Karen Horton School of Dance



Karen Horton School of Dance, located at 3517 Hixson Pike in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has been providing top-notch dance education for over 40 years. The school, opened in 1969, features three studios and offers classes in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, Irish step, hip hop, and pointe. We are DMA certified and classes are available for children as young as 3 and adults as old as 103. Every class has the chance to perform in the annual recital which is held the Saturday after Memorial Day. We hope you'll join us for another wonderful year!

Important Dates and News


April 23, April 30, & May 7
 Picture Days at Studio
May 31
 Dress Rehearsal at Center for Creative Arts
June 3  Recital at Center for Creative Arts
 June 12  Summer Classes Begin
 July 24-28 Dance Camp 9am-4pm daily


February 10, 2017: We have updated our Dance Camp page to include dates for this summer. We hope you'll join us in July!

January 19, 2017: We have just upgraded to a newer version of our website, so please be patient as we work out any kinks or any problems caused by this. Thanks!

October 17, 2016: We are doing two Christmas parades this year. Red Bank is on December 3rd at 11:00 am, and Soddy is on December 4th (time TBD). We have posted sign up sheets in the lobby. For Red Bank, students ages 2-5 can ride in the trailer, and students ages 6 and up will march. For Soddy, we will only have marchers (no one under 6). Students will learn an easy parade routine in class, and we have also uploaded a video here so that parents can help their children practice at home. We could also use some volunteers to help carry our KHSD banner, pull our music, and wrangle kids. We would love to have everyone participate!

October 11, 2016: We are OPEN this week. The studio doesn't have a fall break. Be on the look out for information about performances and parades being mailed out the end of this week.

August 15, 2016: Registration went so well! In fact, we had so many sign up for our Thursday Combined 3 class that we had to mark it full. We still have spots in our Saturday Combined 3, and we're also starting a waiting list in case we have enough interest in another Combined 3 class on a week day. We also added another Combined 1 class to our schedule on Wednesday evenings.

We have also updated all of our forms and other important documents for the 2016-2017 school year. Click on Contact + Forms to download copies of this year's forms.

It's not too late to sign up for fall classes. Give us a call at (423) 875-6720. You can also sign up by email - [email protected]


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*We do not quote prices over the internet. If you would like to know the prices of any of our classes, please call the studio at (423) 875-6720.