AGE 3+

Preparatory Division classes are appropriate for students ages 3+. Classes meet once per week throughout the school year. Classes begin on August 28, 2017, and conclude with a Showcase on May 13, 2018. A complete calendar is available to download Updated Academy Calendar 2017-2018

Parents should select a class based on the student’s age as of September 30, 2017. The Academy may change class placement based on an individual student’s maturity and physical strength.

Enrollment for the Preparatory Division for the 2017/2018 year is now closed. Take a look at our Summer Programs !

Class Descriptions

Creative Movement
In a fun and encouraging environment, students explore musicality, rhythm, creativity and movement through space. This class introduces age-appropriate stretching, basic strengthening, balance, motor skill development and coordination.

This class introduces classical ballet vocabulary, emphasizing musicality and individual creative expression in an innovative, fun and easy-to-learn manner.


Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre
Bonnefoux Center for Dance

701 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
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Charlotte Country Day School
1440 Carmel Road @ Fairview Road
Charlotte, NC 28226
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2017/2018 Dress Code

In the proud tradition of classical ballet and in encouragement of each dancer’s positive self-image, we strive to have a clean, uniformed appearance for all our students. Please help us achieve this goal by purchasing leotards, tights and ballet shoes that match our dress code requirements and by fixing your child’s hair for class in the appropriate manner as listed.


 2017/2018 Charlotte Ballet Academy Dress Code Update

After extensive surveying and conversation with Charlotte Ballet Academy parents and dancers, the Academy is thrilled to implement an updated dress code for the 2017/2018 School Year.  By partnering with Eurotard brand, the new dress code will offer high quality, reasonably priced dancewear for our Academy families.

A summary of the dress code items may be found on the Eurotard website.  You can also find more details with our Charlotte Ballet Academy Dress Code Update Flyer.  Additional dress code items for Jazz, Modern and Character classes are listed on the Eurotard‘s Charlotte Ballet Academy page.

Families have the option of purchasing dress code items at our local retail partners, (M-Azing Dancewear, Morris Costumes or Lebos.)  You can also order through the Eurotard site, choose a participating retailer and have items shipped to you or pick them up in store.

Morris Costumes (4300 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC, 28205) carries Academy dress code attire.


Questions regarding the Charlotte Ballet Academy Dress Code Update may be directed to Academy Artistic Coordinator Kati Hanlon Mayo at 704.372.0101 or