2016 Middle and High School Dance Festival

October 22 -23, 2016 | Charlotte, NC

The second annual Middle and High School Dance Festival will be held on October 22-23, 2016 at the Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance. Presented by Charlotte Ballet, this two day festival invites students in grades 6-12 to participate in a full day of master classes, audition for scholarships to college and summer programs  within the region, and perform in an adjudicated performance at the Knight Theater.

Click Here for an informational letter from Bianca Morgan, Director of Education & Outreach.


School Registration has ended and the waiting list is full.

Click here for Student Registration – Deadline Extended – All festival student participants must complete registration.


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2016 Festival Classes and Faculty

Click here for the Festival Overview Schedule.

Click here for Faculty Bios.


2016 Scholarship Audition

Click here for audition guidelines.

Click here to view confirmed scholarship opportunities for 2016. (Updated September 8, 2016)


Festival Tank Tops & Performance DVDs

Pre-order for Festival tank tops and Performance DVDs has ended.  A very limited number of tank tops will available for sale for $20 each during the Festival.


2016 Festival Performance

Join us at the Knight Theater for the Middle and High School Dance Festival Performance on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 6:30 pm. 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 for the Performance tech schedule.


2016 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: 10/22/16

Depart Date: 10/23/16 or 10/24/16

The last day to book at the group rate is September 22.

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

2016 Vendor Information

Two Chicks and a Truck is serving Saturday, October 22nd. Click here for a sample menu.

Clean Juice truck is serving breakfast Sunday, October 23rd. Click here for a sample menu.

Hiya is serving lunch and dinner Sunday, October 23rd. Click here for a sample menu.

Goldfinger’s is serving lunch and dinner Sunday, October 23rd. Click here for a sample menu.