|Ages:||3-4 year olds|
|Dance Class Length:||60 Minutes|
- Dance Fever Charlotte's Pre Dance Class Description
(This is a Charlotte dance class for pre-school students that meets once a week for one hour. This 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.
- What to wear for Dance Fever Charlotte's Pre-Dance Class
Pre-school dancers wear a leotard and tights of any color/style which can be purchased at Target, Wal-Mart, or any dancewear store.
- Pre-Dance Class Shoes
Pink Ballet Shoes & Tan Slip-On Tap Shoes which are purchased at Dance Fever Charlotte.
- Pre-dance Class Policies
Students should be dressed before arriving for the class but should not put on dance shoes. Dance shoes will be put on in the class with the teacher. Students should use the bathroom right before the class to try and minimize class instruction disruption. Parents are not allowed in the classroom.
- Pre-dance 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.
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 dance classes for preschoolers as well as a video clip from some of our young dance students.