Thursday, December 30, 2010

Princess Camp in Charlotte, NC

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2010 will soon be over, so it’s time to start thinking about the summer of 2011! I am happy to say that our popular Princess Ballet Camps will be back this summer!

The little princesses enrolled in our Camp will have the time of their lives! From dress up time to craft time to game time to story time, every day will be a new adventure. The students will also learn and review ballet terminology. Every camper will also get a free Dancers Unite T-Shirt!

Our Princess camps fill up fast, so sign up today. There’s also an added bonus in signing up early: you get $15 off the cost of the camp if you sign up before April 1st, 2011! We have three Princess Ballet Camp dates for 2-3 year olds: one in June, one in July, and one in August. We have two Princess Ballet Camp dates for 4-5 year olds: one in June and one in July. To figure out which Princess Ballet Camp best fits your summer schedule, as well as information on how to register, please see our Summer Dance Camp page.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Charlotte Ballet Class for Teen Beginners

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I’ve been asked a lot of questions lately about whether or not 16 is too old to start ballet, or to start back ballet after taking lessons years ago. My answer is always no, it is never too late for the advantages of ballet! In fact, at our studio we have a Beginner Teen Ballet Class on Monday evenings from 5:30-6:30 PM. This is the perfect way for you to be introduced or reintroduced to ballet!

Students in this class will need to wear a leotard, tights, and their hair pulled back in a bun. For any other questions about what you can/cannot wear to a Dancers Unite ballet class, please see our Ballet Class Page.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Charlotte Hip-Hop Dance & Gymnastic Classes for Teens

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Attention teens in Charlotte! Spend your Tuesday at Dancers Unite! Take Tumbling from 6:00-7:00 PM and then Hip-Hop from 7:00-8:00 PM for a fun, great evening!

In the Tumbling Class, students will work on gymnastics moves like handsprings, walkovers and handstands. All of this takes place on a mat. Then in the Hip-Hop Class, students will do fun upbeat choreography like you would see in music videos as well as work on breakdancing moves which also takes place on a mat. Taking both classes together will mean you could perform in both a tumbling and hip-hop routine in our yearly recital on June 4th, 2011 at Queens University!

For more information on how to register for both classes, please see our Dance Class Registration page.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

New Dance Classes in Charlotte NC

Dancers Unite is excited to be opening two new dance classes, starting in January!

For three and four year olds, there is a new combination dance class, which will meet on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:15 pm. Students will learn basic ballet and tap skills, as well as work on basic gymnastics skills on mats.

For five, six, and seven year olds, there is a new combination dance class, which will meet on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. In this class, ballet, tap, and jazz steps and terminology will be learned.

Students in both classes will be able to perform in the annual dance recital, held on Saturday, June 4 at Dana Auditorium at 1900 Selwyn Avenue (part of the Queens University campus)!

For more information, please check out the Charlotte Dance Class Registration page or the Charlotte Dance School main website.

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Belly Dance Class in Charlotte

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Starting in January, Dancers Unite will be offering a 5 week Intermediate Bellydance Course on Wednesday evenings from 7:40 - 8:40 PM. Like our beginner Bellydance course, this class will run for 5 weeks (January 5, 2011 through February 2, 2011).

This class, for those who already have taken beginner level bellydance, will work on perfecting basic techniques as well as adding intermediate techniques, like layering, shimmies and figure 8s. You will also work on improvisation and interpreting primarily Arabic music. The choreography in this class is more complex than the beginner level class, challenging students to use what they learned in both the beginner and intermediate levels of Bellydance.

For those of you with little or no bellydance experience, the beginner class will still be offered on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 PM.

For more information on how to register for the Intermediate or Beginner Belly Dance class, please see the Charlotte Belly Dance website.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Winter Holiday for Charlotte Dance School

Our dance studio will not be having classes for two weeks, starting this Monday (December 20th) through Saturday (January 1st). So hard to believe we’ve taught our last dance class of 2010! Looking forward to the start of 2011! In the meantime, I hope you have a very safe and relaxing holiday season. If you have any questions during the break please feel free to e-mail us.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Charlotte Holiday Gift Idea #5

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On Tuesday I mentioned some of the things you can buy in our lobby, but that’s not all we are selling. Hanging on one of the Christmas trees in our lobby, you’ll see earrings and ornaments for sale. I myself am partial to the Nutcracker themed ornaments, as I have always liked that ballet. Everything on that tree is beautifully handmade and selling for $10 each. If you are interested in stopping by the studio to purchase one of these unique items, then please e-mail or call us (at 704-846-2985).

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Charlotte Holiday Gift Idea #4

Still haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet? Don’t worry, there’s still time left – and we’ve got a great suggestion! Head over to our studio and check out the Dance Boutique in our lobby! We’ve got everything from dance bows to leg warmers to tutus! While you’re at the studio, you could sign your child up for a dance class starting this January and give the gifts together! We are located at 220 East Park Avenue in the heart of Dilworth, two blocks from Dilworth Elementary School. If you would like to know a good time to stop by the studio, please call us at 704-846-2985.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Jazz and Hip Hop Dance Classes in Charlotte

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If you are looking for a fun, high energy class for an elementary school student, try a combination of jazz and hip hop. Our hip hop class involves energetic routines to age appropriate music, similar to what you might see in a music video. In jazz, students work on a variety of steps, from splits to leaps to kicks. Students in these classes can participate in our yearly recital, held at Dana Auditorium (part of the Queens University campus) on June 4, 2011.

For students ages 6 to 7, we have a jazz/hip hop class on Saturday mornings from 11:00 AM-11:45 AM. For students ages 8 to 10, we have jazz on Monday evenings from 5:30-6:00 PM and hip hop from 6:00-6:30 PM.

For more information on how to register for these classes, please check our Dance Class registration page.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Charlotte Holiday Gift Idea #3

Still looking for that perfect gift this holiday season for a special someone? Consider giving the one you love salsa lessons! Learning this dance form together could be both romantic and fun! Also, you can take advantage of our Couples Discount, where the second person gets a $5 discount!

For more information on pricing and times for our Salsa Dance Classes, check out our Adult Dance Lessons page.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Pointe Lessons in Charlotte NC

 As part of the ballet program, Dancers Unite offers pointe lessons to qualified ballet students. Students must first be evaluated, to make sure they are physically ready to dance en pointe. After receiving teacher approval, students may take the pointe class that meets on Thursday evenings from 7:15 to 8:15 PM.

For additional information, please check out the Charlotte Pointe and Ballet page.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Charlotte Holiday Gift Idea #2

My last Charlotte holiday gift idea was for two year or three year olds, but now let me suggest a great gift for those on your wish list who are a little older: bellydance lessons! There is a bellydance course for beginners on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30 PM. The class runs in 5 week sessions, and the next session runs January 5th, 2011 through February 2nd, 2011. Since the class is for beginners, it would be a great gift for anyone ages 8 to 98 who would love to learn this wonderful dance form!

This class is taught by the great Belly Dance instructor Naima, and in order to purchase this class you will need to go to her Belly Dance Website.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

New Salsa Dance Class in Charlotte

Start 2011 off the right way, with Salsa Dancing! Our next six week Salsa Course runs in January and February. We have one session on Tuesday nights from 7:00-8:00 PM that begins January 11, 2011 and ends February 15, 2011. We have another session on Thursday nights from 7:00-8:00 PM that begins January 13, 2011 and ends February 17, 2011. The cost of the entire session is $63. For a couple signing up together, the cost for both students would be $121, a savings of $5.

For more information about how to register, please see our Adult Dance Class page.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Our Dance Studio in Charlotte Parade

Our studio is a proud member of the Charlotte community, and we like to be involved in community events. So this week some of our dancers will be marching in the Lake Wylie Winter Parade! The parade is on Saturday December 4th at 11:00 AM. The Lake Wylie Elementary School PTSA will be selling hot chocolate and many local businesses will be involved, so it's going to be a fun event! So if you're in the area this Saturday, come by and see us! The parade will start on the front campus of Lake Wylie Elementary School. See you there!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Charlotte Holiday Gift Idea #1

As the holidays approach, I'd like to share with you a few great holiday gift ideas for Charlotteans. First, I'd like to mention a great gift for a 2 or 3 year old: the gift of dance!

In January Dancers Unite has a 4 week class for beginner 2 to 3 year old students. It is an introduction to ballet, tap, and tumbling. There are two different sessions for this class: Wednesday evenings from 5:15-6:15 PM and Friday mornings from 9:30-10:30 AM. The cost for the entire session is just $65 with no registration fee so no long term commitment! Wrap this gift up with a new leotard or tutu to make the holidays special!

For more information on how to sign up for this class, please see our Introduction to Dance page.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Gymnastics Classes in Charlotte NC

Has your child ever wanted to take gymnastics? Look no further than Dancers Unite!

Dancers Unite offers tumbling classes, which is essentially gymnastics without the extra equipment (balance beam, vault, etc). Students work on such gymnastics skills as handstands, cartwheels, roundoffs, walkovers, and handsprings. Safety, flexibility, strength, and coordination are emphasized, and tumbling takes place on mats.

The tumbling class for 6-9 year olds is held on Fridays from 4:30 to 5:15 PM. We have a tumbling class for 10-17 year olds that meets on Fridays from 3:30 to 4:30 PM, and starting in December there is a tumbling class for 11-17 year olds held on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. For registration information, including how to register online, please see our Dance Class Registration page.

Our youngest students also have fun learning basic gymnastics as part of our combination classes, offered for the 2-3 year old and 4-5 year old age ranges. There are several preschool combo classes on the schedule; please check out our Charlotte Dance Classes page for a complete list of days and times.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Break for Charlotte Dance Studio

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In honor of Thanksgiving, Dancers Unite will not be having most dance classes starting Wednesday November 24th through Sunday November 28th. The only class that will take place is the Belly Dance class on Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 PM. All dance classes will resume on Monday November 29th. We hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tap Class in Charlotte for Teens

Have any of the teen readers out there taken tap as a child? Well, now is a great time to start back! Tap is great cardio exercise, and the teen tap class at Dancers Unite has a great student to teacher ratio so that no one will have to feel lost in the class.

Our teen tap class meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-8:15 PM. Some of the tap steps covered in the class include everything from Shuffles to Maxie Fords to Toe Stands. The class incorporates barre work, across the floor work, and working on tap combinations.

For more information on how to register, please see our Dance Class Registration page.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Charlotte Dancing School Recital

Our 2011 dance recital will be held at Dana Auditorium, part of the Queens University campus in the Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte. Our dress rehearsal is on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 5:30 PM and the actual recital is at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 4, 2011. Our students are already hard at work learning steps you will see at the recital so we hope to see you there!

It is also not too late for your child to be part of the recital. We recommend however that you go ahead and sign up for classes sooner rather than later so that your child will be better prepared for the recital. For more information on how to sign up for our classes, please see our Dance Class Registration page.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Directions to Charlotte Dance School

We have updated our website to include directions to our studio from some key places and areas in Charlotte, such as Myers Park Country Club, Quail Hollow Country Club, the main office of UNCC and South Park Mall. As you can see from the directions, our studio is located centrally so it can be convenient to North, South, East and West Charlotte. If there is any place in Charlotte you would like us to include on our Dance Studio Location page, please let us know by emailing us at

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Charlotte Dance Studio Recital Costume Contest

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I hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween weekend!

To celebrate the holiday, we are currently having a contest on our facebook page for the best dance costume from this past year’s recital! At random, we chose 14 recital dances and posted pictures of some of our dancers modeling these costumes. Tell us what your favorite costume is in the comments, and at the end of the weekend we will let you know the winning costume!

To see the costumes and to find out more information on how to vote, please see our dance studio’s facebook page.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Discount on Charlotte Salsa Lessons

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Dancers Unite is offering a couples discount for our Salsa Lessons! Normally, the cost of the Salsa session is $63 per person, but if a couple signs up for salsa lessons together, then one member of the couple receives $5 off!

Dancers Unite offers Salsa Lessons in 6 week increments. The next course will start on Tuesday November 2nd and end Tuesday December 7th. The class runs from 6:30-7:30 PM. For more information on how to register for the class, please see our Charlotte Adult Dance Classes page.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Charlotte Children's Ballet Birthday Party

Looking for a fun way to celebrate your little one’s birthday? Try the Fairy Ballerina birthday party at Dancers Unite!

Your child and guests will receive ballet instruction in one of our large dance studios complete with injury prevention floors and mirrors. The room will be decorated in a Fairy theme and fun Fairy games will be played.

The cost for the party is $200 and included in this cost is 10 party guests (each additional guest is $10 extra). Also included in the fee are napkins, plates, cups, knives and spoons, but parents are responsible for food and drink.

For more information please see our Charlotte children’s birthday party page.

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Dance Class for Toddlers in Charlotte

This January, Dancers Unite is offering a 4 week "Introduction to Dance Course" for beginner 2 to 3 year old students. Ballet, tap, tumbling and creative movement are introduced in this class, and the cost for the entire session is just $65 (with no registration fee!).

We offer this course on two different days and times: Wednesdays from 5:15-6:15 PM and Fridays from 9:30-10:30 AM. The Wednesday class starts on January 5th and ends on January 26th, 2011. The Friday class starts on January 7th and ends on January 28th, 2011.

This is a great way to introduce your child to dance. For more information on this course, please see our Charlotte Dance Lessons page.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Contemporary Dance Class in Charlotte

A great dance class for students ages 14 to 18 is our Lyrical/Contemporary class, which meets on Wednesdays from 4:15-5:15 PM. The class incorporates a fusion of modern, jazz and ballet techniques. A typical class would involve warming up, doing across the floor work and learning a combination. Dancers in this course would have the opportunity to dance in our yearly recital in June 2011, doing a routine that emphasized musicality and telling a story.

For more information on how to register for this class, please see our Dance Class Registration Page.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Broadway Themed Birthday Party

Let your child be a Broadway star for a day! Choose a Broadway themed birthday party at Dancers Unite for your child’s special day! 

Your child and guests will play fun games and learn a Broadway style dance routine, taught by one of our professional adult dance instructors and in one of our large spacious dance rooms, complete with injury prevention floors and mirrors. Included in the cost of the birthday party are decorations, cups, napkins, knives, spoons and forks. All you need to provide is the food and drink! Your child can have up to ten guests included in the cost, with each additional guest costing an additional $10.

For additional information on booking your child’s birthday party with us, please contact the studio via e-mail at or call us at 704-846-2985.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Adult Dance Classes in Charlotte

I am often asked if my dance studio offers any dance classes for adults. While the primary focus of Dancers Unite is dance instruction for children, we do have 2 dance classes for adults. We have a Belly Dance course that runs in 5 week sessions. It meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 PM. For more information on this class, please e-mail Then we have a Salsa Dance course that runs in 6 week sessions that meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 PM. For more information on this class, please e-mail

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Jazz Dance Classes in Charlotte

Looking for a good jazz dance class in Charlotte? Dancers Unite has many jazz classes for both kids and teens!

What can be expected in a Dancers Unite jazz class? In addition to learning fun jazz choreography, jazz students at Dancers Unite will work on jumps, leaps and turns. Jazz terminology will be covered so that students will have a good core understanding of jazz, whether they want to pursue a dance career or just have fun learning this wonderful dance style.

Students ages 6 and 7 will take jazz with tap and ballet, and students can take this on either Tuesdays from 2:15-3:15 PM or Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 PM. Students ages 8 to 10 years old can take this with ballet and tap on Thursday evenings from 5:45-7:00 PM or they can take just jazz on Monday evenings from 5:30-6:00 PM. The teen jazz class is on Monday afternoons from 4:30-5:30 PM.

For more information on how to register for these jazz classes, check out our dance class registration page.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Salsa Dancing Lessons in Charlotte NC

Want a fun way to keep fit while learning a popular dance form? Then try the Salsa Dance Class at Dancers Unite! 

This six week adult dance course will teach students the basics of Salsa, an energetic Latin dance that blends Cuban, Puerto Rican, and American styles. It meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 PM. The first class is on Tuesday November 2nd and the last lesson is on Tuesday December 7th. 

The cost for the entire session is $63 and there is no registration fee! For more information about how to register, check out our Adult Dance Class page.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Dancing With The Stars

Fans of the ballroom dancing competition show, Dancing With The Stars, won’t have to wait much longer for the new season, as Season 11 begins tonight at 8:00 on ABC.

Twelve couples will be vying for the mirror ball trophy:

Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovalani
Brandy and Maks Chmerkovskiy
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas
David Hasselhoff and Kym Johnson
Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas
Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough
Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya
Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer
Margaret Cho and Louis Van Amstel
Michael Bolton and Chelsie Hightower
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and Karina Smirnoff
Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke

In many ways, the celebrities appear to be more evenly matched than previous seasons – no one seems to have as extensive of a dance background as previous competitor Nicole Scherzinger, for example. Also, this is the first season with no new professional dancers, which means no star is at a potential disadvantage for having a partner unfamiliar to the show’s viewers.

I have to admit, though, that I’m not quite as excited as I have been for seasons in the past. Then again, sometimes the stars – or the pairings – can surprise you, so perhaps there will be some pleasant surprises in store for Season 11.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Musical Theater Class in Charlotte

Looking for a fun new dance class for your child? Look no further than the Musical Theater class at Dancers Unite! Your child can dance along to popular show tunes while learning fun musical theater choreography, similar to what you would see at a Broadway musical!

The musical theater class meets from 5:00-5:30 PM on Tuesday evenings. Students must be at least 8 years old to take the class. For more information on how to register, check out our dance class registration page.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ballet Lessons in Charlotte NC for Teens

The middle and high school years are a great time to continue developing a solid ballet foundation or to try ballet for the first time! At Dancers Unite we have a beginner teen ballet class on Monday evenings from 5:30-6:30 PM. We also have an advanced teen ballet class on Thursday evenings from 6:15-7:15 PM. If you are unsure as to which class you need to be in then feel free to contact the studio via e-mail or call us at 704-846-2985 for assistance in selecting the right time.

For our most advanced ballet students, we have a pointe class. At Dancers Unite, we take great pride in making sure no one dances on pointe before they are ready in order to prevent injuries. Therefore, if you are interested in joining the pointe class, you will need to contact the studio to arrange an evaluation and the instructor will then determine whether or not the student is ready for pointe. For those students who are ready for pointe class, the class is held on Thursday evenings from 7:15-8:15 PM.

For more information on the entire ballet program at Dancers Unite, please check out our ballet class page.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Charlotte Bellydance Class

Next Wednesday, September 15th, marks the beginning of our latest bellydance course. Like previous sessions, the class will be taught over a 5 week period, on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 PM. The course is Level One, meaning those with no bellydance experience would be able to take the class. Once again the course is taught by the talented bellydance instructor Naima. For more information on her and the class, please check out her bellydance website.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Dance Studio Facebook Page!

Check us out on Facebook! In addition to our website and blog, our dance studio Facebook page is another great way to stay up to date with the studio’s news and events. You can also view our photo albums and see pictures from current and previous dance years.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Open House for Dance Studio in Charlotte NC

Dancers Unite Fine Arts Academy LLC, located at 220 East Park Avenue in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, announces an open house for young people interested in dance. The event will take place Saturday, August 28 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. It will include a tour of the studios.

Dancers Unite was founded by sisters Elizabeth and Julie Emery, along with their mother, Jo Emery. The dance school has attracted dancers from Dilworth and other parts of Charlotte, as well as the nearby towns of Fort Mill, Huntersville, Concord, and Gastonia. The facility offers two classrooms with injury prevention floors, as well as ballet barres and tumbling mats. Class offerings include ballet, hip hop, tumbling, tap, jazz, contemporary, pointe, cheerdance, lyrical, and musical theater, for preschoolers starting at age two, children, and teens. Bellydance is also available for adults wishing to take dance lessons. Fall classes begin September 7. For more information contact the studio at 704-846-2985 or visit the website at

Monday, August 23, 2010

Charlotte Hip Hop Dance Birthday Parties

Let your child have a hip hop happy birthday! At our hip hop themed birthday parties for children, your child and guests will learn a hip hop dance routine in one of our large dance studios (complete with mirrors and injury prevention floors). Our adult instructors will also lead fun dance games. We provide decorations, plates, forks, knives, spoons, napkins, and cups, but parents are responsible for the food and drink. A fun party for those children who love to dance along to their favorite music videos!

If you are interested in choosing Dancers Unite for your child’s next birthday, please contact the studio at 704-846-2985 or e-mail us at for more information.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Dilworth Elementary School

Next week marks the first day of school for students attending Dilworth Elementary School. As many of you may know, while last year Dilworth Elementary was a magnet school, this year it will become a neighborhood school for students in and around the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte.

We are excited that the location of our studio is two blocks down the road from Dilworth Elementary so that we are convenient to students attending the school. We hope the Dilworth Dragons have a great 2010-2011 school year!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Combination Dance Classes in Charlotte

I really enjoyed watching the Visa National Championship last night. Artistic gymnastics is something I have been interested in since I was a child. It is interesting to read about the gymnasts and see how young a lot of them were when they got started. Little did their parents know what great gymnasts they would grow up to be!

combo dance classes charlotteThis is why I think combination classes for the little ones can be so great. At this stage you don’t know what your child will have a talent or passion for so it’s great to expose them to many different things. For example, when I was three years old I begged my mother for ballet lessons but as it turned out tap was my passion.

Students enrolled in the combination dance class at Dancers Unite for 2-3 year olds and 4-5 year olds will take tumbling, ballet, tap and creative movement. The class for 2-3 year olds is 45 minutes and the class for 4-5 year olds is 60 minutes. For more information on class times, please check out our Dance Class page.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Princess Birthday Party in Charlotte

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For your child’s birthday, let them be a Princess for the day!

At the Dancers Unite’s Princess Birthday Parties, your child will get to be a Princess for the day. The princess of honor and party guests will receive adult supervision and instruction in one of our spacious dance studios, which has large mirrors and injury prevention floors. The room will be decorated in a fun Princess theme and fun Princess games will be played.

The cost of the birthday party will be $200, which will include up to 10 party guests (each additional guest over the 10 allotted is an additional $10). The cost does not include food and drink which will need to be provided by parents.

If you are interested in setting up a time for your little princess’ birthday party, please contact the studio at 704-846-2985 or e-mail us at

Monday, August 9, 2010

Competition Dance in Charlotte

lyrical competition charlotteLabor Day is approaching, which is exciting because after Labor Day our fall classes begin! This includes practices for our Competition Company, and we are very excited about this year.

While some dancers have already been selected for our Competition Company, it is not too late to still audition to be part of the company. At this point you would need to schedule a private audition or a semi-private audition if you would like to audition with a friend or friends (this would be at a lesser rate than a private audition). You will need to contact the studio at 704-846-2985 or e-mail us at

Dancers Unite competes in tap, jazz, lyrical and hip hop. For more information on our company, please see our Dance Competition Page.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Charlotte Floor Gymnastics Classes

Back handsprings, cartwheels, handstands, back walkovers...ever watched someone do this and wished you could learn how to do this yourself? Whether you want to be a cheerleader in middle school or high school or just think it would be fun to learn gymnastics moves, the tumbling classes at Dancers Unite are a great way to learn skills.

We have a class for students ages 6 to 9 years old that meets on Friday afternoons from 4:30-5:15 PM and we have a class for students ages 10 to 17 years old that meets on Friday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 PM. We also have another class for students ages 10 to 17 years old that meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 PM.

You can register online by going to our Dance Class Registration Page or you can register at our Open House on Saturday August 28th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Classes start the day after Labor Day. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Charlotte Dance Intensive - Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet & More!

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Dancers Unite is excited to hold our second Summer Dance Intensive next week! We had a blast at our first Intensive this past June, and we’re sure next week’s will be just as fun.

The Dance Intensive is for students ages 9 to 18 and is open to both current and new students. Hip hop, jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, and musical theater will be covered. Students will meet next Tuesday through Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The cost is $75, with no registration fee, and students can register online.

Also, students interested in joining the competition company may take the Summer Dance Intensive in place of competition auditions. Please see our website for more information about our dance competition company.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Charlotte Dance Studio Open House

One month until our Open House! Everyone is welcome to stop by the studio on Saturday, August 28th, between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. You can register for classes, meet the owners, take a tour of the studio, and more!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Our Week at Charlotte Latin

Last week we held a dance camp at Charlotte Latin School and had a great time! Students learned hip hop, ballet, and jazz and performed a hip hop routine on the last day of camp. We loved using the amazing dance room at Charlotte Latin and appreciated the hospitality of the staff at Charlotte Latin.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Ballet Classes in Charlotte NC

Dancers Unite strives to give our customers a wonderful background in classical ballet, whether the student is taking his or her first ballet class or the student has taken years of ballet. We divide the classes by ages and ballet experience and we limit the class size so that every student receives plenty of attention from the teacher and has plenty of space to dance. 

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Starting at age 6 students can take anywhere from Ballet I to Ballet V. Ballet I is a class for 6 to 7 year old students and is on Wednesday evenings from 5:15-6:00 PM. Ballet II is a class for 8 to 10 year old students with little to no ballet experience and this class meets on Monday afternoons from 4:45-5:30 PM. Ballet III meets on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 PM and is a class for preteens and teens with little to no ballet experience. Ballet IV is for the intermediate to advanced 8-10 year old students and the class takes place on Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:00 PM. Ballet V is for preteens and teens who are at the intermediate or advanced level and this class meets on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:15 PM.

For more information on how to register for our ballet classes, please check out our dance class registration page.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Dance Classes for Teens In Charlotte, NC

Are you a teenager inspired to dance like the contestants on So You Think You Can Dance? Try the lyrical/contemporary, jazz, hip hop or musical theater class at Dancers Unite!

If you like the contemporary and lyrical routines on the show, then our lyrical/contemporary course would be a good fit. This class meets on Wednesdays from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM. Do you prefer the faster jazz routines? Well try our jazz class on Mondays from 4:30-5:30 PM! Are the more edgy hip hop routines more your style? You can also try our hip hop classes on Tuesday nights from 7:00-8:00 PM. If you’re always happy when someone does a Broadway style routine, then try our musical theater class on Tuesdays from 5:00-5:30 PM.

For more information on registering for these classes, you can check out our dance registration page.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Charlotte Dance Classes This Summer

The first camps of the summer of 2010 have been amazing! Our first Princess Ballet Camp, Dance Intensive, and Hip Hop Cheer Camp were a lot of fun.

We still have two Princess Ballet Camps left, as well as another Hip Hop Cheer Camp and another Dance Intensive. In addition, next week we are starting a month long Pointe Course on Wednesday nights and we have month long Saturday morning classes for 2-3 year olds and 4-5 year olds. Finally, we also have a Pre-Competitive Dance Camp and a Tumbling Intensive as well.

The camps mentioned are all being held at our studio, at 220 East Park Avenue in Dilworth. However, we have two camps held at Charlotte Latin School this year as well.

Some spots still remain in the camps, so you can still register for any of our upcoming dance camps. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Dance Recital & Summer Dance Camp News

Yesterday we held our annual recital, "Under the Sea". We are so proud of all the hard work our teachers and students put into this production. We hope all the performers and the audience had as much fun this weekend as we had!

On Monday we start our first Princess Ballet Camp. We are happy to get started with our summer schedule and are happy at the opportunity to teach dance to brand new students. Whether you or your child is a current student or would like to try us out, check out our summer schedule to see which camps still have openings.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Hip Hop Classes in Charlotte NC

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One of the most popular forms of dance at our studio is hip hop. Boys and girls alike have enjoyed our fast paced, high energy, fun classes. 

This fall would be a great time to sign up you or your child for hip hop dance lessons. Our teen hip hop class meets on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00 PM. Our 8-10 year old hip hop class meets on Mondays from 6:00-6:30 PM.

We have a hip hop class for the younger ones, too. For 6-7 year olds, we have a hip hop/cheerdance combo class. We have this class at two different times so you can choose which time best fits your schedule: Tuesdays from 3:15-4:00 PM and Fridays from 5:15-6:00 PM.  We also have a hip hop/jazz combo class for 6-7 year olds that meets on Saturdays from 11:00-11:45 AM.

Then we have a class just for boys! It meets on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:00 PM.

If you go ahead and register for a fall hip hop class by July 1st, you not only reserve your spot in the class, but you get $10 off the registration fee! For more information on how to register, check out our dance class registration page.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Charlotte Dance Recital DVD

At this time you can pre-order a DVD of our recital, “Under the Sea”. This is a great way to capture the memories of your child’s special day, whether it is their first or tenth recital. Recital DVDs can be purchased via check, cash, or credit card (Mastercard, Visa or Discover). For more information on filling out a pre-order form, please see Miss Jo during your child’s lesson or e-mail us at

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Important Dates at Charlotte Dance Studio

We hope you are having a great Memorial Day Weekend! The studio will be closed Monday May 31, 2010 in honor of Memorial Day.

Classes will resume on Tuesday June 1, 2010. Picture Week will then begin that Friday on June 4th and run through Thursday June 10th. Please remember that you or your child will need to be in costume that day of class. Our dress rehearsal is then on June 11th and the recital will be on June 12th.

This is an exciting time at the studio and we are looking forward to the next couple of weeks!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Charlotte Pointe Lessons

charlotte nc pointe lessons
A four week pointe course has been added to our current listings of 2010 summer dance classes and dance camps. This class will take place on Wednesday June 30th, Wednesday July 14th, Wednesday July 21st and Wednesday July 28th. It will run from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The cost of the course is $65 and there is no registration fee.

This class is for older students who have either taken pointe classes before or ballet classes. If you have not taken a pointe class before, you will need to schedule an evaluation prior to the course so the teacher can decide whether or not you are ready to dance en pointe. You can do this by contacting the studio at 704-846-2985 or e-mailing the studio at

Friday, May 7, 2010

Charlotte Belly Dance Class

Ever wanted to try bellydance? Or have you tried bellydance before and would like to start it back? With summer quickly approaching, now is the perfect time!

Wednesday May 12th is the beginning of the newest five week session held at Dancers Unite. Once again the session will run for five weeks every Wednesday night from 6:30-7:30 PM. The last class will be on Wednesday June 9th. The cost of the entire session is just $58.

For more information on how to register visit or call 704-649-3769!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tap Dance Classes Charlotte NC

Whenever anyone asks me what my favorite type of dance is, I always say tap. Don't get me wrong; I love many different forms of dance, and I am glad that my dance studio offers so many different forms of dance to our students. However, tap has always held a special place in my heart, ever since I first put on my first pair of tap shoes.

At Dancers Unite, we offer tap starting at age 2 in a combination class with ballet, creative movement and tumbling. The basics of tap are taught in both the 2-3 and 4-5 year old classes. Then for 6 and 7 year olds we offer tap in a combo class with jazz and ballet. Then we have a tap class for 8-10 year olds and another tap class for teenagers.

I highly recommend enrolling your child in a tap class this fall! For more information on our schedule of classes, check out our 2010 dance classes.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Charlotte Dance Company

Dancers Unite is accepting new members to our Dance Competition Company. We accept children and teens starting at age five and we compete in tap, jazz, lyrical and hip hop. Practices will start for the 2010-2011 Competition Company in the fall after Labor Day.

Dancers Unite’s Dance Competition Company has won numerous awards. Our dancers have been chosen for scholarships to dance intensives in California and chosen to dance in the prestigious Hall of Fame World Series of Dance. Being part of the competition company is hard work but ultimately fun and rewarding for all those involved.

If you are interested in joining our competition team, then we highly recommend taking part in either our Pre-Competitive Camp for students ages 6 to 8 years old or our 2010 Summer Dance Intensive for students ages 9 and older. You can get exposed to more than one dance form and this would count as an audition for the competition team. We understand the summer can be a busy time, so for those of you who cannot make the dates for our Pre-Competitive Camp or our Summer Dance Intensive, then please contact the studio so you can schedule a private or semi-private audition this spring or summer.

If you have any questions about the Competition Company, don’t hesitate to call us at 704-846-2985 or e-mail us at We look forward to hearing from you!

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

Charlotte Hip Hop Dance Class for Six and Seven Year Olds

Want a fast paced fun exciting dance class for your six or seven year old? Then next fall try Dancers Unite's Hip Hop/Cheerdance combination class!

Your child can learn fun dance moves to popular music (all of which is age appropriate) in hip hop while learning sharp movements and jumps, kicks and splits in cheerdance. The class is great for students who have taken dance before or who want to start for the first time!

The class will conveniently be offered at three different times: Tuesday from 3:15-4:00 PM, Wednesday from 6:45-7:30 PM, and Fridays from 5:15-6:00 PM. For more information on how to register early and get $10 off the registration fee, then check out our dance class registration page.

Also, in case you want to get a feel for the class this summer before registering for the fall, check out our weeklong Hip Hop Cheer Camp!
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Charlotte, North Carolina Toddler Dance Classes

Now is a great time to go ahead and sign up your two or three year old child for dance for the 2010-2011 dance year (running from September to June)!

Our 2-3 year old dance class includes ballet, tap, creative movement and tumbling. Students will be able to work on their gross motor skills while learning terminology that will help them should they choose to continue to study dance when they get older.

Worried your child won’t be ready for dance then? At Dancers Unite we try to ease your mind by our younger student policy – should your child not be ready this year, your registration fee and first month’s tuition will count towards next year and you can try again then!

The two to three year old dance class is a forty-five minute lesson and we offer the class at four different convenient times - Monday from 2:30-3:15 PM, Thursday from 5:00-5:45 PM, Friday from 10:30-11:15 AM, and Saturday from 9:15-10:00 AM . We limit class size to make sure each student receives sufficient individual attention, so sign up early before the class time you would like is full!

For more information on how to register your child for the class, check out our dance class registration page.
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Kids Dance Classes in Charlotte NC

As the school year winds down, now is a good time to register for fall classes for the 2010-2011 dance year. Registration fees are only $30 if you pay before July 1st. Once you pay the registration fee, this ensures your place in class. Dancers Unite believes in limiting class size so that each child gets ample individual attention, so if there is a particular class and day you would like, register soon before the class is closed!

For more information on registering for classes, check out our dance class registration page. For a listing of classes we are offering next fall, check out the 2010-2011 dance class page.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Charlotte NC Dance Recital Program

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Dancers Unite's annual recital is quickly approaching! It will be held on June 12, 2010. If you would like to purchase an ad for our free recital program, you will need to do so before May 15, 2010. 

Ads can be purchased anywhere from business size ad to full page ad (the back page ad of our program has already been purchased and is no longer available). Ads are a great way to show your support for your loved one in the recital or to promote your business.

Please e-mail the studio at for more information on pricing and sizes.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Summer Tumbling Classes in Charlotte

Want to brush up on tumbling skills before the 2010 fall cheerleading season? Then try Dancers Unite's Tumbling Intensive!

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Skills covered will range from cartwheels to back handsprings and back walkovers. The class size will be limited so that all students will receive individual attention and spotting by our professionally trained instructor. All tumbling will take place on our popular red tumbling mats.

This is a four day course, from Monday August 9th – Thursday August 12th, conveniently held in the evenings from 6:00-7:30 PM. Students must be at least nine years old to be in this intensive. The cost for the entire intensive is $100, but if you register before June 1st, 2010 the cost would be $90. Also, as is the case with all of Dancers Unite's summer classes, camps and intensives, there is no registration fee and all students will receive a free T-Shirt.

For more information on how to register for this exciting intensive, please check out our summer dance page.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Summer Dance Instruction in Charlotte

summer dance charlotte ncDancers Unite is excited to be offering a fun week of dance for our older students! 

Our 2010 Summer Dance Intensive is for students ages 9 through 18 and is a great way for students to be exposed to many forms of dance. The intensive will cover hip hop, lyrical, jazz, ballet, tap and musical theater. Students will be broken up among ages once they are there. 

The dance intensive will run from Tuesday through Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM. It will be offered from June 15th through June 17th as well as from August 3rd through August 5th. The cost of the entire intensive is $75 but if you register before June 1st, 2010 the cost will be $65.

For more information on how to register, check out our summer dance camp page.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

New Charlotte Dance Camp!

dance camp charlotte kidsDue to the popularity of our Princess Ballet Camps, we are adding another week of the camp: the week of June 28th – July 1st, 2010! Like our other Princess Ballet Camps, the camp will run from 9:00-11:00 AM and is for two to five year olds (dancers will be grouped according to age).

Make sure to sign up as soon as possible – our early bird discount will end on April 1st, 2010 so take advantage of these last few days of the discounted rate of $100. Also, we do have a cap on these camps to ensure a good teacher/student ratio so make sure to sign up before the camp is full if there is a specific week you want.

For more information on this camp and the rest of the camps Dancers Unite offers, check out our dance camp page.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lyrical Dance Class in Charlotte

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If you are looking for a class for your six to nine year old to start now rather than in the fall, then why not try our 6-9 year old lyrical class?

While most of our classes started in August, this class was added in 2010 in response to requests by our customers. If your child started the class now then he or she would be able to participate in the recital dance without having to play catch up.

Our lyrical class meets from 6:30-7:15 PM on Monday evenings and incorporates both ballet and jazz technique. Students in this class can learn fundamental jazz and ballet steps while learning a routine that tells a story.

For more information on how to sign up for this, check out our dance class registration page.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Charlotte Competition Students Earn Scholarships

Congratulations to Clara and Rosie of our competition team! At our dance competition this weekend, they both were awarded a $250 scholarship to Pacific Coast Dance Fest. They were also selected to perform in the opening number of Hall of Fame Dance Challenge's World Series of Dance Finals in Orlando, Florida this summer.

We also want to congratulate our whole competition team for doing such a great job this weekend. For more information on Dancers Unite's competition team please see our competition page.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dance Class Schedule for 2010-2011

The new 2010-2011 dance class schedule at Dancers Unite has been posted! Information about registration for the fall is coming soon. Until then, you can check out the schedule at: Dance Classes Charlotte.

Also, new students are welcome in the current classes that still have spaces available. You can check out those classes here: 2009-2010 Dance Classes.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dance Competition Success

We just came back from our first dance competition of 2010, held at CPCC. What a wonderful day we had!

We couldn't be prouder of our dancers who did great! One of our dancers, Rachel, even was awarded Top Teen Solo for her hip hop routine! More importantly, our dancers had fun and it was a great bonding experience for all involved!

For more information on Dancers Unite’s Dance Competition Company check out our main website.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Preschool Dance Lessons in Charlotte, NC

The classes described below were for the 2009-2010 dance season.  For more information on our preschool dance classes for the 2010-2011 dance season, please check out our Dance Classes page.

Now is a great time to enroll your child in dance lessons!

Dancers Unite has several dance classes for preschool students.

One option is the ballet/tap combination class. A traditional favorite, it’s a great way for two-, three-, and four-year-olds to learn the basics in both ballet and tap dancing.

Dancers Unite currently has two preschool ballet/tap classes with spaces available: Monday 2:00-2:30 PM & Saturday 8:30-9:00 AM.

For more information on dance classes for 2-4 year olds, please check out the following link: Children’s Dance Lessons.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ice Dancing in the Winter Olympics

I’ve long been a fan of ice dancing, ever since I read the book Ice Dancing by Nicholas Walker as a child. An Olympic sport since 1976, ice dancing has its roots in ballroom dancing (with competition dances in such styles as the Paso Doble, Viennese Waltz, and Argentine Tango).

At this Olympics, Team USA has two pairs who seem to have a solid chance at winning a medal. Last December, Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the ice dancing portion of the 2009–2010 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. In the 2006 Winter Olympics, Americans Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto took home the Silver Medal.

You can catch the Ice Dance competitions for the 2010 Winter Olympics this Friday, Sunday, and Monday.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hip Hop Classes for Boys in Charlotte

During the 2011-2012 dance season, the Boys Only Hip Hop dance class for elementary school age boys will be on Wednesday evenings from 5:45-6:30. To see a preview of what the dance class is like, please view our Charlotte Boys Only Hip Hop Class video.

Does your son love to breakdance? Does he love watching hip hop dancing on shows like So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Best Dance Crew? Would he like to learn hip hop and breakdance moves in an all boys' class?

Then enroll your son in Dancers Unite's Boys Only Hip Hop Class, on Friday nights from 6:00-6:30. The class is for elementary school boys (ages 5 through 10). It's a great way for them to learn new moves, release energy and have a wonderful time!

Check out our website for more information on registering for our Boys Only Hip Hop Class.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Modern Dance Lessons Charlotte NC

Seeing that the Olympics are in Vancouver, it seemed fitting to check out (virtually, at least) some of the other events happening nearby. I found an interesting article about Monkey King, a Canadian musical that is also, apparently, the first Chinese rock musical.

The musical combines Chinese-influenced rock music, kung fu battles, and modern dance. It sounds exciting and definitely original!

Speaking of modern, teens and adults interested in taking modern dance lessons in Charlotte should consider the modern dance class at Dancers Unite, held on Saturdays from 12:00-12:45 pm. It’s a great way to have fun, work on your technique, and explore your creative side. For more information please check out the following: Modern Dance Class Registration.

Friday, February 12, 2010

No Dance Lessons on Saturday

All classes on Saturday, February 13th, have been cancelled due to the weather.

Hope everyone has a safe and fun weekend!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Summer Dance Lessons in Charlotte

If your child is in between the ages of 6 and 8 and considering competing tap and jazz at Dancers Unite next year, then consider Dancers Unite's Pre-Competitive Dance Camp

The camp will cover jazz, ballet and tap, but students can just wear loose fitting clothing (any type of tap shoes can be worn as well as any form of ballet shoes). It will take place Monday August 9th through Thursday August 12th in the evening from 5:30 – 6:45 PM. If you sign up before April 1st the cost for the entire week is $60; after April 1st the cost becomes $75. 

Every child participating in our Pre-Competitive Dance Camp will win a free T-Shirt. Also the camp can be taken in place of competition auditions for the 2010-2011 competition season!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Cheer Dance Lessons for Children in Charlotte NC

Looking for pre-school cheerleading lessons in Charlotte?

The Cheerdance/Tumbling combination class at Dancers Unite may be perfect for you!

Held on Saturdays from 9:00-9:30, the Cheerdance/Tumbling class allows students ages two to four years old to work on basic cheerleading motions and tumbling skills. All tumbling is performed on tumbling mats, and cheerdance moves are taught using pom pons!

A great way to introduce your child to cheerdance and tumbling!

For more information, please check out Dancers Unite’s main Dance Studio page, or take a look at the Dance Class Registration page.

Friday, January 29, 2010

School Closings in Charlotte

All dance classes at Dancers Unite on Saturday, January 30 have been cancelled due to the weather.

Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!