Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Beginner Ballet Classes in Charlotte

If you are an older child, pre-teen or teen in Charlotte and are looking to take a ballet class but have no previous dance experience, then the Beginner Ballet Classes at Dancers Unite are perfect for you!  You can get classical ballet instruction at your level.  We have beginner ballet classes for both 4th – 6th graders and 7th to 12th graders. 

For more information on advanced ballet classes, as well as dance classes in other styles and for other ages, please see our Dance Class Page.
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Monday, August 29, 2011

Afternoon Dance Classes in Charlotte

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Dancers Unite has a lot of great afternoon dance classes offered at our dance studio for many different ages!  If your schedule is such that the afternoons work better for you for your child’s dance class, then take a look at our Fall Dance Class Schedule to find the right dance class for your child.  We have afternoon dance classes Monday through Saturday in ballet, tap, jazz, tumbling, creative movement, hip hop, modern, and strength & stretch.  We divide by age and then sometimes level, so if you need help choosing the correct class for your child, please contact the studio.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Bachata Lessons Charlotte NC

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Ever been interested in learning the Bachata?  It is a dance that hails from the Dominican Republic.  You see it danced in night clubs worldwide, and now you can be doing the dance too!

Bachata is one of the dance styles taught in our 6 week Latin Dance Course (the other styles taught are Cha Cha, Merengue, Salsa and Rumba).  It is a fun class for everyone, even beginners, and you do not have to show up with a partner!

For more information on this Latin Dance Course, please see our Adult Dance Class Page.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tiny Tot Dance Classes in Charlotte North Carolina

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At Dancers Unite, we not only love teaching the older ones to dance, but we love teaching our tiniest dancers!  We have dance classes for 2 yr. olds, 3 yr. olds and 4 yr. olds/Pre-K!  Each dance class includes ballet, tap, tumbling and creative movement.  This gives the tots a broad overview of many styles of dance. 

If you would like to see an example of these tiny tot dance classes, as well as dance class times, please see our Preschool Dance Class Page.  If you would like to see a full listing of dance classes for all ages at Dancers Unite, please see our Dance Class Page.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Morning Weekday Fitness Classes in Myers Park Area of Charlotte

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Now that the kids are heading back to school, it is a good time for Charlotte moms to start fitness classes!  Dancers Unite has a once a week Zumba Class from 10:45-11:45 on Tuesday mornings, starting the Tuesday after Labor Day.  Zumba is a popular, fun dance fitness program that includes all kinds of different dances (Hip-Hop, Merengue, Bollywood, Belly Dance, Salsa, Samba, etc.).  It is a wonderful way to get in shape, and it is even more fun if you come to Zumba class with your girlfriends!  Also, if you have a three year old, then there is a dance class for 3 year olds going on in the other room so your child can dance while you dance!

We are located in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, which is close to Myers Park, Eastover, Elizabeth, etc.  You would be taking the class in our large 1,200 square foot dance room with sprung floors, which prevent injuries that could be caused when you do Zumba on a non-sprung floor. 

For more information on this Zumba Class, please see our Adult Dance Class Page.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Charlotte Dance Studio Open House

Our Open House is this Saturday (August 27th) from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  It should be a really fun morning at our dance studio!  We will have refreshments, games and prizes…and of course you can sign up for dance classes as well!  You will always be able to purchase jazz/hip hop shoes, as well as ballet and tap shoes in children’s sizes.

If you are unable to attend the Open House, then don’t worry!  We will have Office Hours on Tuesday night from 5:00-7:00 PM!  Here you can register for dance classes and order shoes, although unfortunately there will be no games, prizes or refreshments. 

For more information on which fall dance classes you can sign up for, please see our Dance Class Page.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Modern Dance Classes for Teens in Charlotte

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Dancers Unite is offering a great Teen Modern Class on Thursday nights from 7:30-8:30 PM.  Not all dance studios in Charlotte offer modern dance, so we are glad to offer modern to the teens in Charlotte interested in modern. 

If you are unfamiliar to modern but love other forms of dance, then taking modern would benefit you as well.  Modern is a great class to take to get better at other dance styles.  The stretching and strengthening helps a dancer’s muscles and body.  It also helps a dancer with balance and control.  Students in this class will perform a modern dance in our yearly dance recital.

For more information about this Teen Modern Dance Class, as well as other dance classes we offer to teens and other ages, please see our Dance Class Page.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Beginner Dance Lessons for Adults in Charlotte NC

Are you an adult in the Charlotte metro area who loves to dance but has no formal training?  There are a couple of dance classes that would be great for you at my dance studio, Dancers Unite!

First, there is a Latin Dance Course where you would learn the Cha Cha, Merengue, Bachata, Salsa and Rumba.  This is more of an introductory course where you would learn the basics of these wonderful Latin Dances.  This class starts Tuesday September 13th and runs for 6 weeks.  It ends Tuesday October 18th.  The class is from 6:00-7:00 PM and costs $63.

The other class is a 5 week Bellydance Course that meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 PM.  It is for students with little to no Bellydance experience, so you would fit right in!  The next session begins August 24th and ends September 28th.  It costs $58.

For more information about these adult dance classes, see our Adult Dance Class Page.
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Friday, August 19, 2011

Guys' Hip Hop Dance Classes in Charlotte

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Dancers Unite has always been a great place to go for hip hop classes for elementary school boys, since we have “Boys Only Classes”.  Now we are very excited that due to popular demand, we are adding a Guys Only Hip Hop Class for older students!

This Male Only Hip Hop Class is for ages 10 & up.  It is on Tuesdays from 4:15-5:00 PM.  This class is only for guys, so no worry about having to dance with girls (if a guy does not mind dancing with girls, he is perfectly welcome to dance in our other hip hop dance classes as well)!  The guys in this class will learn hip hop choreography and fun break dancing moves.

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

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Jazz Dance Classes in Charlotte NC

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Dancers Unite offers jazz dance lessons starting at age 5 as part of a combination dance class with ballet and tap.  For students in fourth to sixth grade they can take jazz as part of a combination dance class with hip hop.  Starting in seventh grade, students at Dancers Unite can take jazz separately and it is split into 2 levels: Beginner Jazz and Advanced Jazz.

The Beginner Jazz Dance Class meets on Thursdays from 7:45-8:45 PM.  This is a great class for students with little to no jazz experience.  In addition to learning choreography, students will be introduced to jumps, splits, leaps, turns, leg holds and other fun steps. 

The Advanced Jazz Dance Class meets on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45 PM.  Students in this class would need to also take Ballet to help with their technique.  This class would be similar to the Beginner Jazz Dance Class, but it would be at a more advanced level.  This is great for students with jazz dance experience.

For more information on these jazz dance classes, as well as jazz dance classes for other ages and other dance classes Dancers Unite offers, please see our Dance Class Page.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ballet Classes for 4 Year Olds in Charlotte NC

Dancers Unite has great ballet classes for 4 year olds in Charlotte.  It is part of a combination dance class that includes ballet, tap, creative movement and tumbling.  This way, your 4 year old child can be introduced to multiple styles of dance.  While ballet is the foundation of all styles of dance, learning other styles of dance can help your child’s gross motor skills.  We offer this dance class on multiple days and times so that you can choose the ballet class that fits your schedule.  It is an hour long dance class and costs $65/hour.

For more information on this dance class, as well as other dance classes our dance studio offers, please see our Dance Class Page.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Latin Dance Classes Charlotte NC

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Ever been interested in learning Latin dances?  Try learning 5 popular Latin dance styles in Dancers Unite’s Latin Dance Course!

This class will cover the Cha Cha, Merengue, Rumba, Bachata and Salsa:

The Cha Cha got its name from the rhythm of the dance.  It became the rage in the U.S. in the 1950s and is now one of the most popular Latin dances in the U.S. 

The Merengue is a fun Latin dance with a 2 step beat that originated in the Dominican Republic.  The music’s fast tempo makes learning this dance quite the workout!

The Rumba is a slow to medium tempo Latin dance that is of Cuban origin. One of the most important parts of this dance is the hip action, which is known as the Cuban motion.

The Bachata is another dance originating in the Dominican Republic which is danced in Latin night clubs all over the world.  The step timing is 3 steps followed by a 1 beat pause.

The Salsa blends Puerto Rican, Cuban and American styles.  It is a popular Club dance with similarities to many Latin dances.

For more information on this Latin Dance Course, please see our Adult Dance Class Page.

Monday, August 15, 2011

African Dance Lessons for Children in Charlotte

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We’ve had many inquiries about whether or not we offer African dance lessons for children.  We are very excited that this fall we are offering African Dance Lessons for children ages 9 to 12 (there is also an African Dance Class for older students as well)!  This class will cover traditional African dances from all over Africa.  It meets on Saturday mornings from 9:15 to 10:00 AM. 

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

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Beginner Dance Lessons Teens Charlotte

If you are a teen in Charlotte with little to no dance experience, then Dancers Unite is a great place to go for dance instruction.  Dancers Unite offers beginner level dance classes just for teens, so you can learn at a pace that’s right for you without having to dance with much younger students.  There are 5 different Beginner Teen Dance Classes:

  • Beginner Teen Tap: Monday 4:45-5:30 PM
  • Beginner Teen Ballet: Tuesday 5:00-6:00 PM
  • Beginner Teen Jazz: Thursday 7:45-8:45 PM
  • Beginner Lyrical/Contemporary: Thursday 6:45-7:45 PM
  • Beginner Tumbling: Friday 4:00-5:00 PM
For more information on these dance classes, as well as other dance classes for other levels and ages, please see our Dance Class Page.
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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Adult Dance Classes Charlotte

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Dancers Unite has many upcoming adult dance courses starting in August & September!  These are fast paced dance classes that are sure to burn some calories!  That is why these dance courses are popular all over the world!

Latin Dance: Do you like watching the Latin Dances like the Cha Cha Cha and Rumba on shows like Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance?  Then try the 6 week Latin Dance Course at Dancers Unite!  Latin Dances that will be covered in this dance course are Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Bachata and Merengue. 
When: Tuesday Evenings 6:00-7:00 PM, starting September 13th

Belly Dance: Learn all about this amazing Middle Eastern Dance style in this 5 week dance course.  In this Beginner Level Belly Dance Course, you will learn basic technique, rhythm patterns and choreography.
When: Wednesday Evenings 6:30-7:30 PM, starting August 22nd

Zumba: Learn why this Latin-inspired dance fitness class has become so popular!  You don’t need any dance experience to join in the fun of this workout!
When: Tuesday Mornings 10:45-11:45 AM, starting September 6th

African Dance: Learn traditional African dances from all over Africa!  This is a year long course where will you be able to perform in Dancers Unite’s yearly recital!
When: Saturday Mornings 10:00-11:00 AM, starting September 10th

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tap & Ballet Classes in Charlotte

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Due to interest, Dancers Unite has added a third offering of Ballet/Tap/Jazz for kindergarten & 1st graders.  The other classes meet on Tuesday afternoons and Saturday mornings.  This class will meet on Friday evenings from 5:45-6:45 PM.  Like the other classes, students in this class will work on ballet, tap and jazz fundamentals.  In addition to technique, students will also learn choreography and will do ballet, tap and jazz routines in the yearly dance recital.

If you would like to get an idea of what this class is like, please see our Dance School Videos & Photos Page.  For more information on this dance class, as well as other dance classes offered at our dance school, please see our Dance Class Page.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Ballet and Pointe Lessons Charlotte

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Dancers Unite has great classes for students looking for advanced ballet classes, as well as students looking to go en pointe or who have already danced en pointe.  The advanced ballet class for 4th to 6th grade students is on Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.   The advanced ballet class for 7th to 12th grade students is on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00 PM. 

The pointe class is on Tuesdays from 8:00-8:45 PM.  In order to take pointe, you will need to be evaluated beforehand.  Please email the studio if you wish to be evaluated.  Once you are approved to take pointe, you will also need to take ballet in addition to pointe. For more information on these classes or any other dance classes on our fall schedule, please see our Fall Dance Class Page.

If you are a teen and are serious about ballet and pointe, a good idea to get ahead before the dance year starts back would be to take the Ballet Intensive, starting tomorrow.  There are still spots available, so register right away!  For more information about this Ballet Intensive, please see our Summer Dance Intensive Page.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Belly Dance Classes Charlotte North Carolina

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There will be no Belly Dance Classes at Dancers Unite this week or next week, but for all of you who love Belly Dance, don’t worry!  The next session for Belly Dance will start August 24th, 2011.  This Belly Dance Session will end on Wednesday September 28th, 2011.  This Belly Dance Course will also run in the regular 5 week session, but there will not be a Belly Dance class on Wednesday September 7th because the talented instructor Naima will be performing at the Las Vegas Bellydance Intensive & Festival. 

Once again, there will be a level one beginner Belly Dance Class from 6:30-7:30 PM and a level two Belly Dance Class from 7:40-8:40 PM.  For more information about these classes, please see our Adult Dance Class Page.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Musical Theater Class in Charlotte NC

Dancers Unite offers a Musical Theater Dance Class for 4th to 6th grade students.  It meets on Monday evenings from 7:00-7:30 PM.  In this class, students learn musical theater dance choreography, the type you might see on a Broadway show.  This is a great class for children who might someday like to star in their high school musical.

If you would like to see an example from a musical theater routine taught at our dance studio, please see the below video.


For more information on this dance class, as well as other dance classes for this age or other ages, please see our Dance Class Page.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Charlotte Floor Gymnastics for 4 Year Olds

Are you looking for a floor gymnastics class for your 4 year old in the Charlotte metro area?  Then look no further than Dancers Unite!  As part of our hour long combination classes, we include floor gymnastics (the class also includes ballet, creative movement and tap).  So not only will your child get floor gymnastics but they will get dance too!  In turn, they will build on their coordination skills and become well rounded.

Dancers Unite offers these combination classes in a variety of times, so you can pick the class that best suits your schedule.  For a complete list of class times for the combination classes for 4 year olds, as well as dance and floor gymnastics classes for other ages, please see our Dance and Gymnastics Class Page.
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Beginner Contemporary Dance Classes in Charlotte North Carolina

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Are you interested in taking a contemporary dance class, but are afraid that you do not have enough dance experience?  Then Dancers Unite’s Teen Beginner Contemporary/Lyrical Dance Class would be perfect for you!  You can learn fun lyrical and contemporary combinations, similar to what you might see on So You Think You Can Dance but on your level!  Dancers in this class will also get to perform a routine in the yearly recital! 

The class starts after Labor Day, and meets on Thursday evenings from 6:45-7:45 PM.  If you are interested in registering for this Beginner Lyrical/Contemporary Dance Class, then please see the Registration Page.  If you are interested in registering for any other classes at Dancers Unite, please see our Dance Class Page

Monday, August 1, 2011

Children's Hip Hop Classes in Charlotte

Next week Dancers Unite has Hip Hop Classes for rising 1st through 3rd graders.  The rising 4th through 6th grade hip hop class is already closed (DU has class size limits to ensure every student gets ample attention from his or her teacher) but the class for rising 1st through 3rd graders still has spaces open.  Students will learn fun, fast paced hip hop choreography and a few break dancing moves.  To see clips of our hip hop choreography, please see our Dance Class Videos Pages

The class meets on Tuesday August 9th, Thursday August 11th, Tuesday August 16th and Thursday August 18th.  It meets from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  For more information on the cost and how to register for this hip hop class, please see our Summer Dance Class Page.  For more information on hip hop and other dance classes offered this fall, please see our Fall Dance Class Page.
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