2017 Middle & High School Dance Festival

October 21 -22, 2017 | Charlotte, NC

The third annual Middle & High School Dance Festival will be held on October 21-22, 2017 at the Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance. Presented by Charlotte Ballet, this two-day festival invites regional students in grades 6-12 to participate in a full day of master classes, audition for scholarships to college and summer programs, and perform in an adjudicated performance at the Knight Theater.

>>Click  here for an informational letter from Bianca Harris, Director of Education & Outreach.


 >>Click here for School Registration

Registration Accepted Through: September 25     Fee: $140

Student and Audition Registration will be available in late Summer.

Registration Due: Sept. 15     Fee: $100
Late Registration Through: Sept. 25     Fee: $120



2017 Festival Performance

Join us at the Knight Theater for the Middle and High School Dance Festival Performance on Sunday evening, October 22, 2017. Students from across the Carolinas will perform an adjudicated concert featuring faculty, guest choreographer, and student works.

Click here to purchase tickets.  All registered festival participants receive tickets as part of the registration fee.

For emails 1

2016 Festival Information

Click here to view last year’s overview schedule.

Click here to view last year’s scholarship opportunities.

2017 Vendor Information

Carolina Smash Truck is serving dinner Sunday, October 22nd.

Two Chicks and a Truck is serving lunch Sunday, October 22nd.

Hiya is serving dinner Sunday, October 22nd.

Goldfinger’s is serving lunch Sunday, October 22nd.

2017 Hotel Information


The Holiday Inn Charlotte Center City

230 N. College Street

Charlotte, North Carolina 28202


$139 per night. All rooms have 2 Double beds and sleep up to 4 attendees.


Click here to book your hotel room.

Group Code: BAL

Arrival Date: 10/21/17

Depart Date: 10/22/17 or 10/23/17

The last day to book at the group rate is September 21.

Hotel is 4 blocks walking to Charlotte Ballet Middle and High School Dance Festival.