Welcome to the RYDE!

 Come and join the RYDE as we enter into our 7th season of offering character-based dance classes to children and youth in our community!  


RYDE is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, whose mission is to provide a creative outlet for youth that builds character, raises self-esteem, boosts confidence, and promotes positive interaction through artistic expression.

This year's journey will continue to focus on mentoring and character development through the art form of dance. We also plan on using the arts and its disciplines to reinforce our mission, which is to build character, boost self-confidence, develop healthy self-images, promote positive friendships--- all while providing children and youth an opportunity to learn dance techniques in a positive, safe environment. This form of creativity acts as a vehicle for their own artistic expression.

RYDE is now offering adult fitness classes to create community, connection, and build overall health and wellness for the whole family!

To make a 100% tax-deductible donation to our organization, click on the "Donate" button below.

Thank you! 

The RYDE Program

  • Dance classes each semester: Fall and Spring

  • 6-10 week mini sessions: (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer)

  • Summer camps and workshops

  • All classes are held at RYDE Dance Studio

  • One-time registration fee; waived for returning students 

  • Sibling discounts 

  • Winter Performance and Spring Recital 

RYDE-ALL Stars Performance Team

  • Community outreach

  • Local events/festivals/parades 

  • End-of-the year Spring Recital   

  • Winter Production

  • More performing opportunities

  • Technique Workshops

  • Team building outreach events


  • After-school Dance Clubs located at schools on-site

  • Community-based partnerships  

  • Home-school Coop Dance program

  • Mother's Day Out/Preschool Dance Program

  • Recreational dance

  • 6-12 week sessions: (Fall, Spring, and Summer)

  • Waived registration fees

  • End-of-session dance showcase


Bring a Favorite Friend (BFF) Week                                    


Bring your buddy or best friend to class with you and enjoy dancing together during our Bring a favorite friend (BFF) weeks in August, October February, and April. This is a great opportunity to let your child try out a class, commitment free!

Donation-based adult fitness classes held on weeknights and weekends, also follow us on our RYDE into Fitness group page on Facebook or click on the tab for more information

Parents' Night Out- select Fridays offering a chance for parents take a break and leave the fun, dinner, and excitement up to us. Click on tab for more information.

RYDE-After care

RYDE-After care

  • Monday thru Friday

  • 3:15pm-6:00pm

  • Meet and make new friends

  • Fun dance games

  • Academic support

  • Movies & board games

  • Arts & Crafts

  • Art projects

  • Special activities

  • Snacks and hot meals

  • Drop-in rate: $15 per child, per day

  • *Must register in advance online under registration

  • Closed on all school breaks, holidays, and in-service days


Class location:


RYDE Dance Studios

3607 & 3609 Western Avenue

Knoxville, TN 37921

RYDE-Outreach is our after-school dance program offering dance clubs at various youth-serving organizations

RYDE- Aftercare is located at 

3607 & 3609 Western Avenue

Knoxville, TN 37921

Contact information:


Sherra Robinson, Founder/Executive Director

Chelsea Patrick, Outreach Assistant/After care Program Coordinator

Becca Jones, Americorp Worker/After care Program Assistant