Meet Our Teachers!

Stephanie Ford

 

Stephanie started dancing with Char-Mar at her preschool when she was 2 ½ years old.  With Mrs. Mary Jane as her teacher, Stephanie fell in love with dance. Char-Mar School of Dance provided her with a loving, warm, and guiding environment that she will always be thankful for.  Mrs. Mary Jane’s energy and light-hearted approach to life and getting through tough times inspired Stephanie, as did Charlie’s frequent teaching of important life lessons.

The teachers at Char-Mar helped train Stephanie for her audition process at Bak Middle School of the Arts.  Attending this prestigious art-based middle school opened Stephanie’s eyes to a world of possibilities in dance.  From there, Stephanie continued to dance at Dreyfoos School of the Arts and in college. 

Stephanie has been a teacher at Char-Mar School of Dance since she was 22.  In 2014, Stephanie was offered the opportunity to take over the studio and business and has been proudly representing the Char-Mar name ever since.

Stephanie places a large emphasis on embracing the old with the new and continues the same family-friendly environment as created by Char-Mar’s founders, Charlie and Mary Jane Grant.  As the new owner and director of Char-Mar School of Dance, Stephanie works hard to encourage and push students to the next level of their dance education.

She loves working with kids and sharing her passion for dance with the next generation.  She lives her every dream every day through her work.

Danika Butler

 

Dance Education

BAK Middle School of the Arts

Wellington High School

 

Dance/Teaching Experience

Broadway Dance Center 

Millennium Dance Complex

Pineapple Dance Studios

Holland Schiller-Romaine

 

Dance Education

New World School of the Arts; BFA Dance

 

Dance/Teaching Experience 

American Dance Theatre of Miami

Heidi & Joe Melchiona’s Dance Center

Freddick Bratcher & Company

Palm Beach Ballet Center

Ballet Florida

Bak Middle School of the Arts

Kenneth L. Fowler Jr.

 

Dance Education

Bethune Cookman College

 

Dance/Teaching Experience 

Kappa Alpha Psi - Kappa League

“The Marching Wild Cats”

Loud Live Productions

Performed with: Mario, Far East Movement, Jason Derulo, Busta Rhymes, Sean Paul, Shaggy, The Marley Brothers, 50 Cent and Jay Sean.

Maria Hernandez

 

Dance Education

Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Academy of Art University

Sean’s Dance Factory

 

Dance/Teaching Experience

Sean’s Dance Factory

Debbie Reynolds, LA

Broadway Dance Center, NYC

ML Convention, Chicago

Florida Training in Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville

Florida School for Dance Education

Burns Road Community Center

Precision Dance Conservatory

Organized Kaos Dance Academy

Dance Unlimited

Dance Universe

Muse Center for the Arts

Spotlight Dance Studio

Michelle Shannon

 

Dance Education

Dreyfoos School of the Arts

University of Central Florida

Palm Beach State College

Broadway Dance Center

Millennium Dance Center

Dance Town

 

Dance/Teaching Experience

Sean’s Dance Factory

Palm Beach State College

Broadway Dance Center

Millennium Dance Center

Dance Town

Mycaela Everly

 

Dance Education

Bak Middle School of the Arts

Dreyfoos School of the Arts

Florida Atlantic University

Online Professional Dance Institute

 

Dance/Teaching Experience 

FAU Repertory Dance Theatre Ensemble

Ballet Florida

National Dance Honor Society

National Dance Education Organization

SiTerrya McDaniel

 

Dance Education

BAK Middle School of the Arts

Dreyfoos School of the Arts

Florida Atlantic University

Ballet Florida

 

Dance/Teaching Experience 

BAK Middle School of the Arts

Dreyfoos School of the Arts

Ballet Florida

Toni Lipscher

 

Dance Education

Florida State University

 

Dance/Teaching Experience

Florida State University’s Golden Girls

Miami Heat Dancer

Philadephia Eagles Cheerleader

New Jersey Nets Dancer

REACH Dance Company

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