|Grades:||Grades 3 through 12|
|Dance Class Length:||60 minutes for Ages 8-13 / 90 minutes for ages 14-18|
- Dance Fever Charlotte's Ballet Class Description
Dance Fever Charlotte prides itself on offering the best 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 highschool 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.
- What to wear for Dance Fever Charlotte's Ballet Class
Dancers must wear a black leotard with no bra; pink footed tights; and hair must be pulled back in a bun and pulled back away from the face. Dance clothing can be purchased at Target, Wal-Mart, or any other dancewear store.
- Required Ballet Class Shoes
Pink ballet shoes that can be purchased at Dance Fever Charlotte
- Ballet Class Instructors
Each Dance Fever Charlotte ballet class will have one ballet instructor. Ballet instructors vary by day & time but include the employees listed below.
Katarina is a graduate of The State Ballet Academy of Belgrade, Serbia. Upon graduation she danced with the Simionov Ensemble and instructed classical ballet at various ballet institutions in Belgrade and Sicily. She then returned to school for another four year course in Ballet Pedagogy at the University of High Culture and Arts in Rome, Italy where she held a position of assistant to the Professor in Character Dance. In May of 2003 she immigrated to the United States and made her way to Charlotte after instructing for a few years at the Fort Wayne Ballet Academy.
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!
- Pictures & Videos
Here is a sample of pictures from some of our Charlotte dance classes for ballet students as well as a video clip from one of our ballet recital routines.