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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