Mission Statement

A dancer is the product of his or her teachers - no matter how talented a student may be, success will not be attained unless you receive sound training from teachers who are inspirational and sincerely interested in their student achievements.

The divine spark of artistry and natural grace is given to only a few, those who do not possess this gift truly need dance training.

Every little girl should develop beauty, grace, and poise and every little boy should grow in strength with coordination, rhythm, and muscular control.

For 40 years, we have enjoyed the opportunity to create together, learn together, and love together through the world of dance. If you are looking for something worthwhile, dance can be that something.

Our Teachers

Nanette Adams Galvin

Nanette has been the director of the Adams School of Dance in Belleville for 18 years. She has been a teacher of dance and acrobatics for over 30 years. She has trained since early childhood with her mother and staff. Summers, she has studied with noted artists across the United States. Nanette has been a member of local civic ballet companies, has judged various dance competitions and has taught and judged auditions for St. Louis Dance Teachers Association Chapter #21 Dance Masters of America. She is also an active member of D.M.A. Chapter #21.

Denise Adams Dodd

Denise has been a teacher of dance for over 35 years. She has studied with Michael Simms and Stanley Herbert of St. Louis, American Ballet Theatre, Luigi's of New York, and Gus Giordano's in Chicago. She has also performed with the Prelude Civic Ballet Co., and Soloed with SIU Dance Theatre. Denise has enjoyed performing, but her love is teaching and children. Denise moved to Belleville from the Chicago area where she owned and operated "The Dance Studio" for seven years.

Camie Adams Leonard

Teacher of Dance and Acrobatics, she has trained since early childhood. Camie is a fourth generation dancer, and teacher with the Adams family! She has won numerous awards in dance and acrobatics. She has traveled all over the United States and Canada to train with noted artists. She graduated from the University of Missouri Columbia where she was a Mizzou cheerleader, a member of Repertory Arts Movement dance company, and a dance teacher at Columbia Dance Studio. Camie continues to impress us with her award winning choreography.

Paula Miller

Paula has been a teacher of Dance and PomPon for over 25 years. She has trained since early childhood with the Adams staff and has also studied with noted artists across the United States. Paula choreographed for Pomsquads before becoming a teacher for Adams. Paula has also judged various talent competitions across the U.S.

Jessica Jorns

She has also trained in all forms of dance and acrobatics since early childhood with the Adams School of Dance. Along with competing on the Adams Dance Team, Jessica danced with the Belleville West Dance team for four years and Southeast Missouri State Dance Team for two. Along with teaching dance, Jessica is Attending Fontbonne University studying dietetics.

Lindsay Loesche

Teacher of Dance and Pom., Lindsay has been training with the Adams Staff for 12 years. She has competed with Adams Dance Team and won numerous awards on the regional and national level. She has also continued her dance education by attending workshops across the United States. Lindsay is currently enrolled at McKendree College pursuing and education degree. When Lindsay is not dancing or studying, you can find her at Center Stage Dance Apparel working alongside her aunt and mother.

Nicole Demuth

Nicole is our Hip Hop Teacher. Nicole comes to us from Denoyer Dance in St. Louis where she trained and competed. She was the captain of her dance team "Dance Explosion" at Bayless High School in St. Louis and continues to help with choreography. She has worked with the dance team at Fontbonne University and taught Hip Hop at the YMCA. Nicole is also currently in college studying to become a dental hygienist.

Melissa Glidden

Melissa has taught tumbling, gymnastics, and cheerleading at gyms and dance studios across the country for the past 15 years. She has recently moved here from Cabot, Arkansas, where she taught at Priscilla's School of Dance. We are so happy to have Melissa join our staff and bring a new cheer class to our curriculum. Welcome Melissa!