NC Dance District offers a range of dance classes and local performance opportunities in LoSo.
Why it matters: NC Dance District is the first and only hip-hop concentrated dance studio catering to adults in Charlotte.
- Founder Ana Ogbueze opened the studio as an outlet for dancers with all experience levels.
- “Most local studios focus on kids. We do our best to create opportunities for adults who want to train and perform,” Ogbueze tells Axios.
Driving the news: Certain classes at NC Dance District during the month of November are free.
- You can book one of eight classes with options for beginners and experienced dancers. View the full schedule here.
Details: There are a variety of recurring hip-hop classes held between two dance rooms at 4109 Stuart Andrew Blvd.
- Most classes start with a warm-up and end with a wind-down stretch. In between, you’ll learn a step-by-step routine and perform the dance in small groups.
- More than a dozen experienced choreographers like Allison Lilly teach hour-long classes like Intro to Hip Hop, Stage Hip Hop 101, Commercial Choreo and AfroSass.
- Fun fact: Charity Holloway, a dancer from “Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls” show, was a choreographer at NC Dance District.
Cost: Membership rates depend on how many classes you want to take monthly.
- It’s $40 a month for four dance classes, $75 for eight classes and $99 for 12 classes.
- A drop-in class is $15 and free during the month of your birthday.
- Studio rentals range from $25 to $100 per hour.
- Auditions are open to everyone from beginning to experienced dancers. Training lasts six to eight weeks.