Classes

Buckman is committed to offering the greater community as many opportunities to experience the arts as possible. Join one of these exciting classes.



Tap with Kathy Caradine

Buckman is thrilled to welcome veteran tap teacher and choreographer Kathy Caradine to the conservatory. Kathy has been teaching tap and choreographing around the city for more than 45 years and is widely regarded as one of the best in the business. Classes will meet Fridays from January 19 to May 4, 2018 in the dance studio (no class February 16, March 9, 16 or 30). Tuition is $180 for the semester. Students must be ages eight to 18. Intermediate tappers will meet at 3:45 p.m and must have working knowledge of shuffles, flaps, Maxi Ford, drawbacks and basic time step. Beginners meet at 4:45 p.m. Please wear tap shoes and comfortable clothes for dance. Click here to register.

Private Piano and Vocal Lessons with Diane Carden

Celebrated music instructor, Diane Carden, offers private lessons in vocal technique, traditional piano and music theory. Classes meet for an hour on Mondays and Thursdays. Students age six and up are welcome. Call (901) 240-1081 for more information and to schedule a session.

Roudnev Youth Ballet

Under the direction of former Bolshoi Ballet soloist, Dmitri Roudnev, Buckman's resident performance company and school, Roudnev Youth Ballet, offers Russian classical training featuring small classes and personal attention. Instruction is available for ages two to adults, with auditions held throughout the year for dancers age twelve and up. All students perform in the annual Nutcracker and spring production of Coppelia. For more information, call (901) 310-2736 or visit www.roudnevyouthballet.com. Private lessons are available throughout the year.

Playhouse on the Squares ASAP!

Buckman is proud to be a part of Playhouse on the Square’s ASAP! The After School Acting Program offers children age seven to twelve acting techniques, improvisation, movement and music within a theatrical genre that changes each semester. Classes meet from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for twelve weeks. All students receive a ticket to a Playhouse production to enrich their experience. Each satellite troop will perform its piece at the ASAP’s Festival of Plays on the Playhouse main stage. Call (901) 728-5631 or email carly@playhouseonthesquare.org for more information and to register.

Belly Dance with Jasmine

Start as a novice, become a goddess! Beginners to seasoned veterans will enjoy belly dancing with Jasmine, one of the city’s most celebrated instructors. Classes will focus on building strength, ability and knowledge of the moves found in Middle Eastern and North African dance styles. The benefits of belly dance include weight loss, muscle toning, flexibility, stress reduction and feminine empowerment. Classes meet on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Call (901) 604-6455, email dancewithjasmine@yahoo.com or visit www.dancewithjasmine.com for tuition and registration information.

Karsilama Tribal Belly Dance

Karsilama Tribal Belly Dance invites you to explore a world of cultural and American fusion dance with classes in Tribal Fusion and American Tribal Style (ATS) Belly Dance. Classes meet on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and offer introductory belly dance, multi-level technique, improvisation, choreography, prop-work and more. All levels, from beginner to advanced student, are welcome and will enjoy the benefits of the Karsilama dance series. These fun, low-impact classes encourage a positive body image, increase endurance, strength and balance and require no special skill or background. For more information visit KarsilamaDance.com, email info@karsilamadance.com or like us at facebook.com/karsilamabd.