Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Dance School in South Charlotte Weekly

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As previously mentioned in this blog, two of our dancers, Faith and Allie, went to Orlando, Florida earlier this month to dance in the Capital One Bowl Halftime Show.  Well, their accomplishments have been noticed locally – they are featured in this week’s South Charlotte Weekly!

We are very proud to see others recognize our students for their wonderful dance accomplishments.  We take great pride at Dancers Unite in giving our students wonderful opportunities to achieve in dance by assembling a highly talented dance teaching staff and giving our most dedicated dancers lots of performance and competitive opportunities.

If you would like to see this article as well as other articles about our dance studio, please see our Dance Studio News Article Page.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Latin Dance Course in Charlotte

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Have you been watching the Dancing With The Stars reruns on Game Show Network lately?  Has this made you want to learn Latin Dancing?  Well, good news: the next Latin Dance Session is starting soon at DU!

The next six week Latin Course will begin Tuesday February 14, 2012.  The Latin Dances that will be covered in this Latin Dance Course are:

Ø       Salsa
Ø       Bachata
Ø       Merengue
Ø       Cha Cha
Ø       Rumba
Ø       Hustle
Learning these Latin Dances are a lot of fun and a great workout as well!  The dance class is fast paced and sure to shed some calories!

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

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Charlotte Dance Class for 4 Year Olds

Previously I have discussed the overall program Dancers Unite has for preschoolers, but today I would like to put in the spotlight one specific class.  We have a Saturday morning class from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM for 4 year olds that includes tap, ballet, tumbling and creative movement.  This dance meets at a convenient time for parents who work during the week and is an hour in length so students can really master key terminology and steps.  If you are interested in this dance class for your 4 year old, hurry and register today so that your child can participate in our June 3rd recital at Dana Auditorium in the Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte.

For more information about this class as well as other dance classes at Dancers Unite, please see our Dance Class Page.
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Saturday, January 28, 2012

University Area of Charlotte Dance Studio Performance

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This afternoon a group of our competition dancers performed at the University Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in the University Area of Charlotte.  Our dancers performed some of their routines, which ranged from lyrical to jazz to musical theater to hip hop, for a wonderful audience of their residents.  We are very proud of our dancers for not only being committed to dance but being committed to the community of Charlotte as well. 

This was also wonderful practice for our first dance competition of the season, which is next weekend.  If you are interested in becoming part of our Competition Company, please see our Competition Page.  If you are a current student who would like to come to the competition to cheer on our wonderful dancers, then check the dance studio lobby for a schedule for the competition.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Summer Ballet Classes in Charlotte for Toddlers

Want to enroll your toddler in dance classes over the summer but can’t bring your child in during the week for a camp? Then try our Summer Saturday Dance Classes! Dancers Unite offers a combination of ballet, tap, tumbling and creative movement for 2 year olds, 3 year olds and 4 year olds here in Charlotte. It is great for both the experienced dancer who doesn’t want to take the summer off or a toddler brand new to dance.

For more information on class times and cost, please see our Summer Dance Class Page.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Madison Park Neighborhood of Charlotte Dance Studio Fundraiser

Yesterday I mentioned the Valentine’s Day raffle fundraiser benefiting our competition team.  Today I would like to talk about another fundraiser!  Our Dance Competition Company competes regionally and nationally and our older dancers are participating in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City this year, so helping our wonderful young dancers would be greatly appreciated!

In this fundraiser, you can help us by ordering take out or dining in at the Panda Express on Seneca Place in the Madison Park neighborhood of South Charlotte!  If you come to Panda Express on February 7th, 2012 between 3:00 PM and 9:00 PM and bring in this Dancers Unite Competition Fundraiser Flier then 20% of your order will be donated to our dance studio’s Competition Team.  So you can enjoy delicious food while helping us out! 
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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Charlotte NC Dance Company Fundraiser

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Win a basket of Goodies for your little Valentine!  As you can see from the pictures, each basket is filled with wonderful goodies your young Valentine would cherish!  Raffle tickets are only 50 cents each, so you could get great products at a small price!  All proceeds go towards the costs of our Competition Company and our Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade performance.
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We will have the drawing the weekend before February 14th and if you’re one of the lucky winners, you’ll be notified just in time to pick up your basket to surprise your little Valentine!  Please support our wonderful dancers and ask Miss Jo for a ticket today!
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Ballet Classes for Toddlers in Charlotte

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Dancers Unite has amazing ballet classes for toddlers here in Charlotte, North Carolina!  In our ballet classes, toddlers learn poise, balance, and correct terminology.  Our ballet classes include creative movement as well which challenges the children’s minds.  Additionally, tap and tumbling are included in our toddler classes.  We believe that a well rounded dance experience can help toddlers in their early dance career.  Then as the children get older they can become more serious in a number of dance forms, if that is what they choose.  Regardless, the children should benefit from the exercise and help in coordination.

If you would like an idea of what your child would do in the class, as well as class times for our toddlers, please see our Preschool Dance Class Page.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Broadway Jazz Master Class in Charlotte NC

Dancers Unite is committed to exposing our students to all the latest dance trends and preparing our students for a career in dance if that is what they want.  So we are very happy to announce that we are holding a Broadway Connection Master Class this spring!

The class is taught by Bring It On: The Musical cast member Gregory Haney, who has danced on Broadway as well as in numerous touring companies.  Bring It On: The Musical will be playing at the Belk Theater in uptown Charlotte at the time, so students can also see him in the show!

For the first hour and a half of the master class, students will learn Contemporary Broadway Jazz choreography in the style of Bring It On: The Musical.   Then in the last half hour parents will be able to see what the students have learned and there will be a Q&A session involving training, agents, auditions, headshots, etc.

For more information on the class time and pricing, please see our Charlotte Dance Events Page.
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Monday, January 16, 2012

Dance Studio in Uptown Charlotte Parade

We are very excited to be dancing in the 16th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Uptown Charlotte!  The St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival is a big day in Charlotte, and as an owner of a Charlotte dance studio I am proud to be a part of it!  Additionally, this parade is special to me because years ago I performed in the parade in high school with the Charlotte Catholic Dance Team.  I hope our dancers can have as much as fun as we had!

The parade is on St. Patrick’s Day, which is March 17, 2012.  The parade starts at 9th & Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte and ends at 3rd & Tryon Street.  If you were not already planning to, please stop by the parade to see the festivities and the Dancers Unite dancers!  Since the parade is in Uptown Charlotte, it is close to our dance studio.

If you are a current dancer at Dancers Unite and are interested in being part of the parade, please contact the dance studio ASAP to see if you can participate.  Our competition team will be dancing, but a select number of non-competitive dancers can hold the banner and will be selected on a first come, first serve basis.  For more information on how to become part of our Competition Team, please see our Competition Page.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Tap Dancing Classes in Charlotte

Dancers Unite has great tap dancing classes here in Charlotte!  We offer tap starting at age 2 and offer tap classes for older children and teens as well.  We have advanced tap lessons for our advanced teens and also compete in tap.  The first dance class I ever took was tap and it has always held a special place in my heart, so I am proud of the tap program at Dancers Unite.

For more information on class times for our tap dancing classes, please see our Dance Class Page.
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Monday, January 9, 2012

Musical Theater Dance Class in Charlotte

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My dance studio, Dancers Unite, has a great musical theater dance class in Charlotte!  The musical theater dance class is for students in fourth, fifth and sixth grade.  Students in the class work on musical theater dance choreography, which is like the kind of dancing you might see in a Broadway musical.  If your child loves watching musicals on the stage or in the movies, then this is the class for him or her! 

For more information on class times, please see our Dance Class Page.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Convenient Toddler Dance Classes for Working Parents in Charlotte NC

Dancers Unite has many convenient toddler dance classes for working parents in Charlotte, NC.  Take our Thursday 5:00 PM 3 year old dance class.  It is after work for a lot of parents, and since we are located in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, we are a couple of minutes away from daycare centers around uptown Charlotte.  So you can take your child to dance class after work is over and then be done for the day!  Next week we have a Monday 5:00 PM class starting for beginner 2 and 3 year olds, so please see our Intro To Dance Class for more information about that class.

If you cannot make classes during the week, we also have classes for 2 year olds, 3 year olds and 4 year olds on Saturday.  If you would like more information on class times, as well as video clips from our preschool dance classes, please see our Preschool Dance Class Page.
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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Jazz Dancing Class in Charlotte NC

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Dancers Unite has a great jazz dancing class in Charlotte, NC for teens.  The advanced level teen class is already closed (DU closes classes that reach the size limit to make sure every student gets lots of attention from the teachers) but the beginner level class is still open for registration.

Students in this class can learn so much because of the individual attention from teachers.  Also, if you join ASAP, you can be in DU’s yearly recital, held this June at Dana Auditorium on Selwyn Avenue in Myers Park.

For more information about class times for this class, or any other dance class offered at Dancers Unite, please see our Dance Class Page.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Full Day Dance Camp in Charlotte NC

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Looking for a full day camp for your child?  Try the World Dance Camp at Dancers Unite!

The World Dance Camp at Dancers Unite is a wonderful experience for your child!  Each day will be focused on a different part of the world.  Campers will learn native dances of each part of the world by different teachers with expertise in the dance forms.  The campers will also learn history of the different parts of the world as well!  It is a wonderful mix of history and arts. 

The camp meets Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  We also have the option for working parents to sign your child up for extended hours.  Our extended hours run from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM, for an additional cost.

For more information on the camp dates and cost, please see our Summer Dance Camp Page.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Charlotte NC Camp for Little Princesses

Does your child love pretending to be a princess? Does your child dance around the house? Then it sounds like this summer your child should take part in Dancers Unite’s Princess Ballet Camp! Dancers Unite combines ballet lessons and creative movement activities into a one week camp, with each day having a different Princess theme. This is a fun camp for both new students to dance and students with previous dance experience.

For more information on camp times and costs, please see our 2012 Summer Dance Camp Page.