Welcome to the Vanderbilt Dance Program


The Vanderbilt Dance Program provides a curriculum of dance classes in all areas and levels of expertise. We offer classes in Ballet, Contemporary Modern, Hip-Hop, Pointe, Tai Chi and Tap.  Instructors are extremely experienced and encourage students to reach their highest potential. Each class presents opportunities for students to enjoy the physical benefits of dance education as well as artistic, intellectual, and creative growth. We also host master classes, workshops and residencies with local and national dance professionals.

Each semester for 12 weeks, we offer dance classes of all styles and levels. Registration is open to Vanderbilt students and alumni, faculty/staff, and Nashville community dancers 18 years of age and older.  The dance studios are located off the north lobby of Vanderbilt’s Memorial Gym The program offers live accompaniment with excellent musicians for some modern and ballet classes.

Mission Statement:
The Vanderbilt Dance Program promotes education, artistic development, cultural enrichment, and intellectual growth in the field of dance for the Vanderbilt University and Nashville communities. Through professional instruction the program also develops and fosters opportunities in the performing arts for creative exchange, social enhancement and physical well-being.  Prospective Vanderbilt University students please note:  Vanderbilt Dance Program offers the highest quality of instruction possible and is a co-curricular program rather than a minor or major academic department.

For assistance please contact david.f.heustess@vanderbilt.edu or phone 615-343-0491