Offering premier instruction in both competitive and recreational dance

I, Karen Deese, owner of The Academy of Dance & Fine Arts, personally welcome you to ADFA! This studio was established in 1977 with a love for dance and a desire to share it with others. The first Academy of Dance and Fine Arts opened in Mooresville, NC and throughout the years additional North Carolina locations were opened in Statesville, Taylorsville, and Denton.   Now, I am so happy to have the first South Carolina ADFA studio, which is located in North Myrtle Beach.  Our first priority at ADFA is that the students receive the knowledge of dance techniques and styles, as well as, the emotional qualities and confidence to perform and develop a higher self-esteem.  At ADFA, we always display and expect: hard work, respect, and self-discipline. Our goal is to instill qualities in our students that will help them to develop a love for dance, an appreciation of the arts, and to succeed in any career they may choose. I am proud to have a faculty consisting of dancers with college degrees and/or professional performing experience. 


We have the perfect classes for you!!!

  •  Ballet & Pointe                   

  • Jazz  

  • Tap 

  • Lyrical

  • Contemporary

  • Acrobatics

  • Kinder Classes 

  • Musical Theatre

  • Hip Hop