Saturday, December 31, 2011

Charlotte Dance Studio 2011 In Review

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It’s hard to believe 2011 is about to end!  What a year it has been for Dancers Unite!  Some of our highlights have been:

Performances at:

  • Peek-a-Boo Couture Fashion Show at the Hilton Garden Inn on Ayrsley Town Blvd in Charlotte
  • Uplifting Little Ladies Pageant at the CN Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church on Statesville Avenue in Charlotte
  • Charlotte Mommies Event at Olympic High School on Sandy Porter Road in Charlotte
  • Matthews Hometown Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting on Matthews Station Street in Matthews

We also had a wonderful competition season, with wins at regional competitions and our national competition at Showstoppers National Finals in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Dancers Unite is not the type of dance studio, though, to rest on our laurels.  2012 should be even better!  With performances at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida coming up in a few days and a performance at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City in November 2012, how could it not be? 

Want to be part of the fun?  Then see our Dance Class Registration Page to see how you can sign up for dance classes at Dancers Unite!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Cardio Exercise Class in Charlotte NC

With the New Year just a few days away, a lot of you are planning New Year’s Resolutions.  A great New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight, and if you are serious about doing this, then a great way to lose weight is cardio exercise.  If you want cardio exercise, then why not try the Latin Dance Course at Dancers Unite?

The Latin Dance Course is a high energy class that’s a great workout!  A fun thing about it is when you take the course you’re not just burning calories, you’re learning wonderful Latin Dances: Salsa, Cha Cha, Merengue, Bachata, Rumba and the Hustle!

The Latin Dance Course meets in 6 week sessions and the next one starts next Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012.  For more information on how you can sign up for this class, please see our Adult Dance Class Page.
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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Charlotte NC Dance Studio Performing in Orlando

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Today is a very exciting day for Dancers Unite.  Two of our dancers, Allie and Faith, are going to Orlando so that they can dance at the Capital One Bowl Halftime Show!  Through our dance studio they qualified to dance in this prestigious event.  The game is not until Monday, but in the meantime they get to enjoy all kinds of festivities, including trips to Universal Studios and Disney World!

At Dancers Unite, we are always trying to give our dancers opportunities to not only dance and perform in Charlotte, but across the country as well.  For example, next Thanksgiving our dancers ages 14 to 18 years old can dance at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Want to join our dance studio and receive the wonderful benefits of our performance opportunities?  The first step is signing up for dance classes!  Please see our Dance Class Page for more information on what dance classes still have spaces open.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dance Courses in Charlotte NC Starting January 2012

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With 2012 just a few days away, it’s a great time to start a brand new dance class!  Dancers Unite has new sessions of popular dance classes starting in January.

  • Latin Dance Course – This class is for adults.  Students in the class learn multiple Latin Dances: Cha Cha, Hustle, Merengue, Bachata, Rumba and of course the Salsa!
Meets on Tuesday Evenings for 6 weeks starting January 3rd , 2012

  • Belly Dance – This class is for students ages 8 to 98!  There are 2 levels, one for beginner and one for advanced students.  Students in the beginner class can have little to no belly dance experience.
Meets on Wednesday Evenings for 5 weeks starting January 4th, 2012

  • Introduction to Dance – This class is for beginner 2 and 3 year olds.  Students in this class are introduced to multiple dance forms: ballet, tap, creative movement and tumbling.
Meets on Monday Evenings for 4 weeks starting January 9th, 2012

For more information on the Belly Dance Course or Latin Dance Course, please see our Adult Dance Class Page.  For more information on the Introduction to Dance Course, please see our Introduction To Dance Page.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ballet Classes for Kids in Charlotte

Dancers Unite has great ballet classes for kids in Charlotte!  I am very proud of the ballet program in place at our dance studio.  Kids can start learning ballet fundamentals at our dance studio as early as age two.  Children in our ballet classes:

  • Learn proper ballet terminology
  • Develop better coordination
  • Develop better balance
  • Develop better poise

We are able to achieve this at our dance studio by having great student to teacher ratios as well as a highly qualified staff of dance instructors. 

For more information on class times, please see our Dance Class Page.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Charlotte NC Contemporary Dance Classes

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Check out the great contemporary dance classes at Dancers Unite!  Contemporary dance classes at Dancers Unite include not just great choreography but working on technique as well. 

If you have ever been interested in contemporary dance classes but think you cannot take a class because you do not have enough dance experience, don’t worry!  Dancers Unite has a great beginner level Contemporary/Lyrical Dance Class for teens! 

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

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Gift Card For Dance Lessons In Charlotte

Still can’t decide on the perfect gift for someone?  Know a teenage girl who loves watching So You Think You Can Dance? Or a little girl who always wanted to try ballet?  Or a little boy who wants to learn to break dance?  Try Dancers Unite’s gift cards! 

Dancers Unite is a nationally recognized dance studio in Charlotte, North Carolina.  We have both a $50 and $100 gift card option.  These gift cards can be redeemed for any of our dance classes (except for Belly Dance).  For more information, please see our Holiday Gift Card Option Page.
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Monday, December 19, 2011

Happy Holidays from our Charlotte Dance Studio

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We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season!

Our dance studio will be closed for Winter Break starting Monday December 19th.  Classes will resume Monday January 2nd.  We hope everyone has a wonderful time over the holidays and will look forward to seeing everyone again in 2012!

Even though our dance studio will not be open, feel free to contact our dance studio.  Also you can still sign you or your child up for dance lessons without having to come into our dance studio by taking advantage of our Dance Class Online Registration!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Latin Dance Class Gift Certificate in Charlotte NC

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Earlier this week I discussed holiday gift options for children, but today I would love to mention holiday gift options for adults!  We have a great Latin Dance Course that starts in January.  It runs for 6 weeks and costs just $63.  Do you know someone who is a fan of Dancing With The Stars and always wanted to learn the dances?  Or do you want to surprise your special someone by purchasing dance lessons for the both of you to learn together?  Our dance studio is conveniently located in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, close to uptown Charlotte.

To learn more about this Latin dance class, please see our Adult Dance Class Page.  If you are interested in receiving a gift certificate for the class, please contact our dance studio.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Charlotte Dance School Dancing in NYC

Looking to buy jewelry for someone special in your life for Christmas or Chanukah?   Check out the jewelry selling in the lobby at Dancers Unite!  It was all made by Allie Andrews, one of the members of the DU Competition Company! 

Allie and other older dancers at DU are raising money to dance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC at the end of the year, as all Dancers Unite dancers ages 14 to 18 year old were invited to dance in this historic New York parade!

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The cost of this jewelry is:
Earrings: $6 per pair
Plastic Necklaces: $4
Glass Necklaces: $8
Rings: $1
Bracelets/Anklets: $4.50
Friendship Bracelets: $1

Since Dancers Unites Winter Break starts this Saturday December 17th, hurry and buy this jewelry today!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Gifts for Children in Charlotte NC

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Looking for the perfect holiday gift this year for a special child in your life?  How about giving him or her the gift of dance!  My award winning dance studio, Dancers Unite, offers quality dance lessons from ages 2 and up.  Contact our dance studio for gift certificates for dance lessons.  Also, if you act now, you can get January through May tuition at 5% off!  This would give him or her the opportunity to participate in our annual recital in June held at Dana Auditorium in the Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte (our dance studio is located in the nearby neighborhood of Dilworth).

For a list of dance classes, please see our Dance Class Page.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Dance Studio Performance

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Last week, our dance studio performed at a Holiday Tree Lighting in Matthews.  Today our dance studio performed at a Holiday Celebration at the headquarters of the 108th Training Command of the Army in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood of Charlotte.

It was a wonderful holiday celebration for military families, and our dance studio was proud to be part of the entertainment.  Our dancers performed jazz, lyrical and hip hop dances with a Holiday and Patriotic theme.  At the end of our performance, our dance studio was honored with a certificate from the Army for our participation!

I am very proud that my dance studio gives wonderful performance opportunities to our dancers, as that is a large part of our mission as a dance studio.  For information about other aspects of the mission of our dance studio, please see our Dance Studio Mission Page.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Ballet Dance Classes in Charlotte for 3 Year Olds

My dance studio, Dancers Unite, has great ballet dance classes in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The ballet class for 3 year olds is part of a combination dance class that includes tap, tumbling and creative movement as well as ballet.  Unlike many dance classes offered for 3 year olds in Charlotte, our dance classes are 1 hour long.  This gives the dance instructors time to teach ballet, tap and tumbling while including creative movement exercises.  Students then improve their balance, strength, rhythm and creativity. 

To see an example of what is included in a Dancers Unite 3 Year Old Ballet Dance Class, please see our Dance Class Photos & Videos Page.  Also, for more information on class times, please see our Dance Class Page.
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Friday, December 9, 2011

Couples' Dancing Lessons in Charlotte

Want to learn couples dancing in Charlotte, North Carolina without having to sign any contracts or give any long term commitment?  Our Latin Dance Course is a 6 week course with an all inclusive price of $63, so there is no hassle of deciding on contracts or memberships of any kind!

The following dances will be covered:

  • Bachata
  • Cha-cha-cha
  • Hustle
  • Rumba
  • Merengue
  • Salsa
The next session starts in January.  For more information on this session, please see our Adult Dance Class Page.
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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Dance Classes for 8th Graders in Charlotte NC

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Are you an 8th grader in Charlotte NC and want to take dance classes?  Both students without dance experience as well as experienced should try out the dance classes at Dancers Unite!

If you are an 8th grader, then you can look at the following classes:

  • Ballet: Students taking ballet at Dancers Unite learn classical ballet instruction.  There is both a Beginner Ballet & Advanced Ballet Class.
  • Hip Hop: Students learn the latest hip hop dance styles, moves and choreography in our fast paced Teen Hip Hop Class.
  • Jazz: Students work on jazz technique and choreography in Dancers Unite Jazz Classes.  They are offered at both a beginner & advanced level.
  • Lyrical/Cotemporary: Students work on choreography in this class similar to what you might see on So You Think You Can Dance.  We have an Advanced Lyrical/Contemporary Class as well as a Beginner Lyrical/Contemporary Class for teens.
  • Modern: Students taking modern work on modern technique as well as choreography.
  • Pointe: This is a class for advanced ballet students, where students dance wearing pointe shoes.  You must have teacher approval in order to take this class.
  • Tap: Both students new to tap and students with tap experience can take tap at Dancers Unite!  In our advanced tap class, students work on complex steps and rhythms.
  • Tumbling: We have both beginner & advanced tumbling classes, where students can work on floor gymnastics skills with our trained instructors.

Additionally, you can look at our Jumps, Leaps & Turn Class if you want a technique class where you work on skills and not choreography.  No routine would be performed in the yearly recital for students in this class.

For more information about all of the aforementioned dance classes, please see our Dance Class Page.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Matthews North Carolina Dance School Performance

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Today was a wonderful day for Dancers Unite!  Our dance studio was part of the entertainment at the Matthews Tree Lighting in Matthews, NC! 

The event itself was a very fun family event, with games, refreshments, magic tricks, picture opportunities with Santa and more.  Of course, my favorite part was when our dancers performed on stage!  A group of our dancers ages 8 years old and up performed a medley of jazz and hip hop dance routines. 

If you were unable to attend, don’t worry; our dancers will be dancing on December 11th at the Army Reserve on Central Avenue (in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood of Charlotte).  Also, you can check out our dance videos & photos from different performances Dancers Unite has performed at throughout the years.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Myers Park Neighborhood Dance Studio Recital

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We are so excited about Dancers Unite’s Annual Recital!  Once again it will take place at nearby Dana Auditorium, which is part of the Queens University Campus in the Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte.  It will also again take place the first weekend in June, so the recital will be on June 3, 2012.

This year, however, our recital will be split up into two performances!  We will first have a pre-show at 1:00 PM and then at 2:00 PM will be the main recital.  It will be a wonderful afternoon showcasing many different styles of dance, from ballet to hip hop to tap and more!  It will also feature dancers ranging from age 2 to adult! 

If you would like your child to be part of the recital and have not signed your child up for dance lessons yet, then you will need to sign your child up ASAP!  Please see our Dance Class Page to see which dance classes still have room for new students.