Great first week!

We had a great first week at the studio!  Looking forward to an awesome semester!


Registration time is here!!!

We are currently taking registrations for all classes online.  Please check out the links on the Registration Info tab.  We will also be at the studio August 12-14th from 4-6pm.  So excited for the new semester to begin!

Passport to Adventure

Passport to Adventure

JULY 6-10, 2015

Cannon Arts Dance Studio 

119 W. Main St

Woodbury, TN


Summer is the time to have with dance by trying new things, while improving dance technique! Cannon Arts Dance is offering a week-long program to meet your summer dance needs.  Classes will meet daily and will include the following Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Tumbling plus some fun surprises. 


Director Martha Edmonson. Tumbling instructor: James Bessant.

9-10 am Ages 3-5 $75

10-11 am Ages 6-8 - $75

11-1 pm Ages 9-11 - $100



This year we are offering a summer intensive for older dancers including: 

Rebecca Poole - Ballet

Amy Huffines - Contemporary 

Elizabeth Ormand - Jazz

4:30 - 8:30 Teen: $150


TO REGISTER CALL (615) 563-9122, EMAIL OR TEXT (615) 785-9763.

Camp participants receive a discount at Fall registration August 12-14!

Cannon Arts Dance Studio Spring 2015


All dancers are involved in both shows.  Students will only perform one dance per class at Good Ole Days and all numbers in the Summer Reading Program, Superheroes, at Dillion Park.  It is called Summer Reading Program because it is sponsored by the Cannon County Library System.  Our 2014-2015 dance season officially ends at the end of the Superheroes show.  No Classes will be held after that date. 

If you are not going to attend any classes or performances between now and May 28, please contact the studio or your teacher.  Attendance is vital as we come into the home stretch! 

Good Ole Days Performance - Saturday, May 16, 2015

The stage is in front of the courthouse, Woodbury, TN.  The Studio will be open at 10:45 for your connivence.  HOWEVER, all dancers MUST be in costume and meet inside the courthouse at 11:00 am. The performance is from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM.  This is an outdoor event, so check the weather! The event will be held rain or shine.  Bring chairs if you plan to watch from the audience.  Please be prompt, parking is limited so plan ahead.  No tickets required.  Please check with your teacher as to which costume you will be wearing.  Due to time constraints only one performance per class. (Show order: see bottom)

Summer Reading Program - Thursday, May 28, 2015

Superheroes at Dillion Park.  ALL DANCERS be there NO LATER than 4:30 pm.  Recital is from 5 pm - 7pm.  This is an outdoor event as well. Bring your own chairs, water, snacks, etc.  Changing space is limited. Contact the studio if you have a tent or shade awning we can use.  We will NOT be having a dress rehearsal, so come dressed in first costume (show order TBA.)  No tickets required.  

Passport to Adventure - Summer Dance Camp July 6-10, 2015

Sign up May 28, 2015 to receive a 10% discount.  Suitable for ages pre-ballet through teens and adults.  Martha Edmonson will be director of junior camp: ages 3-11.  Our theme is Passport to Adventure and will also include tumbling with James Bessant!  

Rebecca Poole, Elizabeth Ormand, and Amy Huffines will be co-teaching senior camp ages 12 and up, and includes ballet, pointe/pre-pointe, contemporary, and Jazz.  Students will also learn how to develop original choreography. 

Fall Registration 2015-2016 Season: August 12-14, 2015 


Good Ole Days Show Order 2015

  1. Ms. Rebecca's Ballet IIIa "I See Fire"
  2. Ella and Amelia Dance Team "Come on Let's Go"
  3. Ms. Martha's Fri 4-5 Tap "Fire Engine" 
  4. Ms. Rebecca's Ballet I "Go Do"
  5. Adult Tap "Wonder Woman"
  6. Ms. Martha's Fri 5-6 "Moves like Water"
  7. Ms. Rebecca's Ballet II "Heroes of Ballet"
  8. Ms. Elizabeth's Hip Hop "Revolution"
  9. Caroline Scott Solo "Life After Me"
  10. Ms. Elizabeth's Combo III "Inspector Gadget"
  11. Ms. Elizabeth's Combo II "Superheroes"
  12. Ms. Rebecca's Ballet IIIb "Heroes (We Could Be)"
  13. Ms. Elizabeth's Hip Hop/Jazz "Hanging Tree"
  14. Clogging "Ida Red"
  15. Clogging Second Number
  16. Ms. Rachel's Combo IV-V "Spiderman"
  17. Ms. Amy's Contemporary 


Please confirm costuming, hair, tights, etc. with your student's teacher. 



Celebration of Spring 2015

The Edgar Evins Celebration of Spring was a Success! Thank you to all the dancers and parents who performed and came to support Cannon Arts Dance Studio! We had such a wonderful time! 

Here are a few pictures that were taken this past weekend!

Again, Thank you everyone for all of your hard work and support! 


Celebration of Spring 2015

Edgar Evins Performance: Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10:30-11:30.

Performers should arrive in their first costume by 10 am.  Remember: changing areas are limited. Meet in front of the main office.  Everyone is invited to do the maypole and bunny hop this year (children under 5 will need an older helper for the maypole.)  Please stay and enjoy the park once the performance is over! 

The order of the dances are as follows:

1. Zero to Hero (Jazz)

2. Big Swans: Swan Lake

3. Rockin Robin (Clogging)

4. Ballet II: Sleeping Beauty 

5. Cinderella (Father-Daughter Dance)

6. Ida Red (Clogging)

7. Heigh Ho (Tap)

8. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Tap)

9. Maypole (all)

10. Bunny Hop (all)

Any dancers that are not in the listed dances are more than welcome to come and join the studio in the Maypole and Bunny Hop.  Everyone is invited to the Celebration of Spring! 

Cannon Arts Dance Chosen for "So You Think You Can Dance?"


What do Seattle, Maui, Chicago, even China and New Zealand have in common with little ole Woodbury, Tennessee? Dancers from all of these locales were featured on the National television hit, So You Think You Can Dance?

How did Woodbury, Tennessee get included in such lofty company? The idea was the brainchild of Lori Christensen, or Ms. California, owner of Cannon Arts Dance Studio. Ms. California heard about National Dance day on So You Think You Can Dance and thought it would be a fun way to get local dancers involved in a national event. According to the official website, National Dance Day was “launched in 2010 by “So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president Nigel Lythgoe, National Dance Day is an annual celebration that takes place on the last Saturday in July. This grassroots campaign encourages Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and combat obesity. This year, DFF co-presidents Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman choreographed an “Everybody Dance” routine for people of all levels of ability.”

Cannon Arts Dance Studio certainly had a variety of participants, including Brad and Ben McCrary, Lori Christensen, Caroline Scott, Ella Simmons, Amelia and Samuel Mason, Katie Hare, Terra Barrett, McKenzie Hall,Reygan Nelson,  and Sharon Bessant-Stickney,.   Hostess Elizabeth Pease invited dancers wearing iconic Tennessee clothing including Civil War coats and coonskin caps, to film on the front porch of  the her historic Houston House residence.

The iconic setting and costumes surely must have been a factor in the selection process, as thousands of entries were submitted, not only nationally but internationally as well, and only a handful were chosen . In addition to having lots of fun, these dancers had the added excitement of seeing themselves on national television July 30th.Christensen added that, “ I’m very proud  that Cannon Arts Dance Studio was chosen to represent Woodbury ,Tennessee in an event of this scope and size. It allows our students to feel connected to a global dance community.”   Like Cannon Arts dance Studio on Facebook or go to the So You Think You Can Dance website at to view a clip of their performance.