Classical arts

The words: Braves Classical Arts with clip art images from piano, dance, art, music, and theatre

The Classical Center at Brandenburg Middle School is an award-winning magnet program that utilizes a “classical” approach to curriculum.  Programming is planned to educate the whole child by involving literature, fine arts and physical fitness.  The Classical Center offers a variety of curriculum opportunities to develop the interests and aptitudes of each child.


Students dancing at school performance in the gym

Dance students will acquire vocabulary and skills in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical and other genres. There are three levels of dance offered at Brandenburg Middle School: Semester Dance, Year-long Dance and Advanced Dance (Brandenburg Dance Company).

Dance Teachers: Jamie Mathieu and Cassidy Pinkston


students posing on the balance beam

Gymnastics involves the performance of exercises requiring strength, flexibility, balance and control. Along with basic skill progressions, gymnastics focuses on key components such as spotting, flexibility and strength training, safety rules and awareness, focus, self-discipline and sportsmanship in the following:

  • Women’s events: vault, uneven bars, balance, beam & floor exercise
  • Men’s events: floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars & high bar

Gymnastics Teachers: Kevin Muenz , Andrea Orris, Taylor Hernandez


Roland Piano

Classical Center students have the opportunity to learn the art of playing piano.  The course is designed for both beginners and advanced players.  Students will participate in recitals and festivals.

If you are not in a Piano Lab class but would like to learn how to play or just want to tune your piano skills, contact Mrs. Dacon to learn about zero hour courses that are offered. 

Piano Teacher: Sheri Dacon