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.


School Registration is now open.

Registration Accepted Through: May 31    Fee: $120

Festival Performance Adjudication submission is now open

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

Student Registration will open: June 11

Registration Due: September 7    Fee: $100

Scholarship Audition Registration will open: June 11

Registration Due: September 12    Fee: $30

2018 Festival Information

Click here to view sample overview schedule.

Scholarship opportunities will be announced

Click here to view scholarship audition guidelines.

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.