Gateway CAST & Crowns Performing Arts Center
CAST: Creative Artists Still Training 

 CAST & Crowns Performing Arts Center

Where Broadway Comes to Clarksville


Photo of The 2013 Tonya-Sager Chalan & Mrs Christy

Meals On Wheels Fundraiser

As a leading provider of the performing arts for our youth, we take pride in offering the best classes with a kind and educated staff. We are dedicated to serving the needs of our families each and every day. Gateway CAST & Crowns opened in March of 2011.

Mrs.Christy had closed her old dance studio in May of 2010 after her oldest daughter Jessica grauated from high school. Mrs.Christy,has taught in Clarksville going on 28 years and has many students that are her Alumni and now with CAST & Crowns they are returning with their own children. To see her heart's desire become a reality is a DREAM come true.

Quote from Mrs.Christy," I can honestly say few people in their life achieve their dream and I am living mine. The children are my heart and soul."

Christy, has students on college danceteams and college cheer squads as well as highschool dance and cheer squads.She also has had students as Nashville Titan and Kats Pro Cheerleader/Dancers.She has had many students attend college for Dance,Theatre and Musical Theatre Performance. Several have done summer stock,cruise ships,Nashville Country Music Videos,state theme parks and Disney World Orlando and Tokyo. One of her most thrilling moments came the summer of 2012 when Jerrod Royster one of her Alumni was cast in The Disney Movie,:Let It Shine as a dancer adn singer."Also, a huge part of Mrs Christy' life was growing up in pageants and many of her students have been crowned Fairest of The Fair,Miss Clarksville High, Miss APSU and onto other University Pageant Titles and High School All American Scholarship Pageants. Such as Miss American Coed, America's National Teenager and USA National Miss.But it does not stop there many of her students are school teachers,nurses,doctors or stay at home moms.

Christy,had already been teaching Tonya's son Hunter and her daughter Sager. After a meeting with Tonya and lots of prayer the ladies set things in to motion. Christy was asked by Tonya if they could  become partners?Needless to say,Christy was thrilled to partner with such an amazing lady and business woman. To see the miracle of  what has happened since 2011 is amazing. We are now in our Second Brand New 7200sq.ft building as of April 2012. We have completed our third summer musical Annie as of August 4th weekend,2012. In May of 2012 while in St. Louis at Creation Dance Competition they were awarded Top Studio and Top Directors.They also,had 6 students attend the Starpower Power Pak Intensive in July 2012 in Orlando,Fl.

Hard work,determination,a skilled staff and lots of love are what CAST & Crowns is all about.The children develop friendships and work to develop their chosen art form. We are their teachers and not their buddies. But we are also their biggest fan club when they reach a new goal.

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