2018 Middle & High School Dance Festival

October 13-14, 2018 | Charlotte, NC

The fourth annual Middle & High School Dance Festival will be held on October 13-14, 2018 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 Bonner, Director of Education & Community Engagement.

2018 Festival Information

Click here to view Master Class schedule as of July 23

Click here to view Scholarship opportunities as of Oct 1

Click here to view sample overview schedule.

Click here to view scholarship audition guidelines.


School Registration is now open.

Late Registration Accepted until: September 17  Fee: $140

Festival Performance Adjudication is now closed.

Adjudication Deadline: May 1  Fee: $15/per submission

Student Registration is now open.

Link will be sent to teachers upon school registration.

Registration Due: September 7    Fee: $100

Late Registration: September 8-September 17 Fee: $120

Scholarship Audition Registration is now open

Registration Due: September 12    Fee: $30

2018 Faculty, as of July 13


Juwan Alston                 Angela Gallo         Meg Schriffen

Amelia Stuart-Dilley     Kelly Ozust           Audrey Baran

Sarah LaPointe              Pam O’Briant       Naimah Kisoki

James Kopecky               Lauren Skrabalak   Gretchen Jax

Bianca Bonner               David Ingram           Christina Lohry

Amanda Mills Carter


2018 Festival Performance

Join us at the Knight Theater for the Middle and High School Dance Festival Performance on Sunday evening, October 14, 2018. Students from across the Carolinas will perform an adjudicated concert featuring faculty, guest choreographer, and student works.

All registered festival participants receive tickets as part of the registration fee.


2018 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.


Group Code: BAL.  The last day to book at the group rate is September 14.

Click on the link to book your room: Charlotte Ballet Dance Festival

Arrival Date: 10/13/18

Depart Date: 10/14/18

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