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.

2017-2018 CALENDAR Below

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August

August 25 Charlotte Ballet Academy Back to School Night 6 – 7:30 PM Center for Dance Lobby
August 28 First Day of Classes Center for Dance & Charlotte Country Day School
August 27 Nutcracker Auditions-Charleston 2-6 PM Gaillard Center

September

September 2-4 Labor Day Weekend Academy Closed at All Locations
 September 10 Nutcracker Auditions-Charlotte  12 – 6 PM  Center for Dance
September 25-30 Parent Observation Week #1 CFD/CCDS
September 30 Nutcracker Rehearsals Begin TBD Center for Dance

October

October 19- Oct 21 Fall Works Charlotte Ballet Performances Knight Theater

November

November 13-18 Parent Observation Week #2 Center for Dance & Charlotte Country Day School
November 22-25 Thanksgiving Break Academy Closed at All Locations

December

December 7 No Classes held at CCDS due to campus Events – Make-up schedule TBD Charlotte Country Day School
December 8 Night at the Nutcracker Belk Theater/Founders Hall
 December 11 – January 1 Winter Break Ballet 1-5, Youth Ballet, Jazz and Modern Academy Closed at All Locations
December 18 – January 1 Winter Break Preparatory Division and Beginning Ballet Academy Closed at All Locations
December 9-23 Nutcracker Charlotte Ballet Performances Belk Theater

January

January 2 Classes Resume Center for Dance & Charlotte Country Day School
January 7 Charlotte Ballet National Audition Tour  10 AM – 3 PM Center for Dance
January 15 Martin Luther King, JR. Day Academy Closed at All Locations
January 17 Academy Ensemble Workshop Performance Dress Rehearsal 7:30 PM Center for Dance
 January 18 & 19 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 28 Charlotte Ballet National Audition Tour  10 AM – 3 PM  Center for Dance
January 26- February 17 Innovative Works Charlotte Ballet performances Center for Dance

February

January 26- February 17 Innovative Works continues Center for Dance
February 19 President’s Day Academy Closed at All Locations
February 5-10 Parent Observation Week #3 Center for Dance & Charlotte Country Day School

March

March 3 Charlotte Ballet Gala Knight Theater
March 9-18 The Most Incredible Thing Charlotte Ballet performances Knight Theater
March 12-17 Parent Observation Week #4 Center for Dance & Charlotte Country Day School
March 19 – 24 Ballet Exams (Ballet 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5) Center for Dance & Charlotte Country Day School
March 21 Academy Composition Workshop Dress Rehearsal 7:30 PM Center for Dance
March 22 Academy Composition Workshop 7:30 PM Center for Dance
March 30-April 8 Spring Break Academy Closed at All Locations

April

March 30-April 8 Spring Break Academy Closed at All Locations
April 26-28 Spring Works Charlotte Ballet performances Knight Theater

May

May 2-5 SERBA (Southeastern Regional Ballet Association) National Festival  Montgomery, AL
May 3-5 CCDS Blackout Days TBD CCDS classes rescheduled to CFD
 May 12 Academy Benefit Performance Dress Rehearsal
Required attendance for Ballet 2,3,4 and 5 students
 7 PM  Center for Dance
May 12 Academy Benefit Performance *Required attendance for Ballet 2, 3, 4, & 5 students 7 PM Center for Dance
May 13 Spring Showcase (All Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet And Beginning Ballet students) All Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, and Beginning Ballet students 1 – 5 PM Center for Dance
May 19 PRIMARY SPRING PERFORMANCE RUN THROUGH
*Required participation for all Primary Division students
10 AM – 1 PM Center for Dance
 May 19 FESTIVAL SPRING PERFORMANCE RUN THROUGH
*Required participation for all Intermediate, Student Open Division Youth Ballet, Advanced & Pre-Professional Division students
3 – 7 PM Center for Dance
May 20  Academy Photo Shoot Center for Dance
May 23 No Classes held at CCDS due to campus Events – Make-up schedule TBD Charlotte Country Day School
May 25  No Classes held at CCDS due to campus Events – Make-up schedule TBD Charlotte Country Day School
May 26-28  Memorial Day Weekend Academy Closed at All Locations
May 29 Mini Class Run-through:
Students have a small window of time to meet with their individual classes prior to rehearsals at the Knight
TBD Center for Dance
May 30 Mini Class Run-through:
Students have a small window of time to meet with their individual classes prior to rehearsals at the Knight
TBD Center for Dance
May 31 Primary Spring Performance Runthrough
*required participation for all Primary Division Students
5-9 PM Center for Dance

June

June 1 Festival Spring Performance Runthrough Required participation for all Youth Ballet, Intermediate, and Advanced students 5-10 PM Center for Dance
June 2 Primary/Festival Spring Performance Dress Rehearsal TBD Knight Theater
June 3 Primary/Festival Spring Performance 1PM/6 PM Knight Theater
June 4-22 Intersession Summer Classes 10:30AM-12 PM Center for Dance
June 18-July 27 Summer Courses Center for Dance
June 18-23 Junior Intensive TBD Center for Dance
June 25- July 20 Academy Workshop TBD Center for Dance

July

June 4 Independence Day- No Classes Academy Closed at All Locations