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

Buckman Summer Dance Intensive

Join an all-star faculty for this four day musical theater dance intensive, focused on technique and choreography from June 19 to 22, 2017. Students will have the opportunity to take classes from some of Memphis’ most renowned and talented actors, dancers and choreographers. Classes, which run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will be led by Jordan Nichols offering musical theater, Travis Bradley with ballet, Noelia Warnette with modern and Leah-Beth Bolton teaching tap. Tuition is $150 for students ages eight to adult. To register, call (901) 537 1483 or click here.

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 The Little Mermaid. For more information, call (901) 268-9775 or visit 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 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 or visit for tuition and registration information.

Private Voice Lessons and Audition Preparation with Jean Hesselberg

Buckman is happy to offer audition prep and voice instruction with Jean Hesselberg. A classically trained vocalist and diverse actress, she is excited to share her love of song and stage with beginners to advanced vocalists. She has a Masters degree from the Eastman School of Music and has been in over 30 productions. She offers audition readiness, including monologue and song preparation. Lessons are 30 or 60 minutes and can be scheduled on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for students ages eight to adult. Call (901) 634-0403 for more information and to schedule an appointment.

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, email or like us at