|Grades:||Grades Kindergarten through 12|
|Dance Class Length:||60min|
- Dance Fever Charlotte's Acrobatic and Floor Gymnastic Class Description
Our floor gymnastics class teaches kids fundamental acrobatic moves that are performed on gym mats. This class is strictly floor work and does not perform any gymnastics with bars or beams. Sample moves include front & back rolls, headstands, backbends, cartwheels, walkovers, back handsprings, etc. Students learn flexibility and strength while acquiring valuable skills that can be used for cheerleading and dance teams.
- Class Attire
Dancers wear a leotard and FOOTLESS tights of any color/style which can be purchased at Target, Wal-Mart, or any dancewear store. Tight fitting shorts (Soffee's) are also allowed. Hair must be secured away from the face and NO jewelry allowed.
- Class Shoes
No shoes - We will be doing acrobatic and floor gymnastics in bare feet!
- Class Instructors
Each class will have one acro instructor. Instructors vary by day & time but include the employees listed below.
Karlie began dancing at age 3 at Marguerite's Academy of Dance in Erie, PA. She studied tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, acrobatics, and was a member of their Acrobatic Adagio Company by age 13. At that time she began student teaching and then eventually took on her own classes. She has experience participating in and coaching gymnastics, cheerleading and dance teams. Karlie attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she received her Bachelors in Child Development and Family Relations and minored in dance. At IUP she was also a member of the Dance Theater Company. She continued teaching dance through college and recently moved to Charlotte to work on her Masters in Dance Education at UNCC. Karlie is excited to share her 10 years of teaching experience, 20 years of dancing and her passion for dance with her students!
Jenn grew up In Durham , NC where she started taking tap, ballet, jazz, modern ,contemporary, and acro/gymnastics classes at the age of 7. Once she entered Jr High she became a cheerleader and continued to cheer and dance thru her senior year in high school. Upon graduating from Northern Durham high school, she attended UNC Charlotte and was chosen a member of the Gold Duster dance team. In the 4 years she danced on the UNC Charlotte Gold Duster Dance Team, they won an NCA/NDA National Collegiate Championship (1997). Sh was also chosen as an NCA/NDA dance instructor for jr high and high school camps. Jenn graduated with a BA in Communications Studies and has continued her involvement with the UNC Charlotte Gold Dusters dance team with the honor of being chosen as the current coach for the team.
- Pictures & Videos
Here is a sample of pictures from some of our Charlotte dance classes for acro students as well as a video clip from one of our acro recital routines.