For more than 60 years, Charmette has offered a wide variety of dance classes and private lessons (ballet/pointe, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, modern, musical theater and tap) to all levels of dancers, from age 3 through high school, as well as adults.

The dance school prides itself on having an experienced adult teaching staff, all of whom are both great instructors and performers. Charmette's teachers are encouraged to focus on providing quality instruction and positive, supportive reinforcement in a caring, loving, and educational atmosphere in which your child can learn and excel.  

As a family-owned and family-oriented dance studio, Charmette also strives to provide a positive, welcoming atmosphere for its students and their families.  We recognize that dancers gain strength and skills at a varying pace and encourage every individual to work his/her hardest to be the best he/she can be. We provide constructive corrections and supportive reinforcement in every class and avoid comparing dancers to each other.  

As dance school instructors, we recognize and leverage the fact that dance can promote:

  • A sense of accomplishment, self-confidence and self-esteem  
  • Physical health including flexibility, mobility strength and coordination  
  • A love of music and movement  
  • Rhythm, musicality and creativity  
  • A positive spirit and character with integrity and passion  
  • The importance of teamwork, responsibility, and respect  
  • Self-discipline, responsibility, and time management

For students who wish to pursue dance at a competitive level, Charmette offers the opportunity to join the Stars of Tomorrow, a company of nationally-recognized and award-winning groups under the direction of Angie Klevorn and Margie Rowe.   

The Stars of Tomorrow team provides company members with a chance to hone their performing skills while learning cooperation and responsibility as they work with teammates and choreographers to bring well-rehearsed and entertaining dance numbers to the stage in St. Louis, as well as at regional and national competitions.