Hip Hop Classes
Ages:8 to Adult
Grades: Grades 3 through Adult
Dance Class Length:60 minutes

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.

Dancers wear a leotard and tights of any color/style which can be purchased at Target, Wal-Mart, or any dancewear store.


Black jazz/hip-hop shoes can be purchased through Dance Fever Charlotte


Each Dance Fever Charlotte Hip-hop class will have one Hip-hop instructor. Hip-hop instructors vary by day & time but include the employees listed below.


Holly Griffin Cagle

Holly Griffin Cagle

Born into a dancing family in Eastern North Carolina, Holly was exposed to dance at a very young age. Her parents have been shag dancing since the early days of the dance and were inducted into the Myrtle and Atlantic Beach Shag Hall of Fames. Holly studied jazz, tap, & ballet from the age of three until graduating from high school. She furthered her dance studies by majoring in dance at East Carolina University where she was a member of the East Carolina Dance Association.

Holly brings to the classroom 25 years of dance experience and 15 years of instructional experience at various studios in the Carolinas. She has choreographed award-winning routines for several Little Miss North Carolina & Little Miss Mecklenburg County winners and countless dance competition teams including the East Carolina Dance Association Team. In addition to her award-winning lyrical, hip-hop, and tap choreography, Holly is a member of the National Shag Dance Team and 2007 National Shag Dance Champion in the NonPro Division.

CJ Reid | Dance Fever Charlotte Instructor

CJ Reid

Carl Reid Jr, better known by our students as "CJ", is from Charlotte. CJ is an experienced jazz, modern, and hip-hop dancer who has been choreographing in the Charlotte area for many years. CJ graduated from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a BA in Theatre. While at Pembroke, CJ was the choreographer for several "step teams" as well as the UNCP Cheer Squad. In addition, he was a choroegrapher and member of the UNCP Hip-Hop Dance Team. CJ really enjoys working with students and helping them feel the joy of dancing as only CJ can do! Dance Fever is proud to welcome CJ to our staff and watch our students smile when CJ is in the class room.

Karlie Kissman | Dance Fever Charlotte Instructor

Karlie Kissman

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!

Amanda Britton | Dance Fever Charlotte Instructor

Amanda Britton

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.

Here is a sample of pictures from some of our Charlotte dance classes for Hip-Hop students as well as a video clip from one of our Hip-Hop recital routines.


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