DANCE AND MUSIC SCHOOL OFFERS CONVENIENCE FOR PARENTS
Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music is celebrating its 17th anniversary in Farragut. School Director Angela Floyd said, “The school expanded to a second location after quickly outgrowing the school’s original West Knoxville location, which opened in 1997.” In August 2008, classes started at the second location, a new 5,000-square-foot building at 6732 Jubilee Center Way off of Callahan Road, next to Jubilee Banquet Facility.
Expanded class choices saves time for busy families. School director Floyd says, “Many of the parents choose the school because, in addition to having excellent teachers and programs, it enables parents to have one child in music lessons while another child is in dance classes.” After a recent expansion, both AFS facilities have five individual music rooms and two extra large dance studios, making it possible for parents to have two, three or even four students in different lessons at the same time.
The schools also offer many morning, evening and weekend classes to accommodate more students in convenient class times. AFS is the only dance studio in East Tennessee ranked in the “Top 50 in the U.S.” by “Dance Teacher” and “Dance Spirit” magazines. In addition to the recreational dance program starting at the age of 2-adults, dance classes are offered in Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Hip Hop. AFS is the home to the Angela Floyd Dance Company which includes the famous Kickline group known in the area as “Knoxville’s answer to the New York City Rockettes.”
The schools music program includes preschool music classes for ages 2-7 and offers private lessons starting at the age of 5 and up in piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, bass, drums, voice lessons, and several other instruments in a variety of musical styles such as pop, jazz, rock, classical and contemporary. New this year AFS is offering a Children’s Choir Class and a Music Therapy Class. The main focus of the staff is helping students obtain the skills they need to enjoy music long after the lessons are over. Floyd says, “The mission of the school is to provide students of all ages with the skills they need to enjoy music and dance for their lifetime.”
And today, two lucky readers will win a buy one, get one free class package from Angela Floyd Schools! You can either purchase the dance package and receive the Music Fun Time package for free or vice-versa.
(Please note that parents will be required to purchase the pink ballet shoes, tan tap shoes, black leotard and pink tights for dance classes. The Music Fun Time program already comes with all the instruments. Must register for classes by September 1st).