Adult Open Division

Ages 14+

The Academy’s Open Division includes a variety of dance and dance-based fitness classes. Open Division classes are ideal for beginners, former dancers wanting to return to their passion and those looking to use dance-based fitness as a way to achieve a healthy lifestyle.


Drop-in students are welcome!  Click HERE to view current class offerings. Happy Dancing!

Summer Session will run from June 18-July 21 2018*

2017/2018 Open Division Calendar

Open Division classes offer a Fall 15-week session block, Winter 13-week session block, a Spring 7-week session block and a 5-week Summer session throughout the 2017/2018 academic year. Students may pre-register for the entire session or drop-in anytime!

Fall Session                          August 28, 2017 – December 8, 2017

Winter Session                   January 2, 2018 – March 29, 2018

Spring Session                    April 9, 2018 – May 25, 2018

Summer Session                June 18, 2018 – July 21, 2018*

*Adult Tap Classes Extended!
Monday July 23- Adult Tap Fundamentals, Beginning Tap
Tuesday July 24- Intermediate/Advanced Tap
Tuesday July 31-Intermediate/Advanced Tap

Thinking of dropping into a class?  Current class offerings may also be found HERE.For a complete Academy calendar, including all holidays and school closures, click here.

Summer Session: June 18-July 21*


1. Set up your Charlotte Ballet MINDBODY account at Save a credit card on file to save time at check in.

2. Choose from two ways to pay

DROP-IN to any Open Division class for the single class price of $16 ($10 with valid college student ID).

DANCE CARDS offer flexibility and savings: $60 for a five-class card and $110 for a ten-class card.  Dance Cards are valid for all Open Division classes through July 27, 2018.  Dance Cards may be purchased at the door year-round.

Pre-Registration for specific courses is no longer being offered. The dance card payment option offers the same discount as the pre registration but with greater flexibility.

Check in at the front desk and go dance!

Summer Session – Class Schedule

Ballet Classes – Summer SESSION
Class Day Time Instructor Studio
Adult Beginning Ballet  Monday 6:30-8 PM Folts Studio 1
Adult Beginning Ballet Wednesday 6:30-8 PM Skrabalak Studio 1
Adult Intermediate Ballet Tuesday  6:30-8PM Vallejo Studio 1
Adult Intermediate Ballet Thursday 6:30-8 PM Bowen Studio 1
  Other Dance Classes – SUMMER SESSION


Class Day Time Instructor Studio
Adult Tap Fundamentals Monday 6:15-7:15 PM Gretchen Jax Spirit Square Studio A- 3rd Floor
**Adult Beginning Tap Monday 7:15 – 8:15 PM Gretchen Jax Spirit Square Studio A – 3rd Floor
**Adult Intermediate/Advanced Tap Tuesday 6:15-7:45 PM Gretchen Jax Spirit Square Studio A- 3rd Floor
Power Dance Wednesday 6:30-7:30 PM Tara Winston Conrad Center for Dance Studio 3
 Adult Modern-Offered Fall, Winter and Spring  Wednesday  7:15 – 8:30 PM  Gretchen Jax  ***Center for Dance Studio A

**Some experience is recommended for Winter & Spring.

Purchase of a dance card, or specific class does not guarantee parking. Charlotte Ballet reserves the right to modify the schedule or change a class location as necessary.

Class Descriptions

No dance experience is needed unless class is at the intermediate level or it is indicated in the class description.

  • ADULT BEGINNING BALLET – Experience the joy of movement and creative expression while learning the fundamentals of classical ballet.
  • ADULT INTERMEDIATE BALLET –  Building from the foundations of Adult Beginning Ballet, this class increases technique, body alignment and balletic expression.
  • ADULT  TAP FUNDAMENTALS – This class explores the basic technique and fundamentals of tap dance. This class is recommended for first time tap dancers.
  • ADULT BEGINNING TAP –  This class will continue to build on learned skills, adding more complex combinations and more complex technique.  This class is recommended for tappers with at least one year experience.
  • ADULT INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED TAP –  This class expands on beginning tap with more complexity in rhythm, movement and movement sequencing.
  • INTERMEDIATE MODERN DANCE –  Class focuses on use of breath and core strength while developing spatial relationship and awareness, rhythmic patterning and the beginning of the vocabulary of modern dance.
  • POWER DANCE –  Getting it all done has never been such fun with this all inclusive work out class. Using techniques found in body sculpting, power dance and yoga, this class will focus on reshaping the muscles, strengthening cardio vascular fitness and increasing flexibility.


Students may choose to enter any Open Division class for the single class price of $16 ($10 with valid college student ID). Five-class Dance Cards are available for $60, and ten-class Dance Cards are available for $110. Dance Cards are valid for all Open Division classes through July 27, 2018.

Pre-Registration for specific classes is no longer available. The Dance Card price offers the same discounted rate as the Pre-Registration package but offers greater flexibility in both the classes that may be taken and the time frame that classes are good for.

Ten-Class Dance Card

$ 110

$10 per classChoose more classes through June, save more money.

Five-Class Dance Card

$ 60

$12 per classChoose any classes through June, save money.

Single Class

$ 16

Per classDrop in, dance anytime


Who will be teaching the class?

Charlotte Ballet Academy is the only school in the state affiliated with a nationally renowned, professional ballet company. Our faculty is top notch! The instructors are former professional dancers or have received degrees from prestigious college dance programs.

I have a child that is younger than 13 that wants to take a class. Are there classes for children?

Yes, the Academy offers classes for students ages 3-Adult. click here for more information.

What is the dress code for Open Division classes?

Any comfortable workout attire is acceptable in the Open Division. There is no official dress code for these classes. You will need to utilize proper footwear. Ballet slippers are required for ballet classes – pink, black or white, leather or canvas. Modern classes are danced barefoot.  Tap shoes are required for tap classes, jazz shoes in any style for Jazz and Power Dance. Hip Hop students can wear clean street sneakers or jazz sneakers. Morris Costumes, 4300 Monroe Road is recommended for dancewear and shoes.

Where should I park for class?

Free parking is available in the gravel lot located behind the Center for Dance, 701 North Tryon Street (corner of Tryon and 10th streets). Turn down 10th Street and then enter the gate for the McColl Center for Visual Art, located on the right just beyond our building. Do not park on the pavement but exit the back left corner and proceed to the gravel area.  Enter the Center for Dance on 10th Street.

Tap classes are held at Spirit Square, 345 North College Street, at the corner of College and 7th Street. Spirit Square has a parking lot at the 7th Street entrance but fees are charged.  Free street parking is available in the area after 6 PM.  Paid parking is also available in the 7th Street Station.

Where should I go when I arrive for class?

Open Division classes at the Center for Dance are generally held on the second floor. All students must sign in at the lobby reception desk for each class attended. The receptionist on duty can direct you to the correct studio. Restrooms are available on both floors for changing if necessary. Students should take their possessions into the studio.

Tap students will sign in with the teacher at Spirit Square. Classes are held on the third floor in Studio A.