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

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


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.


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, and hip hop for ages 6 through adult.


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










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.


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!