Saturday, December 31, 2011

Charlotte Dance Studio 2011 In Review

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It’s hard to believe 2011 is about to end!  What a year it has been for Dancers Unite!  Some of our highlights have been:

Performances at:

  • Peek-a-Boo Couture Fashion Show at the Hilton Garden Inn on Ayrsley Town Blvd in Charlotte
  • Uplifting Little Ladies Pageant at the CN Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church on Statesville Avenue in Charlotte
  • Charlotte Mommies Event at Olympic High School on Sandy Porter Road in Charlotte
  • Matthews Hometown Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting on Matthews Station Street in Matthews

We also had a wonderful competition season, with wins at regional competitions and our national competition at Showstoppers National Finals in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Dancers Unite is not the type of dance studio, though, to rest on our laurels.  2012 should be even better!  With performances at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida coming up in a few days and a performance at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City in November 2012, how could it not be? 

Want to be part of the fun?  Then see our Dance Class Registration Page to see how you can sign up for dance classes at Dancers Unite!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Cardio Exercise Class in Charlotte NC

With the New Year just a few days away, a lot of you are planning New Year’s Resolutions.  A great New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight, and if you are serious about doing this, then a great way to lose weight is cardio exercise.  If you want cardio exercise, then why not try the Latin Dance Course at Dancers Unite?

The Latin Dance Course is a high energy class that’s a great workout!  A fun thing about it is when you take the course you’re not just burning calories, you’re learning wonderful Latin Dances: Salsa, Cha Cha, Merengue, Bachata, Rumba and the Hustle!

The Latin Dance Course meets in 6 week sessions and the next one starts next Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012.  For more information on how you can sign up for this class, please see our Adult Dance Class Page.
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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Charlotte NC Dance Studio Performing in Orlando

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Today is a very exciting day for Dancers Unite.  Two of our dancers, Allie and Faith, are going to Orlando so that they can dance at the Capital One Bowl Halftime Show!  Through our dance studio they qualified to dance in this prestigious event.  The game is not until Monday, but in the meantime they get to enjoy all kinds of festivities, including trips to Universal Studios and Disney World!

At Dancers Unite, we are always trying to give our dancers opportunities to not only dance and perform in Charlotte, but across the country as well.  For example, next Thanksgiving our dancers ages 14 to 18 years old can dance at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Want to join our dance studio and receive the wonderful benefits of our performance opportunities?  The first step is signing up for dance classes!  Please see our Dance Class Page for more information on what dance classes still have spaces open.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dance Courses in Charlotte NC Starting January 2012

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With 2012 just a few days away, it’s a great time to start a brand new dance class!  Dancers Unite has new sessions of popular dance classes starting in January.

  • Latin Dance Course – This class is for adults.  Students in the class learn multiple Latin Dances: Cha Cha, Hustle, Merengue, Bachata, Rumba and of course the Salsa!
Meets on Tuesday Evenings for 6 weeks starting January 3rd , 2012

  • Belly Dance – This class is for students ages 8 to 98!  There are 2 levels, one for beginner and one for advanced students.  Students in the beginner class can have little to no belly dance experience.
Meets on Wednesday Evenings for 5 weeks starting January 4th, 2012

  • Introduction to Dance – This class is for beginner 2 and 3 year olds.  Students in this class are introduced to multiple dance forms: ballet, tap, creative movement and tumbling.
Meets on Monday Evenings for 4 weeks starting January 9th, 2012

For more information on the Belly Dance Course or Latin Dance Course, please see our Adult Dance Class Page.  For more information on the Introduction to Dance Course, please see our Introduction To Dance Page.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ballet Classes for Kids in Charlotte

Dancers Unite has great ballet classes for kids in Charlotte!  I am very proud of the ballet program in place at our dance studio.  Kids can start learning ballet fundamentals at our dance studio as early as age two.  Children in our ballet classes:

  • Learn proper ballet terminology
  • Develop better coordination
  • Develop better balance
  • Develop better poise

We are able to achieve this at our dance studio by having great student to teacher ratios as well as a highly qualified staff of dance instructors. 

For more information on class times, please see our Dance Class Page.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Charlotte NC Contemporary Dance Classes

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Check out the great contemporary dance classes at Dancers Unite!  Contemporary dance classes at Dancers Unite include not just great choreography but working on technique as well. 

If you have ever been interested in contemporary dance classes but think you cannot take a class because you do not have enough dance experience, don’t worry!  Dancers Unite has a great beginner level Contemporary/Lyrical Dance Class for teens! 

For more information on class times for contemporary dance classes, please see our Dance Class Page.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Gift Card For Dance Lessons In Charlotte

Still can’t decide on the perfect gift for someone?  Know a teenage girl who loves watching So You Think You Can Dance? Or a little girl who always wanted to try ballet?  Or a little boy who wants to learn to break dance?  Try Dancers Unite’s gift cards! 

Dancers Unite is a nationally recognized dance studio in Charlotte, North Carolina.  We have both a $50 and $100 gift card option.  These gift cards can be redeemed for any of our dance classes (except for Belly Dance).  For more information, please see our Holiday Gift Card Option Page.
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Monday, December 19, 2011

Happy Holidays from our Charlotte Dance Studio

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We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season!

Our dance studio will be closed for Winter Break starting Monday December 19th.  Classes will resume Monday January 2nd.  We hope everyone has a wonderful time over the holidays and will look forward to seeing everyone again in 2012!

Even though our dance studio will not be open, feel free to contact our dance studio.  Also you can still sign you or your child up for dance lessons without having to come into our dance studio by taking advantage of our Dance Class Online Registration!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Latin Dance Class Gift Certificate in Charlotte NC

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Earlier this week I discussed holiday gift options for children, but today I would love to mention holiday gift options for adults!  We have a great Latin Dance Course that starts in January.  It runs for 6 weeks and costs just $63.  Do you know someone who is a fan of Dancing With The Stars and always wanted to learn the dances?  Or do you want to surprise your special someone by purchasing dance lessons for the both of you to learn together?  Our dance studio is conveniently located in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, close to uptown Charlotte.

To learn more about this Latin dance class, please see our Adult Dance Class Page.  If you are interested in receiving a gift certificate for the class, please contact our dance studio.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Charlotte Dance School Dancing in NYC

Looking to buy jewelry for someone special in your life for Christmas or Chanukah?   Check out the jewelry selling in the lobby at Dancers Unite!  It was all made by Allie Andrews, one of the members of the DU Competition Company! 

Allie and other older dancers at DU are raising money to dance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC at the end of the year, as all Dancers Unite dancers ages 14 to 18 year old were invited to dance in this historic New York parade!

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The cost of this jewelry is:
Earrings: $6 per pair
Plastic Necklaces: $4
Glass Necklaces: $8
Rings: $1
Bracelets/Anklets: $4.50
Friendship Bracelets: $1

Since Dancers Unites Winter Break starts this Saturday December 17th, hurry and buy this jewelry today!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Gifts for Children in Charlotte NC

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Looking for the perfect holiday gift this year for a special child in your life?  How about giving him or her the gift of dance!  My award winning dance studio, Dancers Unite, offers quality dance lessons from ages 2 and up.  Contact our dance studio for gift certificates for dance lessons.  Also, if you act now, you can get January through May tuition at 5% off!  This would give him or her the opportunity to participate in our annual recital in June held at Dana Auditorium in the Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte (our dance studio is located in the nearby neighborhood of Dilworth).

For a list of dance classes, please see our Dance Class Page.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Dance Studio Performance

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Last week, our dance studio performed at a Holiday Tree Lighting in Matthews.  Today our dance studio performed at a Holiday Celebration at the headquarters of the 108th Training Command of the Army in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood of Charlotte.

It was a wonderful holiday celebration for military families, and our dance studio was proud to be part of the entertainment.  Our dancers performed jazz, lyrical and hip hop dances with a Holiday and Patriotic theme.  At the end of our performance, our dance studio was honored with a certificate from the Army for our participation!

I am very proud that my dance studio gives wonderful performance opportunities to our dancers, as that is a large part of our mission as a dance studio.  For information about other aspects of the mission of our dance studio, please see our Dance Studio Mission Page.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Ballet Dance Classes in Charlotte for 3 Year Olds

My dance studio, Dancers Unite, has great ballet dance classes in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The ballet class for 3 year olds is part of a combination dance class that includes tap, tumbling and creative movement as well as ballet.  Unlike many dance classes offered for 3 year olds in Charlotte, our dance classes are 1 hour long.  This gives the dance instructors time to teach ballet, tap and tumbling while including creative movement exercises.  Students then improve their balance, strength, rhythm and creativity. 

To see an example of what is included in a Dancers Unite 3 Year Old Ballet Dance Class, please see our Dance Class Photos & Videos Page.  Also, for more information on class times, please see our Dance Class Page.
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Friday, December 9, 2011

Couples' Dancing Lessons in Charlotte

Want to learn couples dancing in Charlotte, North Carolina without having to sign any contracts or give any long term commitment?  Our Latin Dance Course is a 6 week course with an all inclusive price of $63, so there is no hassle of deciding on contracts or memberships of any kind!

The following dances will be covered:

  • Bachata
  • Cha-cha-cha
  • Hustle
  • Rumba
  • Merengue
  • Salsa
The next session starts in January.  For more information on this session, please see our Adult Dance Class Page.
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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Dance Classes for 8th Graders in Charlotte NC

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Are you an 8th grader in Charlotte NC and want to take dance classes?  Both students without dance experience as well as experienced should try out the dance classes at Dancers Unite!

If you are an 8th grader, then you can look at the following classes:

  • Ballet: Students taking ballet at Dancers Unite learn classical ballet instruction.  There is both a Beginner Ballet & Advanced Ballet Class.
  • Hip Hop: Students learn the latest hip hop dance styles, moves and choreography in our fast paced Teen Hip Hop Class.
  • Jazz: Students work on jazz technique and choreography in Dancers Unite Jazz Classes.  They are offered at both a beginner & advanced level.
  • Lyrical/Cotemporary: Students work on choreography in this class similar to what you might see on So You Think You Can Dance.  We have an Advanced Lyrical/Contemporary Class as well as a Beginner Lyrical/Contemporary Class for teens.
  • Modern: Students taking modern work on modern technique as well as choreography.
  • Pointe: This is a class for advanced ballet students, where students dance wearing pointe shoes.  You must have teacher approval in order to take this class.
  • Tap: Both students new to tap and students with tap experience can take tap at Dancers Unite!  In our advanced tap class, students work on complex steps and rhythms.
  • Tumbling: We have both beginner & advanced tumbling classes, where students can work on floor gymnastics skills with our trained instructors.

Additionally, you can look at our Jumps, Leaps & Turn Class if you want a technique class where you work on skills and not choreography.  No routine would be performed in the yearly recital for students in this class.

For more information about all of the aforementioned dance classes, please see our Dance Class Page.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Matthews North Carolina Dance School Performance

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Today was a wonderful day for Dancers Unite!  Our dance studio was part of the entertainment at the Matthews Tree Lighting in Matthews, NC! 

The event itself was a very fun family event, with games, refreshments, magic tricks, picture opportunities with Santa and more.  Of course, my favorite part was when our dancers performed on stage!  A group of our dancers ages 8 years old and up performed a medley of jazz and hip hop dance routines. 

If you were unable to attend, don’t worry; our dancers will be dancing on December 11th at the Army Reserve on Central Avenue (in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood of Charlotte).  Also, you can check out our dance videos & photos from different performances Dancers Unite has performed at throughout the years.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Myers Park Neighborhood Dance Studio Recital

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We are so excited about Dancers Unite’s Annual Recital!  Once again it will take place at nearby Dana Auditorium, which is part of the Queens University Campus in the Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte.  It will also again take place the first weekend in June, so the recital will be on June 3, 2012.

This year, however, our recital will be split up into two performances!  We will first have a pre-show at 1:00 PM and then at 2:00 PM will be the main recital.  It will be a wonderful afternoon showcasing many different styles of dance, from ballet to hip hop to tap and more!  It will also feature dancers ranging from age 2 to adult! 

If you would like your child to be part of the recital and have not signed your child up for dance lessons yet, then you will need to sign your child up ASAP!  Please see our Dance Class Page to see which dance classes still have room for new students.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Charlotte Dance Classes for 5th Graders

Dancers Unite has a lot of great dance classes for 5th graders!  Dancers in these classes will get an opportunity to dance in our yearly recital as well as other dance performance opportunities.

If your child is a 5th grader, then you can look at the following classes:

  • Ballet: Students in these classes learn classical ballet instruction.  Ballet classes are divided by level.
  • Hip Hop/Jazz: 5th Graders at Dancers Unite can take the hip hop/jazz combination dance class, where students learn both jazz and hip hop choreography and perform both a jazz and hip hop dance in the recital.  Students also work on mastering jazz technique and break dancing moves.
  • Modern: Students in modern work on modern technique and choreography.
  • Musical Theater: Students in musical theater work on choreography and steps similar to what you would see in a Broadway play.
  • Tap: Students in tap work on making rhythms with their tap shoes and learning important tap vocabulary.
  • Tumbling: Students in tumbling work on floor gymnastics skills.  Tumbling classes are divided by level.

For more information on when these class times are, please see our Dance Class Schedule.
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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Advanced Ballet Class for Charlotte NC Children

Dancers Unite has a great ballet class for advanced 9, 10 and 11 year old children.  The ballet class provides classical ballet instruction.  The children in the class must have prior ballet experience as well as teacher approval.  Students in this class will perform a classical ballet piece in our annual dance recital.

For more information on when this class is, as well as when other dance classes at Dancers Unite are, please see our Dance Class Page.
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Friday, November 25, 2011

Great Deal on Charlotte Dance Class

Looking for another great deal on Black Friday?  Check out our Intro To Dance Class for beginner 2 and 3 year olds!  For just $45, you can purchase a 4 week dance class!  No registration fee or long term commitment!  This is a great gift for a 2 or 3 year old living in Charlotte who is curious about dance and gymnastics.  The dance class includes tap, ballet and gymnastics.

For more information about this dance class, please see our Intro To Dance Page.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Charlotte Dance Academy Thanksgiving Holiday

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Dancers Unite will not be holding dance classes this Wednesday through Saturday at our dance academy, except for Belly Dance which will meet tonight.  We will resume having our regularly scheduled dance classes on Monday November 28th.  To see which dance classes are affected, please check out our Dance Class Page.


We hope everyone takes this time off to have a great Thanksgiving!   If you can, check out the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade this Thursday, either in New York City if you are there or on TV.  Next year you will see dancers from our dance academy there!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Plaza Midwood Dance School Performance

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Yesterday I mentioned how this December we were performing for a Holiday Celebration in Matthews, North Carolina.  Well, we are also performing this December at a Tribute for the Troops!  This performance will take place at the US Army Reserve Headquarters on Westover Street, which is right off Central Avenue in Plaza Midwood, on Sunday December 11th.

It is very exciting that we get a chance to dance for the troops and honor our country’s brave military.  We are proud our dance studio was asked and can’t wait for the fun afternoon!

If you would like to see videos from other performances our dance school has been a part of, then please see our Dance School Video & Photo Page.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Matthews NC Dance Studio Performance

Want to check out how great our dancers are?  Come see Dancers Unite perform this holiday season!

This year, Dancers Unite dancers will be performing at the Matthews Hometown Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting, which takes place on December 3rd, a Saturday afternoon, from 3 PM to 6 PM.  In addition to our dancing, there will also be choruses singing, carriage rides, and crafts for children.  There will also of course be a Tree Lighting, and a visit from Santa!

Matthews is a south Charlotte suburb of which I am a proud resident.  The event will be taking place at the Village Green in front of Matthews Town Hall. 

This event marks one of many performances by Dancers Unite.  If you would like to see pictures of past years' performances, please see our Dance Studio Photo & Video Page.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tumbling Classes in South Charlotte

Live in South Charlotte and looking for a tumbling class for your child?  Then try Dancers Unite!  We are conveniently located in the Dilworth neighborhood and offer tumbling classes starting at age two up to teen. 

For our younger students, tumbling is offered as part of a combination dance class.  You can expect students to work on more basic skills for this age range (such as forward rolls).  Then we offer tumbling separately starting with kindergarten age, where students start working on more advanced skills.  For our middle & high school students, we offer beginner & advanced level tumbling classes. 

Our tumbling classes have wonderful student to teacher ratios to ensure each student gets one on one time with the instructor(s) to work on specific skills.  Also, this ensures our tumbling classes are run safely. 

For more information on class times for our tumbling classes, please see our Dance & Tumbling Class Page.
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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Beginner Dance Class in Charlotte for Toddlers

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Want to try your 2 or 3 year old son or daughter in dance, but unsure if he or she is ready?  Then try the Dancers Unite’s Intro To Dance Course!  With the entire course costing $45 with no registration fee, it is an inexpensive way to try dance without making any commitments!  It is a great class for children new to dance or children wanting to graduate from a Mommy & Me Class to a dance class all by him or herself!

In the Intro to Dance Course, students will be exposed to ballet, tap, tumbling and creative movement.  It is a 30 minute class meeting on Mondays from 5:00-5:30 PM from January 9th to January 30th, 2012.  Students could then switch to one of our forty-five minute 2 Year Old Classes or our one hour 3 Year Old Classes, depending on the child’s age.  For more information on when those classes meet, as well as dance classes for other ages, please see our Dance Class Page.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Charlotte Dance Competition Team Fundraiser

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With the Competition Company’s first dance competition quickly approaching, our Dance Competition Company is doing fundraisers to help with the costs.  Our Competition Company is currently selling Citipass books, where a percentage of the sale will help pay for entry fees & costume fees!  We would be very appreciative if you could buy one to help support our Competition Team!

If you are not familiar with Citipass books, it is a book that contains great offers from local merchants – all over Charlotte as well as Fort Mill, Harrisburg, Concord, Matthews, Weddington, etc.  The coupons are for stores, restaurants and local performances in the Charlotte area.  The book only costs $25, and with many buy one, get one free offers, it can pay for itself in just two uses!  I know I personally have benefited from having a Citipass Book by trying new restaurants in Myers Park and Dilworth that I have loved!  

So next time you are at the studio, please buy a copy!  For more information on office hours, please see our Dance Studio Contact Page

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Jazz Dance Classes in South Charlotte

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Looking for a good jazz dance class in South Charlotte?  Then look no further than Dancers Unite!  We have jazz dance classes for kids and teens (you can start taking jazz in kindergarten).  We have beginner and advanced level jazz dance classes at our dance studio.  We also have students who compete in jazz dancing on a regional and national level.

For more information on class times for jazz dance classes, please see our Dance Class Page.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Belly Dancing Classes in Charlotte North Carolina

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Don't wait until the next year to get into shape!  Belly dance your way to a better figure at Dancers Unite!

This Wednesday, a new session of Belly Dancing will begin!  The Beginner Belly Dance Class will take place from 6:30-7:30 PM.  It will run through November 30th.  For more information on this dance class, please see our Adult Dance Class Page.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Ballet Classes in South Charlotte

Dancers Unite, located in the beautiful South Charlotte area of North Carolina, has wonderful ballet class options.  We start with basic ballet at age 2 and then offer ballet classes for all ages of children and teens.  We also have advanced ballet options for our older, more serious students as well as pointe lessons. 

It is very important to Dancers Unite that our ballet students are well trained in classical ballet.  We have an Amazing Staff of Ballet Instructors who properly train students with correct technique.  Limited class size rules at our dance studio also helps ensure that our students learn properly, as students get individualized attention.

For more information on class times for ballet classes, please see our Dance Class Page.
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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Tap Classes in Central Charlotte

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From our 2 year olds first learning how to shuffle to our advanced teen tap students mastering their pull backs, Dancers Unite has tap classes for different ages and levels in the central Charlotte region.  Dancers Unite takes great pride in our tap instruction, and we were recently featured in the national publication Dance Teacher Magazine for our tap dance instruction.

Tap is included in our combo class for our younger students, and then offered separately for our older students.  We limit class size so that all students can receive individual instruction from our Talented Dance Instructor Staff.  For more information on class times for our tap dance classes, please see our Dance Class Page.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hip Hop Classes for Teens in Charlotte

Are you a teen in Charlotte, North Carolina looking for a hip hop dance class?  Then look no further than Dancers Unite!  DU has a great hip hop dance class for teens on Thursdays from 7:00-8:00 PM.  Students learn fast paced fun hip hop choreography.  A hip hop dance will be performed by the class in the yearly dance recital.

For more information on this class, as well as other dance classes offered at Dancers Unite, please see our Dance Class Page.
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Monday, October 31, 2011

Charlotte Area Dance School Celebrates Halloween

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This past week at Dancers Unite, each student could wear his or her Halloween costume to dance class.  It sure was a treat for us to see our younger students (and even some of our older students!) in costume.  If you would like to see some pictures from the week, please see our Dance Class Photo & Video Page.

Today is Halloween, and Dancers Unite will not be holding our Monday classes due to the holiday.  We hope everyone enjoys the Halloween festivities and stays safe!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Beginner Gymnastics Classes in Charlotte

If you are looking for a beginner gymnastics class in Charlotte for teens, then Dancers Unite is a great place to go!  Our Teen Beginner Tumbling Class works on beginner floor gymnastics moves.  It is perfect for older students with little to no gymnastics background who want to learn at a beginner level with others their own age.  It is also perfect for those wanting to try out for their high school cheerleading squad but need more tumbling skills.

The Beginner Teen Tumbling Class limits class size so that you make sure you get one on one time with the tumbling instructor.  Due to our class size limits on tumbling classes, our Advanced Teen Tumbling Class is already full, so register today for the Beginner Tumbling Class before the class fills up!  For more information on this class, please see our Dance Class Page.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ballet Lessons in Charlotte for Teens

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If you are a teen in Charlotte wanting ballet lessons, then Dancers Unite is the place to go!  We have both a ballet class for teens with little to no ballet experience (our Beginner Teen Ballet Class) and a ballet class for teens with years of ballet experience (our Advanced Teen Ballet Class).  We also have a Pointe Class for experienced ballet dancers ready to dance en pointe.  These are great dance classes to take if you want a good, serious Classical Ballet Class.

For more information on when our teen ballet classes are, please see our Dance Class Page.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Charlotte Dance School Special Week

Just a reminder that starting today, it is Dancers Unite’s Bring A Friend Week!  That means that for this week only (Monday through Saturday) you can bring a friend to dance class so he or she can take the class, too!  This is only, though, for non-advanced and non-competitive dance classes.  Please see our Dance Class Schedule for qualifying dance classes.

It is also the week you can wear your Halloween costume to dance class!  So regardless of whether or not you bring a friend, you can show up to class in costume!

We hope everyone will enjoy this special week.  We are looking forward to seeing our DU family in costume.  We also can’t wait to meet everyone’s friends and hope they too can see what a great family atmosphere we have at Dancers Unite!
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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Rumba Dance Lessons Charlotte NC

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Is the rumba your favorite dance on Dancing With The Stars?  Then our Latin Dance Course would be perfect for you!  In addition to learning the Cha Cha Cha, Hustle, Merengue, Salsa and Bachata, the Latin Dance Course covers the Rumba!  The Rumba is a romantic dance of Cuban origin.

Our next Latin Dance Course starts this Tuesday, October 25th.  For more information on these Rumba Dance Lessons, please see our Adult Dance Class Page.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Charlotte Dance Studio at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Very exciting news for our dance studio!  We were one of a select few dance studios across the country invited to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City!  DU Dancers, we are so proud of how your hard work in the classroom is paying off!  Now next year instead of watching the parade on TV, you can be in it!

If you are not currently enrolled at DU but want to dance in the parade, please contact our dance studio.  While it was our current students who were invited, you may be able to join them, too, if you become part of our wonderful dance family!  For a list of dance classes with spots still available, please see our Dance Class Page.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Ballet Classes for 3 Year Olds in Charlotte

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If you want your 3 year old child to learn ballet, then Dancers Unite is the place to go!  In our 3 Year Old Dance Class, students learn fundamental ballet steps and positions.  It is an hour long dance class, and also includes creative movement, tap and tumbling.  We believe the longer class time helps the children learn more and become more comfortable in the dance class atmosphere.  If you would like an example of what we might cover in the class, then go to our Preschool Dance Class Page to see a video montage of our 2-5 year old dance classes.

If you are interested in enrolling your three year old in one of our 3 Year Old Combination Dance Classes, then please see our Dance Class Page.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Hustle Dance Classes Charlotte NC

I mentioned earlier in this blog that we are holding another Latin Dance Session, this time from October 25th to November 29th.  While the Latin Dance Course will once again cover the Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Bachata, Merengue and Salsa, the course will now include a new dance form: The Hustle!

The Hustle is known for its fast pace and lots of turns!  While it was originally danced to Disco Music, it can be danced to the popular modern music of today.  It is still popular in many Latin clubs today!

For more information on how you can learn The Hustle, please see our Adult Dance Class Page.
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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Jazz/Tap/Ballet Classes Charlotte NC

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Dancers Unite has great jazz/tap/ballet combination dance classes for children ages 5 to 9 years old.  In the combination dance class, students will learn ballet, tap and jazz technique and terminology.  Additionally, students will learn routines in all three dance styles which will be performed in our annual dance recital. 

For a chance to view a glimpse of what this combination dance class is like, please see our Dance Studio Photo & Video Page.

For a chance to see class times for our jazz/tap/ballet combination dance classes, please see our Dance Class Page.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Jazz & Contemporary Dance Classes in Charlotte

If you are a teen in Charlotte looking to start jazz & contemporary dance, then Dancers Unite is the place to go!  We have a beginner Contemporary/Lyrical Dance Class on Thursday nights from 6:45-7:45 PM.  Then afterwards we have a Beginner Jazz Dance Class from 7:45-8:45 PM.

The Contemporary Class will have choreography that is typically slower than the choreography in the Jazz Class, blending elements from modern and ballet.  The choreography in the Jazz Class will typically be fast paced and energetic.  In both classes, dancers will receive individual attention so that they can grow as a dancer at his or her own pace.

For more information on these dance classes, as well as other dance classes at Dancers Unite, please see our Dance Class Page.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Dance & Gymnastics Classes in Charlotte NC

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Not sure if you want to put your child in dance or gymnastics?  Try your child out in both at Dancers Unite! 

If your child is between the age of 2 and 4, then both floor gymnastics and dance (tap, ballet and creative movement) are included in the combination class. 

If your child is 5 or up, then he or she could take our floor gymnastics (otherwise known as Tumbling) class as well as a dance class.  At Dancers Unite, we have a sliding scale for tuition, so taking both those classes at our studio would mean you would save a lot of money rather than taking both gymnastics and dance at two different places. 

For more information on this sliding scale, please see our Pricing Page.  For more information on our dance classes, please see our Dance Class Page.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Latin Dancing Classes in Charlotte

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Want to see if you can do the fun Latin dances you see performed on Dancing With The Stars?  If you live in Charlotte, you can find out soon!  The next Latin Dance Course at Dancers Unite will run on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:00 PM from October 25, 2011 to November 29, 2011.  This Latin Dance class will cover 6 Latin Dances: the Hustle, Cha Cha Cha, Salsa, Rumba, Bachata and Merengue.  You do not need a partner or previous dance experience to enjoy this course!

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

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Tap Dancing Classes for Children in Charlotte


Dancers Unite has great tap dancing classes for children in Charlotte!  Tap dance is included in our combination dance classes for ages 2 through third graders.  Then starting in fourth grade, you can take tap separately. 

Our dance studio is recognized for our tap dancing.  We have members of our Competition Company who compete in tap at a regional and national level.  Our dance studio was also recently featured in Dance Teacher Magazine for a video of our tap instruction.

For more information on class times for our tap dance classes, please see our Dance Class Page.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Charlotte Halloween Event for Kids

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Monday October 24th, 2011 through Saturday October 29th, 2011 is going to be an exciting week at Dancers Unite!

First of all, since it is the week leading up to Halloween, students will be allowed to wear their Halloween costumes to dance class!

Also, it is Bring a Friend Week!  This means that for this week, all current DU students can bring a friend into their dance class and the friend can try the class for free and wear her or his Halloween costume, too!  Please note, though, that you cannot bring a friend to any Competition Dance Class or Advanced Dance Class (such as advanced ballet or advanced tumbling). 

For more information on this special week, please see our Charlotte Dance Events Page.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Breakdancing Classes for Kids in Charlotte

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Does your kid want to learn breakdancing moves?  Then sign your child up for a Hip Hop Class at Dancers Unite!  Our hip hop dance classes for children include working on breakdancing moves.  We have hip hop classes for kids starting at age 5.   The classes also include learning hip hop choreography.  A hip hop dance will be performed by the class at our dance studio’s end of the year recital.

For more information on these hip hop dance classes, as well as other dance classes at our dance studio, please see our Dance Class Page.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Lyrical Dance Classes in Charlotte for Beginners

Dancers Unite, my Charlotte based dance studio, has a great teen lyrical class for beginners.  It meets on Thursday nights from 6:45-7:45 PM.  You learn great lyrical and contemporary dance choreography.  You also work on flexibility, leaps and turns. 

To see some DU lyrical choreography, you can view our videos on our Teen Dance Page.

For more information on our Beginner Teen Lyrical Class, as well as other dance classes offered at Dancers Unite, please see our Dance Class Page.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Dance Classes for 4 Year Olds in Charlotte

If you live in the Charlotte metro area and you are looking for a good dance class for your 4 year old, then try Dancers Unite!  We have an hour long Combination Dance Class for 4 year olds.  This class includes ballet, tap, tumbling and creative movement.  This is a great way for students to get exposure to multiple dance styles in just one class!  The 4 year olds in this class perform both a tap and ballet routine in our yearly recital. 

For more information on our dance classes for 4 year olds, as well as other dance classes at our dance school, please see our Dance Class Page.
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Monday, September 26, 2011

Dance Classes for 2 Year Olds in Charlotte North Carolina

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My dance studio, Dancers Unite, has great dance classes for 2 year olds here in Charlotte, North Carolina.  We have a 45 minute Combination Dance Class for 2 year olds.  The combination dance class includes ballet, tap, tumbling and creative movement.  It is an introduction level class which combines dance instruction and fun.  Starting dance classes at age 2 can be great for children because some of the most advanced child dancers we have seen started when they were 2 years old. 

To see a glimpse of what our dance classes are like, please see our Preschool Dance Class Page.

To check out class times for our 2 year old dance classes, please see our Dance Class Page.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Modern Dance Class in Charlotte for Adults

In addition to offering modern to children, Dancers Unite has a modern dance class option for adults as well.  The adult modern dance class is on Thursday evenings from 7:30-8:30 PM.   Modern dance is an interpretive dance style that utilizes control and balance.  This dance class can be a very relaxing end to your Thursday night!

For more information about this dance class, as well as our other adult dance classes, please see our Adult Dance Class Page.
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