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

  • We offer recreation 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 

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

  • Sibling discounts 

  • Group rates 


  • Community outreach events/festivals 

  • End-of-the year Spring Recital   

  • Performance opportunities

  • Technique Workshops

  • Dance competitions


  • 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!


Performing Arts & Enrichment Program
Hours: 3:15pm-6:00pm Monday thru Friday​

RYDE-Afterschool follows Knox County Schools Academic calendar

However, we will open for selected Holiday and School breaks.

Monday thru Thursday Schedule:

  • Arrival: 3:15

  • Snack: 3:15-3:30

  • Homework help/Tutoring: 3:30-4:15

  • ​Art, Music, and Dance classes (rotation every 9 weeks)Monday thru Thursday 4:15-5:00

  • Special Areas/Free time/Character Education: 5:00-5:30

  • Dinner: 5:15-5:30

  • Clean-up/Dismissal: 5:30-6:00

Fun Friday Schedule:

  • Arrival: 3:15​

  • Snack: 3:15-3:30

  • Games/Special Areas: 3:30-4:30

  • ​Movies/Special Areas: 4:30-5:30

  • Concessions: 5:30-5:45

  • Clean-up/Dismissal: 5:45-6:00


Annual registration fee:

$25 for 1 child
$15 each additional child


Daily: $13 for 1 child; $21 for two children; $30 for three​ children
Weekly: $55 for 1 child; $80 for two children; $135 for three children
Monthly: $185 for 1 child; $300 for two children; $520 for three children


School holidays/breaks:

$30 per day, per child. (during school year)

All programs offer:

Sibling discounts
Target students in grades K-6

Class location:


RYDE Dance Studios

3607 & 3609 Western Avenue

Knoxville, TN 37921

RYDE-Reach dance classes are held at various  youth-serving organizations

RYDE-Afterschool is located at 

3607 & 3609 Western Avenue

Knoxville, TN 37921

Contact information:


Sherra Robinson, Founder/Executive Director

Kristi Harper, Studio Manager

Afterschool Workers:

Calia Battle 

Nikki Cates

Becca Jones


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