Sunday, February 27, 2011

New Charlotte Dancing Classes Starting March 9, 2011

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Starting on March 9, 2011, Dancers Unite will be starting 3 new dance courses!

From 5:15-6:15 PM will be our Introduction to Dance Course.  This class is a 4 week session, meeting on Wednesday evenings until March 30, 2011.  This dance class is for 2 to 3 year olds and introduces them to tap, ballet and gymnastics.  It is a great way to see if your child is ready for dance.  The session costs $65, with no registration fee or long term commitment!  For more information, please see our Introduction To Dance Class Page.

From 6:30-7:30 PM will be the Bellydance I class.  This is a five week session, running until April 6, 2011.  This class is for new students (or those with very little experience) and it is an introduction the wonderful Middle Eastern dance form of belly dance!

From 7:40-8:40 PM is the Bellydance II class.  This is also a five week dance session, running also until April 6, 2011.  This class is for the more advanced Bellydance student, where harder choreography and steps are taught.  Both Bellydance I and Bellydance II cost just $58 per session with no registration fee or long term commitment!  For more information about either Bellydance class, please see our Adult Dance Class Page.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dance Recitals in Charlotte NC

We are so excited that the recital is quickly approaching!  Remember, if you want to be part of our dance recital, you need to register by March 1st so there are only a few days left!  Check out our 2011 Dance Class Page to peruse our class offerings and decide the best class for you or your child.

Our recital is held this year at Dana Auditorium in the Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte.  It will be held on Saturday June 4th at 2:00 PM.  This year, our dress rehearsal is on Thursday, June 2nd at 5:30 PM.  Therefore our last day of dance classes will be Wednesday June 1st

Once again, our recital is open to the public, free of admission; so even if you are not participating in the dance performance, come anyway to see our dancers in this very special day!

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Summer Camp Deals In Charlotte

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Want to pay for the same quality summer camp but at a lower price?  Then register your child early for the DU Dance Summer Camps and take advantage of our Early Bird Special!  If you sign up before April 1, 2011 for any of our Summer Camps, Classes and Intensives that take place at our dance studio (220 East Park Avenue in Dilworth), then you can save up to $20 (savings vary depending on the camp or classes)!  If you register by March 17th for our Hip Hop, Jazz & Ballet Camp that takes place at Charlotte Latin School (9502 Providence Road in the Arboretum area) then you can save $15! 

Please note that in addition to saving money, signing up early is a good idea because we limit our class size.  So what are you waiting for?  Check out our Summer Dance Camp Page right now and take advantage of these deals while they last!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hip Hop Workshop In Charlotte

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I have already told you about our Summer Ballet Intensive, but I am now happy to tell you about our 2011 Summer Hip Hop Intensive!  Like our Ballet Intensive, it is a week long course for rising 7th to 12th graders, but the focus will be hip hop instead of ballet.

Over the last thirty years, hip hop dance has gained momentum and popularity. This dancing can now be seen in many popular music videos.  In this Intensive, students will learn fun new exciting Hip Hop moves and choreography (all of which is age appropriate, to clean music).  Students will also improve upon their hip hop technique.

Students attending the Hip Hop Intensive will also become a better Hip Hop dancer, and a dancer in general!  In addition to hip hop, students will also work on jazz, tumbling and strength & conditioning (mats will be occasionally used for safety purposes).

For information on the dates and prices of this Hip Hop Intensive, please see our Summer Dance Page.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Charlotte Summer Dance Classes in Ballet, Tap & Jazz

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Registration has begun for our Summer Ballet/Tap/Jazz combination dance class for elementary school students!  This is great for both our current students and new students wanting to see what DU is all about!  The class will cover ballet, tap and jazz and if your child does not have tap shoes please contact the studio so you can reserve a pair to borrow over the summer.

The class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays for two weeks, and classes are broken up among rising 1st-3rd graders and rising 4th-6th graders.  The 1st-3rd grade class meets from 4:00-5:00 PM and the 4th-6th grade class meets from 6:00-7:00 PM.  We have a session in June and another session in August.  For more information on dates and registration please see our Summer Dance Class Page.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Summer Camps For Preschoolers In Charlotte

Looking for camps for your two, three, four or five year old darling?  At Dancers Unite, we have great dance camps for the toddlers in the Charlotte area!

In addition to dance instruction, our camps include fun games, story time and crafts.  Each activity will be suited to the theme of the camp.  For example, we will have a Royal Tea Party for the Princess Ballet Camp!

For two year olds, we have two different theme options: Princess Ballet Camp and Fairy Ballerina Camp.  For three, four and five year olds we have two different theme options: Princess Ballet Camp and Broadway Babies Camp.  For more information on pricing and registration, please see our Summer Dance Camp Page.
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Summer Ballet In Charlotte

Looking to work on and improve your ballet technique this summer?  Try DU’s Summer Ballet Intensive! This one week intensive will include ballet, modern, lyrical, stretch and pointe.  If you have never danced en pointe before, then please email the studio in order to have an evaluation before the intensive.

summer ballet in charlotteStudents will have to wear a bun in their hair, as well as a leotard and tights.  Ballet and pointe shoes must be brought to the intensive as well.

The ballet intensive will take place on Tuesday August 9, 2011, Wednesday August 10, 2011 and Thursday August 11, 2011 evenings from 6:00-8:00 PM.  For more information on the ballet intensive as well as other intensives Dancers Unite offers, please see our Summer Dance Page.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Charlotte Dance Lessons for 16 year olds

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Earlier in my blog, I discussed dance class options specifically for 10 year olds and 6 year olds.  Some of you may be wondering about classes for other ages.  So today I’m discussing dance class options at DU for 16 year olds (please note however that in the case of pointe, you need permission of the instructor).  Once again, if you register by March 1, 2011 you can be part of our recital at Queens University in Myers Park!  Now, on to the classes…

Jazz - Monday 4:30-5:30 PM
Beginner Ballet - Monday 5:30-6:30 PM
Tumbling - Tuesday 6:00-7:00 PM
Hip Hop - Tuesday 7:00-8:00 PM
Lyrical/Contemporary - Wednesday 4:15-5:15 PM
Tap - Wednesday 7:30-8:15 PM
Advanced Ballet - Thursday 6:15-7:15 PM
Pointe - 7:15-8:15 PM

Please see our Dance Class Pricing Page for more information on how to take one or more of these classes.  Notice that you can add on classes at a very reasonable rate, making it easier for you to become serious about dancing!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Charlotte Toddler Gymnastics

Considering signing your toddler up for gymnastics?  Try the combination dance class at Dancers Unite, which includes floor gymnastics!  Students in these classes will work on important basic gymnastics skills.  The class also includes ballet and tap, which gives your child the opportunity to try dance as well as gymnastics!

We have classes for 2 to 3 year olds and classes for 4 to 5 year olds.  If you register by March 1, 2011 your child can participate in the recital!  If you are looking for a more risk free approach to gymnastics for your toddler, then you can also consider our Intro to Dance Class on Wednesday evenings in March.  It is a one month class with no registration fee or long term commitment and it includes gymnastics.

For more information on our Intro Class, please check out our Introduction To Dance Page.  For more information on other class times, check out our Dance and Gymnastic Class Page.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hip Hop Dance in Myers Park

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Earlier this year Dancers Unite was honored to be asked to perform at halftime of a Queens University basketball game.  So last Monday evening the attendants of the game were treated to our wonderful dancers!  Some of our older students performed a heart stopping hip hop routine. 

As one of the studio owners, I personally am glad to give this opportunity to our dancers.  One of our studio's missions is to allow our dancers to get in as much performance experience as possible.  This not only helps our students' dancing, but can help in any chosen career of our dancers, whether they are going to do plays or give a presentation in front of a large group!  I also love to see our studio involved in the community.  I am glad we could make the Myers Park neighborhood proud.  So congrats girls!  You made Miss Jo, Miss Elizabeth and myself so proud Monday night!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Belly Dance Class Discount in Charlotte

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Take Bellydance at a reduced rate!

From the week of February 7th to the week of February 27th, the Belly Dance Classes with Naima will be a shorter 3 week session.  The session will just be in preparation for the recital, held on February 27th (Recital participation, however, is not required for students).  Therefore the cost for the session is just $35!

There are two Bellydance Classes at Dancers Unite: Level 1, which meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 PM and Level 2, which meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:40-8:40 PM on Wednesday evenings.  For more information on Bellydance, please see our Adult Dance Class Page.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Skills For Cheerleading Tryouts In Charlotte

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It’s about that time of year again when some Charlotte area high schools and middle schools start having cheerleading tryouts.  If you want to make your cheerleading squad, it is important to be working on the tumbling skills now.  That’s why taking a Tumbling Class at Dancers Unite can be incredibly helpful for anyone with a goal of being a cheerleader. 

In our tumbling classes, students work on splits, jumps, and gymnastics tricks such as back walkovers and back handsprings.  We have two classes for middle and high school students so you can choose which time based on your convenience: Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:00 PM and Friday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 PM.

For more information on how much this class costs, please see our Dance Class Pricing Page.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Charlotte Dance Classes for 10 Year Olds

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Looking for a dance class for your 10 year old?  Dancers Unite has multiple dance class options!  If you register your child by March 1, 2011, they can participate in our annual recital at Dana Auditorium (part of the Queens University Campus, on Selwyn Avenue).

Below is a list of classes with spots still available.

* Jazz Dance Class – 3rd to 5th Graders
   Monday 5:30-6:00 PM
* Hip Hop Dance Class – 3rd to 5th graders
   Monday 6:00-6:30 PM
* Advanced Ballet Class – 3rd to 5th graders
   Monday 6:30-7:30 PM
* Musical Theater Dance Class – 3rd graders & older
   Tuesday 5:00-5:30 PM
* Ballet, Tap & Jazz Dance Class – 3rd to 5th graders
   Thursday 5:45-7:00 PM
* Tumbling Class – 4th to 7th graders
   Friday 3:30-4:30 PM

At Dancers Unite, we price by the amount of hours a student takes.  Each additional hour is taken at a significantly reduced price.  For more information on pricing, please see our Dance Lesson Pricing Page.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Childcare During Fitness Class in Charlotte NC

Earlier I discussed the option of mothers and daughters at our dance school taking dance classes together. In addition to taking the same class, at DU we have the option of you and your daughter taking different classes at the same time!

From 10:00 to 11:00 AM on Saturday, you can take a Zumba class while your 4 or 5 year old child can take dance at the same place! We are conveniently located in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, making it an ideal place for you and your little one to spend the morning.

Our four to five year old dance class includes ballet, tap, creative movement and tumbling. Students in this class have the opportunity to participate in our yearly dance recital at Queens University in the Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte on June 4th, 2011. Zumba is a dance fitness class with a Latin inspiration!

For more information on the Zumba class, see our Adult Dance Class Page. For more information on the 4 and 5 year old dance class, see our Children’s Dance Class Page.

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