Welcome to the RYDE!

IT'S SHOWTIME! Get ready for the Greatest Show on earth! Come and join the RYDE as we enter into our 6th season of offering character-based dance classes to children and youth in our community!  


RYDE is now 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! 


RYDE into FITNESS with the Royal Youth Dance Ensemble! 

Register online here:

The RYDE Program

  • Year long recreation dance program runs from Aug- May

  • 6-8 week mini sessions: (Fall and Spring)

  • Summer camps/sessions

  • All classes are held at RYDE Dance Studio

  • One-time registration fee; waived for returning students 

  • Monthly tuition rate for 1-class starts at $35/month

  • Sibling discounts 

  • Group rates 

Recitals and Performances

  • Community outreach events/festivals 

  • End-of-the year Spring Recital   

  • Winter Performances

  • Nursing/Retirement Home performances


  • 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

Community Dance Days

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!

RYDE-Afterschool Tutoring Program
  • Academic Enrichment Program

  • Individualized tutoring and homework help

  • Annual registration fee

  • Weekly or monthly tuition

  • Sibling discount

  • Tuition assistance

  • Students in grades K-8

  • Hours: 4:30pm-6:00pm Monday thru Thursday

  • Open during some in-service days and school Holidays

  • Weekly hot meals

  • Daily snacks

Class location:


RYDE Dance Studios

3607 & 3609 Western Avenue

Knoxville, TN 37921

RYDE-Reach classes are held at various youth-serving organizations and recreation centers.

RYDE Academy & RYDE Fitness

3631 Western Avenue

Knoxville, TN 37921

Contact information:


Sherra Robinson, Founder/Executive Director

Donya Walker. Director of Academics

Kristi Harper, Studio Manager

Marianna Wooden, Boutique Manager/Outreach Coordinator


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