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.