Dance Links

Supporting and Encouraging the Arts in Stanly County since 1974

The mission of the Stanly County Arts Council is to encourage and promote broad-based cultural and educational activities in the arts throughout Stanly County. If you have an arts or cultural event or activity, and would like the Arts Council to help promote it, please notify us! Send all details about the event or activity, along with any picture/flyer that is appropriate to

Dance- Business

Albemarle Academy of Dance

Offering classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Hip Hop, Tumbling, Musical Theatre, Theatre/Improvisation, and Voice. Contact: Leigh Roush or Hillary McSwain, Located at 26810 Ross Drive, Albemarle, NC 28001

Call 704-982-7514, Visit, or find them on Facebook, youtube, and twitter.

Momentum Academy of Dance (formerly Locust School of Dance)

Offering classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Acrobatics, Musical Theatre, Belly Dancing, and Adagio. Classes are also offered in Yoga and Zumba. Contact Brooke Atkinson or Lori Frier, Located at 150 Ray Kennedy Drive, Suite 113, Locust, NC 28097. Mailing Address is 103 Edgewood Drive, Locust, NC 28097. Call 704-579-3657, or email Visit or "Like" them on Facebook.

Melissa Kathleen School of Dance

Offering Classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and more! Contact Melissa Zaleski, certified by Carolina Dance Masters, Located at 151 N. 1st Street, Albemarle, NC 28001. Call 704-982-0528, or "Like" them on Facebook.

Dance Non-Profit

City Youth Ballet

An open youth-based non-profit dance organization that allows children and youth to participate in and develop an appreciation and respect for dance and Ballet. The City Youth Ballet performs the Nutcracker every other year. Anyone can audition, no experience necessary. This organization operates under the Uwharrie Youth Arts. Visit their website at for full details. Uwharrie Youth Arts operates out of the Albemarle Academy of Dance studio. Contact Leigh Roush or Hillary McSwain, or see the information above for AAD.