Physical Arts

Acrobatics & Tumbling

Acrobatic and tumbling classes are available for beginner and advanced tumblers 5 years of age or older. Classes are based on teaching solid fundamentals which condition safe habits and learning techniques. Improvement is built on basic progressions emphasizing technique, building strength, coordination, flexibility, self-esteem, and confidence.  

Classes are taught by Todd Gangwish owner of the Cheerleader Training Center, Inc. Each student will have to contact and meet with the instructor to determine which class is appropriate for him/her.

Call Todd at 581-0322 for more information or to schedule an appointment to determine ability level.

Session:                  Continuous
Class Schedule:     Monday or Wednesday
                                 Beginners, 3:30 p.m.
                                 Intermediate, 4:30 p.m.
                                 Advanced, 5:30 p.m.
Resident Fee:         $15/Class Paid Monthly to Todd Gangwish
Non-Resident Fee: $20/Class Paid Monthly to Todd Gangwish
Instructor:               Todd Gangwish, 901-581-0322     


Clogging is a true American Heritage dance that was created by the different nationalities that settled in the United States. Steps were traded at barn raisings, church socials, weddings and wakes. Come enjoy fun, fellowship and exercise all rolled into one. Instructor Marie Lovelace is a member of the National CLOG Staff and has been teaching clogging for over 20 years. She is also leader of the family oriented dance group, the Riverboat Cloggers, which performs in exhibition and competitive shows in Memphis and the Mid-South area.                

                Starts September 13
Class Schedule:    Thursday, continuous
                            Beginners (ages 4-12): 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
                            Beginners (ages 12+):  6:45 pm – 7:30pm
                                Intermediate: 7:35 pm – 9:00 pm
Resident Fee:          $25/month
Non-Resident Fee:  $30/month

Clogging Young at Heart

This class is for Senior Adults only. For more information call 385-5593.

Session:              Starts September 11
Class Schedule:    Tuesday, continuous
                            Beginners: 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
                            Basic/Intermediate: 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Fee:                      $15/month 
Instructor:              Marie Lovelace

Memphis Kendo Club

Kendo is the Art of Japanese fencing.  For more information, email Rogers Gossett at or  Ages 12 to adult.

Session:                  Continuous
Class Schedule:      Monday & Wednesday, 
Time:                        7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fee:                          $25/Month
Instructor:               Sensei, Harry Dach


Aikido is one of the most contemporary of the traditional martial arts. It differs from other martial arts in that practitioners (Aikidoka) strive to defend themselves and others without causing injury to their attackers.  The basic movements of Aikido are circular, or more precisely, spiral in nature; generally attacks are linear.  The practitioner of Aikido seeks to harmonize or blend with the linear attack and convert it into a spherical motion.

Schedule:                 Monday & Wednesday, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
                                  Saturdays, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Resident:                  $30/month
Non-Resident:          $35/month
Instructor:               Robert Kores

Belly Dancing with Jasmine

Start out a novice, end up a Goddess!  A variety of belly dance styles will be offered in this class series teaching basic belly dance technique and choreography.  The classes are for everyone, regardless of age, weight, or dance ability.  Jasmine, loves sharing the confidence and grace inherent in this art form, will take you step by step, into the mysterious, enchanting world of ancient Middle Eastern dances.  Join us for a fun way to exercise.  Open to ages 12 an up.  For more information call (901) 604-6455 or visit:   

Session III:      October 23 – November 27
Session IV:      December 4 – December 18*
Schedule:        Tuesday, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Resident:         $75 (6 week session)
Non-Resident: $80 (6 week session)
*Short session $37.50; contact instructor if unable to start the first date of a session.


Learn how to twirl a baton from the Tennessee Twirlers highly acclaimed instructors.  You will learn one baton, two batons, flag baton, strut, parade and dance twirl.  These classes will participate in shopping center shows and parades.  
We are a program offering college scholarships and educational tours to our students.

Session I:                August 29 – November 28
Session II:               December 5 – March 6
Schedule:                Wednesdays (Beginners at 5:30pm; all other levels at 6:30pm) 
Resident:                 $120/siblings/ $55
Non-Resident:         $125/siblings/ $60
Instructor:                Tennessee Twirlers

Tennis Lessons

Come learn the fabulous game of tennis with Gary Pittman.  Gary has been coaching and teaching tennis for 35 years.  All lessons will be held at Municipal Park 

Session III:     October 8 - 29
Session IV:     November 5 - 26
Session V: December 3 - 17

Lessons are held on Mondays:

Beginners 9 & under: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Juniors 10 & up:         6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Adults:                         7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Resident Fees:            $80
Non-Resident Fees:    $85
Instructor:                   Gary Pittman, USPTA certified


The Acting Craft (Ages 8 - 16)

In this class, children will hone acting skills by delving into improvisation, basic character development, scene study, audition techniques, and use of space. This class is designed for the new and experienced! **Space is limited to a maximum of 15 students.

Session:            January 25 - March 29, 2019 
Schedule:          Fridays, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Resident:           $180
Non-Resident:   $185
Instructor:          Megan Marcellini

Megan Marcellini earned her Masters from Northern Michigan University and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance from the University of Memphis. She has worked with multiple Mid-South performing arts organizations, including Playhouse on the Square, Theatre Memphis, John Roberts Powers, Germantown Arts Alliance, Germantown Community Theatre, and the Crittenden Arts Council. In addition to extensive acting and directing credits, she has been a theatre instructor for almost twenty years. She loves training and inspiring future performing artists and has a special heart for children's theatre.

Updated 10-30-2018