Circle in the City

Saturday, June 8
Sunday, June 9

Circle is back downtown this year! Take a break from the heat this June to get inspired by the art in the gallery space, grab a beverage from the bar, and enjoy an evening of contemporary dance and modern performance art. Circle Modern Dance presents fresh concepts from new local choreographers and guest artists Momentum Dance Labs and Riversong Dance Studio. Our next summer show won’t be until 2021, so you won’t want to miss this one!

Circle Modern Dance at Rossini Festival 2019

This year’s Rossini Festival is on April 13, 2019. This outdoor all-day festival features numerous regional and local performing arts groups, artisans, and street food vendors. Circle Modern Dance will be performing from 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM at the Market Square Stage. Expect to enjoy our signature group improvisations and preview choreography that will be in our upcoming summer show.

All ages! ~ Free admission! ~ A Knoxville spring tradition!

Photo Credit: Tice Tansil ~ More info: KnoxvilleOpera.com

7th Annual Open House

Food and conversation. Free class sampling. Opportunity to purchase annual and semi-annual passes. 


January 6, 2019 at 1:00 PM 

Modern Dance Primitive Light

Join us for our annual winter solstice celebration. We are thrilled to return to the beautiful Laurel Theater for what will be our 27th MDPL. This year, you’ll see work by CMD company members and artists alongside the work of many brilliant guest artists. And all of it is set to Live Music, by our MDPL 2018 House Band. It’s a great show, we can’t wait for you to see it!

December 13, 2018 at 8pm

December 14, 2018 at 7 and 9pm

December 15, 2018 at 7 and 9pm

Holidays and Special Events


  • Easter, Sunday, April 21, no classes
  • Mothers Day, Sunday, May 12, no classes
  • Memorial Day weekend, Sunday, May 26 & Monday, May 27, no classes
  • Circle in the City, June 8 & 9
  • Summer break, June 9 - July 6, no classes
  • Summer Open House, July 7