Summer Workshop

June 19 – July 22

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.

Placement Class Schedule

Placement classes are required for the Summer 2017 Workshop. Please call 704.372.3900 with any questions.
Saturday, March 11 – 3:30-5 PM
Sunday, April 2 – 1:30-3 PM
Saturday, May 6 – 3:30-5 PM
Sunday, June 11 – 1:30-3 PM

Workshop Tuition

3 Week Summer Workshop: $640 + $20 Registration Fee
4 Week Summer Workshop: $760 + $20 Registration Fee
5 Week Summer Workshop: $880 + $20 Registration Fee

Limited financial aid assistance may be available upon request for the 2017 Summer Workshop.  Please contact Charlotte Ballet Academy at 704.372.3900 for details and to request a Summer 2017 financial aid application. 2016-2017 CHARLOTTE BALLET ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP AND FINANCIAL AID AWARD DESCRIPTIONS

Choose Your Weeks

The Workshop is offered for five weeks and students have the option to attend for three, four or five weeks. Dancers who attend for the three or four-week sessions will be able to select out of the five weeks which three or four they would like to attend. At the time of registration, you will be asked to select and register for each week that you plan to attend.

Summer Workshop Week A: June 19 – 23
Summer Workshop Week B: June 26 – 30
Summer Workshop Week C: July 3 – July 7 (no classes on Tuesday, July 4)
Summer Workshop Week D: July 10 – 14
Summer Workshop Week E: July 17 – 21

Weekly Schedule Example

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Ballet
5–6:30 PM
Ballet
5–6:30 PM
Ballet
5–6:30 PM
Ballet
5–6:30 PM
Ballet
5–6:30 PM
Girls: Pointe or Pointe Strength
6:30-7:30 PM
Jazz
6:30–7:30 PM
Girls: Pointe or Pointe Strength
6:30-7:30 PM
Modern
6:30–7:30 PM
Girls: Pointe or Pointe Strength
6:30-7:30 PM
Boys: Youth Modern
6:30-7:30 PM
 Girls: Pointe 
6:30-7:30 PM
Boys & Pointe Girls: Youth Jazz
6:30-7:30 PM

 *Classes do NOT meet on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Class Descriptions

Ballet

Designed for students with a sound foundation in ballet technique, this class focuses on maintaining correct placement while moving and strengthening the abdominal core, back and legs in all positions. Level B is designed for students with a sound foundation in ballet technique. Level A is designed for students with a sound foundation and increased proficiency in ballet technique. Both levels will build upon a student’s overall strength and coordination and introduce appropriate curriculum.

Pointe Strength Training

Designed for students with no prior training in pointe shoes, this class refines placement and increases leg and foot strength with an emphasis on cross-training exercises and appropriate strength training and pointe preparation. This class is also appropriate for students who have trained at other schools in pre-pointe shoes only. Students should NOT purchase pointe shoes for this class.

Pointe

Designed for students with 6 months or more of training in pointe shoes, this class introduces multiple exercises away from the barre, and builds strength for single-leg exercises on pointe.

Jazz

Students learn the basics of classical and contemporary jazz technique while improving rhythm, motor skills and flexibility. Class is set to upbeat, familiar music.

Modern

Students explore various movement styles, spatial relationships and rhythmic patterns in a structured class environment. The class emphasizes development of core body strength, articulation of the spine and personal expression.

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

Girls Leotard: Solid color leotard
Tights: Skin-toned or pink convertible tights
Shoes: Skin-toned or pink leather ballet shoes
Hair: All Summer Workshop female 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 Boys Ballet Class Attire

Shirt: Solid color T-shirt
Leg Wear: Black bike pants or jazz pants
Shirt: White
Shirt: 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.

Placement Class DVD Audition

If you are unable to attend a placement class in person, Charlotte Ballet will accept video auditions before May 1, 2017 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Submissions must include a completed Summer 2017 Workshop Placement Class Form and a $16 placement class fee. Placement class video auditions should be no longer than 10 minutes in length and must include a live introduction with name, age, years of study, and current place of study.

The DVD should include the following material:

Barre work  

*plié  *tendu *fondu *adagio *grande battement

Center work

*adagio *tendu *exercise with port de bras *small jumps: 1ST, 2ND, 4TH and 5TH positions.

*glissade and assemblé combination

*big jump: sissonne temps levé in 1st arabesque and passé retiré

If they have done pointe

 *relevé en pointe  *échappé combination

 

Please submit all audition materials together by mail:

Charlotte Ballet
Attn: Summer Workshop 2016
701 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

If you prefer to submit your video audition materials via e-mail, you may do so by submitting one video link to ddoucet@charlotteballet.org. Video auditions sent in separate/multiple links will not be reviewed. Please call the Charlotte Ballet Academy at 704.372.3900 if you have questions.