Calendar of Events; Week of August 7th – August 12th

NATIONAL DANCE CLUBS WEEK OF EVENTS

Monday, 8.7:

Preliminary Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm in our Murfreesboro and Brentwoood studios

Advanced Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm in our Murfreesboro and Brentwood studios

Bronze Elements Class with Kristin begins at 7:00pm in our Belle Meade studio


Tuesday, 8.8:

Social Ease Class begins at 7:00pm in all studios

Style & Technique Class begins at 7:00pm in our Murfreesboro and Brentwood studios

 

Wednesday, 8.9:  

Showtime Elements Class begins at 11:00am in our Brentwood studio
International Bronze Class begins at 11:00am in our Murfreesboro studio
Stretch and Strength Class with Rachel begins at 11:00am in our Belle Meade studio

International Bronze Class begins at 12:00pm in our Brentwood studio

Intermediate Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm in our Murfreesboro and Brentwood studios

Bronze and Above Class with Bryanna begins at 8:00pm in our Belle Meade studio

 

 

Thursday, 8.10:

It is, once again, the MOST important night of the week! GUEST NIGHT!!! Now is the time to share what you love with those you love.

As a thank you from your staff, each guest will earn you points towards FABULOUS gifts!! Please see your instructor about sponsorship.
Be all you can be by helping someone else be all that they can be through dance.

Newcomer Class begins at 7:00pm in all studios
Guest Night Party begins at 8:00pm in all studios

 

Friday, 8.11:

Hey, Yogi! Pack up your dancin’ shoes and your favorite picnic basket and join your NDC family for the ultimate picnic party! Food, dancing, and friendship! What more could you want in an evening?!

Group Classes begin at 7:00pm
Open Dancing begins at 8:00pm

 

 

Saturday, 8.12:

Ballroom Cardio Class begins at 11:00am in our Brentwood and Murfreesboro studios

Ladies Group Class with Elizabeth begins at 11:00am in our Belle Meade studio

 

The Saturday Night Dance Party will be held in our Brentwood studio!
Brentwood Studio
5714 Edmondson Pike
Nashville, TN  37211

Group Class begins at 7:00pm
Open Dancing begins at 8:00pm



 

Contact and Location Information:

NDC Murfreesboro:   (615) 849-1155
710 Memorial Blvd. Suite 122
Murfreesboro, TN  37129

NDC Brentwood:   (615) 277-1155
5714 Edmondson Pike
Nashville, TN  37211

NDC Belle Meade:  (615) 352-1155
5133 Harding Pike
Suite A12
Nashville, TN  37205

NDC Franklin:  (615) 861-1142
209 S Royal Oaks Blvd
Suite 124
Franklin, TN 37064

~photo credits to Donna Duda, Caroline Brown-Rutland, and Stephen Marino~

Calendar of Events; Week of July 31st – August 5th

NATIONAL DANCE CLUBS WEEK OF EVENTS

Monday, 7.31:

Preliminary Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm in our Murfreesboro and Brentwoood studios

Advanced Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm in our Murfreesboro and Brentwood studios

Bronze Elements Class with Kristin begins at 7:00pm in our Belle Meade studio


Tuesday, 8.1:

Social Ease Class begins at 7:00pm in all studios

Style & Technique Class begins at 7:00pm in our Murfreesboro and Brentwood studios


It’s time to dance into a brave new world with Destination Unknown!

Keep an eye out for more information!

 

Wednesday, 8.2:  

Showtime Elements Class begins at 11:00am in our Brentwood studio
International Bronze Class begins at 11:00am in our Murfreesboro studio
Stretch and Strength Class with Rachel begins at 11:00am in our Belle Meade studio

International Bronze Class begins at 12:00pm in our Brentwood studio

Intermediate Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm in our Murfreesboro and Brentwood studios

Bronze and Above Class with Bryanna begins at 8:00pm in our Belle Meade studio

 

Thursday, 8.3:

It is, once again, the MOST important night of the week! GUEST NIGHT!!! Now is the time to share what you love with those you love.

As a thank you from your staff, each guest will earn you points towards FABULOUS gifts!!
Be all you can be by helping someone else be all that they can be.

Newcomer Class begins at 7:00pm in all studios
Guest Night Party begins at 8:00pm in all studios

Friday, 8.4:

ALL STUDIOS WILL BE IN OUR BRENTWOOD LOCATION FOR SHOWCASE AUDITIONS!!!
5714 Edmondson Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

Group Class begins at 7:00pm
Party begins at 8:00pm

 

Saturday, 8.5:

ALL STUDIOS WILL BE IN OUR BRENTWOOD LOCATION FOR SHOWCASE AUDITIONS!!!
5714 Edmondson Pike
Nashville, TN 37211


 

 

 

 

 

Contact and Location Information:

NDC Murfreesboro:   (615) 849-1155
710 Memorial Blvd. Suite 122
Murfreesboro, TN  37129

NDC Brentwood:   (615) 277-1155
5714 Edmondson Pike
Nashville, TN  37211

NDC Belle Meade:  (615) 352-1155
5133 Harding Pike
Suite A12
Nashville, TN  37205

~photo credits to Caroline Brown-Rutland, Donna Duda and Stephen Marino~

Get to know the coaches of NDC; Gary Pierce


A former U. S. Ballroom Champion, Mr. Pierce co-founded and performed with the American Ballroom Theatre Company, New York City. For over ten years he served as resident choreographer for the company. He has performed all over the world and as a guest artist in festivals and special arts events for television and stage.

Televison Directing and Choreographing
2004 – Legends of Dance Awards, “A Tribute to June Allyson” , Director, Choreographer -Palm Beach
2000 – World Dance (International Competitive Event) , Director – Target Center, Minneapolis
1999 – World Dance (International Competitive Event) , Director – Target Center, Minneapolis
1995 – PBS – Shall We Dance – Producer, Director, Palm Beach
1993 – CBS – Kennedy Center Honors , Tribute to Ginger Rogers, Choreographer, Washington, DC
1991 – WGBH – That’s Dancing, (Guest Artists, Juliet Prouse and Bobby Short), Choreographer, Boston
1990 – WGBH – Salute to American Musical Theater – Evening at the Pops, Choreographer, Boston
1988 – WGBH – Evening at the Pops – A Tribute to Fred Astaire , Choreographer, Filmed in New York City
1988 – PBS – Salute to Performing Arts, Choreographer, Chicago
1988 – PBS – Happy New Year PBS, with Rosemary Clooney and Mel Torme, Choreographer, Baltimore
1985 – WGBH – Masterpiece Theatre “The Citadel”, Dance Shorts, Choreographer, Boston

As a choreographer Mr. Pierce has created over three hundred shows, revues and industrials. Artistically his work has been acclaimed by the New York Times, The Village Voice, The New York Post as well as many other publications. He seeks to crystallize the essence of ballroom dancing by exploring its passionate, volatile, playful and joyous moods through theatrical dance story-telling. The dance companies he has choreographed for are:

The American Ballroom Theatre
Manhattan Festival Ballet
New York Ballroom Company
Rhymek modern dance
Le Trocaderos de Monte Carlo
Ballroom Theatre Nashville
Humphrey Dance Ensemble
Beyond Ballroom Dance Company
Brigham Young Dance Company
New York Knicks Cheerleaders
Verb Ballets Cleveland
Take the Floor Touring

Mr Pierce has assisted and choreographed with award winning choreographer Geoffrey Holder, Graciela Daniele, Patricia Birch, and Marge Champion for the musical theater.

Calendar of Events; Week of July 8th – July 15th

NATIONAL DANCE CLUBS WEEK OF EVENTS

Dance of the Week


Tuesday, 7.11:

Social Ease Class begins at 7:00pm in all studios

Style & Technique Class begins at 7:00pm in our Murfreesboro and Brentwood studios

 

DESTINATION UNKNOWN:

Dance bravely into the unknown! Dance the path less traveled!

Join your studio at their respective locations at 8:15pm!

*The Murfreesboro studio will be going to Wall Street Bar and Grille:
121 N. Maple St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130


*The Brentwood and Belle Meade studios will be in Piranha’s Bar & Grill:
174 3rd Ave N.
Nashville, TN  37201

 

Wednesday, 7.12:  

Showtime Elements Class begins at 11:00am in our Brentwood studio
International Bronze Class begins at 11:00am in our Murfreesboro studio
Stretch and Strength Class with Rachel begins at 11:00am in our Belle Meade studio

International Bronze Class begins at 12:00pm in our Brentwood studio

Intermediate Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm in our Murfreesboro and Brentwood studios

Bronze and Above Class with Bryanna begins at 8:00pm in our Belle Meade studio

 

The incomparable Gary Pierce will be in the Murfreesboro studio, providing a wealth of ballroom dance knowledge and one-on-one coachings.
(Please speak with your instructor to reserve your time)

A former U. S. Ballroom Champion, Mr. Pierce co-founded and performed with the American Ballroom Theatre Company, New York City. For over ten years he served as resident choreographer for the company. He has performed all over the world and as a guest artist in festivals and special arts events for television and stage.

 

Thursday, 7.13:

It is, once again, the MOST important night of the week! GUEST NIGHT!!! Now is the time to share what you love with those you love.

Newcomer Class begins at 7:00pm in all studios
Guest Night Party begins at 8:00pm in all studios

Friday, 7.14:

The truly unequaled Tommy DiTommaso will be in the Murfreesboro studio, imparting pearls of dance wisdom to our students and coaching both students and teachers!
(Please speak with your instructor to reserve your time)

Tommy DiTommaso began ballroom dancing at the age of 11, and trained under Mr. Larry Silvers and Melanie Dale.  As an amateur, he won the U.S. Junior Latin Championships in 1990 & 1991. In addition, he won the U.S. Latin Junior Pro Am Championships and placed fourth in the amateur Grand Championships in 1991. Tommy started dancing professionally in the fall of 1999 in the American Rhythm category. Together, he and his partner won many Rising Star Championships across the Country and were finalists in the U.S. Rising Star Championships in American Rhythm. Now he and his wife are the force behind five competitions and promote good quality competitions for all levels of competitors. Along with  running competitions, he continues to teach, coach and judge across the United States.

 

Hero or Villain? Which side calls to you? This Friday, don a costume of your choosing and be prepared for (IN)JUSTICE! Good, good. Let the live music and rhythm flow through you.


Hero                  or               Villain?


Dark side             or          Light side?

Group Classes begin at 7:00pm in all studios
Friday Night Party begins at 8:00pm in all studios

 

 

Saturday, 7.15:

Sweat the stress of your week away with our Ballroom Cardio class!

Ballroom Cardio Class begins at 11:00am in our Brentwood and Murfreesboro studios

Ladies Group Class with Elizabeth begins at 11:00am in our Belle Meade studio

*****There is no Saturday Night party this week.*****

 

 

 

 

Contact and Location Information:

 

NDC Murfreesboro:   (615) 849-1155
710 Memorial Blvd. Suite 122
Murfreesboro, TN  37129

NDC Brentwood:   (615) 277-1155
5714 Edmondson Pike
Nashville, TN  37211

NDC Belle Meade:  (615) 352-1155
5133 Harding Pike
Suite A12
Nashville, TN  37205

 

 

NDC (all studios) :
Landing Page – nationaldanceclubs.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/nationaldanceclubs.ndc/
Twitter – @NDC_ballroom
Instagram – national_dance_clubs

NDC Murfreesboro:
https://www.facebook.com/Nationaldanceclubsofmurfreesboro/

NDC Brentwood:
https://www.facebook.com/nationaldanceclubsbrentwood/

NDC Belle Meade:
https://www.facebook.com/BelleMeadeNDC/

~Photo credits to Christa Bacon-Madanchi, Donna Duda, Carolina Brown-Rutland, Stephen Marino.~

Did You Know?

There are multiple sites on which you can follow your favorite ballroom dance studios; Get updates about upcoming events, group classes, and our weekly calendar of events, just to name a few! You can even message us with any questions or concerns that you might have!

 

Check us out:

On Instagram: national_dance_clubs

On Twitter: @NDC_Ballroom

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/nationaldanceclubs

Calendar of Events; Week of June 5th – June 9th

*Classes and Parties are available at each studio location, unless otherwise specified.

Dance of the Week:

 

 

Monday, 6.5

 

 

*Preliminary Bronze Group Class begins at 7:00pm
*Advanced Bronze Group Class begins at 7:00 pm

**Bronze Elements Group Class with Kristin begins at 7:00pm

*Available at our Murfreesboro, Franklin and Brentwood Studios
** Available at our Belle Meade Studio

Tuesday, 6.6

Social Ease Class begins at 7:00pm
Style & Technique Class begins at 7:00pm

*Latin Class begins at 7pm
ONLY available in our Franklin studio location!


Destination Unknown:

Dance bravely into the unknown, beginning at 8:15pm!
**Please speak with the front desk of YOUR studio for specific locale information!

Wednesday, 6.7

*Showtime Elements Class begins at 11:00am
*International Bronze Class begins at 12:00pm
*Intermediate Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm

**Stretch and Strength with Rachel begins at 11am
** Bronze and above Group Class with Staz begins at 8:00pm

*Available at our Murfreesboro, Franklin and Brentwood Studios
** Available at our Belle Meade Studio

Thursday, 6.8

The benefits of dancing are incomparable to any other activity. Tonight is the night to share this amazing gift with those in your life.
The greatest gift is to bring a guest.

Newcomer Class begins at 7:00pm
Guest Night Party begins at 8:00pm

Friday, 6.9

 

Don’t dance out of your glass slippers at our Once Upon a Time spring fling party! This evening will prove to be your happily ever after.
Group classes begin at 7:00pm
Open dancing begins at 8:00pm
 Upcoming Shows/Events:

 

Photo Credits: Donna Duda, Caroline Brown Rutland.

Calendar of Events; May 20th – May 26th

*Classes and Parties are available at each studio location, unless otherwise specified.

Dance of the Week:

Saturday, 5.20

Leave the stress of the week on the floor. Come and sweat it out!

*Latin Cardio class begins at 10am and will end at 12pm.

 

Saturday Night Dance Party!!
The Saturday Karaoke party will be held in our Franklin location:
209 S Royal Oaks Blvd Suite 124
Franklin, TN  37064

Group Class begins at 6:30pm
Party begins at 7:30pm

*Saturday morning group classes currently not available at our Franklin studio 

Monday, 5.22

 

Preliminary Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm
*Advanced Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm

*Advanced Bronze Group Class not available in our Franklin studio

 

Tuesday, 5.23

Social Ease Class begins at 7:00pm
Style & Technique Class begins at 7:00pm

*Latin Class begins at 7pm
ONLY available in our Franklin studio location!

 

 

Wednesday, 5.24

Showtime Elements Class begins at 11:00am
International Bronze Class begins at 12:00pm
Intermediate Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm

Thursday, 5.25

The benefits of dancing are incomparable to any other activity. Tonight is the night to share this amazing gift with those in your life.
The greatest gift is to bring a guest.

Newcomer Class begins at 7:00pm
Guest Night Party begins at 8:00pm

Friday, 5.26

Join us as we celebrate being a part of the Land of the Free, and give thanks to the Brave that have made it so. The Chessmen will provide the music as we remember those who have courageously served our country!

Group Classes begin at 7:00pm
Friday Night Party begins at 8:00pm

 

 

Upcoming Shows:

Spring Production and Southern Heat Challenge
Premiering June 2nd ~ June 3rd
The Factory at Franklin
230 Franklin Rd 
Franklin, TN  37064

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credits: Donna Duda, Caroline Brown Rutland.

Calendar of Events; Week of May 13th – May 19th

*Classes and Parties are available at each studio location, unless otherwise specified.

Dance of the Week:

Saturday, 5.13

Leave the stress of the week on the floor. Come and sweat it out!

*Latin Cardio class begins at 10am and will end at 12pm.

 

Saturday Night Dance Party!!
The Saturday Night Stripes and Polka Dots party will be held in our Murfreesboro location:
710 Memorial Blvd. Suite 122
Murfreesboro, TN  37129

Group Class begins at 6:30pm
Party begins at 7:30pm

*Saturday morning group classes currently not available at our Franklin studio 

Monday, 5.15:

Gary Pierce will be in our Murfreesboro studio, providing coachings from 10am – 7pm!

Preliminary Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm
*Advanced Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm

*Advanced Bronze Group Class not available in our Franklin studio

 

Tuesday, 5.16:

Social Ease Class begins at 7:00pm
Style & Technique Class begins at 7:00pm

*Latin Class begins at 7pm
ONLY available in our Franklin studio location!

 

Destination Unknown:
Join us at Jonathan’s Grille in Murfreesboro for a night on the town, beginning at 8pm.

Jonathan’s Grille
2911 Medical Center Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Wednesday, 5.17:  

Showtime Elements Class begins at 11:00am
International Bronze Class begins at 12:00pm
Intermediate Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm

Thursday, 5.18:

JT Thomas will be in our Murfreesboro studio, gracing us with her innumerable talents, from 10am – 7pm!

 

The benefits of dancing are incomparable to any other activity. Tonight is the night to share this amazing gift with those in your life.
The greatest gift is to bring a guest.

Newcomer Class begins at 7:00pm
Guest Night Party begins at 8:00pm

Friday, 5.19:

Join the James Patton Band for the hottest party in all of the galaxy! Be sure to wear your favorite sci-fi gear and hop the nearest rocket to our Friday Night Science Fiction party!

 

Blue Moon over futuristic City

Group Classes begin at 7:00pm
Friday Night Party begins at 8:00pm

 

 

Upcoming Shows:

Spring Production and Southern Heat Challenge
Premiering June 2nd ~ June 3rd
The Factory at Franklin
230 Franklin Rd 
Franklin, TN  37064

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credits: Donna Duda, Caroline Brown Rutland.

Calendar of Events; Week of May 6th – May 12th

*Classes and Parties are available at each studio location, unless otherwise specified.

Dance of the Week:

Saturday, 5.6

Sweat your way into that summer body!

*Latin Cardio class begins at 10am and will end at 12pm.

 

Saturday Night Dance Party!!
The Saturday Night party will be held in our Brentwood location:
5714 Edmondson Pike
Nashville, TN  37211

Group Class begins at 7:00pm
Party begins at 8:00pm

*Saturday morning group classes currently not available at our Franklin studio 

Monday, 5.8:

Preliminary Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm
*Advanced Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm

*Advanced Bronze Group Class not available in our Franklin studio

 

Tuesday, 5.9:

Social Ease Class begins at 7:00pm
Style & Technique Class begins at 7:00pm

 

 

Wednesday, 5.10:  

Showtime Elements Class begins at 11:00am
International Bronze Class begins at 12:00pm
Intermediate Bronze Class begins at 7:00pm

Thursday, 5.11:

The benefits of dancing are incomparable to any other activity. Tonight is the night to share this amazing gift with those in your life.

 

Newcomer Class begins at 7:00pm
Guest Night Party begins at 8:00pm

Friday, 5.12:

Put on your shades, Daddy-O’s! Get ready to shake it, Dolls! It’s time for a Beach Party, with the 805 Jive band!

The party will be held in our Brentwood studio location:
5714 Edmondson Pike
Nashville, TN  37211

Both the Franklin and Murfreesboro locations will be closing at 7pm, Friday evening.

Group Classes begin at 7:00pm
Friday Night Party begins at 8:00pm

 

**SPECIAL COACHINGS!! Tuesday and Wednesday****

Shane and Shannon Jensen, the famed ballroom championship duo, will be providing coachings! Shannon will be in Brentwood on Tuesday, May 9th and in Franklin on Wednesday, May 10th. Shane will be in Murfreesboro on Wednesday, May 10th.

Shane is originally from Sandy, UT and trained as a high level competitive gymnast from age 6 until he began ballroom dance at the age of 13. He trained in all styles of ballroom dance as an amateur winning several national amateur titles including becoming a National Amateur Youth Latin finalist, as well as 2 time National Amateur Cabaret Vice Champion. Shane later attended Brigham Young University where he received a degree in Spanish and completed a minor in Ballroom Dance.

As a child, Shannon dedicated a lot of time performing to promote heart health as part of an acrobatic jump rope team for the American Heart Association. She later began dancing in a beginning ballroom dance class at her junior high school also at the age of 13 and fell in love with the art after her first day. She achieved a high level of success quickly as an amateur including becoming a 2 time National Amateur Cabaret Vice Champion, and tying for 1st in the National Amateur Pre-Championship Latin at the age of 17. She also attended Brigham Young University where she graduated with a degree in Dance.

Shane and Shannon Jensen are part of the new generation of American ballroom dancers who have created a unique partnership that has quickly won them prominence throughout the United States and Europe. Upon turning professional in 2012, they immediately won their first National Professional title and have since risen to the top of all styles they compete in. 

 Among the successes they’ve had in their professional competitive career, they have also been featured performers on many public television programs such as America’s Got Talent, NBC’s “The Today Show”, the PBS Special “The America’s Ballroom Challenge”, and ASN’s “The Dance League”.

 Shane and Shannon met at Brigham Young University where they were members of the World renowned BYU Ballroom Dance Company. While completing their education they were part of the 2010 winning Blackpool Amateur Latin Formation team and had the opportunity to perform and compete all over the world including Scotland, England, Thailand, and Vietnam.

 Throughout their time as Professionals, they have enjoyed great success. Their accomplishments include: 

  • Current United States National Professional Cabaret Champions

  • World Professional Cabaret Champions

  • Two Time United States National Theater Arts Champions

  • Current United States National American Rhythm Finalists

  • Two Time Ohio Star Ball Open Professional Rhythm Finalists

  • United States National Rising Star Professional Rhythm Champions

  • Three Time and Undefeated Ohio Star Ball Professional Cabaret Champions

  • Four Time Invitational Cabaret top finalists at the British Open Championships in Blackpool, England

 

Upcoming Shows:

Spring Production and Southern Heat Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credits: Donna Duda, Caroline Brown Rutland.