Sunday, January 30, 2011

Best Charlotte Hip-Hop Dance School

Here at Dancers Unite, we believe we have the premier hip hop dance program in Charlotte. Here are just a few reasons why:

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  • Instructors – On the Dancers Unite staff, we have hip hop instructors who trained specifically in hip hop, rather than have dance teachers well trained in dance but not hip hop
  • Age Suitability – We pride ourselves in having age appropriate hip hop choreography and costumes
  • More Than Just Choreography – Rather than just teach hip hop routines, our teachers work on skills with the students to make sure they have a strong foundation in hip hop, so that if they wanted, students could pursue competing in hip hop or having a professional dance career
  • Teacher to Student Ratio – We limit our hip hop dance classes so that every student receives lots of attention from the hip hop teacher
  • Large Classrooms – In addition to keeping classes small, both of our dance studios are over 1,000 square feet. This way, everyone has more than enough space to dance

For more information on times for our hip hop classes, check out our Hip Hop Dance Registration Page.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Dance Camp in South Charlotte

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Dancers Unite is once again teaming with Charlotte Latin School to provide our Dance at Dancers Unite Camp, a dance camp including hip hop, ballet and jazz! There will be two different sessions offered: Monday June 20th through Friday June 24th and Monday July 18th through Friday July 22nd. The camp runs from 1:00-4:00 PM. On the last day of each session, campers will perform a routine for parents that will incorporate choreography they have learned throughout the week. Ballet, jazz, and hip hop technique will also be covered and campers will participate in fun dance games.

Charlotte Latin School is located on 9502 Providence Road in Charlotte. It is convenient to many areas of South Charlotte, such as the Arboretum area, Weddington, Marvin, Ballantyne and Matthews. There is bus transportation available to Charlotte Latin at an additional cost. Campers do not have to be students at Charlotte Latin to attend. There are many other great camps at Charlotte Latin that your child could take in the morning before our camp.

Camp cost will include a free Dancers Unite T-Shirt! For more information on the cost of camp, as well as Early Bird Registration information, please see our Summer Dance Camp Page.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Mother Daughter Dance Class In Charlotte

DU has great options for a mom who wants to take a dance class with her daughter(s)!

Girls who are 8 years old and older can take bellydance with their mom on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 PM. Bellydance meets in 5 week sessions and costs $58 per person, per session.

Girls who are 12 years old and older can take Zumba with their mom on Saturday mornings from 10:00-11:00 AM. Zumba meets in 6 week sessions and costs $50 per person, per session.

Both Belly Dance and Zumba are not exclusively for Mothers & Daughters, so you can take either dance class with friends or sisters... or just sign up by yourself!

For more information on when the next Bellydance and Zumba class starts, please see our Adult Dance Class page.

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Charlotte Dance Studio Summer Dance Classes for Toddlers

charlotte dance studio toddlersOnce again this summer we are offering our month long dance course over the summer on Saturday mornings for two to four-year-olds. This year the first class will be on July 16, 2011 and the last class will be on August 6, 2011. The class will include a mix of ballet, tap, tumbling and creative movement and it will be an hour long (from 9:30-10:30).

This class is perfect for experienced 2 to 4 year old dancers who are looking to receive dance instruction over the summer, or for a young toddler wanting to try out dance for the first time.

For more information on how to register for this class, or any of our other 2011 dance camps for toddlers, please check out our Summer Dance in Charlotte page.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Zumba Fitness in Charlotte

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Our free zumba class was a hit today! Thanks to everyone who came who made it a success! We had a lot of fun – and a lot of calories were burned!

Next Saturday, January 29th, 2011, the 6 week Zumba Course will begin. The dance class will conclude on March 5th. It will meet from 10:00-11:00 AM and the cost for the entire session will be $50. You can register online by going to our Adult Dance Registration page. You can also come by the studio to register in person. To set up a time to register, please contact the studio via e-mail or by calling 704-846-2985.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Charlotte Ballet Classes for Kids

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Dancers Unite has many ballet classes for elementary school kids in Charlotte! Whether your child has taken ballet or another dance form before, or has never put on a pair of ballet shoes, your child can benefit from ballet instruction!

We have a ballet class for kindergarten through second graders on Tuesday afternoons from 4:00-5:00 PM. This class also includes tap and jazz. We have a ballet class for third through fifth graders on Thursday evenings from 5:45-7:00 PM. This class also includes tap and jazz. There is also a ballet class for advanced third to fifth grade students on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30 PM.

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

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Charlotte Dance School Receives Award

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Dancers Unite Fine Arts Academy LLC, a Charlotte dance school, has received the “Circle of Excellence” award from MerchantCircle. MerchantCircle is a national online network of over 1 million business owners. The “Circle of Excellence” award, recognized by the American Registry, is awarded to merchants who have provided outstanding customer service. Dancers Unite is honored to receive this award from MerchantCircle.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Free Trial Dance Class for Adults in Charlotte

Attention all Charlotte area teens and adults! Dancers Unite, a Charlotte dance studio, is holding a free Zumba class this Saturday, January 22! The class will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Zumba is a very popular dance fitness program, with upbeat Latin and international music. Over 10 million people worldwide have taken part in this exciting dance fitness party!

dance class adults charlotteSaturday’s free Zumba class in Charlotte will be taught by the skilled Zumba instructor Terri Sanderson.

For more information, please call 704-846-2985 or visit the Charlotte Zumba Class page on the Dancers Unite website.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Charlotte, North Carolina Dance Lessons for Preschoolers

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Dancers Unite is once again offering a month long Introduction to Dance Class! Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of ballet, tap and tumbling, as well as be involved in creative movement activities. This class will be held on Wednesday evenings from 5:15-6:15 PM for 4 weeks in March (March 9th through March 30th).

This class is a great way to see if a 2 or 3 year old child is ready for dance without any of the commitment! The cost is just $65, no registration fee required! For more information on how to register, please see our Intro To Dance Page.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Dance Classes for 6 Year Olds in Charlotte

Dancers Unite of Charlotte has a wide variety of dance classes for 6 year olds!

* Hip Hop & Jazz Dance Class - 6 to 7 year olds

Learn fun dance routines, like what you might see in a music video or in a jazz routine on So You Think You Can Dance! All moves and music are age appropriate. Students also work on basic jazz technique. This dance class meets once a week for 45 minutes.

* Ballet, Tap & Jazz Dance Class – 5 to 7 year olds

This dance class is a traditional favorite, with students working on steps and learning dances in ballet, tap, and jazz! Perfect for the little ballerina, this class is great preparation for future dance classes. This dance class meets once a week for 1 hour.

* Cheerdance & Hip Hop Dance Class – 6 to 7 year olds

This upbeat class is great for anyone with a lot of energy! Students receive instruction in basic cheerleading moves, work on splits, kicks, and jumps, and have a blast doing fun hip hop dance routines! All music and choreography are age appropriate, and there is an emphasis on safety. With our injury prevention floors, tumbling mats, and skilled instructors, you won’t have to worry about your child’s safety. This class meets once a week for 45 minutes.

* Tumbling Class – 6 to 9 year olds

Students work on floor gymnastics skills (such as handstands and cartwheels) in our tumbling class! All tumbling takes place on mats. Our tumbling classes have proven to be a great way to prepare for cheerleading tryouts, and they are also great for dancers who want to become more well-rounded. This class meets once a week for 45 minutes.

For more information about our dance classes (including dance classes for those younger or older than 6 years old!), please check out our Charlotte Dance Classes website.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

School Closings in Charlotte NC

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Our dance school will not be holding classes today (Tuesday, January 11, 2011) due to the inclement weather.

We hope everyone stays safe and warm today!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Charlotte School Closings

Dancers Unite will not be holding dance classes today (Monday, January 10) due to the weather.  Hope everyone stays warm & safe!

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Dance Lessons for Couples in Charlotte

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Try sharing dance with the one you love! Salsa is a romantic, passionate dance, so it is a great style of dance to share with your partner! At Dancers Unite, we have a 6 week salsa course that begins the week of January 9th and ends the week of February 13th – the week of Valentine’s Day! We also have a Couples Discount for a couple who signs up for Salsa together – just one more reason to dance together! We offer the Salsa Dance Course on two different nights – Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00 PM and Thursday from 7:00-8:00 PM.

For more information on our Partner Dancing course, as well as registration information, please see our Salsa Page.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Musical Theater Camp in Charlotte

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Broadway-style tap dancing! Acting Exercises! Story time! Crafts! All this and more will be part of Dancers Unite’s Broadway Babies Camp!

The Broadway Babies Camp is for students ages 3 to 5. It runs from 9:00-11:00 AM, with a snack provided by Dancers Unite. It starts on Monday July 25th and runs through Thursday July 28th. Dancers should preferably wear a leotard but can also wear loose fitting clothes. Ballet and tap shoes are also needed.

For more information on this camp, as well as other camps our dance school offers, please see our Summer Dance Camp page.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Charlotte Zumba Class

Still looking for a way to keep that New Year’s Resolution to lose weight? Why don’t you consider Zumba?

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Zumba, a popular dance fitness course, has seen increased popularity over the past few years, which is not surprising since it is a lot of fun and can burn hundred of calories! Dancers Unite is offering a 6 week Zumba course on Saturday mornings from 10:00-11:00 AM, starting January 29th and ending March 5th, 2011. The cost for the entire session is $50.

To check out more information about Zumba, as well as information on how to register, please check out our Adult Dance Class page.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Fairy Camp in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Does your 2 year old love to pretend to be a fairy? Then consider signing her up for the Fairy Ballerina Camp at Dancers Unite! Your child will learn ballet, participate in fairy themed activities, listen to fairy stories and work on fairy crafts! Fairy wings will even be provided for dress up time!

This camp is offered at two different times: Monday June 20th through Thursday June 23rd and Monday August 15th through Thursday August 18th. DU has a limit on class size to ensure each young dancer receives individual attention, so make sure you register in advance to secure your child’s spot. For more information on registration, please check out the 2011 Summer Dance Camp page.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Adult Dance Classes In Charlotte, NC

Does your New Year's Resolution this year in any way include getting in shape? Losing weight? Getting healthier? If you've tried this in the past and are looking for a new approach, try a dance class at Dancers Unite!

Here are a few reasons to consider us...

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  • No Membership Requirements – You do not have to have a membership in order to take dance classes at Dancers Unite. You can sign up for the class you want and just pay for that. You are under no long term obligation!
  • Convenient Location – We are conveniently located in the Dilworth neighborhood, close to the South End and Uptown areas of Charlotte. We are in walking distance to many great condos in the area.
  • Injury Prevention Floors – At Dancers Unite, we have sprung floors which enhance performance and, more importantly, prevents injuries. Dance and fitness classes held on regular floors can leave you open to injuries such as shin splints.
  • Smaller Classes – In order for optimum learning, Dancers Unite caps classes, even with our large classrooms. This way you won’t be stuffed in a class of 100.
  • Fun Dance Forms – Rather than the same monotonous workout, learning an exciting new form of dance can be a great motivator to get in your exercise!

For more information on how to register for the adult dance classes at DU, check out our Adult Dance Page.