601 Race St , Elizabethton TN | 1742 B Edgemont Ave Bristol, TN
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Watts Dance Studio LLC
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Elizabethton (423) 543-3361

Dance in Elizabethton & Bristol, TN

Watts Dance Studio LLC was established in 1952 by Ann Haynes Watts with a comprehensive curriculum and dance training program. WDS was established in Elizabethton, TN and added the Bristol location in 1969. Watts was joined by daughters Chrisann Watts Tull, Carolee Watts Hacker and former student Jaime Lipford in the all adult staff providing dance training.

Today, Watts Dance Studio LLC provides a full curriculum at both locations- Elizabethton and Bristol- providing versatility in performing traditional and contemporary dance forms. WDS provides a nurturing environment for dance students to reach their fullest potential through a wide array of dance experiences.

Led by an accomplished dance faculty, students at Watts Dance Studio LLC learn the discipline and technique that has produced thousands of dancers for multiple generations. WDS is dedicated to the instruction of the dance arts. The understanding of proper body placement and technique, the beauty of dance as an art form, and the excitement of cultural exchange are the guidelines for classes. Performance is another important aspect of dance training – showcasing the dancer's hard work!
Kids Performers with their Costume — Dance Studio Tri-Cities in Bristol, TN, Elizabethon, TN
Faculty of Watts Dance Studio LLC has received extensive dance training in all areas of dance to provide quality instruction in the studio. The teaching staff is comprised of instructors who hold degrees in dance, elementary and special education, as well as teaching experience since 1952. The ultimate responsibility of the teacher is not only to properly instruct dance students, but to instill pride and enjoyment in the arts. There are many reasons to enroll in dance class. The “end” result should always be the same: Dance = Sheer Enjoyment!

Watts Dance Studio LLC is diligent to use age appropriate music that is monitored for language and content. All dancers are able to participate in the Annual Spring Recital. Costumes are affordable as well as age appropriate and recitals give the dancer a chance to show yearly progress and gain confidence and pride though the on stage performance.

In addition to regular weekly classes, WDS provides additional training from master teachers from around the country in workshop formats and weekend experiences.
Watts Dance Studio LLC is home to the Showcase Dancers. The Showcase Dancers are an auditioned group receiving additional dance training and performance opportunities. The Showcase Dancers perform regularly at area events, festivals and parades and have performed on the Carnival Cruise Lines, Premier Cruise Lines and Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom. Community involvement is very important to the directors of the studio and they strive to instill that importance to the dancers. The Showcase Dancers also present an annual Spring show based on a literary classic and participate in the arts in the school programs. The group participates in national workshops providing exposure and dance training from nationally recognized dancers and choreographers.