North Carolina Dance Institute

★★★★★
  • 5910 Duraleigh Rd 101

    Raleigh, NC 27612

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  • 919-786-0555

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Mon 4pm-8pm, Wed-Thu 4pm-8pm, Tue 10am-12am, Sat 9pm-12am
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My Daughter, now a High School Senior, has been dancing with Kirstie and NCDI since she was in second grade. It is obvious what she has learned through her classes at NCDI - she is both a member of Broughtons Dance Company and Dance Team- but what is not as obvious is what she has learned from Kirstie about being a beautiful person. Kirstie teaches her girls about confidence, about beauty coming from within, about time managment, and that Dance is a form of artistic expression- not costumes and make up. My Daughter has spent a great deal of her "growing up" time at the studio and I know she is a better person for it.

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My Daughter, now a High School Senior, has been dancing with Kirstie and NCDI since she was in second grade. It is obvious what she has learned through her classes at NCDI - she is both a member of Broughtons Dance Company and Dance Team- but what is not as obvious is what she has learned from Kirstie about being a beautiful person. Kirstie teaches her girls about confidence, about beauty coming from within, about time managment, and that Dance is a form of artistic expression- not costumes and make up. My Daughter has spent a great deal of her "growing up" time at the studio and I know she is a better person for it.

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"This review is on the North Carolina Dance Institute on Duraleigh Rd. I came to this area from Virginia Beach, Virginia and was hard put as to what I was going to do to keep me from going crazy in between work. I walked into a couple of dance studios, and they just seemed to be throwing birthday parties. What attracted me to NCDI was the variety of styles and levels of dance classes they had for "adults". No other academies had these available. It was either tap or ballet only (some marginal if you wanted to call it that). I had some previous tap, ballet and jazz in my previous experience and was an avid "club goer" in my early days.

I could not believe the professionalism of NCDI. Not only did we get to wear any appropriate dance combination of all black (whohoo!) of course with dance shoes, no street shoes, but the choreography from the beginning and up to now has blown my mind. It is not unlike the likes of what I have seen on TV and in the movies, from hip-hip to classical jazz moves. My instructors, Jill and Ronnie are unbelievable, and personable and fun as well. I do not know where they generate their unlimited ideas! I am only in the beginner hip-hop and jazz funk and am very challenged, but would plan to stay with them up to advanced levels of both. The emphasis is not on a recital, but learning the real art of dancing, and there is the real challenge! If I ever go back to Virginia Beach, I will wish I could pack up NCDI and take it with me, as they would fit right in with our progressive atmosphere there! If you commit to NCDI, you will not be making a mistake, and you can even "try one", if you wish to go and participate before you make your decision on what type of class you want. When I had the chance to meet Kirstie Spadie, the director, I knew it was her immediately. She came up to me, knew me by name, shook my hand, and her blue eyes never lost contact with me. You will see her in the studio, interacting with everyone, and of course!....observing the dance moves. She immediately directed me to the the proper jazz shoes at the proper price, and always let me know where I stand as far as class semesters. They also offer all this information at their website, where you can sign up, view schedules and classes, and is very user friendly. And the music, out of this world!..and plan on taking your water bottle!!!
Sincerely, Lori Barrow"
PS! Even though there are no recitals, if you ask Kirstie, a limited number of your family or friends can view your class thru the glass.

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★★★★★

"This review is on the North Carolina Dance Institute on Duraleigh Rd. I came to this area from Virginia Beach, Virginia and was hard put as to what I was going to do to keep me from going crazy in between work. I walked into a couple of dance studios, and they just seemed to be throwing birthday parties. What attracted me to NCDI was the variety of styles and levels of dance classes they had for "adults". No other academies had these available. It was either tap or ballet only (some marginal if you wanted to call it that). I had some previous tap, ballet and jazz in my previous experience and was an avid "club goer" in my early days.

I could not believe the professionalism of NCDI. Not only did we get to wear any appropriate dance combination of all black (whohoo!) of course with dance shoes, no street shoes, but the choreography from the beginning and up to now has blown my mind. It is not unlike the likes of what I have seen on TV and in the movies, from hip-hip to classical jazz moves. My instructors, Jill and Ronnie are unbelievable, and personable and fun as well. I do not know where they generate their unlimited ideas! I am only in the beginner hip-hop and jazz funk and am very challenged, but would plan to stay with them up to advanced levels of both. The emphasis is not on a recital, but learning the real art of dancing, and there is the real challenge! If I ever go back to Virginia Beach, I will wish I could pack up NCDI and take it with me, as they would fit right in with our progressive atmosphere there! If you commit to NCDI, you will not be making a mistake, and you can even "try one", if you wish to go and participate before you make your decision on what type of class you want. When I had the chance to meet Kirstie Spadie, the director, I knew it was her immediately. She came up to me, knew me by name, shook my hand, and her blue eyes never lost contact with me. You will see her in the studio, interacting with everyone, and of course!....observing the dance moves. She immediately directed me to the the proper jazz shoes at the proper price, and always let me know where I stand as far as class semesters. They also offer all this information at their website, where you can sign up, view schedules and classes, and is very user friendly. And the music, out of this world!..and plan on taking your water bottle!!!
Sincerely, Lori Barrow"
PS! Even though there are no recitals, if you ask Kirstie, a limited number of your family or friends can view your class thru the glass.

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My daughter just finished her second year at NCDI. As a former dancer myself I love that their focus is on technique and skill and not on preparing for a recital. This studio does not do recitals, so I don't have to spend tons of money on expensive costumes for a recital we can do without. We have taken classes under both Ms. Kirstie and Ms. Sheree and have been thrilled with the progress our young daughter is making at NCDI!

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My daughter just finished her second year at NCDI. As a former dancer myself I love that their focus is on technique and skill and not on preparing for a recital. This studio does not do recitals, so I don't have to spend tons of money on expensive costumes for a recital we can do without. We have taken classes under both Ms. Kirstie and Ms. Sheree and have been thrilled with the progress our young daughter is making at NCDI!

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Both my daughters have taken dance here for a few years. They love it and so do we. Between them, they take ballet, jazz, and hip hop. They offer lots of diversity in classes and a non-competitive environment. We enjoy that the focus is on studying dance and not preparing for the end-of-year show. As the dancer progresses at the studio, performance opportunities are available.

5
★★★★★

Both my daughters have taken dance here for a few years. They love it and so do we. Between them, they take ballet, jazz, and hip hop. They offer lots of diversity in classes and a non-competitive environment. We enjoy that the focus is on studying dance and not preparing for the end-of-year show. As the dancer progresses at the studio, performance opportunities are available.

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The studio is found in Duraleigh Corners listed in the front as "NC Dance". The classes offered are for all ages and at all times of the week! The teachers all have very diverse and interesting resumes. They even offer drama classes for those who want to focus on acting. I highly recommend trying a class here!

PROS: Variety of classes
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The studio is found in Duraleigh Corners listed in the front as "NC Dance". The classes offered are for all ages and at all times of the week! The teachers all have very diverse and interesting resumes. They even offer drama classes for those who want to focus on acting. I highly recommend trying a class here!

PROS: Variety of classes
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NCDI is Good for all ages especially older people just starting

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NCDI is Good for all ages especially older people just starting

 

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