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DanceDreamsInfo@gmail.com

Studio Tel: 704-933-7170 

Director: 704-239-3347

© 2023 by Dance Dreams. Proudly created by The Swanson Creative

ABOUT US

 

About Us

(Teachers Featured Below)

 

Dance Dreams began in 1977 in the garage of Glenna's family home taking over her Mother's studio her senior year in high school. She attended U.N.C. at Charlotte while teaching in the evenings and Saturdays at the studio, then known as Griffith School of Dance. Glenna graduated with a degree in dance education K-12 holding a Bachelor of Creative Arts Degree. Her studio moved from Glenn Ave, to Cannon Village and finally her dream came true! She built her own studio where she is currently located today on Brookdale Street in Kannapolis. Glenna's love for theater is apparent in her yearly productions and her special talent with the younger students was recognized nationally by Showstopper, the nation’s largest talent competition. She currently teaches with Showstopper and SHOCK workshops as they travel nationally in the fall and maintains her position as director and full time instructor at Dance Dreams. Glenna has the opportunity to travel along side of So You Think You Can Dance choreographers as well as Broadway Stars. This is Glenna’s 41st  year of inspiring students of all ages.

 

Facility

 

 

Dance Dreams is located less than 3 minutes from the Kannapolis Research Park in a convenient, yet remote, area in Kannapolis on Brookdale Street near the Fire Dept. and Skateland USA. Dance Dreams provides a 4600 sq. ft. facility and has 2 large studio dance rooms. Each room provides a space that measures 30x40 with unlimited ceiling space and an injury prevention dance floor. Our lobby is spacious and provides a space for parents who need to stay for various reasons. The kitchen area provides a space for kids to do their homework or grab a drink. 

Payments

 

Dance Dreams does accept an auto pro pay by card for monthly payments on our DanceStudio-Pro site, however there is a 4% additional charge, otherwise cash and personal checks are accepted. Monthly Fees are due the first lesson of each month and no later than the 10th or a $10 late fee is added.

Years of Experience

Dancing  Clients

Awards

Happy Staff

OUR TEACHERS

Glenna Wilson

Director

This will be Glenna's 39th dance recital and she's still going strong. This is her ninth year traveling with the Showstopper National Dance Convention instructing their Mini Program. She travels as well with SHOCK Intensive Workshops and is going into her 5th year with their dance workshop working alongside Napoleon and Tabitha from SYTYCD and ABDC, Andrea Fuentes (Brittany Spears' choreographer) and dancers who have danced with Madonna, NSYNC, Prince and on Broadway. Glenna also gives inspirational ideas to teachers across the United States for their preschool programs. Glenna has taught as well for the Wisconsin NADDA Chapter for their summer workshops and for Carolina Dance Masters. She has been awarded several entertainment and choreography awards throughout the years for her routines and they are always included in the top overall status at the regional competitions her studio attends across North and South Carolina. Glenna attended UNC at Charlotte graduating with a degree in dance education grades K-12. She taught with the Children’s Theater in Concord, N.C. choreographing and directing their summer performances.  Her students were invited to perform on the Carnival Cruise Ship in 2002. They performed for the world at Epcot's Disney Stage in 2004 and in 2008 at Disney's Tomorrowland Stage in the Magic.

Sarah Campbell

Instructor

 Kara Ballard

Instructor

This is Kara's 15th year at Dance Dreams as our Ballet, Lyrical and Jazz instructor. She is a graduate of UNC at Charlotte majoring in Dance Education. Kara originates from Kernersville, N.C. and has been dancing since she was 3 years old. Kara competed and won several top overall soloist awards and studied extensively at the N.C. School of the Arts. She has performed with the Charlotte Golddusters Dance Team for 2 years where they placed 2nd in the nation for 2 years in a row. She also shared her talent as well with the Charlotte Bobcats as one of their dancers performing at NBA Basketball games from 2004-2007. Kara currently teaches dance in the Charlotte area schools as well. Kara's choreography has won her students Top Overall in the Senior, Teen, & Junior Solo, Duet, and Group categories. We are honored to have her share her talents with the students at Dance Dreams.

Taylor Sease

Instructor

Sarah is a former student of Dance Dreams and is now in her 15th year of teaching. She works with students of all ages and in all areas of dance recreationally and competitively. Her routines score Top Overall and are always highly entertaining! Sarah is also a Foster Parent and has adopted 4 children through this program. Her love of teaching and children is evident in all she does. Dance Dreams is so proud to have Sarah on their staff.

 
 

OUR TEACHERS

Glenna Wilson

Director

This will be Glenna's 43rd  dance recital and she's still going strong. This is her ninth year traveling with the Showstopper National Dance Convention instructing their Mini Program. She travels as well with SHOCK Intensive Workshops and is going into her 5th year with their dance workshop working alongside Napoleon and Tabitha from SYTYCD and ABDC, Andrea Fuentes (Brittany Spears' choreographer) and dancers who have danced with Madonna, NSYNC, Prince and on Broadway. Glenna also gives inspirational ideas to teachers across the United States for their preschool programs. Glenna has taught as well for the Wisconsin NADDA Chapter for their summer workshops and for Carolina Dance Masters. She has been awarded several entertainment and choreography awards throughout the years for her routines and they are always included in the top overall status at the regional competitions her studio attends across North and South Carolina. Glenna attended UNC at Charlotte graduating with a degree in dance education grades K-12. She taught with the Children’s Theater in Concord, N.C. choreographing and directing their summer performances.  Her students were invited to perform on Carnival Cruiselines as well as Disney Stages and Parades.

Sarah Campbell

Instructor

Sarah is a former student of Dance Dreams and is now in her 19th year of teaching. She works with students of all ages and in all areas of dance recreationally and competitively. Her routines score Top Overall and are always highly entertaining! Sarah is also a Foster Parent and has adopted 4 children through this program. Her love of teaching and children is evident in all she does. Dance Dreams is so proud to have Sarah on their staff.

Hannah Campbell

Hip Hop Instructor

Hannah is a naturally gifted choreographer and teacher who gives her all (and with lots of patience) to her kids in making moves to fit their personality. She is gifted in teaching recreational and competitive students in tap, jazz, lyrical and hip hop.

Sandy Young

Gymnastics Instructor

Sandy is a former dancer and studio owner with a special talent and patience for teaching gymnastics to students of all ages. Her students always progress quickly and are always enthusiastly practicing their "tricks" everywhere they go!

 Kara Ballard

Instructor

This is Kara's 19th year at Dance Dreams as our Ballet, Lyrical and Jazz instructor. She is a graduate of UNC at Charlotte majoring in Dance Education. Kara originates from Kernersville, N.C. and has been dancing since she was 3 years old. Kara competed and won several top overall soloist awards and studied extensively at the N.C. School of the Arts. She has performed with the Charlotte Golddusters Dance Team for 2 years where they placed 2nd in the nation for 2 years in a row. She also shared her talent as well with the Charlotte Bobcats as one of their dancers performing at NBA Basketball games from 2004-2007. She is proud to have graduates go on to make the dance teams at App State and NC State Universities!  Kara currently teaches dance in the Charlotte area schools as well. Kara's choreography has won her students Top Overall in the Senior, Teen, & Junior Solo, Duet, and Group categories. She is the mother of a daughter, Kira, who will be a future dancer soon! We are honored to have her share her talents with the students at Dance Dreams.

Kailee Cline

Instructor

This is Kailee's 2nd year at Dance Dreams teaching for the competitive and recreational program as well as being a former student of Dance Dreams since the age of 6.  Dancing is her passion and teaching is her skill! She enjoys challenging her students to do their best and inspires them to be better, not only in dance but in lif 

Leah Beaver

Instructor

Leah, who is a former student of Dance Dreams, is a wonderful addition to Dance Dreams in offering  her wide skill set to our competitive teams in lyrical/ballet, tap and jazz. Her choreography awards are proof that her natural "born to dance" attitude is inspiring to all the students. 

Sheri Lanier

Gymnastics Instructor

Sheri, alongside her sister Sandy, is also our gymnastics instructor. Sheri and Sandy share the same background and have been a wonderful addition and Godsend to our studio in adding gymnastics to the improvement of our routines.

 
 

CLASSES

**Our 2019 Season Starts August 12th**
Listed below is the NEW 2019-2020 Dance Schedule


  B/T/J/T > Ballet/Tap/Jazz/Tumbling

          LTJ > Leap, Turn, Jump

   Age 2.5 to 3 ($55 monthly)

   Mousercise

   Tuesday 5:30-6:15

 

   Ages 4- 5  ($65 monthly)

   Kinderdance    B/T/J/T

   Tuesday 4:30-5:30

   Ages 4- 5  ($65 monthly)

   Kinderdance    B/T/J/T

   Thursday 5:30-6:30

 

   Age 6 - 8 (1st ,2nd, 3rd graders) ($65 monthly)

   Gradeschool  1   B/T/J

   Thursday 6:00-7:00

   *Suggested  Class - Beg Hip Hop 7-7:30

   ($40 monthly or as add on class $10) Or any of 

   the Gymnastics classes listed below (add $15)

   Age 9-12 /3rd,4,5,6th graders  ($65 monthly)

   Intermediate Combo    B/T/J

   Thursday 7:00-8:00

   *Suggested  Class - any of 

   the Gymnastics classes listed below (add $15)

 

 Ages 12 and up/6th grade and up ($75 monthly)

   Talk to Director

   

  Gymnastics  Age 5 & up (Beg/Int levels)

  Gym only- $55 or add $15 as additional class

   Monday 5:45-6:30 or Tuesday 6:15-7:00  (Beginner)

   Gymnastics (Int/Adv level) ($65 monthly or as    

    add on class $15)

   *Adv Level 1-Must be able to do a front limber 

      and pull up from a back bend, Age 6 & up

      Adv Level 2 - Audition Only

    Saturday Adv 2 Level 10:00 am

    Saturday Adv 1 Level 11:00 am

   Beg, Hip Hop Ages 6-9 ($45 monthly or add on 

   class $10)  Wednessday 6:30-7:30

   Int. Hip Hop Ages 9-12 ($45 monthly or add on  

  class $10)  Wednesday 6:30-7:00

DANCE CLASSES

        COMPETITIVE TEAMS BY      AUDITION

   Ages 4-5 Mini Performance Co ($95 monthly)

   Tuesday 4:30-5:30 Jazz

   Wednesday  7:00-8:00 Tap and Ballet

 *Suggested Class - Gymnastic Tues 6:15-7:00  

   (add $15) Hip Hop Wednesday 6:30-7:00 (add $10)

    

  Ages 5-7  Dreamini Team ($95 monthly)

    Wednesday 5:30-6:30 Jazz

    Thursday 4:30-5:30  Ballet and Tap

  *Suggested Class - Gymnastics Monday 5:45 or Tues

   6:15-7:00   (add $15) or Advavnced Gym on Saturday

    am  Hip Hop Wednesday 6:30-7:00 (add $10)​

   Ages 7-10  Jr. Performance Co ($80 monthly)

   Thursday 4:30-6:00 Jazz/ Tap/ Lyrical

 *Suggested Classes*

   Int. Hip Hop - Thursday 6:30-7:00 ($10 )

   Gymnastics - Tues 6:15-7:00

   Saturday  ($15)

   Ages 9-11  Jr. Dream Team ($110 monthly)

   Monday 5:30-7:00 Jazz/Lyrical 
   Wednesday 5:30-7:00  Tap/Ballet/Conditioning

 *Suggested Classes*

    Int. Hip Hop Thursday 6:30-7:00 ($10)

    Gymnastics choose either class ($15)

    Saturday

   Ages 13-15   Dreamette Team ($130 Monthly)

    Monday 6:30-8:30      Tap/ Jazz/Lyrical

    Tuesday 6:15-7:30      Ballet/Conditioning

​  *Suggested Classes*

    Gymnastics Saturday   ($15) 

        

   Ages 14-18   Dream  Team ($130 Monthly)

    Monday 7:00-8:30       Jazz/Lyrical

    Tuesday 7:00-9:00      Tap/Ballet/Conditioning

​  *Suggested Classes*

    Gymnastics Saturday   ($15 )

   

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HAPPY DANCE MOMS & DADS

“We love Dance Dreams! The girls can't wait to get to dance class each week!”

Danielle Hudson

“The kids love Ms. Glenna so much!

She is amazing with kids of all ages.”

Philip Cruz

“If you are looking for a place for your children to feel at home and like family then this is the choice for you!”

Meghan Charles

 
 

Hey Kids!!

 

Have your next BIRTHDAY PARTY at Dance Dreams.

 

Hey Moms!

 

It’s easier and you'll never have it any other way again!

 

 

Have your next party at Dance Dreams. The two hour party features a professionally trained instructor leading the kids in games, dance, gymnastics and all out fun! We provide a clean, safe atmosphere for your party and you don't have to worry about this fun messing up your home. The first hour is reserved for fun and entertainment and the second hour is for refreshments and opening gifts. You can treat yourself and your guests to a unique birthday experience that will be long remembered and have you ready to book your party for next year too!

 

Treat your daughter 9 & under to a Fantasy Fairytale Dress Up Party. This party comes complete with costumes for everyone to dress up in along with a visit to the Beauty Shop with makeup and nails for $100.00. A non-refundable deposit of half the total amount is due with registration to hold your date. The balance is due the day of the party.

 

We provide the entertainment, you provide the rest!!

Refreshments can be whatever you choose to bring. Be creative. Most people bring cake, ice cream, chips & dip or even pizza can be delivered. It is up to you. You can decorate with balloons and streamers. You’ll need any decorative tablecloth you like to put on the table we provide along with one or two plastic tablecloths for our Indoor Birthday Picnic. After snacks we join in the Friendship Circle for a lesson in birthday giving and receiving. If time is available, we finish our party off with one more game to leave everyone wishing they could have their next party at Dance Dreams!!

 

Days available for parties are Saturday or Sunday.

Suggested start times are: 1:30 and 3:30

Cost: $100 ~ $50 deposit required

Reserve Your Space Early! Call Now!

(704) 933-7170

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

CONTACT US

OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Thursday  4:30PM – 7:30PM Office hrs

Our Office is closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday

 

Our Address

289 Brookdale Street

Kannapolis, NC 28023

DanceDreamsInfo@gmail.com

Studio Tel: 704-933-7170 

Director: 704-239-3347