Discovery & Artistry


Making Moves

Chattanooga Ballet offers Making Moves classes at Boys and Girls Club of Chattanooga, Bethlehem Center and Chambliss Center for Children. These classes act as introductions to the world of ballet and are specifically constructed to provide focus, health and artistic exploration. These classes are tools used to dismantle the long prevalent view that ballet is for the “privileged” and to show how incredible artists can, do and will come from anywhere. These classes, and the initiatives surrounding them, are at the heart of how we are best when we are serving.

Making Moves on Stage will be April 25th at CCS Theatre
Monday, Chambliss Center for Children
Tuesday, Boys and Girls Club of Chattanooga, East Lake location
Wednesday, Boys and Girls Club of Chattanooga, Highland Park location
Thursday, Bethlehem Center
Friday, Boys and Girls Club of Chattanooga, Montessori School
Community enrichment

Relevé Fund

In ballet, relevé means to rise. The Relevé Fund is a tuition assistance program that provides support for Chattanooga Ballet families that express a financial barrier to continuing their dance education. The fund also supports community-based programs and tours to rural communities, bringing dance to where it is not.

These dollars are a critical component of Chattanooga Ballet’s efforts to address diversity and inclusion in ballet education and to help provide access for more audiences. If you would like to apply to receive this annual support, the deadline is two weeks after each semester begins. Information from past teachers is gathered and attendance history is taken into consideration. The form can be found here.

If you would like to contribute to this fund, and be a part of how CHA Ballet serves, please indicate that on your donation, which can be mailed to the address below.

The Relevé Fund is generously supported by Title Sponsor, Tennessee Valley Authority.  
Chattanooga Ballet
Attn: Relevé Fund
817-B N Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Community enrichment

Nutcracker School Performances

Full Productions for School Groups - Grades K-12

Over 3,000 children a year witness the enchantment of CHA Ballet through student matinee performances. Scores and scores of buses will drop the children off in front of the Memorial Auditorium for an exciting and educational field trip. Once they enter the theatre and the lights go down, they are transported into an enchanted world.

Children experience a full performance and experience the magic of a quality theatre production. Throughout the years, children have been mesmerized by reduced priced student performances of The Nutcracker through the generosity of our sponsors which allows Chattanooga Ballet to present these productions at a minimal cost to the schools. These arts experiences are designed to enhance learning in the classroom. Teachers have access to educational support materials and curriculum that has been designed according to state education standards and is focused on teaching students about the creative process. Countless studies have shown that arts instruction, as well as integrating the arts into all subjects, strengthens a student’s academic ability. Every year ArtsBuild offers Hamilton County School 2nd Graders an Imagine! experience with the Chattanooga Ballet's annual production of The Nutcracker. Thanks to the support of ArtsBuild donors, we are able to provide Hamilton County 2nd graders tickets at no cost to the schools or the students.

Contact us ( for more information or call (423) 265-0617.
community ENRICHMENT

Ballet in the Park

Ballet in the Park is a free public celebration of dance that showcases all that CHA Ballet offers the community! From the professional company, to how we train in the art of ballet and inspire our youngest students, this event will be fun for everyone. There will be children's crafts and activities, a public ballet class for all ages, and performances by the professional company, the School Ensemble, and the Making Moves program, providing a glimpse into how CHA Ballet serves wherever it goes!

May 4, 2024
4pm at Coolidge Park