|Grades:||Grades Kindergarten through second grade|
|Dance Class Length:||90 Minutes|
- Dance Fever Charlotte Ballet, Tap, and Hip-Hop Combo Class Description
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 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 kindergarten through second grade 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.
- Class Attire
Our kindergarten through second grade dancers wear a leotard and tights of any color/style which can be purchased at Target, Wal-Mart, or any dancewear store.
- Class Shoes
Pink Ballet Shoes & Tan Slip-On Tap Shoes which are purchased at Dance Fever Charlotte.
- Class Instructors
Each class will have one dance instructor and one dance assistant. 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.
Amy has been dancing since she was 3 yrs old when she attended Jamie's Dance Studio in Sistersville, WV and then I transferred to Kelly's School of Dance in Parkersburg, WV. While dancing at Kelly's she had the wonderful experience of dancing with Darryl Retter, Linda Barnabie-Retter, Devora Cooper and Jeri Rose at Dance Caravan for 3 year consecutive years. She continued ballet and jazz throughout high school where she was the captain of her high school cheerleading squad that earned 1st place champion four times in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference. She was then a founding member of the Fairmont State Dance Team her senior year of college.
Amanda is a familiar face to Dance Fever Charlotte as she has been a member of our competition team and a student assistant since our inception. She is a native Charlottean and began taking dance at the age of 2, studying ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern and hip hop. Amanda has danced competitively for over 10 years. Some of her competition venues have been Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Disneyland, CA. She is a graduate of JM Robinson High School in Concord and was accepted into the Art Department at UNC Charlotte where she is currently a Sophomore.
Desirea was born in Pennsylvania but grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina where she began jazz dancing at age 4 and cheerleading and gymnastics by age 5. As she grew older her interest turned to hip hop, which at the time was called "street jazz." She danced at Dance Creations in Raleigh through her senior year and also attended Gym Carolina and Raleigh School of Gymnastics. Desirea cheered for many little league football teams through middle school and continued cheerleading at CATS in high school. She is currently a senior at UNC Charlotte where she is majoring in Health Communication. Desirea has always had a passion for dance along with a beaming personality which she is eager to share with our students.
- Pictures & Videos
Here is a sample of pictures from some of our Charlotte ballet, tap, and hip-hop dance classes as well as a video clip from some of our dance students.