Saturday, March 31, 2012

Charlotte Dance Studio Spring Break

Dancers Unite will not be holding our regularly scheduled classes next week (April 1st through 7th).  We will resume our regularly scheduled classes on Monday April 9th.  The only classes that will run next week will be our Introduction to Dance Class and our Belly Dancing Classes.

We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful week.  For all of our DU family who will be going out of town, we wish you safe travels and an enjoyable vacation.  We look forward to seeing you again!
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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Charlotte Summer Ballet Class for Beginners

If you are a teen in Charlotte looking to try ballet for the first time, then check out this summer’s Teen Beginner Ballet Class at Dancers Unite!  You can be introduced to ballet in this 4 week session that runs in August.  There is no registration fee or long term commitment, so it is a great way to sample ballet!  For more information about this Teen Beginner Ballet Class, please see our Teen Summer Dance Class Page.
teen ballet class beginners charlotte

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

South Charlotte Ballet Instruction for 3 Year Olds

south charlotte ballet instruction preschool
Looking to start your 3 year old in ballet dance?  Dancers Unite is the place to go in South Charlotte!  Dancers Unite specializes in providing quality dance instruction to pre-school students, with customized curriculum that mixes learning and fun.  DU also has classes with low student to teacher ratios. 

Dancers Unite has upcoming exciting options for ballet lessons for 3 year olds.  We have an Introduction To Dance Class that runs April & May, where students in the class are able to participate in our annual recital on June 3rd, 2012.  They perform a ballet routine with their teacher!  For more information, see our Intro To Dance Class Page.

Dancers Unite also has Princess Ballet Camps running this summer.  Students in this class learn ballet all week but with a princess theme!  If you register your child before April 1, 2012 then you get a $15 discount!  Please see our Summer Dance Camp Page for more details.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Charlotte NC Dance Clinic

charlotte nc dance clinic
Dancers Unite will be hosting dance clinics for children throughout the summer.  Students will learn choreography as well as work on fun dance skills such as splits, jumps, leaps and turns.  The clinic is for ages 6 through 12.

The clinic meets from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. An in studio performance will be held at 12:00 PM immediately after the clinic.  Parents are invited to come see what the students have learned!  Students would need to wear loose fitting clothes and have their hair held back.  Students could wear ballet, jazz or hip hop shoes if they already own them but could also borrow shoes from Dancers Unite.  All students participating would receive a free T-shirt as part of the cost.

Please see our Summer Dance Program Page for more details.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Carowinds Dance Studio Performance

charlotte fort mill dance studio performance
We are very excited to announce that Dancers Unite will be performing in Carowinds this spring!  It is a huge honor for us to have our dancers perform in this iconic Charlotte/Fort Mill amusement park.  We will be performing on Sunday, April 22, 2012.  If you have never seen us perform, then this would be a great opportunity for you to see DU dancers in action!

This is one of many community performances that Dancers Unite has been a part of throughout the years.  We are very proud to have such a presence in Charlotte.  If you are interested in viewing pictures from our performances, then please see our Dance Studio Photo & Video Page.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Summer Jazz Dance Class in Charlotte

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Dancers Unite is offering a great Teen Jazz Course this summer.  It is a four week course in June.  Jazz technique will be covered, as well as fun jumps, leaps, turns and flexibility.  It is a great way to keep up with your technique over the summer.  This summer course is not for beginners, so students in this class need to have previous dance experience.

For more information on this jazz dance course, please see our Summer Dance Class Page.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Charlotte Dance Studio Spring Dance Classes

pre dance class charlotte nc
Want to start a brand new dance class, but don’t want to wait until the summer?  Dancers Unite has two great dance classes starting in April!  We have an Introduction to Dance Class and a Latin Dance Course.  Dancers in the Introduction to Dance Class even get to perform in our recital!

Here are the details of these exciting classes:

Introduction to Dance
  • 2 & 3 year olds
  • 8 week course
  • Monday 5:00-5:30 PM
  • Learn Ballet & Creative Movement
  • Starts April 3rd
Latin Dance
  • Adults
  • 6 week course
  • Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 PM
  • Learn Salsa, Rumba, Cha Cha, Bachata, Merengue & Hustle
  • Starts April 10th

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Dance School in Uptown Charlotte Parade

dance school uptown charlotte parade
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Dancers Unite celebrated the day by participating in Charlotte’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade!  The parade took place in Uptown Charlotte.  Hope you had a chance to see us dancing!  Our Competition Company Dancers danced through the parade in front of over 50,000 spectators.  We are so proud of the boys and girls who participated in the parade with us.  Go DU!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Discount on Charlotte Summer Camps

If you are looking for a discount on Charlotte summer camps, then make sure you register for Dancers Unite’s camps by April 1st to get our early bird special!  We have Princess Ballet Camps for students 2 years old through 5 years old and then we have a full day World Dance Camp for students 6 years old through 12 years old.  Students in these camps receive quality dance instruction with a fun theme.  For more information on these summer camps, please see our Summer Dance Camp Page.
charlotte summer camps kids

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Charlotte NC Summer Teen Tap Course

Are you a teen in Charlotte with tap dance experience looking for a teen tap class over the summer?  Check out our June tap dance class!  The class is taught by our staff, featured in Dance Teacher Magazine for winning an international instructional tap dance video contest.  You can keep up with your tap technique as well as learn new fun exciting tap steps! 

Also, if you take the tap class along with other dance courses over the summer, then you can take the dance courses at a significant discount!  Please see our Summer Dance Class Page for more information.
charlotte summer teen tap class

Monday, March 12, 2012

Uptown Charlotte Dance Competition Studio Wins

uptown charlotte dance competition studio wins
Two of our Company members, Allie and Rachel, competed solos at the Hall of Fame Dance Challenge competition this weekend at Dale Halton Theater in uptown Charlotte.  They represented our dance studio extremely well and we are very proud of their accomplishments!

Allie and Rachel were both selected by the judges as part of a select group to be part of Hall of Fame’s All Star team and dance at the National Performances in Las Vegas, Virginia Beach, Orlando and Chicago.  They also received scholarships to the Fall of Fame dance convention taught by some of the country’s finest teachers and choreographers.

Allie and Rachel also received high marks for their solos.  Additionally, Rachel won the Showmanship Award and Allie received the Top Score for all tap solos.  Congratulations girls on all of your accomplishments!  We are so proud of you!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Dance Camp in Charlotte For 8 Year Olds

Dancers Unite has a great dance camp this summer for 8 year olds!  It is an all day dance camp for one week from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM where campers have the option to stay extended hours from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM.  Our dance studio is located in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, which is just south of Uptown Charlotte.

The dance camp is a world dance camp where campers learn dances from different parts of the world (like Africa, Asia, Latin America, etc.) from dance instructors trained in different dances!  It is open to dancers ages 6 to 12 years old.

For more information about dates and prices, then please see our Summer Dance Camp Page.  
8 year old dance camp charlotte

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Charlotte Dance Studio Company Fundraiser

charlotte dance studio company fundraiser
Previously on this blog I discussed jewelry being sold in our dance studio’s lobby made by Allie, one of our competition company dancers.  Well, now we have more jewelry as well as bows and other items made by Rachel Bayne, another one of our competition dancers!

Like the jewelry, the money made will help make it possible for our dancers to participate in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, as our dance studio was recently selected to participate.

The cost of the jewelry is as follows:
Hair Clips $1.00                                     
Pony Tail Ties $0.50
Necklace $2.00
Bracelet $1.50
Journal and Pens $2.00
Note cards and Pens $2.00

These items are currently in the lobby.  Please ask Miss Jo if you are interested in purchasing an item.

Monday, March 5, 2012

2 Year Old Dance Lessons in Charlotte Area

2 year old dance lessons charlotte
Dancers Unite has wonderful dance lessons for 2 year olds in the Charlotte area.  If you hurry and register by March 7th, then you can get your son or daughter started in a dance class now and he or she can participate in our yearly dance recital in June.  These classes include ballet, tap, creative movement and tumbling.   Please see our Video Gallery to see a sample of our dance classes for 2 year olds.

Dancers Unite also has an Introduction To Dance Class where beginner 2 year olds can take in April and May and participate in our yearly recital with one routine.  Ballet and creative movement are covered in this class. 

If you would like to wait for the summer to sign up your 2 year old, then check out our Summer Dance Class Page to see the dance camps and classes offered this summer.  If you register for summer camps or classes by April 1st, then you can get an early bird discount!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Charlotte Dance School Dance Team Fundraiser

charlotte dance school dance team fundraiser
If you were not one of our three lucky winners for the Valentine’s Day Basket Raffle, then don’t worry; you have another chance to win!  You can currently bid on four beautiful Easter Baskets.  Once again, the tickets are only fifty cents and once again there are all kinds of wonderful goodies in the baskets!

Similar to the Valentine’s Day raffle, the proceeds will benefit our Charlotte dance team which is currently participating in fundraisers because of the dance team’s invitation to dance in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City!  So next time you are at the dance studio, please ask Miss Jo for a ticket!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Hip Hop Dance Class in Charlotte for 10 Year Olds

Dancers Unite has a great hip hop dance class for 10 year olds here in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Our dance year has already started, but we are still accepting new students in certain dance classes up to March 7, 2012.  At this time, our hip hop dance class for 10 year olds still has spots open.  It meets on Mondays from 5:30-6:30 PM.  The hip hop dance class is a wonderful blend of technique and fast paced choreography. 

For more information on this hip hop dance class, as well as other dance classes at our dance studio, please see our Dance Class Page.
hip hop dance class 10 year olds charlotte