Programs

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Youth Programs

Expression City’s Youth Programs offer young creatives elite training in circus arts, dance, music, visual arts, and theatre arts all in one convenient Cool Springs location.  Our programs deliver the finest all-around creative arts experience for your child by providing quality training in a professional and encouraging environment through a wide variety of classes, performance opportunities, and community giving.  Our 40-week Youth Program for ages 3-18 runs from August through the first half of June, culminating with a Grand Showcase in the spring. Classes meet weekly and are held Mondays through Saturdays.  If you need additional information, please contact us via email at info@expressioncity.com. We will be happy to answer any of your questions.

Warmly,
Allison Barberi
Executive Director

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How does a young child benefit from participating in Expression City’s creative arts program?
Researchers have found a strong correlation between childhood involvement in creative arts and measurable success later in life. The New York Center for Arts Education lists these benefits:

  • learns to think creatively
  • learns to observe, describe, analyze and interpret
  • learns to express feelings
  • learns problem-solving skills, critical-thinking skills, and language skills
  • learns to collaborate with other children and adults
  • learns to go beyond just learning a skill to expressing a personal voice
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At Expression City, we provide a wide variety of creative arts classes that allow you to choose those that are a good fit for your child. We value the next generation and strive to instill qualities that will help your child grow and thrive mentally, physically, and emotionally.

Homeschool Performing Arts Academy

Expression City’s Homeschool Performing Arts Academy offers enrichment classes and training in creative writing, dance, music, visual arts, theatre arts and STEAM all in one convenient Cool Springs location.  Our programs deliver the finest all-around creative arts experience for your child by providing quality training in a professional and encouraging environment through a wide variety of classes. Students will walk away with a well-rounded education, more confidence, and the ability to think creatively. Weekly classes run from August through the first half of June.

Classes may be taken individually or combined for a discounted price.

Circus Arts

Nashville Circus Center As an initiative of Expression City, Nashville Circus Center has a mission is to positively impact the lives of children, adults, and local organizations through circus education, outreach, performance opportunities, and elite quality training. The Center will serve as a home for circus professionals, hobbyists, and enthusiasts to come together in a shared space that emphasizes principles of collaboration, creative expression, and community

Music

Expression City’s Music Department provides children and adults focused musical education, training, and performance opportunities. Instructors aim to personalize private lessons to each student’s individual needs and encourage continued practice and performance.

Dance

Expression City’s dance programs for youth and adults offer a variety of recreational and pre-professional classes six days a week, including our Homeschool Performing Arts Academy and afternoon/evening classes. Our core curriculum focuses on ballet, contemporary/lyrical, jazz, tap, modern, acro, and hip hop for ages 5 through adult. We also offer dance for little ones starting at age 3 (please see our Minis section).

Acting

Expression City offers on-camera acting classes for TV and film, along with drama and musical theatre for stage, private acting coaching, and audition taping for youth and adults.

Our teachers are working actors who are knowledgeable in the art and business of acting. We work with students who are new to the business as well as seasoned actors who want to perfect their skills. We specialize in providing safe, non-judgmental coaching and encouragement to work authentically, make mistakes, and learn from honest feedback.

Students who are enrolled in Expression City’s acting program gain improvements in:

• Confidence

• Focus

• Team Work

• Communication

• Public Speaking Skills

Visual Arts

 

FOR AGES 6 – ADULT

FINE ART

ART JOURNALING

DRAWING

CARTOONING

MIXED MEDIA

ZEN DOODLING

LADIES NIGHT OUT

Bunco groups, life-long friends, church groups, etc—come to one of our Mixed Media Group Projects to bond over art. Participants can reserve a spot within one of our scheduled project-specific night and mix and mingle and make new friends, or a group can reserve the night and choose from our assortment of projects.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Want a fun way to celebrate? Come to one of our Mixed Media Birthday Parties. These projects are built to be completed within the allotted time and will touch upon different techniques to create backgrounds, foregrounds, and interest, and will give participants different opportunities to use materials in different ways. Bring a cake, invite your friends, and you have a party ready to go!

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Fitness

Dance Fitness Workouts combine a fun-focused mentality with simple dance steps in a positive and energetic environment.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga Flow from one pose to the next, focusing on breath and movement. Walk away having had a good workout as well as a yoga experience.

Mom’s Morning Out Preschool Classes every Wednesday morning from 9:00 am – 11:30 am. Parents may drop off their 3-5 year old child for fun and educational classes, including Story Theatre, Creative Movement, Mini Musicians and Art.