Adult Drop-In Classes

Ages 14+

The Adult Drop-In Classes include a variety of dance and dance-based fitness classes. Adult Drop-In 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! No prior registration

2018/2019 Open Division CalendarNew this year! Adult Drop-In classes will run the full Academy year with a few breaks. All classes will remain as drop in or students can purchase a dance card to receive a discount.


Charlotte Ballet Academy will have more information about Adult Drop-In Classes switching from Mindbody to a new custom system.  We are working  hard to transfer credit balances to the new system and to get it set up so it is easy to register for your class, schedule your classes, and see how many are remaining.


DROP-IN to any Adult Drop-In 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 pass, $110 for a ten-class pass, $240 for a 20 class pass.  Dance Cards are valid for all Adult Drop-In classes for on year from purchase date.  Dance Cards may be purchased at the door year-round and soon on our Charlotte Ballet portal.

College students and Seniors must show a valid ID when setting up their account to be eligible for the discounted College and Senior rate. ID can be shown at the front desk or emailed to the administrator.
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.

To create an online account click HERE Please note: we are no longer using Mindbody for Adult Classes.

Check in at the front desk and go dance!

Adult Drop-In Classes 2018/2019 Calendar

Please pay special attention to Academy closures as this affects the Adult Drop-In class closures

Date Event
August 27 First day of Open Division Classes for 2018/2019
September 3 Labor Day- No Academy or Open Division Classes
October 11-13 Charlotte Ballet Performance- Fall Works at Knight Theater
November 21-24 Thanksgiving Break- No Academy or Open Division Classes
December 7-23 Charlotte Ballet Performance- Nutcracker at Knight Theater
December 17-January 1 Winter Break-No Academy or Open Division Classes
January 2 Academy and Open Division Classes Resume for 2019
January 16-18 Academy Student Ensemble Work Day- No classes
January 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No Academy or Open Division Classes
Jan 25- Feb 16 Charlotte Ballet Performance- Innovative Works at Center for Dance
February 18 President’s Day- No Academy or Open Division Classes
March 8-17 Charlotte Ballet Performance- Peter Pan at Knight Theater
April 15-20 Spring Break-No Academy or Open Division Classes
April 25-27 Charlotte Ballet Performance- Spring Works at Knight Theater
May 16-18 Charlotte Ballet Performance- Choreographic Lab at Center for Dance
May 24 Last day of Open Division Classes 2018/2019
June 17-July 21 Open Division Summer Session 2019
Class Day Time Instructor Studio
Adult Beginning Ballet Monday
7:15-8:45 PM Folts
CFD Studio 4
*Adult Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Tuesday
6:45-8:15 PM
6:15-7:45 PM
CFD Studio 3
CFD Studio 1
Adult Tap Fundamentals Monday  6:15-7:15 PM Jax Spirit Square Studio A
Adult Beginning Tap Monday 7:15-8:15 PM Jax Spirit Square Studio A
 *Adult Intermediate/Advanced Tap  Tuesday  6:15-7:45 PM  Jax  Spirit Square Studio A
Power Dance Wednesday 10-11 AM Conrad CFD Studio 2

*Prior experience is recommended

Charlotte Ballet is no longer able to offer Adult Modern.

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. Prior Ballet experience needed.
  • 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. Prior tap experience needed.
  • 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. Prior modern dance experience needed.
  • 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.


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.