Classes and Registration

Miss Charity's Shuffles and Chaines Dance Academy offers Early Childhood and Development Dance Programs. Students are placed according to age, ability and maturity level. Our number one priority is the student’s learning experience. 

 

 

The Early Childhood Program (ages three through 1st grade) offers age appropriate instruction in rhythm and technique laying the foundation for transition into the Development Program. Homeschool and Saturday classes available for Kindergarten-2nd grade.  Dancers MUST be three prior to July, 2022 in order to enroll.

 

The Development Program (2nd grade and up) features a unique graded curriculum, which allows the dancer to progress in technique and performance.

 

All ballet and pointe classes at Miss Charity's Shuffles and Chaines follow The American Ballet Theatre's National Training Curriculum and are the only ABT certified instructors in the LKN region.  

 

Early Childhood Program

Preschool Schedule

Young dancers will learn rhythm and basic ballet and tap skills with proper technique for their age through song and dance.

 

Preschool dancers will be trained in tap from a curated curriculum specific to Miss Charity's Shuffles and Chaines and in ballet from the Pre-Primary curriculum of The American Ballet Theatre (ABT) NTC, learning the joy of dance through movement.  

 

Dancers MUST be 3 years of age prior to July 1, 2022 in order to enroll in classes.

K-1st Schedule

A combination tap and primary ballet class preparing the early elementary age dancer to transition into developmental dance classes  once the dancer moves to second grade. 

 

K-1st dancers will be trained in tap techniques from a curated curriculum specific to Miss Charity's Shuffles and Chaines, and in ballet from the Primary curriculum of The American Ballet Theatre (ABT) NTC, furthering their love of movement with proper technique and correct ballet vocabulary.  

 

Homeschool and Saturday Morning Combo classes open for dancers grades K-2nd.

Early Childhood Dress Code

All students must follow a very discipline dress code set by Miss Charity.

 

Please note specific shoe styles/brands are required.  Those brands NOT listed on the dress code will NOT be allowed to be worn in class.

Theatre Arts

Students will explore and create stories through movement, characterization, and improvisation, while being introduced to foundational performance skills.Here you can add a short description.

 

Theatre Arts classes for the 2022-23 season will NOT be announced until  Fall 2022

Development Dance Program

Level Descriptions:

  • Development Classes, for dancers second grade and up, are divided into four levels (1-4) with level 1-most basic and 4-most advanced. Within each level, there are ‘grades’ (A-C).
  • Your dancer should progress through each grade within a level before moving on to the next, unless otherwise directed by your instructor.
  • Example, a 2nd-4th grader at the studio would start in level 1A and then advance to 1B the following year.   Each year, the student would advance one ‘grade’ (A-C) if taking the same discipline as the previous  year.
  • If you have a question regarding class placement, email info@mooresvilledance.com. If you enroll in a class that we feel is not well suited for your dancer, we will contact you to discuss what is best for your child.

Please note, teacher recommendation classes (TR) are by invitation only.  These classes are progressing at a much more intense and quicker pace, and require a higher level of committment inside and outside of the classroom.  Students must have a recommendation from instructors prior to registering. All students being considered for recommendation classes for the  2022-23 season will be notified via email prior to July 20th. 

 

Ballet Schedule

Ballet is the basis for all forms of dance. Students will receive classical training through the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum (levels 1-5) as well as Progressing Ballet Technique from our nationally certified instructors.

Tap Schedule

Tap is the ONLY dance form where the body (feet) are considered a true instrument. Musicality, rhythm, counterpoint and history will be emphasized. 

 

Students will learn from a curated curriculum (levels 1-4) specifically created for Miss Charity's Shuffles and Chaines Dance Academy.

Jazz Schedule

 

Teaching elements from the world of jazz dance, incorporating both Classical, Musical Theatre and Modern jazz trends, with an emphasis on correct jazz technique. 

 

Students will learn from a curriculum (levels 1-4) designed to create a well-rounded jazz dancer, utilizing works from Fosse to Bennett to Robbins and more.  Students will also utulize techniques learned through Progressing Contemporary Technique from our PBT/PCT trained instructors.

Modern Schedule

Modern dance teaches expressing emotion and abstract ideas through movement, exploring the many styles such as Graham, Limon, Horton, and Ailey. 

 

Students will learn from a curriculum (levels 1-4) designed to create a well-rounded modern dancer, who is familiar with and can execute techniques from many of the Modern Greats.  Students will also utulize techniques learned through Progressing Contemporary Technique from our PBT/PCT trained instructors.

Level 1-2 Dress Code

All students must follow a very discipline dress code set by Miss Charity.

 

Please note specific shoe styles/brands are required.  Those brands NOT listed on the dress code will NOT be allowed to be worn in class.

Level 3-4 Dress Code

All students must follow a very discipline dress code set by Miss Charity.

 

Please note specific shoe styles/brands are required.  Those brands NOT listed on the dress code will NOT be allowed to be worn in class.

Theatre Arts


Students will learn how to combine acting, singing, and dancing to create and express stories fit for the stage! Students will be introduced to terminology, acting techniques, and popular musical theatre pieces.

 

Theatre Arts classes for the 2022-23 season will NOT be announced until  Fall 2022

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