Class Descriptions

Below is a brief description of the types of dance offered.

Creative Movement

This class is targeted at 2 and 3 year olds and is designed to introduce young dancers to music and movement. It also helps get them accustomed to being away from Mom and Dad for short periods of time. A great way to teach an early appreciation and introduction for music and dance!  All dancers participate in our year-end recital performance.

Pre Dance 

This is a dance class for pre-school students that meets once a week for one hour. Our Pre Dance class for kids is different than many of our competitors because it is a full hour class whereas most studios offer 30 or 45 minutes for pre school dance. Our philosophy is that pre-school students need an introduction to creative movement and the fundamentals of dance including ballet and tap. The result is that our pre school dance students get a broad introduction to dance which better prepares them to choose their preferred dance classes when they get older. In addition, this class teaches important lessons in responsibility as dancers learn to put on their own tap & ballet shoes and put them away at the end of class. All dancers participate in our year-end recital performance.

Combination:  Ballet, Tap, and Hip Hop

This is a dance class for kindergarten through second grade students that meets once a week for ninety minutes. This dance class for kindergarten through second grade is different than many of our competitors because it is a full ninety minute class whereas most studios offer 30-60 minutes for kindergarten dance. Our philosophy is that kindergarten through second grade students need a broad introduction to the fundamentals of dance and dance technique including ballet, tap, and hip-hop. The result is that kids in our Combination dance classes get a broad introduction to dance technique which better prepares them to choose their preferred dance classes when they get older. All dancers participate in our year-end recital performance.

Acrobatics 

Our acrobatics classes teach kids fundamental acrobatic and dance skills. 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.  We offer three levels:  Acro 1, Acro 2 and Advanced Acrobatics.  Please email/call the studio if you are unsure what level to enroll your student in.  All dancers participate in our year-end recital performance.

Ballet

Dance Fever Charlotte prides itself on offering excellent ballet classes in Charlotte, that are second to none. We offer a wide range of ballet classes for all ages ranging from elementary and middle school ballet classes to high school ballet classes. In our ballet classes, we teach traditional Checchetti Ballet Technique which teaches students to think of the movement of the foot, leg, arm, and head, not as something apart, but in its relation to the whole body, to develop a feeling of graceful lines. The Checchetti ballet method is classic in its focus on line without extravagance of movement. Our ballet classes at Dance Fever Charlotte also seek to develop the essential strength and characteristics of dance through stretching and training.  All dancers participate in our year-end recital performance.

Cheer Dance/Pom

The focus in this class is on lines, formations, cheerleading jumps, and form.  A sharp and precise form of cheerleading-type motion with influences of hip-hop and jazz techniques, commonly used by professional cheerleaders in the NBA and NFL as well as high school and college dance teams.  Some acrobatics skills are also included in this class.  All dancers participate in our year-end recital performance.

Hip Hop/Jazz

This class teaches rhythm, musicality, coordination, and age-appropriate choreography with no suggestive lyrics or movement.  This is an excellent class for high energy kids who want to take a fun dance class.  Our hip hop classes also feature some traditional jazz dance movement and steps in an effort to provide a strong technical background.

Tap

This class teaches rhythm, coordination, and a continued introduction to tap fundamentals and terminology. As students get older, the tap class refines skills while moving beyond the fundamentals to include new steps, rhythms, patterns, and combinations. Our tap students participate in our year-end recital performance.

Dance Fever Charlotte Company

More than just a competition team!

Dance Fever Charlotte’s award winning Company is a fun and challenging way for kids to take their dancing to the next level. While we remain a “recreational” dance studio (i.e. our students are not required to dance five days a week), our Company students work hard and excel as a team and individually through solos as well as group routines. Each year our Company will compete routines in various disciplines including lyrical, modern, hip-hop, tap, and more at regional dance competitions as well as study from guest artists, attend conventions and master classes and perform with in the community.  Students interested in joining the Company must have teacher permission.

Now Enrolling for the 2017-18 Dance Season!

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