In January 2018, Moves & Grooves partnered with First Tennessee Bank to kick-off our newest High Five Campaign. The purpose of the High Five Campaign is to rally together the community of Nashville to support our Southeast youth by ensuring every child has access to college and career exploration opportunities long after the school bell rings.


For over 15 years, Moves & Grooves has served the Nashville community with pride. Offering innovative S.T.E.A.M. programs and dance training to over 300 youth participants in school, after-school, during the summer, inside community centers and even in public parks. With school overcrowding, most Metro School space typically used by afterschool clubs, are being occupied by new teachers. No access to quality after-school programs creates a challenge for working parents and students who depend on Moves & Grooves to keep them safe and out of trouble. With the rapid growth of real estate in "new Nashville," many working artists are challenged with finding an affordable place to live. In addition, the influx of youth and families moving into the Southeast community is also growing. An estimated 500 students will relocate to the Cane Ridge/Antioch area in 2018. Our goal is to raise $3 million in three years to build Nashville's first youth arts center with affordable housing for artists by the year 2021. A place, that will give these students a HOME to call their own and provide Nashville artists a live-work space to create.

Supporting the Moves & Grooves High Five is EASY! Just sign up to be a High Five Sustaining Member, either ONLINE or via your mobile phone to give a minimum of $5, $25, $50 or $100 per month to help continue the Moves & Grooves youth programs that reach over 40,000 youth in Middle Tennessee. Or you may give a one-time contribution of $25 or more to ensure students are surrounded by caring educators, engaged in programming that teaches tangible skills which support success in school and life. This a small way our community can get involved to keep our neighborhoods safe and our children engaged in positive learning experiences every day. Join those who have already pledged and consider giving to one of our 5 Focus areas today!


Sustain student access and exposure to professional training and development through the art of dance, music, digital and visual arts. Providing art material to students such as dance attire, dance shoes, music lessons and instruments.

To help close the achievement gap for low-performing students K-8 by offering after-school S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) lab, classroom learning centers, and literacy programs during non-school hours. This area helps offer Fall break, Spring Break and Summer learning opportunities to struggling students in Davidson County to ensure no child is left behind.

Promote physical activity and nutrition each day through dance, fitness and creative movement. Providing opportunities for youth to learn exciting new ways to live healthier and be proactive against childhood obesity.

Assist Moves & Grooves in offering deserving high school students who have been accepted to a 2-4 year college a scholarship to pay for tuition, purchase books, room, board, travel and other unforeseen college expense.

Moves & Grooves ultimate goal is to provide a permanent space for the over 250 Moves & Grooves students to call home. This youth center located in Southeast Nashville will include tutoring classrooms, dance studio, music recording studio, STEM Lab, college corner, computer lab, a state-of-the art performance auditorium and a café to serve hot nutritious meals every day. The center will be staffed with certified instructors providing innovative workshops and college/career services 11 hours per day 7 days per week. Contributions will go toward land purchase, space renovations, property taxes, fees and the overall operation of the center.

* Consider purchasing a brick with your name to preserve your family’s legacy in supporting youth and education in the Nashville/Antioch community.


Welcome letter from our Director, digital newsletter, end of the year tax statement and invitation to donor appreciation event.

All the above, two free tickets to a LIVE student performance (your choice of Fall, Spring or Summer) meet and greet backstage pass and recognition during the Moves & Grooves Spring showcase.

GOLD - $50 PLUS:
All the above, an Official “High Five,” T-shirt and personalized letter from our students.

All the above, ART Splash Gala tickets, recognition inside the Moves & Grooves Annual Art Splash print publication.