About Charlotte Ballet Academy

Charlotte Ballet Academy offers a nurturing and structured environment that encourages individuality, creative expression and an appreciation for the art of dance. The Academy provides expert instruction to students who are training for professional careers in dance, as well as those who are interested in simply experiencing the joy and benefit of dancing.

2016-2017 CALENDAR

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August

August 24 Charlotte Ballet Academy Back to School Night 6 – 7:30 PM Center for Dance
August 29 First Day of Classes Center for Dance & Charlotte Country Day School

September

September 3-5 Labor Day Academy Closed at All Locations
 September 18 Nutcracker Auditions  12 – 5 PM  Center for Dance

October

October 1 Nutcracker Rehearsals Begin Center for Dance
October 3-8 Parent Observation Week #1 Center for Dance & Charlotte Country Day School
October 20-22 Fall Works Charlotte Ballet Knight Theater

November

November 14-19 Parent Observation Week #2 Center for Dance & Charlotte Country Day School
November 23-26 Thanksgiving Break Academy Closed at All Locations

December

December 1 No Classes held at CCDS due to campus Events – Make-up schedule TBD Charlotte Country Day School
 December 2 – January 1 Winter Break Academy Closed at All Locations
December 2 Night at the Nutcracker  Belk Theater/Founders Hall
December 3-23 Nutcracker Charlotte Ballet Performances Belk Theater

January

January 2 Classes Resume Center for Dance & Charlotte Country Day School
January 8 Charlotte Ballet National Audition Tour  10 AM – 3 PM Center for Dance
January 16 Martin Luther King, JR. Day Academy Closed at All Locations
January 18 Academy Ensemble Workshop Performance Dress Rehearsal 7:30 PM Center for Dance
 January 19 & 20 Academy Ensemble Workshop Performance *Required attendance for Ballet 2, 3, 4, & 5 students. Highly recommended for Youth Ballet and Boys Dance students.  7:30 PM  Center for Dance
 January 29 Charlotte Ballet National Audition Tour  10 AM – 3 PM  Center for Dance
January 27 – February 18 Innovative Works Charlotte Ballet performances Center for Dance

February

January 27 – February 18 Innovative Works continues Center for Dance
February 20 President’s Day Academy Closed at All Locations
February 21-27 Parent Observation Week #3 Center for Dance & Charlotte Country Day School

March

March 4 Charlotte Ballet Gala Knight Theater
March 10-19 Sleeping Beauty Charlotte Ballet performances Knight Theater
March 20-25 Parent Observation Week #4 Center for Dance & Charlotte Country Day School
March 27 – April 1 Ballet Exams (Ballet 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5) Center for Dance & Charlotte Country Day School

April

April 6-15 Spring Break Academy Closed at All Locations
April 21 Academy Composition Workshop Dress Rehearsal 7:30 PM Center for Dance
April 22 Academy Composition Workshop Performance 7:30 PM Center for Dance
April 27-29 No Classes held at CCDS due to campus Events – Make-up schedule TBD Charlotte Country Day School
April 27-29 Wuthering Heights Charlotte Ballet performances  Knight Theater

May

May 2-6 SERBA (Southeastern Regional Ballet Association) National Festival  Phoenix, AZ
 May 12 Academy Benefit Performance Dress Rehearsal  7 PM  Center for Dance
May 13 Academy Benefit Performance *Required attendance for Ballet 2, 3, 4, & 5 students 7 PM Center for Dance
May 14 Spring Showcase (All Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet And Beginning Ballet students) 1 – 5 PM Center for Dance
May 20 Academy PRIMARY Spring Performance Rehearsal
*Required participation for all Primary Division students
10 AM – 1 PM Center for Dance
 May 20  Academy FESTIVAL Spring Performance Rehearsal
*Required participation for all Intermediate, Student Open Division Youth Ballet, Advanced & Pre-Professional Division students
3 – 6 PM Center for Dance
May 21  Academy Photo Shoot Center for Dance
May 24 No Classes held at CCDS due to campus Events – Make-up schedule TBD Charlotte Country Day School
May 26  No Classes held at CCDS due to campus Events – Make-up schedule TBD Charlotte Country Day School
May 27-29  Memorial Day Weekend Academy Closed at All Locations
May 30 Festival Spring Performance Run-Through (no costumes)
*Required participation for all Intermediate, Student Open Division Youth Ballet, Advanced & Pre-Professional Division students
5 – 9 PM Center for Dance
May 31 Festival Spring Performance Dress Rehearsal
*Required participation for all Intermediate, Student Open Division Youth Ballet, Advanced & Pre-Professional Division students
5 – 9 PM Center for Dance

June

June 3 Primary Spring Performance Dress Rehearsal
*Required participation for all Primary Division Students
8:30 AM – 12 PM Knight Theater
June 3 Festival Spring Performance Dress Rehearsal
*Required participation (see rehearsal for divisions)
 11 AM – 5 PM CFD & Knight Theater
June 4 Primary Spring Performance
*Required participation (see rehearsal for divisions)
 1 PM Knight Theater
June 4 Festival Spring Performance
*Required participation (see rehearsal for divisions)
 6 PM Knight Theater