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 & Community Engagement.


 School Registration now closed.

Registration Accepted Through: October 6    Fee: $140

Student Registration now closed.

Late Registration Through: October 6    Fee: $120

Scholarship Audition Registration now closed.

Registration Due: October 6     Fee: $30

2017 Festival Information

Click here to view sample overview schedule.

Click here to view scholarship opportunities as of 9/21/17.

Click here to view scholarship audition guidelines.

Click here to view class schedule (subject to change).

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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.

Click here to view tech schedule.


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

Arrival Date: 10/21/17

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

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

2017 Vendor Information

Clean Juice is serving breakfast Sunday, October 22.


Carolina Smash Truck is serving dinner Sunday, October 21 and 22.




Hiya is serving dinner Sunday, October 22.

Goldfinger’s is serving lunch Sunday, October 22.