - 12 in Film and TV acting. Act Too Players 1113 Murfreesboro Road, Ste. 119, Franklin 615-294 0667 Offers a variety of acting and other classes related to theater arts: acting, scene work, dance, voice and teen improv. Registration is open, classes start in Sept. Bravo Creative Arts Center 2227 Hillsboro Road, Franklin Youth theater organization produces several shows a year through an 8 - 10 week rehearsal period. Classes also available. Watch the website for upcoming registrations. Christian Youth Theatre (CYT) Christ Community Church 1215 Hillsboro Road, Franklin 615-887-4449 CYT offers classes over the course of three sessions during the school year (fall, winter and spring) for ages 4 & older in drama, voice, dance and specialty classes that vary per session. Register now for fall classes, which begin Aug. 15. Expression City 1724-A General George Patton Drive, Brentwood 615-678-4739 Private lessons in guitar, piano, drums, voice, violin, and more are offered along with group lessons for guitar and voice for everyone 3 and up. Other minis classes for children 3-6 are also available along with birthday parties and ladies nights out. Registration is open now. Franklin Brentwood Arts Academy 210 Gothic Court, Ste. 200, Franklin 615-599-1757 Private voice and acting lessons as well as group singing and acting lessons — all for ages 4 & older. Performance workshops each week and showcases each month. Off the Square Theatre Company A student-run theater company made up of high school kids, many in the same home school group. Setting the Stage Performing Arts Studio 1710 General George Patton Drive, Ste. 107, Brentwood 615-348-7877 Performing arts studio and educational entertainment company. Classes registering now. The Star Bright Players Sponsored by Williamson County Parks and Recreation, Star Bright produces two full-scale productions a year and will hold open auditions for the next production in September. Towne Centre Theatre 136 Frierson St., Brentwood 615-221-1174 Community theater with opportunities for kids. Theater arts summer camps.