Megan Adams

“What I love most about teaching dance is that I am teaching the whole child. Students are actually becoming problem solvers and critical thinkers. They learn to accept each other’s differences, it is a way for students to make sense of the world, and most importantly, they find their voice to truly love and accept who they are.”
–Megan Adams

Megan Adams holds a Master of Arts degree in Dance Education from the University of Northern Colorado, where her director was the well-known dance author Sandra Cerney Minton. In addition, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Megan Adams is originally from Mandan, North Dakota. She started her training in jazz and ballet at the age of 4. Megan’s career in dance began at the age of 16, where she taught her first jazz and dance team classes at Northern Plains Ballet in Bismarck, ND. As a member of her high school dance team for four years, she received the Most Valuable Dancer and the All Star award as she also became captain of her dance team for 2 consecutive years. Megan choreographed and lead technique classes for the dance team and in her senior year; she choreographed their novelty dance, which lead them to a state title, as well as their pom routine, which lead them to 4th place.

Megan was a dancer on the Dakota Wizards basketball dance team and the Bismarck Roughriders football dance team for 2 years. She was also a dancer on the Dragons dance team at Minnesota State University Moorhead for 3 years, where she received the Most Improved Dancer award during her freshman year.

Before moving to Missouri, Megan was the Dance Director at San Luis High School in Arizona for 11 years. She established a dance program from the ground up that started with 60 students and grew into over 230 students. While there, Megan received the Teacher of the Year award for her accomplishments. As she taught dance in Arizona, she simultaneously coached a competitive dance team for 10 years where they traveled around the country for competitions, workshops, and dance conventions. She received the Exceptional Coach award in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, and in 2013. In 2017, Megan had the honor of speaking at the National Dance Education Organization conference about the connection between dance and character.

Megan currently lives in Platte City with her encouraging husband and beautiful step-son who have helped inspire the creation of Elements Dance Academy. Dancing competitively used to be a huge part of Megan’s life but her adoration now lies within the ways that dance develops the child as a whole human being. Megan’s expertise lies within uplifting, empowering, and inspiring her students to embrace themselves entirely through the elements of dance. She is filled with joy to take her 21 years of teaching and dance experience to establish a new community of dance students through Elements Dance Academy.