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MOVE Dance Academy, founded in 2014, is a family-oriented dance studio that offers classes in the genres of Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Tap, and Tumbling. MOVE offers three levels of training geared towards a child’s development in movement. Recreational, Performance, and Competitive.

The MOVE mission is to build a child’s self-confidence, self-esteem, and love for the dance arts through a disciplined, positive reinforcement environment. Missy Johnson, owner of MOVE Dance Academy believes, “Dance is more than just dance. With commitment, students at MOVE learn life lessons that can take them far beyond the studio walls to becoming wonderful, hardworking, positive members of their community in the future; wherever life takes them.” The widely diverse and talented faculty and staff at MOVE share that same philosophy and strive to provide each of their students the skills needed to help them develop as strong dancers on their respective levels.

In 2022-2023 the MOVE Competitive Team achieved numerous high-level awards and achievements, including being crowned as the 2023 Platinum National Champions and Entertainment National Champions including Battle Finalists. MOVE was also then named as one of the top dance studios to attend in the Southeast. They are currently training and preparing to defend their Regional and National success for the 2023-2024 competitive dance season.


MOVE Dance Academy operates year-round! Presenting an annual recital in June of each year. Make sure to follows us on Facebook and Instagram. You can also Join the MOVEMENT by viewing their YouTube channel.


 Move Dance Academy has

  • TWO studio locations

  • FIVE large studio rooms

  • Mirrors

  • Barres

  • State-of-the-art sound systems

  • Sprung Floors

  • Video monitoring from each of our studio rooms in our private waiting area for our MOVE guests


Owned and Operated by Melissa Lynch-Johnson.

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