Nan's Dance About Us
Nan’s School of Dance began when Nan Holt Smith started teaching 40 students in her hometown of Yadkinville, NC in 1975. She and her husband, Chuck Smith, established the 1st Greensboro studio in 1982. Nan’s oldest daughter, Jennifer Grinwis, has been director of the Greensboro & Yadkinville studios since 2002. Hillary White is Nan’s youngest daughter. She grew up in the studio where she received the basis for her dance training. She and her husband, Matt, own & operate the Raleigh location of Nan’s School of Dance.

The objective for our studio is to provide top quality instruction at a competitive price. The objective for our students is to encourage technical proficiency in their area of interest, but more importantly to build self-discipline, poise, and self-esteem. From August through May, we offer quality instruction in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Pre-Dance at all levels. Our studios are equipped with cushioned, floating floors, mirrors, and barres designed specifically for dance. All classes are taught by qualified, adult instructors! Nan’s School of Dance is a family business of providing a service for other families in our community.