Pre-dance Classes
Ages:3-4 year olds
Dance Class Length:60 Minutes

(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.

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

Pink Ballet Shoes & Tan Slip-On Tap Shoes which are purchased at Dance Fever Charlotte.

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.

Each class will have one dance instructor and one dance assistant. Instructors vary by day & time but include the employees listed below.

Karlie Kissman | Dance Fever Charlotte Instructor

Karlie Krizanik

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 dance classes for preschoolers as well as a video clip from some of our young dance students.

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