Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance
Charlotte Ballet proudly welcomes our Summer Intensive students to our beautiful facility, the Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance. Finished in June 2010, the Center has six studios, three overlooking uptown Charlotte, a costume shop, administrative offices, and meeting spaces. With Summer Intensive enrollment exceeding expectations, the new Center allows us to invite more students to train with our renowned faculty, guest faculty, and company members.
- Pointe (required)
- Pas de Deux (Leves 3 & 4)
- Male & Female Variations
- Men’s Technique
- Contemporary Ballet
- Faculty Lectures
Please note that previous pointe training is required for Summer Intensive acceptance.
Dancers must audition in part of Charlotte Ballet’s 2019 National Audition Tour or submit a video audition for admission into the 2019 Summer Intensive. Dancers will be notified via email two to three weeks after their audition whether or not they have been accepted into the program. Charlotte Ballet welcomes students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin. Click here to learn more about Charlotte Ballet’s 2019 National Audition Tour and how to submit a video audition.
If you are accepted into the program, you will receive an email with online registration instructions. Online registration is the only way to secure a spot in Charlotte Ballet’s Summer Intensive. Space is limited and we fill spaces on a first-come, first-serve basis. Dancers are therefore encouraged to complete the online registration with first payment well before the registration deadline of March 8, 2019, to secure their spot.
The Academy uses the Summer Intensive as a time to evaluate dancers for acceptance into our year-round training programs at the Trainee and Senior Trainee levels within the Pre-Professional Division. Dancers who wish to be considered for these programs are required to attend our Summer Intensive. Click here for information about year-round training at Charlotte Ballet.
Merit Scholarships & Financial Aid
All merit based scholarships are awarded to the dancer at the time of acceptance via email. Scholarships based off of both merit and financial need require a separate Financial Aid Application. After the dancer has auditioned and has been accepted into the Summer Intensive, please contact Ruth Gibbs via EMAIL to receive this application. Please note no Financial Aid Applications will be sent to dancers or parents past February 22, 2019.
Exceptional students ages 18 and older may be invited to submit an application for a Chaperone position at our dormitory housing. Student Chaperones receive room and board at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte dormitory at no cost. Chaperones are to support the Residential Staff with daily responsibilities, including but not limited to monitoring dancers while at the dormitory, planning evening and weekend activities at UNC Charlotte, taking daily attendance and accompanying groups on evening and weekend excursions. Chaperone positions are limited, by invitation only, and are not guaranteed to all those that apply.
Summer Housing at UNC Charlotte
Supervised housing is available on the beautiful 1,000 acre campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Each day, students are shuttled from UNC Charlotte to the Center for Dance. Students may also participate in weekly chaperoned excursions around the Charlotte area.
Dancers move in the Sunday before their session begins (June 23, 2019 for Session A; June 30, 2019 for Session B) and move out the Sunday after their session ends on July 28, 2019.
Dormitory Housing with Meal Plan
Session A (5 weeks)
June 23 – July 28
2019 Dormitory Housing with Meal Plan Cost: $3,000
Session B (4 weeks)
June 30 – July 28
2019 Dormitory Housing with Meal Plan Cost: $2,800