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December 04, 2021

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Williamson: Arts for Kids

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

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.

 

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