Saturday, July 30, 2011

Open House Charlotte NC Dance Classes

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On Saturday August 27th, 2011 Dancers Unite will have an Open House from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  The open house is a great time for new students to come check out our beautiful dance rooms.  New students, as well as returning Dancers Unite students, can register in person at the Open House for 2011-2012 dance classes by check, credit card or cash.  For more information on what dance classes you can register for, please see our Dance Class Page.

You will also have the opportunity to purchase shoes at the Open House.   Dancers Unite sells pink ballet shoes in children sizes for $16 and black tap shoes in children sizes for $20.  We also sell black jazz/hip hop shoes in both children sizes ($24) and adult sizes ($26).  Your child will be fitted for the correct size dance shoe and then the shoe should be ready in time for your child’s first dance class.  For more information on Dancers Unite required shoes, please see our Dance Class Dress Code Page.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Beginner Jazz Classes in Charlotte NC

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Dancers Unite is offering a Beginner Jazz Class to teens starting this fall (after Labor Day).  The Beginner Jazz Class is for teen students with little to no jazz dance training.  Students will learn jazz dance choreography and will work on jazz technique, working on steps like splits, leaps and turns.  Students in this class will perform a jazz routine in the yearly dance recital.  This Beginner Jazz Class meets on Thursday evenings from 7:45-8:45 PM.

For more information on how to register for this dance class, please see our Registration Page.  For more information on other dance classes at Dancers Unite, please see our Dance Class Page.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Saturday Dance Classes in Charlotte North Carolina

Dancers Unite has Saturday Dance Classes for every age!

  • 2 Year Olds: Ballet/Tap/Tumbling/Creative Movement Combination Dance Class: Saturday 12:30-1:15 PM
  • 3 Year Olds: Ballet/Tap/Tumbling/Creative Movement Combination Dance Class: Saturday 9:00-10:00 AM
  • 4 Year Olds: Ballet/Tap/Tumbling/Creative Movement Combination Dance Class: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • 5 & 6 Year Olds: Ballet/Tap/Jazz Combination Dance Class: Saturday 10:00-11:00 AM
  • 7 & 8 Year Olds: Hip Hop/Jazz Dance Class: 1:15-2:15 PM
  • 9, 10 & 11 Year Olds: African Dance Class: Saturday 9:15-10:00 AM
  • 12 Years Old to Adult: African Dance Class:  Saturday 10:00-11:00 AM

For more information on how to register for these dance classes, please see our Dance Class Registration Page.

For more information on dance classes on other days of the week, please see our Dance Class Page.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Charlotte North Carolina Ballet Classes Children

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Dancers Unite has a great ballet class for 2nd and 3rd grade students.  It is part of a combination dance class.  Students not only get ballet but they get tap and jazz as well.  This is a good way for our younger dancers to sample different dance styles.  Even though it is a combination dance class, students in this class learn a lot of ballet technique and terminology.  The class size is limited and there is a great student to teacher ratio so each student is able to learn a lot.  This allows both beginner and advanced students to thrive in this dance class.

For more information on class times for this 2nd & 3rd Grade Ballet/Tap/Jazz Class, please see our Dance Class Page.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Competition Dancing in Charlotte

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If you are a teen looking to join the Dancers Unite Competition Company, based out of Charlotte, North Carolina, there is a way to audition without a private audition.  Over the next few weeks, Dancers Unite will be holding dancing intensives for teens.

If you take the Hip Hop Dance Intensive you can audition for jazz and hip hop competition.

If you take the Ballet Intensive you can audition for competing in lyrical.

If you take the Extreme Dance Intensive you can audition for all styles of dance competed at Dancers Unite. 

If you have any questions about the Competition Company at Dancers Unite, please see our Competition Company Page or you can email us.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Morning Toddler Dance Classes in Charlotte North Carolina

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Yesterday I mentioned dance class options for toddlers in the evening.  Now I want to discuss our weekday morning dance classes.  A lot of parents like the morning dance class option because it does not interfere with naps.

We have combination dance classes that include ballet, tap, creative movement and tumbling.  We have both 2 year old class options and 3 year old class options.  We have dance classes on both Tuesday and Friday morning, so you can coordinate this with your child’s preschool.  For 2 year olds, we have dance classes on Tuesdays from 10:00-10:45 AM and on Fridays from 11:00-11:45 AM.  For 3 year olds, we have dance classes on Tuesdays from 10:45-11:45 AM and Fridays from 10:00-11:00 AM.

In addition to these weekday morning dance classes, we have dance class options in the evenings, afternoons and on Saturday, for ages 2 and up.  For a complete class listing, as well as a video of our toddler dance classes, please see our Dance Class Page.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Evening Dance Classes for Toddlers in Charlotte

Do you live in the Charlotte metro area and are you looking for a dance class in the evening for your 2 or 3 year old?  Then look no further than Dancers Unite!  We know that a number of parents work during the day and cannot make weekday morning dance classes.  That is why on the Dancers Unite schedule, we make sure we have classes in the weekday morning, Saturday morning and the evening so that you are sure to find a dance class for your toddler that fits your schedule. 

Dancers Unite has a Ballet/Tap/Creative Movement/Tumbling Combination Dance Class for 2 year olds on Wednesdays from 5:00-5:45 PM.  Our dance studio also has a Ballet/Tap/Creative Movement/Tumbling Combination Dance Class for 3 year olds on Thursdays from 5:00-6:00 PM.  Our dance studio is also conveniently located a few minutes south of Uptown Charlotte, so it is very close to where a number of people work.

For more information on these classes, as well as the other dance classes we offer for 2 and 3 year olds as well as older children, please see our Dance Class Page.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tap Classes in Charlotte NC

Tap dancing has always been important to me, so I am glad that it is an important part of our dance class offerings at Dancers Unite.  We have both an advanced tap class and a beginner tap class for teens.  The Beginner Teen Tap Class meets on Monday afternoons from 4:45-5:30 PM.  The Advanced Teen Tap Class meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:45-8:45 PM. 

If you would like to see an example of the type of choreography you might learn in a Teen Tap Class at Dancers Unite, please see the below video.





For more information on these tap classes, as well as tap classes for other ages, please see our Dance Class Page.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Charlotte Dance Classes for Adults & Toddlers

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This fall, adults can take Zumba Dance Classes while their 3 year old son or daughter takes dance in the next classroom!  Dancers Unite has a zumba class for adults on Tuesday mornings from 10:45-11:45 AM.  This is the exact same time as one of our 3 year old dance classes!  So for one hour you can get a great workout while your child learns to dance!

For more information on how to register for our Zumba Class, please see our Zumba Dance Class Page.  For more information on our 3 year old combination dance class, please see our Dance Class Page.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Salsa Dance Classes Charlotte NC

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Our dance studio gets a lot of calls from adults asking about dance classes for adults.  A great option for adults for dance classes at our dance studio is the Salsa Dance Course.  You may have seen one of your favorite celebrities performing this popular social dance this past season on Dancing with the Stars.  It is fast paced, fun and a wonderful work out! 

The next Salsa Dance Course starts Tuesday July 26th.  It will run until Tuesday August 30th.  The salsa dance class meets for one hour per week, from 6:00-7:00 PM.  For more information on how to register for this salsa dance class, as well as information on our other adult dance classes, please see our Adult Dance Class Page.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Charlotte NC Jazz, Tap and Ballet Classes

Dancers Unite has great jazz, tap and ballet classes for many ages, but I’d like to talk specifically about our great jazz, tap and ballet combination dance class for kindergarten and 1st grade students. The class begins with ballet, where students learn basic, essential ballet steps and terminology. Next in the class is the tap portion, where students will work on their tap technique at a more advanced pace than a preschool tap class. Finally, the class concludes with the jazz section. Kindergarten is the first year a student can take jazz at DU, so students will be introduced to basic jazz steps and also work on flexibility, balance, jumps and leaps.

If you would like more of an idea of what I am describing then I suggest checking out the below video. It is basically a 2 minute version of the class, where clips of different things your child would do in the dance class are mixed together.





For more information on this class, as well as the other ballet, tap and jazz classes offered at our dance studio, please see the Dance Class Page.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Children Ballet Classes in Charlotte

If you live in Charlotte and are looking for a ballet class for 4th-6th grade children, then look no further than Dancers Unite!  Dancers Unite has two different options for ballet classes for 4th-6th grade students.

If your 4th, 5th or 6th grade child has little to no ballet experience, then your child should be in the Beginner Ballet Class for 4th-6th graders, otherwise known as Ballet II.  This class meets once a week, on Wednesday afternoons from 4:00-4:45 PM.  Here your child can be introduced to fundamental ballet steps and terminology.  Dancers in this class would perform a dance at the end of the year in the annual dance recital.

If your 4th, 5th or 6th grade child has years of ballet experience, then your child belongs in the Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Class for 4th-6th graders, a.k.a. Ballet IV.  This class also meets once a week, but on Wednesday afternoons from 5:30-6:30 PM.  Your child will be given classical ballet instruction in this class at a more advanced pace than the Ballet II Class. 

If you are unsure as to which ballet class is right for your child, then please email the studio listing your child’s experience and we can help.  Otherwise, if you are ready to sign your child up, then please see our Dance Class Registration Page.  Also, if you would like more information about our other dance classes for 4th to 6th graders, or ballet classes for children of different ages, then please see our Dance Class Page.
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Friday, July 15, 2011

Lyrical Dance Classes in Charlotte NC

Do you live in the Charlotte metro area and want to take a lyrical dance class?  Try the Lyrical/Contemporary Class at Dancers Unite!  It is for students from 7th to 12th grade.  We have both a Beginner and an Intermediate/Advanced Level.  You would learn lyrical and contemporary choreography in this class that may or may not include technical steps, such as turns, leaps or leg holds.  For an example of the type of choreography you might see, take a look at a video of a Lyrical Trio at Dancers Unite.




For more information on the class times of our Lyrical/Contemporary Classes, please see our Dance Class Page.

If you are interested in competing in lyrical, please see our Dance Competition Page.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Belly Dance Lessons Charlotte

Another session of Belly Dance starts tonight (Wednesday July 13th)!  The Belly Dance Course at Dancers Unite is run in 5 week sessions.  There are two levels of Belly Dance: Belly Dance I and Belly Dance II.  In order to take Belly Dance II, you must have mastered the Belly Dance I course.

The Belly Dance I Class, however, is for students with little to no Belly Dance experience.  This is a great class for adults and older children/teens to take because it is a lot of fun, it is a great workout, and you get to learn a great new dance form.

The Belly Dance I Course is from 6:30-7:30 PM.  You will learn basic sagat (zill/ finger cymbal) rhythm patterns, basic technique and Belly Dance choreography.  For more information on how to register for this course, please see our Adult Dance Class Page.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Gymnastics Classes for 2 Year olds in Charlotte

Looking for a gymnastic class for your 2 year old in Charlotte?  Then look no further than the combination classes at Dancers Unite!  Not only will your child receive basic gymnastics instruction, but they will also get dance instruction in ballet and tap.  It is a great way for your 2 year old to try different activities and see what he or she likes.  Your child will receive lots of individual attention from our professional adult teachers because we always maintain a wonderful student to teacher ratio and generally have 2 adult instructors in each 2 year old class.  Your child’s motor skills will improve as they are introduced to basic gymnastics steps such as bear walks, seal walks and rolls.

For more information on class times for our 2 year old class, please see our Dance Class Page.
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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Charlotte Teen Hip Hop Dancers Win at National Dance Competition

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We are so proud of how well Rachel & Allie did in their hip hop duet at Showstopper National Finals, the National Dance Competition Dancers Unite attended in Myrtle Beach.  At the competition, there were dance studios competing from all across the country.  Rachel & Allie won 1st Place and were awarded the “Excellence in Dance Award”.  This award was given to the best teen hip hop duet, which was their dance.  Congrats Rachel & Allie for your hard work!

For more information on competition dance at Dancers Unite, please see our Competition Company Page.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Dance Lessons for Kids Charlotte North Carolina

On Saturday July 16th Dancers Unite is starting our one month Saturday Summer Dance Classes.  One of the classes is for 2 year olds, 3 year olds and 4 year olds.  This class is from 9:30-10:30 AM.   It is a one hour combination class that includes ballet, tap, tumbling and creative movement.  For more information, please see our Saturday Summer Dance Classes for 2-4 Year Old Page.

The other dance class that will start next Saturday is the Summer Saturday Dance Classes for 5 year old dancers, 6 year olds and 7 year olds.  This class includes ballet, tap and jazz.  For more information on this class, please see our Summer Saturday Dance Classes for 5-7 Year Old Page.

Both of these classes run for one month and conclude on August 6, 2011.  If you are interested in signing your 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 year old child up for dance classes but cannot make these dates, then please see our Fall Dance Class Page.
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Friday, July 8, 2011

Adult and Teen Dance Lessons in Charlotte NC

Have you been enjoying So You Think You Can Dance this summer?  Is it inspiring you to sign up for a dance class?  Here at Dancers Unite, we have dance classes in many of the styles you have seen performed on SYTYCD.

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Did you enjoy Melanie and Marko’s Contemporary Dance back on June 15th to “Turn to Stone”?  Then you would enjoy the Beginner Contemporary/Lyrical Class for teens on Thursday evenings from 6:45-7:45 PM. 

Did you enjoy Jordan and Tadd’s African Jazz Dance back on June 15th to “Riding the Waves”?  Then perhaps you would like the African Dance Class on Saturday mornings from 10:00-11:00 AM for teens & adults.

Did you enjoy Sasha and Alexander’s Hip Hop Dance back on June 22nd to “Coming Home”?  Then think about signing up for the Teen Hip Hop Class on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00 PM!

Did you enjoy Miranda and Robert’s Broadway Dance back on June 29th to "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)"?  You could be dancing Broadway style in DU’s Teen Musical Theater Class on Tuesdays from 8:00-8:45 PM.

Did you enjoy Chris and Ashley’s Salsa Dance back on July 6th to “Mambo Beat”?  Then the Adult Salsa Class on Dancers Unite on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00 PM could help you learn salsa, too!

Did you enjoy Ryan and Ricky’s Jazz Dance back on July 6th to “Fashion”?  Just because you have little to no jazz training does not mean you have to miss out on the fun of jazz dancing!  Try the Teen Beginner Jazz Class on Thursdays from 7:45-8:45 PM.

For a full listing of our Adult Dance Classes, please see our Adult Dance Class Page.  For a full listing of our Teen Dance Classes, please see our Teen Dance Class Page.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Hip-Hop Dance Class for Charlotte NC Teenagers

Dancers Unite has a great hip-hop dance class for teenagers in Charlotte.  The class is fast-paced and energetic and the students learn challenging but age appropriate hip-hop choreography.  For an example of the type of choreography you might learn in the Teen Hip-Hop Class, please see the below video, taken during one of the classes from DU’s Teen Hip-Hop Class from 2010-2011.





The Teen Hip-Hop Class is on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 PM.  For more information on how to register, please see our Dance Class Registration Page.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Charlotte NC Dance Deals

The 4th of July is just 2 days away and my dance studio, Dancers Unite, is feeling very patriotic.  We would like to share our happiness with the rest of you.  Therefore, we are running a “40 for the 4th” Special!

What exactly does that mean?  It means that for three select dance intensives (the Summer Student Choreography Intensive, the Summer Hip Hop Intensive and the Summer Ballet Intensive) you can get 40% off the cost of the intensive! 

How exactly does that work?  It means that when you go to register for summer dance intensives online you enter in the promo code 40FORTHE4TH and you will only be charged for 40% of the original cost of the intensive!

When exactly should you take advantage of this deal?  This deal will run through July 4th, but it is in your best interest to take advantage of this deal as soon as possible.  Our dance intensives have a class limit, so once the intensive is full the deal is no longer valid.

For more information on the Summer Hip Hop Intensive, the Summer Student Choreography Intensive, and the Summer Ballet Intensive, please see our Summer Dance Intensive Page.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Charlotte NC Dance Classes for Older Children

Dancers Unite has many dance class options for 4-6th graders. 

  • African Dance – In this class, students will learn a mixture of different African dances from different parts of Africa.
  • Ballet – In this class, students will learn classical ballet.  There is both a beginner & advanced ballet class option for students of this age.
  • Hip Hop/Jazz Dance – In this class, students will work on both jazz and hip hop technique.  Students will work on everything ranging from classic jazz steps such as jazz square to break dance moves.  Both jazz & hip hop choreography will be taught.
  • Modern Dance – In this class, students will be taught choreography that encourages self-expression and creativity.
  • Musical Theater Dance – The choreography taught in this class will interpret a song from a Broadway or West End show.
  • Strength & Stretch – The teacher in this class will lead students in exercises that will help them on both their strength & flexibility.  This class will help students with other dance forms so there will be no routine for the yearly recital.
  • Tap Dance – In this class, students will work on tap technique and make out sounds and rhythms using their shoes.  Both Rhythm Tap & Broadway Style Tap choreography will be taught.
  • Tumbling – In this class, students will learn tumbling skills such as cartwheels, forward rolls and handstands.  There is both a beginner and an advanced tumbling class option for students of this age.

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

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