Mckee-Homes-10th-Anniversary-Promotion-Knightdale

When initial plans were set into place for the groundbreaking at Knightdale Station, Preston Development Company sought out the most trusted names in the home builder field. When their search was completed they came up with three of the most respected and innovative teams in the area. One of these teams is McKee Homes, who are currently celebrating their 10th anniversary. Consequently, if you planned to build or buy a new home, now is the perfect time to do so. This is because you can take advantage of the McKee Homes 10th Anniversary Promotion at Knightdale Station.

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There are many beautiful Mckee Homes that are “ready-to-move-in” at Knightdale Station.

10 Years of McKee Homes: Building Trust, Relationships and Quality Homes

Since first opening their doors a decade ago, McKee Homes has focused on the same mission statement to deliver the highest quality homes, while giving the client a hands-on and enjoyable experience throughout the building process. According to mckeehomes.com, that mission statement reads as follows. ” McKee Homes has highly skilled team members dedicated to creating the best home building and buying experience possible in Eastern North Carolina. 

One of the many things that have kept McKee Homes as one of the most desired home builders in the Triangle area has been their attention to detail, no matter how big or small. Keeping the customer abreast of each of these details and every single step of their building and construction has helped them form an unmatched bond between builder and client. Thus, it comes as no surprise that in celebrating a decade of McKee they would introduce the Knightdale Station 10th Anniversary Promotion.

Thinking of Taking Advantage of the Knightdale Station 10th Anniversary Promotion from McKee? Don’t Take Our Word for It…

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As part of their 10th anniversary promotion, Mckee Homes is giving buyers new Whirlpool appliances.

The builder and customer relationship we speak of is no question the main factor in offering the Knightdale Station 10th Anniversary Promotion. But, rather than us tell you how the customer feels about working with the McKee team, we figured that we could let them tell you instead. An actual McKee homeowner, speaks of the working relationship between builder and buyer. She speaks very highly of her experience.

“We picked our floor plan, color scheme, and upgrades,” the customer stated. “We had a special request for certain out of the norm options (outlet in the ceiling for projector). They worked hard and finished our house almost 3 months ahead of schedule.”

In conclusion to summarize her “McKee experience,” this client continued. “McKee Homes has been very easy to work with. Any issue that has risen they have addressed, and either resolved or are in the process of resolving.” She adds, “They value their homebuyers’ opinions and try to make building/buying a home as easy as possible.”

“Building Life-Changing Moments,” to Celebrate a Decade of Unmatched Quality

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This is another gorgeous McKee-built home…at the Station.

As discussed earlier, McKee Homes opened for business and began changing the game in the Raleigh home builder market in 2010. Fast forward to the present and they continue to deliver “life-changing moments.” The most recent way they are doing so is with the McKee Homes 10th Anniversary Promotion. 

The promotion is a way of thanking the loyal McKee customer. Thus, for the remainder of March and all of April, the company will be offering the McKee Homes 10th Anniversary Promotion. So, now is a perfect time for building or buying a McKee home at Knightdale Station.

The McKee Homes 10th Anniversary Promotion at Knightdale Station includes the following.

  • Up to $5,000 towards your closing costs
  • A “Move-In Package” that includes the following brand-new Whirlpool appliances
  • Refrigerator (WRS315SDHM)
  • Washer (WTW4855HW)
  • Dryer (WED4950HW)

Sign up today at mckeehomesnc.com to find out more about this promotion. Also check their to see which available homes at Knightdale Station can save you the most money. The McKee Homes 10th Anniversary Promotion ends on April 30, 2020. All homes must be contracted on or before this date for eligibility. To see the ready-to-move-in-McKee Homes currently available at Knightdale station, visit knightdalestation.com.

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In this the final installment of our three-part series on Bonus Room Choices, we will take a look at four more possibilities to fill that empty space in your new dream home at Knightdale Station. We have detailed eight possible uses for your bonus room in the first two articles of this series and as noted above, will touch on four more Bonus Room Choices in this piece as well. 

To view the previous two bonus room posts, follow the links below.

Bonus Room Ideas: Plenty of Options for Your Extra Space– Knightdale Station Blog- Feb. 6, 2020

A Little Imagination and Creativity Goes a Long Way with Bonus Room Options– Knightdale Station Blog- Feb. 21, 2020

Now that you have reviewed and are thinking of all those great possibilities: here are four more!!! To start, we will look to appeal to the “creative one (s)” under your roof.

The library, or personal study is a bonus room option that can help for quiet reading, research, and studying.

Bonus Room Choices for the “Rock Star” in Your Home!

In our “bonus room” series, we’ve discussed options for exercise, art, the children, and even a kitchenette. However, the next of our Bonus Room Choices will appeal to the resident musician under your roof. Yes, this suggestion is to turn that space into a “Music Room.”

The possibilities for this are practically endless, depending on what type of musician you are. Fill the room with instruments, music stands, amplifiers, speakers, and stereo equipment and you are on your way. Adding some music-themed decor and some “sound absorbing” items to the room to keep the sound from reverberating throughout the house can complete the room, and now all that awaits is the sweet sounds that will no doubt come from within the room.

Shhhh! Keep it “Quiet” with your own Library/Reading Room

A bonus bedroom, if done correctly can make a visitor feel right at home.

We move from the amplified and “rockin'” sounds of a music room to an area of silence and serenity in the next of our “Bonus Room Choices.” It’s always a good idea to encourage your young ones to read, and especially coupling this with a member of the family who is enthusiastic about their books, turning your extra space into a reading room or library is another great suggestion from the folks at Nader’s. 

Making this a comfortable and quiet space can be accomplished quite simply actually. Seating can be whatever is your preferred method. Maybe include some fun, comfortable seats for the kids such as bean bag chairs? Add in bright lighting to go along with your book and magazine collection, and you are on your way to “home librarian” status.

Are you Ready for It? An Actual Bonus “Bedroom!”

I would have to say that when someone first begins the process of building a new home or makes a purchase and there is a bonus room that this would be the most common thought for its usage. A spare bedroom. The reasons for this choice are obvious. Visiting family, friends, your children’s friends for “sleep-overs.” All great reasons to choose this from our Bonus Room Choices and make it an extra bedroom.

A nice, comfortable bed with clean sheets and blankets are a must for the spare bedroom. Likewise, in this clean and tidy space, we have detailed the “make them feel at home” in previous blogs, so maybe a small table and some type of seating as well. The guest or extra bedroom can be a big stress reliever whether you have planned visitors or last-minute surprise guests.

What’s More Important than Your Work? A Home Office Can Keep you on Top of Your Game.

The “rock-n-roller” in the house would no doubt love a Music Room.

This is our final suggestion in our three-part series on Bonus Room Choices. (In no particular order of importance, the choice is ALL yours!) But when it comes to the importance of “what you do” in everyday life, the thought of turning that extra room into a home office seems to make a lot of sense. Whether it is a place that you can get work done at home or simply a quiet area to pay your bills and such, a home office is a space that most can benefit from having.

The addition of a computer and desk can bring this option from our Bonus Room Choices to the “next level.” Filing cabinets to keep your records, a bookshelf, and a comfortable desk chair and you are on your way to a great home workspace. Don’t forget to stock up on pens and paper and to “clock in and out” when you arrive and leave (Just kidding about clocking in…this is your home, remember!!!)

All Bonus Room Choices Aside…the Choice is All Yours!

While we have used some suggestions from the experts at Nader’s and combined their thoughts with ours, the usage of your bonus room is a choice that is really all up to you. With the 12 different Bonus Room Choices we have offered up, we aim to give you some ideas to expand upon. 

However, once you’ve found your ideal home plan (or home) at the Knightdale Station new home community, what you use a bonus room for is one that you can address as quickly as you like or take your time with. For more information on new homes available at Knightdale Station, visit knightdalestation.com.

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The Town of Knightdale has built upon several holiday traditions since the opening of Knightdale Station Park. Each of these has grown to become highly anticipated gatherings that the entire family looks forward to. With three different age groups for an Easter egg hunt and a variety of other activities, the Knightdale Easter Event to be held on Wednesday, April 8 has become one of these traditional holiday events.

An “Eggstraordinary” Time…at the Station

The annual Easter egg hunts at Knightdale Station Park have 3 separate age groups. This way all the kids can get their fair share of goodies.

The official name of the annual Knightdale Easter Event is the Knightdale Spring Sprouts Easter Eggstraordinaire. As stated above, this years’ Knightdale Easter Event will again take place at Knightdale Station Park for the seventh consecutive year. The event was moved from the Knightdale Recreation Center for the 2014 Knightdale Easter Event to its current location following the opening of Knightdale Station.

This years’ Knightdale Easter Event will be on a Wednesday evening (April 8), starting at 6:00 p.m. The Easter Egg Hunt, always a favorite of the kids, will once again be held on Soccer Field 1 at Knightdale Station. There will once again be three separate age groups for the “hunt.” These will be ages 0-5, 4-5, and 6-8. There will also be a seperate designated area for an egg hunt for special needs chidren too.

Knightdale Easter Event is Much More Than Just an Egg Hunt

A variety of food trucks have become yet another tradition at Knightdale Station Park events. The trucks will again be on hand for this April 8 event.

On top of the youngsters seeking out Easter eggs, there will be a host of other activities to take part in at this event. One of the most fun activities for the kids is getting to meet and get a picture with the Easter Bunny.

in addition to the Easter Bunny “meet and greet,”there will be several other fun-filled family friendly activities between the 6:00 p.m. start time and the 7:30 finish. These will of course include what is know a staple in Knightdale Station Park events, food trucks. Likewise, their will be several inflatable for the kids top “bounce” in at this Knightdale Easter Event. The remainder of activities will include a live children’s musical performance and train rides through the park among others.

Big Bang Boom: “…Music as Much for the Parents as for the Kids”

The “children’s live music act” of Big Bang Boom has become a huge favorite among kids and parents across North Carolina.

The aforementioned live musical children’s performance at the Knightdale Easter Event will be by Big Bang Boom. For those unfamiliar with the band, they are probably best described in the following words at their official website.

“Big Bang Boom’s live show is high energy and both parents and children find it hard to stay in their seats. From calling the kids on stage for the “Spongebob Chorus” to the “Parents vs. the Kids Hokey-Pokey Challenge,” BigBang Boom has made certain that there is no sitting down at this fun and energetic show.” Their “About the Band” section concludes explaning the following. “Playing covers (with a twist) combined with their hard-rockin’ funky original music has made Big Bang Boom the highest demanded children’s act in North Carolina.”

All Scheduled Activities for the Knightdale Knightdale Spring Sprouts Easter Eggstraordinaire

  • 3 Easter Egg Hunts (Ages 0-3, 4-5, and 6-8)
  • Seperate Area Special Needs Children Easter Egg Hunt
  • Easter Bunny “Meet and Greet” with Photo Ops
  • Live Music by Big Bang Boom
  • Train Rides through the Park
  • Inflatables
  • Food Trucks
The Town of Knightdale reminds each child to bring an Easter basket for the Easter egg hunts.

All activities other than the Easter Egg hunts will take place in the grassy areas at the park. These are located at the amphitheater, the stage, and under the pavillions. Each seperate area will be designated by signs accordingly. The Town of Knightdale reminds you to have each child bring an Easter basket for the egg hunts. This Knightdale Easter Event is a rain or shine activity and will go on regardless of cold weather.

For more information on this and all other upcoming Town of Knightdale events, visit knightdalenc.gov. To see all upcoming events taking place at Knightdale Station Park, visit the “Events” section at knightdalestation.com.

Photo Credits: Town of Knightdale

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Continuing on with the second of our three-part series on Bonus Room Options, we look at four more possibilities to turn that extra space in your home into one of the best rooms in the house. We again utilize suggestions from the experts at nader.com and will look at four more ways that you can add a specific area to explore your personal interests…no matter what those may be. Following this article, we will look at our final four Bonus Room Options, in the next posting to our blog.

No Excuses: Bonus Room Options to Increase Strength and Stamina Right at Home

Strength and stamina through whatever type workout equipment you like in you “home gym” bonus room.

How many of us are always thinking, “I’ve got to get myself in shape?” It sure is easy to find an excuse, however, to not go to the local gym. Am I right? Well, with the next of our Bonus Room Options, there are no more excuses about commuting or not liking to work out at the gym. This is because next on our Bonus Room Options is a home gym.

Now, no one expects a “state-of-the-art” professional athletics team workout facility in your spare room. By a home gym, this idea from our Bonus Room Options can cater to your needs. You may opt for a treadmill or some type of cardio machine. Possibly you would include weights. Other ideas may include mats for yoga. Regardless, whatever you choose, your home gym can be as much or little as you choose. The addition of a mirror on the wall, a television, and a fan or two to keep it cool in your “home gym,” is all you need to get that exercise and put your bonus space to great use, too.

From a “Work” Out to “Play” Time: Bonus Room Options for the Kids!

A little creativity as shown in this and the photo at top, can lead to a great “Play Room” for the kids.

Ok, so the next of our Bonus Room Options is one that could solve a problem that any young family can relate to. That problem would be clutter…and not just any clutter. Toys, stuffed animals, games, books, and so on…are you following me yet? That’s right, this option is for the little ones, and with a little creativity, your bonus room can be their fun, new playroom.

It is certainly not strange for families with young children to have a designated room for toys and such. As a matter of fact, just ask anyone who has repeatedly stepped on a LEGO their thoughts on this! For one, you keep the clutter that came from your kids in just one room here. Plus, you can also make them a pretty fun room to reflect the things they enjoy most with the decoration here. Most importantly is in when having company over, you can simply keep the door shut. Thus, that mess of toys that you dread picking up again is out of sight.

Color and Creativity Await with the Next Option

A few pieces to hang on the wall, an easel and supplies can turn the room into a studio

Time to let those “creative juices” flow with our next entry from the Bonus Room Options. This can be a room that is enjoyed by all ages of members of your household, as you turn the room into an art studio. Again, like the “home gym” spoken of earlier, you can go as “in” or as simple as you’d like on this one…the choice is yours!

That being said, with the addition of a few easels, some storage-type units to store art supplies that can be used in the “studio.” Now, an art studio is going to have its “messy moments,” so one option is to replace the floor with a linoleum or vinyl type that looks good and cleans easy. Once again, the possibilities are endless with this project for our Bonus Room Options and would be used not only for leisurely painting or art you work on, but also for the kids’ school projects and the like, too.

A “Twist” on the Bonus Room idea Takes a “Dirty” Turn

This next of our Bonus Room Options is one I’d recommend in a space that there either is or could be a sink, as it could be used in many helpful ways. As a gesture to your resident “green thumb,” or if you simply have an interest in plants or gardening, this option would be a “green” or “gardening” room.

What is a “green” or “gardening” room you ask? Well, it is what it sounds like. It’s a place to complete gardening tasks. Its a room to repot your plants without the need for transporting them for spot to spot. Keep all your gardening tools (soil, pots, spades, etc.) on hand in this room as well. Likewise, utilize that sink to rinse fresh fruits and veggies you pick or to make a centerpiece with your fresh-grown flowers.

Whether You opt to Rest Up, Get Loud, or Just Get Some Work Done. We’ve Got More Ideas From Which You can Choose!

Our next blog post will be the final one in this series on Bonus Room Options. In that piece, we will discuss and detail our final four Bonus Room options. Much like those in this article, there are an array of different choices depending on personal tastes. In our third and final piece, we will look at ideas for a musician, a “book worm, “ or a visitor!

To see more of our Bonus Room Options, you can visit the previous article from our blog at knightdalestation.com. Likewise take a detailed look at these bonus room suggestions and more, visit naders.com.

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You’ve just decided to build your new dream home in the Knightdale Station new home community. You have ideas and design plans, for your kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, and all points throughout. However, you may still be unsure of what to make that fantastic extra space with the unfinished room you have. Luckily for you, the experts at nader.com recently released a helpful list of Bonus Room Ideas that may help you choose what you’d like to do with that space. 

A walk-in closet space is a popular “bonus room idea” that can always be helpful for extra space.

Bonus Room Ideas: Games, Food, or a Movie Anyone???

The possibilities may not be endless, but with a decent sized bonus room, they may be pretty close. Naders, the popular California-based furniture experts, name 12 Bonus Room Ideas for you to ponder as you decide what to do with your space.

Get Ready with Plenty of Space and Storage

Starting on the top Bonus Room Ideas listing is a walk-in closet. At naders.com, they explain the reasoning and perks on turning this space into such and area. “If you are the kind of person that always seems to have more clothes and shoes than closet space.” It goes on to finish saying, “you might love the idea of turning your spare room into a giant walk-in closet.”

Moving on to suggest what to include as part of these, the article continues. “Add a few clothes racks, a vanity table with a mirror, and lots of shelves and drawers. You will soon turn your wasted space into the perfect place to get ready for school, work, or a night out.”

A game room or “man cave” is certainly an option that many choose to use their bonus room space for.

Sit Back and Relax in a Home Theater

The next idea that is detailed for Bonus Room Ideas is a Home Theater. Do not get drawn in and worried thinking this idea is only doable by spending outrageous amounts of money… because that is certainly not the case. While you may splurge if you like, this can also be an inexpensive method if you’d rather.

Just as long as your family likes to relax, whether for movies, sports, or a favorite TV program, the Bonus Room Ideas to make this a Home Theatre is a great one. Again, Nader’s offers up how to approach the Home Theater room and different ways you may set it up. “If you want to go big or go home, you can add in a row of recliners with built-in cup holders and a large, flat-screen TV. Other, more cost-conscious families might opt for an older TV and a well-loved sofa, recliner, or a few beanbag chairs. Pair your seating area with blankets, pillows, and popcorn and you will have the perfect place to relax and unwind.”

Cards? Billiards? Bonus Room Ideas for a Game Room

Sticking with the entertainment theme, our next listing of Bonus Room Ideas is a Game Room. This like the previous idea could be done in either simple of grand fashion. The Nader’s team touch on a few ways to approach the game room idea.

“Combine a pool table or a poker table with a cozy lounge area,” it begins. “You will be well on your way to hosting a relaxed group of friends or neighbors. You could upgrade the game room by including a built-in bar, complete with a mini-fridge full of cold drinks and maybe even a wine rack.”

A kitchenette or area for drinks and snacks has been an increasingly popular way to utilize a bonus room in recent times.

Snacks and Refreshments: Bring a Bit of the Kitchen to Your Bonus Room Ideas

The top Bonus Room Ideas for 2020 continue, and our next entry is a kitchenette. “Keeping a few snacks and cold drinks in a kitchenette can be extremely convenient for busy families.” Nader’s continues explain, “especially those with larger houses.”

“This works particularly well for spare rooms that are located in the basement or on the home’s upper floors.” It concludes, “Grab a snack between activities or a cold drink to keep you going during a long day.”

Creativity, Health and the Kids: More Bonus Room Ideas Discussion is Ahead.

In our next post in this series, we will look at several more creative and practical Bonus Room Ideas. This will take us to places that the whole family can enjoy, whether they want to use their creativity, muscles, or just have fun.

To see more of Bonus Room Ideas at Nader’s, visit naders.com. Likewise, for more information on the builders or new homes at Knightdale Station, go to knightdalestation.com.

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Simply because it is not your own bedroom to lay in, this does not mean anyone else cares to be uncomfortable either. That’s right, our next series of articles “around the house,” will take us through Extra Bedroom Ideas. 

The addition of some unique artwork as pictured can make a statement in turning a spare room into a comfortable living space for guests.

To be more specific, in this the first post of this series, we will detail different Extra Bedroom Ideas to maximize space and create a cozy extra room. In the upcoming posts to follow, we will be more specific in ways to not only turn an extra bedroom in a comfortable spot for guests. In these, we will actually look at multiple options and usages for a “bonus room.”

Giving Guests Comfort with Extra Bedroom Ideas

Whether family or friend that is visiting, it is always nice to feel “at home,” even when one is not. Your Extra Bedroom Ideas should keep this in mind. Things we will discuss in this article and series will hopefully give you new insight and inspiration for your extra space!

Make a Statement in Your Extra Bedroom 

Just because you don’t lay your head to rest there every night doesn’t mean the guest bedroom shouldn’t be up to par design-wise. You can make a statement that is not only inviting and comfortable but stylish too.

Yes, you want a guest to feel at home, but this can be done in your particular comfort zone. Maybe some unique art on the walls of lighting can give this space the feel you are seeking. A headboard or accessory to the bed such as something to sit on could also be “statements” made among Extra Bedroom Ideas.

Transforming your attic into an extra bedroom can give that “home away from home” feel you desire if done tastefully.

Extra Bedroom Ideas: Transforming your Attic 

Maybe you don’t have the conventional “spare bedroom.” The “bonus room” is a feature offered in many newer floor plans. However, if you don’t have a “bonus” room, your creativity can still allow for Extra Bedroom Ideas.

But how, one may ask is this possible if If all the rooms in your home are occupied? What if you don’t have said “room” per se, but for whatever reason, you need to set up a bedroom? This is when we suggest looking at your attic space.

There can certainly be challenges to transforming attic space. However, as we will see in this series when done properly this can turn out incredible.

Making a Guest “Feel at Home” in Your Home

The inclusion of extra seating/an area to enjoy a little private time outside of the living room in an extra bedroom is a very welcoming touch.

Yes, when a guest visits, we obviously know they are not at home. However, with a little extra thought they can at least be made to feel at home.

The effort to have some type of comfortable seating beside the bed, can really help in this. Of our Extra Bedroom Ideas, this is one that allows them to sort of “be at home” in your home. Just a place to unwind where they can feel able to enjoy a few moments of privacy can be a very nice touch. Likewise, a dresser and personal storage with in the room can also provide them with the same “home away from home” type feeling.

No Need to Break the Bank: Utilizing Your Resources Can be Surprisingly Effective 

If the space has limits, simply use what you have and be creative.

A chair can look nice as a side table if utilized correctly for example. Color choice in the room can also come into play here. A happy or welcoming color scheme can certainly go along way in helping to complete an extra bedroom.

This concludes our first article focusing on Extra Bedroom Ideas. In our next post in this series, we will begin looking at more specific ideas. These are ideas the whole family can enjoy, and show uses “beyond a guest room.”

The builders at Knightdale Station can work with you through the building process, including ideas for your “bonus” room. To take a look at some of the floor plans available with a bonus room, visit knightdalestation.com

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On the heels of our “Youth Athletics and Activities” articles, we bring yet another fun and active option. This one is located right inside of the Knightdale Station new home community and gives children a chance to improve strength, coordination, and overall confidence. Located at 405 Knightdale Station Run, this option is the highly acclaimed studio, Heathers Dance Knightdale.

The girls’ at Heathers Dance build confidence…and strength as shown in this group exercise.

Why Choose Dance? Heathers Dance Knightdale has Plenty of Reasons!

Referring to heathersdanceinc.com, they explain the many ways that taking classes with Heathers Dance Knightdale can boost the confidence and spirits of your child. Detailed in the company’s “Mission Statement,”they explain the following.

“Heathers Dance was created for young dancers with the desire to improve their strength, coordination, and grace through dance.” They continue, “This is a studio where creativity, individuality, and self-expression are encouraged.” 

Later in the same statement, Heathers Dance Knightdale further explains their philosophy and how it positively affects the students. “The atmosphere at Heathers Dance is one of energy and excitement and is fully devoted to providing dancers of all ages an encouraging environment where they are given the opportunity to grow and excel in their dance education. We place special emphasis on building self-confidence.”

Mrs. Heather is very hands on in helping the youngsters to learn and feel comfortable in their performing.

How Old is Too Old? And How Young is Too Young to Start my Dancing Journey?

Many kids or parents may wonder “what ages is too early or late to start” when deciding on dance. At Heathers Dance Knightdale, that choice is really up to you and your child. They offer classes for as young as 3 year olds, all the way up to 12th graders.

The classes are broken into respective age groups as necessary. However, outside of a few classes aimed specifically to the 3-5 year olds, most are open for all ages.

Heathers Dance Inc. Knightdale: The “Princess Academy,” More for the “Young-Ins,” and For All Ages

The array of classes available at Heathers Dance Knightdale are almost all comprehendable and offered to all ages other than a few. These would be for the younger dancers (age 3-5) and is called the “The Princess Academy.” 

Both the “Princess Academy,” and the other 3-5 year old exclusive class are explained in detail at the company website. These give an explanation of the class and what the youngsters will take away from each. Below are the official age groups, and specific class descriptions quoted directly from heathersdanceinc.com.

“Individuality and self-expression are both encouraged” at Heathers Dance Inc.

Princess Academy (3-5 year olds)

The Princess Academy is a program for young dancers. This program engages dancers to learn appropriate terminology in a fun and creative way. Princess Academy classes include “Tutu Cuties” (ages 3-4) and “Fairytale Dance” (ages 4-5).

Dancers will receive an introduction to beginning ballet and tap movement. Likewise, students will develop basic fundamental skills, dance terminology, creative movement, and gain flexibility. 

Princess Academy classes are a great way for dancers to try multiple styles while meeting new friends and having fun. A graduation ceremony and personalized certificate will conclude this season. 

Classes from all age groups at Heathers Dance get their critique and individually work with instructors on getting “recital ready.”

Tumble and Twirl (3-5 year olds)

Your dancer will learn tumbling skills on a mat in a safe, structured environment. This class will help your dancer increase strength and flexibility while working on their motor skills from a different perspective!

Ballet Class (Kindergarten- Grade 12)

As the foundation of all dance, Ballet emphasizes precision, balance and strong technique. Ballet helps to develop poise, grace, proper alignment and posture, technique, control, and flexibility. Ballet class will include stretching, barre work, class etiquette, ballet technique and ballet choreography.

Tap Class (Kindergarten- Grade 12)

Tap is an American dance form. The focus of this dance is energetic rhythm, musicality and strength. This form of dance helps develop coordination in the ankles and feet. Our Tap Classes incorporate “Broadway” and “Rhythm” style tap dancing.

Jazz Class (Kindergarten- Grade 12)

We provide our students with all different forms of jazz. These classes are popular with all ages. Jazz focuses on isolations, flexibility, rhythm, leaps, and turns. Emphasis will focus on proper technique, alignment, and posture. Jazz students benefit from the knowledge of ballet, and we strongly encourage our students to incorporate ballet into their dance schedule.

Ballet, Jazz, and Tap are just a few of the class offerings at Heathers.

Lyrical/Contemporary (Grade 2-Grade 12)

Lyrical/Contemporary is a form of dance that gives students the opportunity for self-expression, while finding a connection to music and choreography. The dancer will explore movement, space, rhythm, and creativity. Dancers will grow their technique as well using their creativity.

Hip-Hop (Grade 3- Grade 12)

Hip-Hop is an upbeat and high-energy class. We encourage beginners and dancers with experience to join! The studio will choose age appropriate music selections for each level. It is a very energetic form of dance that can be choreographed or improvised.

Tumbling (Ages 4 and up)

Tumbling is comprehensive gymnastics training from beginners to advanced, in all aspects of floor tumbling. This includes cartwheels, round-offs, walkovers, handsprings, intricate passes, aerials, and much more. Tumbling classes are great for improving motor skills, flexibility, strength, fitness, and self-esteem.

Boosting confidence and self-esteem through dance is one of the main goals at Heathers Dance Inc.

Progressive Program (Grade 4 and Up)

At Heather’s Dance we strive to nurture and cultivate the next generations’ artist through dance of all genres. The Progressive Program is an invitation only program for those dancers who show desire, ability and commitment and passion in their dance practice. Progressive Program classes meet multiple times a week, require year around training, and our instructors do evaluations are several times a year. This program includes all different styles of dance.

Share in Our Vision and Our Purpose

The Heather’s website also explains the importance of their vision. Not only the importance it carries to them, but alos to you and your child once becoming a part of the Heathers Dance,Inc. Knightdale family.

 “It is important to us at Heathers Dance that all members of our team members share our vision, our purpose and beliefs that encompasses everything we do both in and outside of our classes.” 

It continues to say the following. “Mrs. Heather shares her visions with our instructors, and our office staff members at our studio and it is the driving force behind every interaction with our students and their families.”

They conclude, “We care and love each one of our dancers. We value and appreciate each one of our dancers and their families.”

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In this article, we will continue with all the great offerings the Town of Knightdale has for the youngsters in town to enjoy. That being said, we would be remiss to not discuss the Knightdale Youth Athletics programs.

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Teamwork is taught and lifelong memories and friends are made!

In our previous post, both Tennis and Volleyball were discussed as new offerings from the town. However, the Knightdale Youth Athletics do include baseball, softball, basketball, and soccer. These programs are all thriving and not only offer fun and active ways for the kids to get involved but are also some of the more successful in the area.

Whether Spring or Fall, the Knightdale Youth Athletics action is Hot on the Diamond.

With two full “seasons” of action each year, the youth baseball and softball programs in Knightdale keep the kids “on the bases” almost all year round. With a Spring session for the boys and girls starting practices in mid-March and running through early-June, you know the season has changed to Summer once the kids “take the field” in Knightdale.

The Knightdale girls’ softball program has produced a number great teams that have had great success in year end tournament play.

Both the baseball and softball programs have a dedicated group of coaches and administration that stress safety, sportsmanship, and fair play. Consequently, that dedication has seen Knightdale ball teams of all ages compete both regionally and state-wide for championships on almost an annual basis.

In addition to “heating” up the Spring and Summer, the ball fields remain full of Knightdale Youth Athletics well into the next season as well. This is because of the town’s Fall Baseball and Softball schedules. Play starts up for this autumn tradition among Knightdale Youth Athletics in mid-August and games run until the middle of October.

For those interested in this years’ upcoming Spring baseball or softball seasons, registration is open until February 15.

“Kick Into the Fun” of the East Wake Soccer Association

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Youth basketball runs nearly year-round in Knightdale for both boys and girls.

Another of popular choice in Knightdale Youth Athletics offers both a Spring and Fall season for girls and boys. The local soccer programs offer fun for all ages. Like those above, however, they too are highly successful.

Much of the Spring and Fall soccer seasons are played right at Knightdale Station Park. The soccer programs are offered by the East Wake Soccer Association (EWSA). EWSA offers the sport for Knightdale, Wendell, and Zebulon residents ages 4-18. The EWSA lists their own mission statement on the official Town of Knightdale website and it is as follows.

“Children playing soccer in a positive atmosphere of sportsmanship and learning will always be our mission. 100% volunteer-driven since 1981, we remain devoted to the youth of our communities here in eastern Wake County. “

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Boys and girls of all ages can play in either the Spring and Fall soccer leagues offered in Knightdale.

If Two Seasons Isn’t Enough, “Go to the Hoop” for Three with the Knightdale Youth Athletics Basketball Programs

The Knightdale Youth Athletics programs usually have a Summer and Fall season. But, the boys and girls basketball programs in Knightdale also have a Winter season. The longest of the three seasons is the Winter program. This runs from November – February.

Both the Fall and Summer Knightdale Youth Athletics basketball programs go for about two months. The Fall program runs from mid-September until mid-November, while Summer starts in May and ends in July.

Each of the Knightdale Youth Athletics basketball programs usually sees one or two practices and games per week. Occasionally, they also have a Saturday afternoon game on occasion.

The Knightdale Youth Athletic programs are a great way for the kids to stay active and have fun. For more information on the baseball, softball, and basketball programs, visit knightdalenc.gov. For more on the soccer programs, visit eastwakesoccer.org.

PHOTO CREDIT: TOWN OF KNIGHTDALE

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The youngsters in town have many choices in the upcoming year. Whether they enjoy, music or sports or whatever else they prefer, the town parks and recreation department deliver! In the upcoming months alone, there are several great programs and Knightdale Youth Activities that the kids can sign up for.

In this and our next post, we will discuss many of the great Knightdale Youth Activities that your youngsters have the option of trying. 

The Music and Movement program offers children a chance to realize their talents and make some friends in. doing so.

Music and Movement: Getting Creative with Knightdale Youth Activities

Starting on January 7 and running every Tuesday throughout the month will be the Music and Movement program. The classes will be held each week from 10:30- 11:00 a.m. at the Knightdale Recreation Center.

According to the Town of Knightdale website, these fun-filled, and stimulating Knightdale Youth Activities are described as follows.

“A creative atmosphere where your child will interact with their peers through a variety of movement and music-based activities.”

It continues describing the program, stating. “We will do dancing, jumping, basic tumbling, ball and sports activities, parachute, instruments and other fun things that will vary each class to keep your child interested and learning along with our theme.”

The Knightdale Recreation Center is located at 102 Lawson Ridge Road in Knightdale.

Schedule for Knightdale’s Music and Movement Programs

  • Red- Tuesday, January 7th
  • Blue- Tuesday, January 14th
  • Green- Tuesday, January 21st
  • Yellow- Tuesday, January 28th

Knightdale Youth Activities Feature Sports for all Seasons

The sports available for both girls and boys as a part of the Knightdale Youth Activities offer plenty of options as well. Each of these active lifestyles, and of course giving your best effort. Supporting this is a statement from knightdalenc.gov that reads as follows.

“Knightdale Youth Athletics are designed to provide a competitive recreation opportunity that promotes fitness and well-being to participants in a team sports setting. Knightdale Youth Athletic Programs aim to encourage participation, sportsmanship, skill development, and fun.”

Tennis Academy: A Newer Option for the Knightdale Kids

Each Tuesday night through out the winter the Knightdale Tennis Academy will help build and develop the fundamentals of the sport.

Also, this first year that the “Tennis Academy” is offered among Knightdale Youth Activities. Partnering with the Raleigh Tennis association and Try Tennis, the town is excited to add the choices for the kids.

The “Tennis Academy” is a clinic that will build and develop fundamental skills in the attendees. It will feature guest instruction and speakers in addition to hands-on training.

This program will run on Tuesday nights throughout the winter. These following is today; schedule of event

Knightdale Tennis Academy Tuesday Night’s Schedules

(No Clinic on December 17)

  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.– Ages 5-10
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m.- Ages 11-17
  • 7:30-8:30 p.m.– Ages 18 and up

Introducing the Knightdale Volleyball Academy

Likewise, there will be a Knightdale Volleyball Clinic starting this spring.

Another new program for Knightdale Youth Activities is the Volleyball Academy. Described at the official town of Knightdale website as a “skill development clinic including instruction from Raleigh Volleyball Club coaches, players, and guest speakers.

These new programs will begin in April and the clinic will be two nights a week. As noted above, the Knightdale Parks and Recreation Department is teaming up with the Raleigh Volleyball Club for this first-ever Volleyball Academy. Registration is from February 1-March 15.

In our second and final post for this series, we will take a look at several other Knightdale Youth Activities. Many of these activities will be taking place at Knightdale Station Park. To see more on the activities and ongoings at Knightdale Station Park, visit knightdalestation.com. For all upcoming Town of Knightdale activities, visit knightdalenc.com.

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After documenting three of the top Knightdale NC Restaurants in our last post, we now move along to the Top 3. In this article, we continue with our rankings based on the scoring and reviews of customers at Trip Advisor.

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The delicious New York style pizza at Grand Street Pizza comes in several crust types including Sicilian (shown).

Once again, we excluded any national chain or fast-food restaurants from this listing. Also, in our naming these top three Knightdale NC Restaurants, we only included those eateries receiving a minimum of 20 reviews at Trip Advisor.

“Eating My Way Through the Menu” at iPho Sushi Kitchen and Bar

Located at 4001-H Wide Waters Parkway and featuring Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine is iPho Sushi Kitchen and Bar. Giving a self- description at there own official website (see here), the top-ranked Japanese spot in Knightdale says the following.

“We serve creative sushi and traditional Vietnamese dishes in a fun, social and family-oriented environment.” They continue, “We deliver our sushi items in an elegant eye-catching decoration and presentation and our kitchen traditional items in an individual bowl.”

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In addition to its incredibly fresh, made to order sushi, iPho Sushi Kitchen and Bar makes many great Japanese and Vietnamese dishes.

Not only do the great staff at iPho serve up delicious, fresh sushi and all traditional Japanese favorites, but they also offer up vegetarian and vegan options as well. One woman, who is a regular iPho customer spoke of her love for the array of menu choices offered, starting by saying, “Eating My Way Through the Menu.”

She went on to say, “This place is amazing. My 2019 New Years resolution was to eat all the way through the menu.” Staying true to her resolution, she added this. “I have been here 6 times and I love everything I have ever had.”

Yet another customer that visits Knightdale NC Restaurants from their home off the Carolina coast makes this a stop each time through town. “Amazing!!!… The service was splendid…great genuine smile and so helpful, ” they started. ”
Moving from great service to the great food, the reviewer concludes, “The sushi was just perfect. Please try this amazing place. Wow!”

NY Diner: “The Best Breakfast in K’Dale!!!”

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The classic diner atmosphere, coupled with a great breakfast and traditional diner classic dishes and sandwiches make NY Diner a hit.

When many people think “breakfast,” they think to a simpler time gone by and to a classic diner setting. Well, no need to “think back” any more, just head over to 909 McKnight Drive and the NY Diner. Consequently, just like any classic diner, the number two on our list of Knightdale NC Restaurants has much more than just breakfast, as lunch, dinner and all points between are equally as authentic and delicious.

“A great authentic NY Diner,” one reviewer starts. “We went for breakfast while visiting family. Great menu with lots of options.” This “New Yorker” continued, “Service was attentive and fast and food was delicious. Being from NY it’s hard to find an authentic diner menu; this one is close! We’ll definitely go back.”

Giving more accolades to NY Diner, another reviewer gave a “tip of the cap” to the old style diners.”This place reminds me of the great diners that used to line the US Highways.” He goes on, “Food was very good, service fast and the prices are reasonable. We met some old friends in area and tried it based on other strong recommendations. Very good experience.”

The Top Reviewed of All Knightdale NC Restaurants is Grand Street Pizza

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In addition to its pizza and wings, Grand Street Pizza also has delicious strombolis, calzones, sandwiches, and so much more.

“If you love New York style pizza, you will love Grand Street,” boasts one reviewer. This former NY resident who know calls Knightdale home, went further in praising our number one among Knightdale NC restaurants.

“Grand Street Pizza is the truth.” He continued his complimentary tone speaking about the restaurant located at 911 McKnight Drive. “It was a struggle to find good pizza when I move to North Carolina, then I discovered Grand Street Pizza after moving to Knightdale. The food is wonderful, the staff is fabulous. He concludes, “Pizza is one of the few things that I miss about living in New York, and this is a place where I can get my pizza fix.”

As with the previous listing on our Knightdale NC Restaurants listing the appeal of NY Diner is equally as great with local residents. “Awesome food,” starts one 20-year resident of the Raleigh area. “Best pizza in the Triangle. We’ve been here 20 years and I’m glad we found this place.” She concludes, “Most excellent.”

In summary of the number one ranked of our Knightdale NC Restaurants, we fittingly turn to one more customer review. This is from another Knightdale resident, who starts by saying the following. “Great pizza by the pie or by the slice, and other great menu options.” She goes on, “This is one of the few places my whole family will agree upon. Friendly and consistantly great food.”

In conclusion, this reviewer sums up Grand Street by saying it is “no doubt the best pizza in town.”

This wraps up our two part series on Knightdale NC Restaurants. To see more reviews on any and all of those we touched on, visit tripadvisor.com.