Charlotte Ballet Academy and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte offer an exciting program to college students enabling them to earn an undergraduate certificate in ballet while pursuing a university degree. The Professional Training Certificate in Dance is a two-year, sixteen credit hour program, with the option to continue for an additional two years. All credits contribute towards the university degree as dance or general university elective credits.
The Professional Training Certificate in Dance allows students to train, rehearse and perform with a professional school and company. Charlotte Ballet is the only professional dance company in the Southeast with an affiliated school that offers this kind of certification in conjunction with a major university. Any new or continuing undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at UNC Charlotte may audition for the certificate program, regardless of the degree the student is pursuing.
Upon acceptance into the UNC Charlotte/Charlotte Ballet program, students will take advanced level dance classes at the Academy. The certificate program will expand the range of opportunities for those wanting a college education, as well as a high level of professional ballet training.