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National Champions, 25 consecutive years!

Nashville Dance Center Competition Dancers have been National Champions for 25 consecutive years! Our regional and national award winning dance companies hold these titles from the best competitions in the United States today, including: Applause Talent, Show Stoppers, Star Systems, Star Power, Hall of Fame Dance Challenge, StarQuest, Legacy Dance Champions, Platinum Dance, International Dance Challenge, On Tour Dance Challenge, DanceXplosion, Masquerade Dance, NexStar and Show Biz Talent to name a few.

Our Artistic Director, Leah Tomlinson Harwell, has won over 80 choreography awards on both the regional and national level and is the creative force in our company’s competition success and works with all of our choreographers and teachers who are award winning on both regional and nationals levels as well.

The Nashville Dance Center company program is dedicated to training our students to accomplish a higher level of dance achievement and to further their performing arts experience.

Selected by audition only, company members and their families make a financial and time commitment to their dance training. Inside the studio, the company trains multiple days a week focusing heavily on ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary and hip hop, receiving the best instruction by the most qualified teachers that Nashville has to offer.

Outside the studio, members participate in regional and national dance competitions, attend workshops, dance conventions and take master classes from the best teachers and choreographers in the dance industry today. The company also performs locally in numerous activities and events for the Nashville community.


Nearly 100% of our alumni have gone on to further their dance careers and have been awarded scholarships by colleges

They include: University of Tennessee, University of Virginia, University of Miami of Ohio, Emerson College, Boston University, Eckerd University, University of Florida, Vanderbilt University, Samford University, Western Kentucky, and MTSU to name a few.


If you are interested in auditioning for one of our award winning companies, please email, call or come by the studio for more detailed information.


NEW 2020-2021 NDC Competition Companies

Senior Company

Teen Company

Junior Company

Mini Company

May 21, 2019

Competition Season

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July 4, 2018

2018 Starquest National Champions!!!

    Nashville Dance Center competition dancers competed in 2018 World Finals at StarQuest International Dance Competition June 18th – 22nd in Galveston Texas.   We were the highest scoring elite studio winning “The Studio Excellence Award”,  winner of the Junior Read More

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April 23, 2018

NDC competition dancers win at Talent on Parade Regional Dance Competition April 12-15!

Congratulations to our dancers and their teams for winning The Technique Award, Teen Production, Teen and Junior Line, Senior, junior Large Group, Teen, Junior and Petite  small groups, trios plus category cups, scholarships and top 5 runner ups in every Read More

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