Physical Arts

Acrobatics & Tumbling

Acrobatic and tumbling classes are available for beginner and advanced tumblers 5 years of age or older.  Classes are based on teaching solid fundamentals which condition safe habits and learning techniques.  Improvement is built on basic progressions emphasizing technique, building strength, coordination, flexibility, self esteem, and confidence.  

Classes are taught by Todd Gangwish owner of the Cheerleader Training Center, Inc. Each student will have to contact and meet with the instructor to determine which class is appropriate for him/her.

Call Todd at 581-0322 for more information or to schedule an appointment to determine ability level.
Session:                 Continuous
Class Schedule:      Monday or Wednesday
                               Beginners, 3:30 p.m.
                               Intermediate, 4:30 p.m.
                               Advanced, 5:30 p.m.
Resident Fee:         $15/Class Paid Monthly to Todd Gangwish
Non-Resident Fee: $20/Class Paid Monthly to Todd Gangwish
Instructor:              Todd Gangwish, 901-581-0322           


Clogging is a true American Heritage dance that was created by the different nationalities that settled in the United States.  Steps were traded at barn raisings, church socials, weddings and wakes.  Come enjoy fun, fellowship and exercise all rolled into one.  Instructor Marie Lovelace is a member of the National CLOG Staff and has been teaching clogging for over 20 years.  She is also leader of the family oriented dance group, the Riverboat Cloggers, which performs in exhibition and competitive shows in Memphis and the Mid-South area.                
Session:                 Starts August 10
Class Schedule:     Thursday, continuous
                                 Beginner: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
                                 Basic:      7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Resident Fee:         $25/Month Paid in the Singleton Office
Non-Resident Fee:  $30/Month Paid in the Singleton Office

Clogging Young at Heart

This class is for Senior Adults only.
Session:                   Starts September 5 
Class Schedule:      Tuesday, continuous
                                  Beginners: 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
                                  Basic/Intermediate: 3:45 - 4:45 p.m.                                                         
Fee:                          $15/month
Instructor:               Marie Lovelace
For more information call 385-5593.

Memphis Kendo Club

Kendo is the Art of Japanese fencing.  For more information, email Rogers Gossett at rogersgossett@yahoo.ocm or  All ages can take the class
Session:                      Continuous
Class Schedule:         Monday & Wednesday,
Time:                           7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fee:                             $25/Month
Instructor:                   Sensei, Harry Dach

Aikido is one of the most contemporary of the traditional martial arts. It differs from other martial arts in that practitioners (Aikidoka) strive to defend themselves and others without causing injury to their attackers.  The basic movements of Aikido are circular, or more precisely, spiral in nature; generally attacks are linear.  The practitioner of Aikido seeks to harmonize or blend with the linear attack and convert it into a spherical motion.

Schedule:   Monday & Wednesday
Time:         6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
                  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Resident:          $30/month
Non-Resident:  $35/month

Belly Dancing with Jasmine

Start out a novice, end up a Goddess!  A variety of belly dance styles will be offered in this class series teaching basic belly dance technique and choreography.  The classes are for everyone, regardless of age, weight, or dance ability.  Jasmine, loves sharing the confidence and grace inherent in this art form, will take you step by step, into the mysterious, enchanting world of ancient Middle Eastern dances.  Join us for a fun way to exercise.  Open to ages 12 an up.  Email dance with for more information about Jasmine and belly dancing.  

Session I:     August 15 - September 26 (no class September 5)
Session II:    October 3 - November 14 (no class Oct. 31)
Session III:   Nov. 21 - 28 (short session $25)
Session IV:  June 27 - August 1
Schedule:     Tuesdays
Time:            6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Resident:      $75 (6 week session)
Non-Resident:$80 (6 week session)
Instructor:      Jasmine Bledsoe


Learn how to twirl a baton from the Tennessee Twirlers highly acclaimed instructors.  You will learn one baton, two batons, flag baton, strut, parade and dance twirl.  These classes will participate in shopping center shows and parades. 
We are a program offering college scholarships and educational tours to our students.

Session I:     August 23 - Nov 15

Schedule:     Wednesdays
Time:       5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Resident:        $120/siblings/ $55
Non-Resident: $125/siblings/ $60
Instructor:       Tennessee Twirlers

Tennis Lessons

Come learn the fabulous game of tennis with Gary Pittman.  Gary has been coaching and teaching tennis for 35 years.  All lessons will be held at Municipal Park 

Session I:        August 7 - 28
Session II:       September 4 - 25
Session III:      October 2 - 23
Session IV:      November 6 - 27
Schedule:        Mondays
Beginners 9 & under:  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Juniors 10 & up:         6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Adults:                        7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Resident:                    $80
Non-Resident:            $85
Instructor:                  Gary Pittman
                                   USPTA certified


Introduction to Acting (Ages 8 - 12)

In this class, children will have the opportunity to explore the craft of acting.  Students will learn improvisation, basic character development, scene study and audition techniques.

Session:  Friday, August 18 - November 17
Time:       2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Resident: $180
Non-Resident:  $185
Instructor:  Megan Marcellini