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!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Charlotte Bellydance Classes

For those who missed the first bellydance session of 2010, the new session of bellydance lessons is just around the corner!

The five week session for beginner bellydance students will be on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. It will start February 17, 2010 and end March 17, 2010. Once again the cost will be just $58!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Summer Dance Classes in Charlotte

Want to enroll your child in dance lessons this summer but can't make it during the week for summer camps because of work?

No problem! At Dancers Unite, we have a summer camp just perfect for Charlotte parents like you: we have a 4 week session where for 1 hour on Saturday morning your child will be learning tap, ballet, tumbling and creative movement.

For two to three year olds, the class will be from 9:30-10:30. For four to five year olds, the class will be from 10:30-11:30. The first class is July 17th and the last class is August 7th.

And hurry - if you enroll your child before April 1st the cost of the sessions is $50! After April 1st the cost increases to $65. Included in the cost is a free T-Shirt!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Charlotte Hip Hop Camp

Does your child like to dance like a rock star? Pretend to be an Olympic gymnast or cheerleader?

Then Dancers Unite's Hip Hop Cheer Camp is the place for them!

The camp curriculum will cover hip hop, cheerdance, jazz and tumbling (which will take place on tumbling mats). Campers will meet in the mornings from Monday, June 21 to Thursday, June 24. During the week, campers will learn a routine incorporating what they have learned which will be shown to parents the last day of camp! Dancing will be done to fun, age appropriate music.

This camp is for students ages six to eight and is great for experienced dancers or just those who want to try out dance. No special dance shoes or clothes are required, just wear sneakers and comfortable clothes!

If you sign up by April 1st the cost of the camp is $135; after April 1st, the cost goes up to $150. The cost of camp includes a camp T-shirt!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Ballet Camp for Kids in Charlotte

Does your daughter love princesses?

Then let her be a princess for a week at Princess Ballet Camp, conveniently located at Charlotte's own Dancers Unite!

Dancers Unite's Princess Ballet Camp lets students pretend to be princesses while learning fundamental ballet steps at the same time. The camp is Monday morning through Thursday morning the week of July 19th – July 22nd, running from 9:00-11:00 AM.

This camp is for students ages two to five, and the children will be split up by age group. Each camper will get a free camp T-Shirt!

If you sign up by April 1st the cost of the camp is $100; after April 1st, the cost goes up to $115.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Tap Classes in Charlotte, NC!

Ever thought of taking tap but never have?

Took tap as a child and have thought of taking it back up?

Then check out the 6 week Adult Tap Courses at Dancers Unite!

We have a beginner class on Tuesday nights from 6:15-7:00 PM that is perfect for anyone who has had very little, if any, previous experience tap dancing. Then we have an intermediate/advanced course for those with more training on Wednesday nights from 7:30-8:15 PM. Tap shoes are needed, but any style/color would be fine and you can wear any sort of comfortable clothing (barring pants that are too long that you would trip on them while dancing).

The entire cost of the course is $60. This is a really fun, different way to stay in shape, so we hope to see you there!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Charlotte Summer Dance Camps 2010

With all the cold weather we've been having around Charlotte lately, it's great to think about something more pleasant... the summer!

Dancers Unite is offering summer dance camps and dance lessons for Summer 2010. Programs include Princess Ballet Camp, Hip Hop Cheer Camp, classes in ballet, tap, and tumbling, and more! Registration is now open -- register early to reserve your spot and receive an early bird discount!

We'll be taking a look at the summer camps & classes here at the blog in future weeks. Can't wait that long? Check out the following page on our website: Summer Dance Camps Charlotte NC.

Friday, January 8, 2010

From Ballet & Hip-Hop to Higher SAT Scores!

Dance lessons can make you a better dancer… but it may surprise you to learn that taking dance classes can lead to higher test scores, too.

According to a publication by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, taking dance and other arts sources can benefit students in elementary, middle, and high school.

A national study by the University of California at Los Angeles revealed students involved in the arts scored better on standardized tests than students with low arts involvement.

Several studies have shown that the more arts courses students take, the higher the math and verbal SAT scores.

Another study found that high school age dance students outperformed nondancers in creative thinking.

Just another benefit of taking dance as a child or teen!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Dance Classes: A Way to Lose Weight!

January 2nd is a good time to think about how we are going to achieve our New Year’s Resolution. Losing weight is such a popular New Year’s Resolution, but finding a fun way to lose weight is often a problem.

But I came across a great article about celebrities who have used dance as a way to lose weight!

With our central location and wide variety of class offerings, we hope we have a class for everyone – for those who want to start dance up again or take dance for the first time!

So good luck to everyone hoping to achieve their New Year’s Resolution!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Free Zumba Class & Pilates Class in Charlotte!

Although the free Zumba/Pilates class has passed, Dancers Unite will be holding a Free Zumba Class on Saturday, January 22, 2011, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. All are welcome!

Ever wanted to try out a Zumba or Pilates class?

Stop by Dancers Unite this Saturday, January 2nd, from 10:00 to 11:00 am, for a free Zumba & Pilates class!

The class will include 30 minutes of Zumba and 30 minutes of Pilates. It’s a wonderful way to sample both classes and have a great time!

Dancers Unite is located at 220 E. Park Avenue, in the Dilworth part of Charlotte. For more information on how to get to the studio, please check out the following link: Dilworth Dance Studio Location.