(865) 539-2475

1234 Rocky Hill Rd

Knoxville, TN  37919


Knoxville’s Premier Adult and Children’s Dance Studio


Studio Arts for Dancers - Premier Knoxville Dance Studio for Adult and Children's Dance Classes


SAFD believes year round training for dance is critical for upper level dancers while for our younger dancers, summer is a great time to experiment with different styles of dance and to take project based week long camps


Studio Arts for Dancers of Knoxville, TN was founded in 1990 by its artistic director, Lisa Hall McKee. The purpose of Studio Arts has been to promote the art of dance by providing quality training, creative performance opportunities and artistic enrichment for young dancers, offering a wide variety of dance classes. Studio Arts is known for its devotion to nurturing confidence while developing technical excellence in its young dancers. While Studio Arts primarily works with dancers in Knoxville, Maryville, Farragut and Oak Ridge, we also have a number of adults and children from other surrounding areas, as well, and welcome anyone to our dance studio!

Studio Arts for Dancer’s ballet and modern training program consists of the grade level Pre-Primary (age 3,4,5), Primary (age 6,7), Levels I,II,III,IV,V,VI, Intermediate and Advance. Jazz classes are offered to dancers age 11 and above. All higher levels are given a skill and vocabulary test to further enhance their understanding of the classwork.

Our mission is the encouragement of youth to explore the wonders, challenges, and rewards of dance while developing individual artistry and technical excellence within each child.

Go! Contemporary Dance WorksStudio Arts for dancers is also home to GO! Contemporary Dance Works, a 501(c)3 non-profit composed of 43 students Level V through Advanced currently enrolled at Studio Arts for dancers.  Artistic Director Lisa Hall McKee aims to link athletics and dance and the present them in a venue that elevates enthusiasm for dance in the East Tennessee community.  GO! is known for blending contemporary ballet and modern dance with daring athleticism that appeals to audiences far beyond the devoted dancegoer.