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Dance Studio Comparison

Why PSMD is a step above. . .


Our dance studio places students in classes based upon their skill level and not by age. To ensure each student is placed in the proper level, a placement class will be scheduled with a member of our teaching staff.


Parents are very impressed with the education and professionalism of our staff. The School currently boasts award winning faculty members who have danced professionally and with companies such as American Ballet Theatre, San Fransisco Ballet, Charlotte Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet. The school’s incomparable faculty specializes in teaching ages three and up. The qualifications of PSMD’s staff is unprecedented.


Each of our dance studios has floating floors and a marley top surface. Our special floors help reduce the risk of injuries and allow students to dance longer without getting tired. A floating floor is a dance floor that rests on a system of high-density foam to absorb the shock of jumping. The high-density foam base is superior to a sprung floor which usually consists of a wood structure built on the regular floor. Marley is a vinyl composite accepted worldwide as the best surface layer for recreational to professional dance. It allows dancers to slide but has a great balance between being too slippery and too sticky.


To ensure the best possible instruction for your child, our dance studio limits the number of students in each class.


Individualized attention is critical to the development and progress of dance students. Instructors at Piedmont School of Music & Dance offer one on one attention to every student in each level. Individual corrections provide students with a clear understanding of their specific areas of needed improvement and enable them to reach their full potential. Additionally, written class reports and individual evaluations are made available throughout the year so parents can have a clear understanding of their child’s successes and areas of needed improvement.


Beginning levels through advanced levels have extended dance class times which can span from 45 minutes up to 2 hours per discipline (Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Pointe.) The longer class times allow our instructors to teach technique and not just a dance for the year end recital.

All dance instructors have a college degree in dance and/or are former professional dancers.
PSMD faculty affiliations include American Ballet Theatre, The Juilliard School, Boston Conservatory, Charlotte Ballet and New York City Ballet among others.
Level placement is determined by skill level and not solely on age, allowing for greater success and joy.
Longer class times gives parents a higher value for their dollar as well as additional instruction.
Ample one-on-one attention and instruction provided in each class.
Secure online system for payments and registrations.
Ability to schedule private music lessons and dance classes for 2 or more family members at the same time.
Desk staff on hand during all teaching hours.
Parent lounge with free wi-fi and a flat screen T.V. for viewing all dance studios.
Students or parents never required to fund raise for studio events.
Families are not required to purchase end-of-year recital costumes.
Class reports and student evaluations are provided throughout the year.
Healthy balance of structure and discipline with a flair of creativity and fun.
Each family receives 2 free tickets and digital download of the year end dance performance.

2 Locations Near You


Charlotte Studio

Piedmont School of Music & Dance
3220 Prosperity Church Rd #103
Charlotte, NC 28269
Phone: (704) 971-2011

Concord Dance School NC

Concord/Kannapolis Studio

Piedmont School of Music & Dance
1605 Old Earnhardt Rd
Kannapolis, NC 28083
Phone: (704) 932-8888