Summer Classes

June 19 – July 22

In Charlotte Ballet’s dance classes, your child can explore dance through a variety of classes during the five-week summer session.

What children learn in dance classes goes far beyond movement. Dance appeals to many different kinds of learners as students can show their own style, encouraging creativity. Dancers find increased self esteem as there is a feeling of accomplishment after each class and as they see themselves change and improve over multiple classes. Dance requires more than simply listening – children learn focus through the attention and concentration necessary during class.

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Summer Class Schedule

Ages 3-7

Class

Age

Day

Time

Tuition

Creative Movement 3-4  Tuesday  4 – 4:45 p.m. $76 w/ $20 registration fee (pro-rated: class does not meet on 7/4/17)
Creative Movement 3-4  Saturday  9 – 9:45 a.m. $95 w/ $20 registration fee
Pre-Ballet 5-6  Tuesday  4:45 – 5:30 p.m. $76 w/ $20 registration fee (pro-rated: class does not meet on 7/4/17)
Pre-Ballet 5-6  Saturday  9:45 – 10:30 a.m. $95 w/$20 registration fee
Beginning Ballet 6-7  Monday*  3:45 – 4:45 p.m. $100 w/ $20 registration fee
Beginning Ballet 6-7  Saturday  10:30 – 11:30 a.m. $100 w/ $20 registration fee

Ages 7-10

Class

Age

Day

Time

Tuition

Children’s Ballet
7+  Mon/Wed/Thurs  3:30 – 5 p.m. 2 days: $215
3 days: $265
w/ $20 registration fee
Children’s Jazz
7+  Wednesday  5 – 6 p.m. $95 w/ $20 registration fee
Children’s Modern
7+  Thursday  5 – 6 p.m. $95 w/ $20 registration fee
Boys Dance*  7-10  Tues/Thurs  5:30 – 6:45 p.m.  $20 registration fee

*Placement required: Please call 704.372.3900 to schedule.  No class on 7/4/17

Ages 10-13

Class

Age

Day

Time

Tuition

Youth Ballet 10-13 Mon/Wed/Thurs  4:45 – 6:15 p.m. 2 days: $215
3 days: $265
w/ $20 Registration Fee
Youth Modern
10-13 Monday* 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. $95 w/ $20 registration fee
Youth Jazz 10-13 Wednesday  6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  $95 w/ $20 registration fee

Ages 9 - 13 (students with previous training)

Ages 9 – 13

The Summer Workshop

June 19 – July 21

Click HERE for more information about the Summer Workshop.

The Summer Workshop offers classes in Ballet, Pointe, Modern and Jazz five afternoons per week with the Academy’s outstanding faculty members. The Workshop is designed to help students age 9-13 build strength and technique in preparation for participation in the more advanced Summer Intensive program. The Workshop is offered for five weeks and students have the option to attend three, four or five weeks. Two specialized classes will be offered for pointe work: Pointe Strength Training for students with no prior training in pointe shoes, and Pointe for students with 6 months or more of training in pointe shoes. The Workshop is recommended for Charlotte Ballet Academy Ballet 2 and Ballet 3 students. Students who are not currently enrolled in the Academy will be asked to take a placement class prior to registration. 

Summer Open Ballet Class

Intermediate/Advanced Open Ballet Class

These optional classes are a great way for a year-round student wanting to stay in shape over the Summer break when classes are not in session. These classes are open to the public and Academy dancers in Ballet 3, Ballet 4, Ballet 5, Open Division, and Pre-Professional Division. Classes are $16 each and can be purchased online in advance or at the studio. Prior registration is not necessary. Drop-Ins are welcome.

Class Schedule

Week 1 Monday, June 5 – Friday, June 9 4:45 – 6:15 PM
Week 2 Monday, June 12 – Friday, June 16 10:30 AM – Noon
Week 3 Monday, June 19 – Friday, June 23 10:30 AM – Noon

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Summer Class Descriptions

Creative Movement - Ages 3-4

In a fun, 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. Class meets once per week for 45 minutes.

Pre-Ballet - Ages 5-6

This class introduces classical ballet vocabulary emphasizing musicality and individual creative expression in an innovative, fun and easy to learn manner. Class meets once per week for 45 minutes.

Beginning Ballet - Ages 6-7

Fundamental exercises of ballet are introduced while maintaining an emphasis on musicality, development of overall body strength, alignment and the joy of moving. Students expand their knowledge of French ballet terminology at this level. Class meets once per week for 60 minutes.

Children's Ballet - Ages 7-9

A traditionally structured ballet class is offered during hour and a half classes three days a week. Students learn to do a full barre and centre work and will continue to increase their technical proficiency. More challenging steps are introduced with a continued emphasis on musicality, body alignment, overall strengthening and the usage of French terminology. Class meets three times per week for 90 minutes. Some experience is recommended.

Children's Jazz - Ages 7-9

Students learn the basics of classical and contemporary jazz technique while improving rhythm, motor skills and flexibility. Class set to upbeat, familiar music. Class meets once per week for 60 minutes.

Children's Modern - Ages 7-9

A first introduction to modern dance, students explore various movement styles, spatial relationships and rhythmic patterns in a structured class environment. Class meets once per week for 60 minutes.

Boy's Dance - Ages 7-9

Class for boys to explore dance in an all male environment. Stretching, strengthening, muscle coordination and musicality are all emphasized through an introduction to a variety of dance styles. The Academy subsidizes this class, which allows talented boys the opportunity to try dance for no cost. A placement class is required for admission. Call the Academy at 704.372.3900 for more information and to schedule a placement class. Tuition is free for accepted students.

Youth Ballet - Ages 10-13

Introductory ballet class for older beginners with little or no formal training. In this traditionally structured ballet class students will begin with a full barre and progress to centre work to gain technical proficiency. Class will emphasize musicality, body alignment, overall strengthening and the usage of French terminology. Class meets twice per week for 90 minutes.

Youth Modern - Ages 10-13

A first introduction to modern dance. Students explore various movement styles, spatial relationships and rhythmic patterns in a structured class environment. The class will emphasize development of core body strength, articulation of the spine and personal expression. Class meets once per week for 60 minutes.

Youth Jazz - Ages 10-13

Students learn the basics of classical and contemporary jazz technique while improving rhythm, motor skills and flexibility. Class set to upbeat, familiar music. Class meets once per week for 60 minutes.

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.

Academy dress code attire may be purchased at Morris Costumes (4300 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28205).

Summer Girl’s Ballet Class Attire

Girl’s Leotard: Solid color leotard
Tights: Skin-toned or pink convertible tights
Shoes: Skin-toned or pink leather ballet shoes

Girl’s Hair

Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet students should wear hair pulled back in a bun or ponytail. All Beginning Ballet, Children’s Ballet and Youth Ballet students should wear a high bun on the crown of the head for class. No bangs, loose ends, ponytails or ornamentation is allowed. Please use a hair net to keep fly away ends in place.

Summer Boy’s Ballet Class Attire

Shirt: Solid color T-shirt
Leg wear: Black bike shorts or jazz pants
Ankle Socks: White
Shoes: Black or white leather ballet shoes

Modern Class Attire

Girls: Solid color leotard, footless black tights, bare feet.
Boys: Same as ballet attire above, bare feet.

Jazz Class Attire

Girls: Solid color leotard, black jazz pants, black jazz shoes.
Boys: Same as ballet class attire, black jazz shoes.