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Sports and Arts Opportunities

by Mary Ann Kelley

Tennessee Arts & Sports Opportunities for Homeschoolers

Homeschool Arts Opportunities in Tennessee

Athens Area Council for the ArtsAthen

The mission of Athens Area Council for the arts is to enrich the quality of life and make a difference for the community by providing opportunities for the expression and appreciation of the arts. They offer affordable, quality programming and opportunities such as: arts classes for all ages, concerts and performances, arts education opportunities, exhibits and art competitions for students and adults, volunteer opportunities, youth leadership opportunities, and a thriving community theatre.

Tenacity Performing ArtsBrentwood

A performing arts studio specializing in dance and musical theatre instruction for ages 18 months to 18 years. Offering an arts enrichment home school program, measuring student progress and advancement through regular assessments. Classes for home school students Monday - Thursday from 8:30am to 12:00pm. Currently offering classes in Baby Ballet Mom and Me (ages 18 months to 2 yrs), Twist and Twirl, Ballet, Jazz, and Tap (3 - 5 yrs), and Ballet and Jazz (both 6 - 12yrs). For home school students the studio offers a first class free option to make sure the class is a good fit for the student. Questions and inquiries? Visit the website or call 615-294-4156.

Music LessonsChattanooga

Insane Rhythm Music Lessons provides professional music lessons in Drums, Guitar, Bass, and Piano. Owner and Instructor started the studio after earning his Bachelors in Music Education from UTC. Call 423-762-0248 for scheduling.

Georgia English Music LessonsFranklin

Offering in-home private and group guitar, voice, ukulele, and bass lessons through the lens of songwriting and album production. Lessons use an original curriculum, "The Triangle Method" which touches on three key angles: (1) repertoire, (2) technique/music theory, (3) songwriting/production. Students participate in annual trips to local recording studios where they professionally record their work, play live performances, and get invited to community events with other music students.

Private Art LessonsFranklin, Thomson Station, Spring Hill, Columbia, Mount Pleasant, Pulaski

Private Art Lessons offered by Julie Webster resident Middle TN artist. Develop your skills quickly with individualized art training. Through lessons designed specifically for your skill level. Classes offered:The fundamentals of drawing, To draw what you see, Shading, and Painting. In-home private instruction is 22.50/forty-five minute lesson, each additional child is $15/forty-five minute lesson. Private instruction at the Pulaski Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in Pulaski, TN for $17.50/forty-five minute lesson. To schedule lessons or for more information, contact Julie at:

Miss Carla's Charm SchoolGoodlettsville

Miss Carla's Charm School instructs Children and Young Adults in Etiquette, Self-Presentation and Audition Skills. Miss Carla is a former franchised talent agent in NYC, actress and judge in the Miss America Pageant system.

The Main Stage Music and Dance StudioLavergne/Springfield

A Music and Dance Studio that offers Homeschool Group and Private Lessons in Stringed Instruments, Voice, Piano, Band, Clogging, Hip Hop, Ballroom, and Square Dance. Specialty offering of Traditional American Music; Bluegrass, Old time jazz, classical, and gospel. Two Locations: 615-793-7777 for Lavergne and 615-382-7749 for Springfield

Ballet On Wheels, Theatre of DanceMemphis

Dance Classes and performances

Green Elephant Arts EnrichmentNashville

Green Elephant Arts Enrichment offers an art and music combo class on Thursday mornings from 10am-12pm at Edgefield Baptist Church in East Nashville.

Nashville, TN Violin LessonsNashville

Violin, fiddle, and music theory lessons in Brentwood, TN. Lauren Conklin received her degree in Music Performance from Belmont University and has 10 years of teaching experience. She loves working with students of all ages and abilities! Contact at or 615-517-5399.

Green Elephant Arts StudioNashville

Green Elephant Arts Studio is a locally-owned children's art studio in Nashville offering many homeschool class options, as well as mommy+me classes, preschool classes, camps, workshops, and birthday parties.

Little Art House, Art ClassesNashville

Little Art House opened on Music Row in August, founded by two sisters who are licensed and experienced art teachers. Intending to support education as well as offer encouragement and confidence in art making for all ages. Currently offering classes for 6 months old through 8th Grades. Available to host classes for a group for specific art mediums and/or high school. Ability to accommodate a group of students interested in taking a challenging and rewarding art class. Please visit or email

Middle Tennessee Arts AcademySmyrna

Middle Tennessee Arts Academy offers homeschool band in North Rutherford County (Smyrna, TN), along with choir, private instruction and other classes in music. All events take place at All Saints Episcopal Church, 1401 Lee Victory Pkwy, Smyrna, TN 37167 on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. For more information and to see a complete list of offerings, please visit

Homeschool Sports Opportunities in Tennessee

Tennis Program for Home Schoolers Clarksville

Kujawa Tennis Academy

Caywood School of Karate Cleveland

Caywood School of Karate offers a special daytime program for homeschooled students. This is an opportunity to learn about Isshinryu Karate, which is focused on self-defense and character building. Classes run in 6 week sessions, with testing once each session. Homeschooled students progress through belt ranks as a regular student does. Call us at (423) 472-5634 for more details.

Next Level Academy Cool Springs/Franklin

The Franklin Fieldhouse Next Level Academy provides children with opportunities to learn the basic fundamentals and mechanics of various sports and other activities. Classes are limited to eight children per program and will be led by experienced professionals who are experts in their respected fields. Programs will be offered Monday through Friday in both the mornings and afternoons, with the classes split into three categories: Amazing Athletes, Next Level Sports, and Next Level One of a Kind. Classes are offered during the fall, winter and spring sessions. Each session is divided into two segments to provide family flexibility in scheduling, and each class runs for 60 minutes and meets once a week. The summer session is broken down into half and full day options.

Gifted Athletes Cordova

Gifted Athletes a Homeschool Physical Education class for students, K-12 in the Mid-South area. Teaching the ABC's of physical education; Agility, Balance and Coordination which enhance brain power, speed, and the ability to perform well in other sports.

Knoxville Home Educators Athletic Association East Tennessee

An athletic program providing opportunities for homeschooled students to play competitive sports. Sport teams compete in basketball, baseball, softball,volleyball and cross country. Other sports teams are in the development stage and could include soccer and football as well as more. Visit the website to learn more.

Dynamics Dance Gymnastics & More Gallatin

A USA Gymnastics School and is a US All Star Federation Cheer and Dance School! We have highly credentialed instructors for Gymnastics, Dance, and Cheerleading...

Memphis FCA Nighthawks Athletics Memphis

The Memphis FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) Nighthawks are a National Championship Homeschool Sports Organization based in Memphis, Tennessee. Sports include competitive Basketball, Soccer and Volleyball Teams for Homeschooled Boys and Girls from 8U thru 18U.

Gifted Athletes Homeschool Athletics Memphis

Homeschool fitness classes. K-12 grade. Teaching warm up drills, jog and power walk, agility, balance, and sport fundamentals. Fun, structured environment.

Middle TN Golden Eagles Homeschool Soccer Team Middle Tennessee

A Christ-centered middle school and high school soccer team for homeschooled young women.

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