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



Buckman Dance Intensive

Back by popular demand, Buckman is pleased to offer it’s fourth Summer Dance Intensive featuring some of Memphis’ most celebrated actors, dancers and choreographers.  This four-day program is designed for musical theater students and dancers looking to explore new genres from June 17 to 20, 2019. Classes meet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will offer musical theater choreography with Jordan Nichols, ballet with Travis Bradley, tap with Christi Hall and modern with Noelia Warnette.  Tuition is $150 for students ages eight and up. To register, click hereemail, or call (901) 537-1483.


Ballet Basics for Ages 12 to 18

It’s never too late to learn the fundamentals of dance!  Buckman is pleased to offer Ballet Basics for ages 12 to 18.  Designed for more mature students, the class will cover the essential elements of dance, including ballet positions, technique, verbal commands, terminology and stage presence in a non-competitive atmosphere.  Ballet is the foundation for all choreography and movement. This class is perfect for theater students, dancers from other disciplines and students looking to re-enter the world of ballet after a break. To register, click here or email, or call (901) 537-1483.


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 Private lessons are available throughout the year.


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.


Playhouse on the Squares ASAP!

Buckman is proud to be a part of Playhouse on the Square’s After School Acting Program! The After School Acting Program (ASAP) offers children in grades 3rd-5th acting techniques, improvisation, movement, music and more within a theatrical genre that changes each semester. Classes meet from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays for twelve weeks. All students receive a ticket to a Playhouse Theatre Education production to enrich their experience. Each satellite troupe will perform its piece at the ASAP Festival of Plays on the Playhouse main stage. Call (901) 937-6475 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.


Suzuki Piano with Sandy D'Amato

Memphis Symphony Orchestra Oboist and Education Coordinator Sandy D'Amato offers Suzuki piano lessons. Classes meet Tuesdays. Students age five and up are welcome. Call (901) 272-7873 for more information and to schedule a session.


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