Join us for our 28th Dance Season!



Make sure to check out the Schedules/News section to see what's going on at Susan's Dance Unlimited!


Kernersville's best place for dance! Dance Unlimited classes are small enough to ensure involvement and focused training. Private and semi-private instruction is also offered for all disciplines of dance. While students improve as dancers, they also gain self-esteem that will benefit them throughout their lives. Dance is fun and fulfilling on its own, but it provides the additional benefits of exercise, structure and discipline.

What We Offer!

Parents and students can tailor a dance program to their needs through both private and group classes.

Preschool and kindergarten students start with a 1 hour tap, ballet, and gymnastics class. This type of class helps students hold interest and develops a wide skill base.

Intermediate and advanced students receive 1 hour and 15 minute classes offering specialized training in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and acrobatics.

Competition teams begin at age 7. Students are invited to try out at open call every July. Company dancers attend two, 1 hour and 30 minute classes every week and throughout the summer. Competition meets start in January and run through the summer months. While DU competitive dancers are always medal winners, learning self confidence, dance technique and having fun are what we stress the most! For upcoming workshops and competitions, visit the "Schedule" section of the website.

Beginning and intermediate Yoga and Pilates classes are provided by a certified instructor. Included are special workshops that are offered to help prevent injury and improve body awareness.

For Registration information, visit our "Policies" section of the website, or contact us by email.

Visit Our Store!

Store Hours:
Monday through Friday 2pm to 7pm


Come shop our store for all your dance apparel and accessory needs. Dancewear Etc. offers clothing, shoes, outerwear and more for all ages. The store is open from 2pm until 7pm Monday through Friday and accepts cash, checks and VISA and Master Card.

Susan's Dance Unlimited

117 North Main Street
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 993-2350
email: Susan@SusansDanceUnlimited.com




Staff


Susan Bodsford (owner and artistic Director)


Susan Bodsford began dancing at age 6. Over the past 40 years Susan's extensive dance training has included tap, jazz, ballet/pointe, lyrical, gymnastics, acrobatics, musical comedy and voice.

A native of High Point, North Carolina, Susan attended High Point Central High School where she was in the Beta Club, National Forensics League and the National Honor Society. While still in high school she began her professional dance career at age 15 as an assistant teacher at the Ray Hollingsworth Dance and Theater Arts Centre.

Susan was a Miss North Carolina dancer from 1976-1978. She was named High Point's Junior Miss in 1978 and was winner at the state pageant that year. After high school, Susan attended Appalachian State University. In 1979 she accepted the position of teacher and artistic director at The Dance Shop in Archdale, N.C. The Dance Shop is owned by Debbie Roberts, who is also founder of Showstopper National Talent Competition. While working for Showstopper and The Dance Shop from 1979-1985, Susan studied freelance in New York City at Carnegie Hall, Steps Studio, The Broadway Dance Center and Le Studio, to name a few.

She has been fortunate to study under such notables as:
Savion Glover - The Tap Dance Kid on Broadway and in the movie Tap
Henry LeTang - Tony award winning choreographer of Black and Blue and teacher of Gregory Hines
Gus Giordano - world renowned throughout dance community as a jazz master
Michael Peters - choreographer of Michael Jackson's Beat It and other videos
Michael Rooney - son of Mickey Rooney, Star Search judge, and a well known name in the dance world
...and the list goes on

Susan has judged numerous dance competitions and pageants across the country through her affiliation with Showstopper. She has won many top honors during her competitive dance years, including 1980 National Acrobatic Champion. Since opening Dance unlimited in 1985, Susan continues to produce many state and national talent winners. Past student accomplishments include Rockettes, Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular and American Ballet Theatre, New York City, Boston Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Washington Ballet to name a few.

Dylana Alred


Dylana began dancing at the age of four under the direction of Susan Bodsfordhere at Dance Unlimited. She began assistant teaching at the age of thirteen, and has won many awards on both the regional and national levels. She was a cheerleader throughout high school at East Forsyth and West Davidson High School. After High School Dylana coached gymnastics at Central Carolina Gymnastics for three years. During this time she became a certified USA gymnastics coach and was well known for her choreography. Her students won many state and regional titles.

Dylana has continued her dance education by studying under such names as:
Wade Robson - MTV's The Wade Robson Project, So You Think You Can Dance
Dan Karaty - So You Think You Can Dance
Mia Michaels - So You Think You Can Dance
Barry Youngblood - choreographer
Dennis Caspary - choreographer
Dee Caspary - choreographer
Caroline Lewis - choreographer

For the past four years she has worked with Star Systems National Talent Competition. This experience has enabled her to travel the country and see the nation's best dance talent. From this experience she has gained the knowledge and the know how of what it takes to be successful in the dance world. Now Dylana has the opportunity to come back home, to Dance Unlimited, to share her ideas and visions with our young aspiring dancers.

Jocelyn Rowe


Born in Massachusetts, Jocelyn Rowe began dancing when she was four years old. It did not take long before her parents and her dance teachers saw her potential. As her family moved from state to state, Jocelyn was able to study from a vast amount of teachers and artists. She studied all genres of dance from ballet/tap to West African dance.

After moving to North Carolina, Jocelyn went straight into dance competitions. She won multiple awards, honors, scholarships, and titles for her solo work as well as group routines. Jocelyn has performed leading roles in Ballets including Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, and in Musicals including Leisl in The Sound of Music. She has also choreographed for professional and historic outdoor theaters.


Dance has given Jocelyn so many opportunities! She was chosen for a full scholarship to attend SUCCESS AMERICA - an intense weeklong workship in New York City consisting of dance, voice and acting taught by New York's greatest, including Sheila Barker and Frank Hatchett of Broadway Dance Center.


Jocelyn has also had the privilege to study dance with numerous artists including:
Gene Medler - Director of the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble
John Walker - Owner of WalkerDance
Dale Lam - Director of Columbia City Jazz Company
Andy Blankenbuehler - faculty Broadway Dance Center
Tracie Stanfield - faculty Broadway Dance Center
** Also the faculties at North Carolina School of the Arts, Youth Performing Arts School, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and The New England Dance Conservatory.

Jocelyn has been teaching for the past 13 years. She is a certified teacher and examiner with Carolina Dance Masters, Inc, Chapter 15 of Dance Masters of America, Inc since 2001. Jocelyn also holds a Bachelor of Science dgree in Dance Education from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has truly found her passion in teaching dance and sharing her love of dance with her students!



Policies


Tuition and Payment Information:

Tuition is payable monthly in advance, due at your child's first lesson. No monthly statements will be sent unless your account is past due. A late fee... (Read more)


Studio Dress Code:

The dress code is strictly enforced. Students are expected to follow the dress code as listed: (Read more)


Attendance and Holidays:

Attendance is taken at each class. Individual and class recognition is given at the end of the year for perfect attendance. Classes cannot be made up. You must... (Read more)


Parade and Recital:

Dance Unlimited participates in the Kernersville Christmas parade, which is usually the first Sunday in December. It is not mandatory that all the students...(Read more)


Additional Information:

Parents may visit their child's class and observe on the first lesson of each month only. There is no observation on the first lesson in August or...(Read more)


Registration:

Registration for the dance year ends each October 31st. All applications after this period will be considered for the next dance year.

Here are two links in which you can use to enroll you or your child in one of our programs:


Gallery


Photos:


Videos:

You Tube - Open House at Dance Unlimited Part 1
You Tube - Open House at Dance Unlimited Part 2

Do you have pictures you want to include here? Please submit them to us via email.




Schedule and News


Susan's Dance Unlimited Studio Scoop

Susan's Dance Unlimited Scoop Volume 2 (2012 - 2013 Dance Season)
Volume 2 Issue 1 July 2012

Susan's Dance Unlimited Scoop Volume 1 (2011 - 2012 Dance Season)
Volume 1 Issue 5 November 2011
Volume 1 Issue 6 December 2011
Volume 1 Issue 7 January 2012
Volume 1 Issue 8 February 2012
Volume 1 Issue 9 March 2012
Volume 1 Issue 10 April 2012
Volume 1 Issue 11 May 2012
Volume 1 Issue 12 June 2012

Schedules Coming Soon








Where Are They Now?


Kelley Potter

Excerpt taken from Gaynor Minden website (link below paragraph)
"A native of Kernersville, North Carolina, Kelley studied at the North Carolina School for the Arts for nine years. Amongst her many wonderful teachers there, she credits Melissa Hayden and Nina Danilova as especially influential. Kelley also studied at her hometown studio, Susan's Dance Unlimited, where she enjoyed tap, modern, and a variety of styles that she feels contributed to making her a well-rounded dancer."




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Another article about Kelley Potter

Ashley Jackson

Excerpt taken from The High Point Enterprise, Life & Style (link below paragraph)
"Jackson began dancing when she was 3, starting out under the tutelage of Debbie Riley at Dancers Headquarters in High Point. Then, around age 9 or 10, she joined instructor Susan Bodsford at Susan's Dance Unlimited in Kernersville.

In sixth grade, she joined the preparatory dance program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem; in eighth grade, she became a fulltime student there, graduating in 2005."


Read more of this article
Write-up about Ashley Jackson on Alonzo King's LINES Ballet website
Photo from Alonzo King's LINES Ballet website