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Top Dance Classes in Charlotte, NC

Whatever style you’re looking to learn and perfect, you’ll find one from this selection of great dance classes in Charlotte, NC!

Are you itching to get on the dancefloor and cut a rug? Do you ever watch a musical or ballet or maybe even just Dancing With the Stars and wonder if you’d ever be able to do that? Live in Charlotte or the surrounding area in NC?

There are plenty of places to learn the joyous and often technical art of dance. Whether you or your little ones are interested in learning to tap, a bit of hip-hop, work those jazz hands or waltz around a ballroom, check out our guide to the top dance classes in Charlotte, NC.

Carolina Dance Capital

If you are looking for dance classes for your children that will really help them develop their passion for dance, Carolina Dance Capital is an excellent place to send them. They have a reputation for only offering the finest dance training in the area and pride themselves in having the best interests of their students at heart. Although their attentions are mainly focused on younger dancers, there are classes for adults looking to learn this exhilarating art form.

Open Doors Studio

Open Doors Studio is a center for both young people and adults to learn dance in a less intimidating environment than a traditional studio. It is based in Piaza Midwood. While adults benefit from various classes such as Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Contemporary and Ballet, younger dancers can benefit from an even wider range. From Pointe and Ballet/Pre-Ballet to Modern, Jazz, Creative Movement and Acrobatics.

MoveStudio Charlotte

MoveStudio Charlotte is known for their commitment to promoting the sheer joy of moving through various dance classes and group fitness classes. This is the one-stop shop for all things dance, yoga and a whole lot more. Young or old, experienced or just a beginner, MoveStudio Charlotte is a great place to start your journey of discovery through dance.

Fuzion Force

Fuzion Force Entertainment Academy was established by Tom Hill to bring his love and passion for hip-hop to teach kids to dance. In the small number of years that the studio has been in operation, it has grown in popularity and become the number one Hip Hop Studio in Charlotte and the surrounding areas. There is a wide range of classes on offer including Hip Hop Dance Crew, Competition Teams, Jazz Fusion, Cheer Dance, Tumble, Industry Class, Tap, Technique, Master Class, Entertainment Arts, Steppin’, Contemporary, Modeling 101, Ballet, Hiplet, Majorette Dancing and Freestyle.

So, if you are based in or around the Charlotte, North Carolina area, there are a variety of options. Although this is not an exhaustive list, we felt that the establishments we’ve highlighted above are among the best.

While many are obviously focused on younger toe-tappers, there are many out there that provide a non-judgmental and laid-back environment for older students to pick up some of the basics.

Arboretum Area – Hola Charlotte Festival

Charlotte is a town that is very proud of its multi-cultural heritage, and if you’re looking for an event that is full of the color, sounds and life that comes with Hispanic culture, you’ll love the Hola Charlotte Festival, now in its eighth year,  which is held this year on October 12th. This fabulous event is a celebration of all things Hispanic, and is popular with locals and people who travel to attend each year. What can you expect at Hola Charlotte Festival? You will enjoy a festival showcasing the way of life that prevails in Hispanic culture, with music and dance, food and drink, and the wonderful Latin American Cultural Village, where you will see examples of the cultural heritage of many of the world’s Hispanic countries, with each country showing artifacts from their home country to the delight of onlookers. National dress will also be celebrated, with many countries displaying their traditional costumes and encouraging visitors to try them on, while local food can be enjoyed in the Cultural Village and throughout the Festival, so you can try food you may not have had before.

Activities and Exhibitions

The Cultural Pavilion will bring together a number of the cultural groups and museums in Charlotte, and you will be able to take part in activities and enjoy exhibitions highlighting what these organisations do to help local people in and around Charlotte. The Pavilion is the place to go to see examples of local projects and also talk to people involved with the cultural organizations of Charlotte. Music will be provided by a variety of acclaimed local and national bands and performers, with the emphasis being firmly upon Latin American themes and styles of music. You will also get the opportunity to meet performers, as the Hola Charlotte Festival is very much a hands-on event that caters for all ages, with encouragement to get involved in activities throughout the day.

Get Up and Dance!

If you’re someone who wants to get involved, you might like to check out the Zumba instruction available throughout the day of the festival. This fabulous Latin American dance is all the rage these days, and the instruction is open to all ages. If you just want to watch, there are demonstrations by top Zumba dancers, as well as many other forms of Latin American dance, so you can’t fail to be entertained! For many people, the highlight of the Hola Charlotte Festival is the food, and you will find many vendors around the festival grounds offering a wide variety of different dishes for you to try. You can sit back and have a drink, too, and try something from a different country or culture. Get a taste of Latin America, and you’ll want to come back every year. This fabulous festival is one of the highlights of the season in Charlotte, and is very popular for families, so why not make it a day and enjoy the sights and sounds of Latin America.