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The Charter Arts Dance Department provides an outstanding dance education that offers students diverse opportunities to discover their creative potential through daily problem solving and independent thinking.  Students will study dance as an art form in a unique and stimulating environment, participating in a physically and mentally challenging curriculum.

Message from Kimberly Maniscalco
Artistic Director, Dance

I, along with my superb dance faculty, welcome you to discover what makes the Charter Arts Dance Department a unique educational setting for the passionate young dancer.

LVPA ~ Quilt 2012 -8Our carefully designed, student-centered curriculum is both physically and intellectually stimulating, with a focus on developing finely tuned technicians and creative dance artists. When students choose to pursue careers in dance, they are well prepared to succeed in competitive college dance programs.

Students discovering they have passions and interests outside of dance are also prepared, with creative tools and an excellent education, for success in college as well as the 21st century workplace.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss the dance program and the opportunity for your child. I would love to speak with you at one of our Open Houses, or to meet your child as he or she spends a day shadowing a current student in our dance department.