School Programs

Students experience the wonderment of a live performance. Students visit the Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance, the Belk Theater or the Knight Theater in uptown Charlotte for a daytime educational version of a main-stage production. If you’re not able to come to us, we will come to you with a Lecture Demonstration performance where professional dancers present a 60-minute narrated interactive educational performance. An in-school residency is another opportunity for a Charlotte Ballet teaching artist to spend a day, a week, or a month at your school in a residency program tailored to meet curriculum needs. First Steps & Dance-A-Story are two programs geared to the pre-school age where a teaching artist will visit a pre-school or daycare and children will engage in a fun and nurturing dance experience.

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Educational Performances

Take a field trip to experience a live, professional ballet performance tailored just for students. Students will visit the Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance, Belk Theater or Knight Theater in uptown Charlotte for a daytime educational version of a main-stage contemporary or storybook ballet production. Teachers will receive a complimentary online multimedia study guide to engage students prior to attending the performance and students have the opportunity to ask the professional dancers questions during a live Q&A. Prices range from $7-15/seat for each performance. For additional program information please contact Kimberly Pereira, education coordinator, at 704.372.0101 x2775.

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Middle and High School Dance Festival

The Middle & High School Dance Festival will be held October 21-22, 2017 at the Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance. This two day festival will welcome students in grades 6-12 to participate in master classes, audition for available programs within the region and perform in an adjudicated concert featuring faculty, guest choreographers and student works.Learn More

Lecture Demonstrations

Professional dancers from Charlotte Ballet bring an interactive, educational performance program to your school or public venue, narrating and performing classic and original contemporary works from Charlotte Ballet’s current repertoire. Age-appropriate performance programs are available for elementary, middle and high school audiences. This 60-minute performance can come to gyms, stages or multi-purpose rooms. Audience participation and a question and answer session make this an exciting program for students.Cost: $850 To book a lecture demonstration for your school please contact Kimberly Pereira, education coordinator, at 704.372.0101 x2775.

Residencies

Charlotte Ballet offers repertory residencies and residencies in Capturing Creativity. Professional dancers and/or teaching artists will spend a day, a week or months at your school in a residency program. Classic and contemporary ballets serve as a catalyst inspiring student learning through Charlotte Ballet’s repertoire. Through dance composition and performance, students explore topics from language arts, mathematics, science or social studies curricula. Students build creativity and problem-solving skills while being physically engaged through the art form of dance.For program and pricing information please contact Kimberly Pereira, education coordinator, at 704.372.0101 x2775

First Steps Pre-School Dance

First Steps Pre-School Dance ClassIn a fun and encouraging environment, students explore musicality, rhythm, creativity and movement through space. A Charlotte Ballet professional teaching artist will introduce age appropriate stretching, basic strengthening, balance, motor skill development and coordination during a 45 minute class once a week at your child’s pre-school or daycare.VIEW FLYER 

Preschool Directors contact Kimberly Pereira, Education Coordinator at 704.372.0101 x 2775

Dance A Story Workshops

Young children are introduced to the world of ballet through classic stories, creative movement, music, a prop and costume show and tell and a takeaway activity. This 45-minute fun, interactive workshop appropriate for preschool and young elementary-age children comes to your location promoting literacy, multi-cultural education, kinesthetic learning and reading. Please view the flyer for the current season schedule.

Cost: $150/workshop

To schedule a workshop please contact Kimberly Pereira, education coordinator, at 704.372.0101 x2775.

Salute to Educators

Sunday, April 22, 2018

3:30 PM

Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance

Congratulations to the following 2018 Education Salute award recipients who were honored on April 22, 2018 during the Education Salute at the Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance.

2018 Middle School Dance Student of the Year: Karsen Gresham student at Bradley Middle School

2018 High School Dance Student of the Year:  Kayla Mitchell student at Northwest School of the Arts

2018 Dance Educator of the Year: Chandra McCloud dance educator at Northwest School of the Arts

2018 Dance Champion of the Year: Tom Hill of Fuzion Force

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