Registration is open for ’24-’25 Dance YearSummer Camps & Classes as well.

About Nan’s School of Dance

Sharing the Love of Dance Since 1975

Family Tradition of Teaching Dance

Nan’s School of Dance began in 1975 when Nan Holt Smith started teaching 40 students in her hometown of Yadkinville, NC. She and her husband, Chuck Smith, established the first Greensboro studio in 1982. Nan’s oldest daughter, Jennifer Grinwis, has been director of the Greensboro and Yadkinville studios since 2002.

Our Director, Hillary White

Hillary White, Nan’s youngest daughter, grew up in the studio where she started her dance training. She, and her husband Matt, have owned and operated the Raleigh location of Nan’s School of Dance since 2012. She’s thrilled to be able to share her rich dance history with her students.

Our Goal For Every Dance Student

The objective for our studio is to provide top-quality instruction at a competitive price. The goal for our students is to encourage technical proficiency in their favorite form of dance, but more importantly, to build self-discipline, poise, and greater self-esteem.

Our Classes and Studios

From August through May, we offer instruction in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Acro, and Pre-Dance, at all levels from professionally-trained adult teachers. Our studios are fully equipped with cushioned, floating floors, mirrors, and barres designed specifically for dance. Nan’s School of Dance is a family business with a tradition of providing a service for families in our community.

Choose from a Variety of Classes

We offer classes for all ages and skill levels using only kid-friendly music.

Meet Our Staff

Discover how fun dance can be — we offer classes for all ages and skill levels using only kid-friendly music.

Emily Gentry

Dance Instructor

Christine Masci

Dance Instructor

Lindsay Winthrop

Dance Instructor

Caitlin Rigsbee

Dance Instructor

Megan O’Neill

Front Desk Assistant

Alexis Caramico

Dance Instructor

Katherine Troutman

Dance Instructor

Fiona Schrager

Dance Instructor

Laura Miller

Dance Instructor

Hillary White

Owner & Head Instructor

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