About Nan’s School of Dance

The objective for our studio is to provide top quality instruction at a competitive price. The objective for our students is to encourage technical proficiency in their area of interest, but more importantly to build self-discipline, poise, and self-esteem. From September through May, we offer quality instruction in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, pointe, hip hop, praise & worship, zumba, pound, drama, preschool and athletic training at all levels. Our studios are equipped with cushioned, floating floors, mirrors, and barres designed specifically for dance. All classes are taught by qualified, adult instructors!

Our History

Every studio has a different personality which develops from the philosophical framework from which they teach.  In a low stress environment we employ family-friendly methods to build confidence in young people through teaching them correct technique first — then like stacking blocks, we keep challenging their bodies and minds to perform steps they never thought possible! All classes are taught by qualified, adult instructors!

Come see a class for yourself!

Nan’s School of Dance began when Nan Holt Smith started teaching 40 students in her hometown of Yadkinville, NC in 1975. She and her husband, Chuck Smith, established the 1st Greensboro studio in 1982. Nan’s oldest daughter, Jennifer Grinwis, grew up in the studio, started teaching after college, and has been director since 2002. Jon & Jennifer Grinwis now own the company. Nan’s School of Dance is a family business of providing a service for other families in our community. We operate our locations in Yadkinville, Greensboro, and Kernersville, North Carolina.

The objective for our studio is to provide top quality instruction at a competitive price. The objective for our students is to encourage technical proficiency in their area of interest, but more importantly to build self-discipline, poise, and self-esteem. From September through May, we offer quality instruction in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, pointe, hip hop, praise & worship, zumba, pound, preschool, and athletic training at all levels. Our studios are equipped with cushioned, floating floors, mirrors, and barres designed specifically for dance and athletics in order to decrease injury.

Giving Back

Here at Nan’s we believe it is important to model good citizenship to our young people.  “Shift the Spotlight Tights” is an original idea started here in 2017.  For every single pair of tights sold throughout the year, Nan’s donates a percentage of the profit to charities, but not just any charities.  We choose local organizations that help families and children specifically.

Our hope continues to be that placing importance on helping others will encourage our students to do more of it on their own.  Character building for life strengthens our communities for future generations.   Deliberate, intentional, noble, and honorable choices are noted and rewarded here.

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