Summer Classes

In Charlotte Ballet’s dance classes, your child can explore dance through a variety of classes during the five-week summer session.

What children learn in dance classes goes far beyond movement. Dance appeals to many different kinds of learners as students can show their own style, encouraging creativity. Dancers find increased self esteem as there is a feeling of accomplishment after each class and as they see themselves change and improve over multiple classes. Dance requires more than simply listening – children learn focus through the attention and concentration necessary during class.

Registration Fee is $20 per student. Students who register for more than one program (i.e. Summer Dance camp and Summer Course) only pay a one time Registration Fee.


Summer Intersession and Intensive Prep Classes

These classes are appropriate for Charlotte Ballet Academy students currently enrolled in levels 3, 4, and 5. Students from outside Charlotte Ballet Academy must be 11 years or older as of 6/1 8/2019 with an Intermediate/Advanced technical ballet background, and a minimum of 3 years of pointe experience for pointe class.

These requirements are to ensure the safety of non-Charlotte Ballet students. Classes run

June 10-14 and June 17-21, 2019




Ballet Technique Monday- Friday 12-1:30 PM
Pointe Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:30-2:30 PM
Variations Tuesday, Thursday 1:30-2:30 PM
Men’s Class* Monday-Friday 1:30-2:30 PM
Hip Hop/Contemporary Monday 3:30-4:30 PM

* Men’s Class is subject to availability and enrollment

Classes can be attended on a drop in basis.

Sample Summer Class Schedule

Ages 3-7






Creative Movement 3-4  Tuesday  4 – 4:45 p.m. $95
Creative Movement 3-4  Saturday  9 – 9:45 a.m. $95
Pre-Ballet 5-6  Tuesday  4:45 – 5:30 p.m. $95
Pre-Ballet 5-6  Saturday  9:45 – 10:30 a.m. $95
Beginning Ballet 6-9  Monday  4-5 p.m. $100
Beginning Ballet 6-9  Saturday  10:30 – 11:30 a.m. $100

Ages 7-10






Children’s Ballet
7+  Mon or Wed or Thurs 4-5:30 p.m. 2 days: $220
3 days: $270
No class on 7/4/19
Children’s Jazz
7+  Wednesday  5:30 – 6:30 p.m. $95
Children’s Modern
7+  Thursday  5:30 – 6:30 p.m. $76
No class on 7/4/19

Summer Open Ballet Class

Intermediate/Advanced Open Ballet Class

These optional classes are a great way for a year-round student wanting to stay in shape over the Summer break when classes are not in session. These classes are open to the public and Academy dancers in Ballet 3, Ballet 4, Ballet 5, Open Division, and Pre-Professional Division. Classes are $16 each and can be purchased online in advance or at the studio. Prior registration is not necessary. Drop-Ins are welcome.

Class Schedule TBD

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Ages 9 – 12

Ballet Boot Camp
June 17-June 21 4-7 PM

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The Summer Workshop and Jr. Intensive

Click HERE for more information about the Summer Workshop.

Summer Class Descriptions

Creative Movement - Ages 3-4

In a fun, encouraging environment students explore musicality, rhythm, creativity and movement through space. This class introduces age appropriate stretching, basic strengthening, balance, motor skill development and coordination. Class meets once per week for 45 minutes.

Pre-Ballet - Ages 5-6

This class introduces classical ballet vocabulary emphasizing musicality and individual creative expression in an innovative, fun and easy to learn manner. Class meets once per week for 45 minutes.

Beginning Ballet - Ages 6-7

Fundamental exercises of ballet are introduced while maintaining an emphasis on musicality, development of overall body strength, alignment and the joy of moving. Students expand their knowledge of French ballet terminology at this level. Class meets once per week for 60 minutes.

Children's Ballet - Ages 7-9

A traditionally structured ballet class is offered during hour and a half classes three days a week. Students learn to do a full barre and centre work and will continue to increase their technical proficiency. More challenging steps are introduced with a continued emphasis on musicality, body alignment, overall strengthening and the usage of French terminology. Class meets three times per week for 90 minutes. Some experience is recommended.

Children's Jazz - Ages 7-9

Students learn the basics of classical and contemporary jazz technique while improving rhythm, motor skills and flexibility. Class set to upbeat, familiar music. Class meets once per week for 60 minutes.

Children's Modern - Ages 7-9

A first introduction to modern dance, students explore various movement styles, spatial relationships and rhythmic patterns in a structured class environment. Class meets once per week for 60 minutes.

Boy's Dance - Ages 7-9

Boys Dance is unavailable for Summer 2019 but will return for Fall 2019-2020.

Boys interested in studying over the summer should apply for the Children’s Ballet or Beginning Ballet Classes during the summer.

Dress Code

In the proud tradition of classical ballet and in encouragement of each dancer’s positive self-image, we strive to have a clean, uniformed appearance for all our students. Please help us achieve this goal by purchasing leotards, tights and ballet shoes that match our dress code requirements and by fixing your child’s hair for class in the appropriate manner as listed.

Academy dress code attire may be purchased at Morris Costumes (4300 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28205).

Summer Girl’s Ballet Class Attire

Girl’s Leotard: Solid color leotard
Tights: Skin-toned or pink tights
Shoes: Skin-toned or pink ballet shoes

Girl’s Hair

Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet students should wear hair pulled back away from the face securely. For examples of appropriate hairstyles click here.

Summer Boy’s Ballet Class Attire

Shirt: Solid color T-shirt
Leg wear: Black bike shorts or jazz pants
Ankle Socks: White
Shoes: Black or white leather ballet shoes

Modern Class Attire

Girls: Solid color leotard, footless black tights, bare feet.
Boys: Same as ballet attire above, bare feet.

Jazz Class Attire

Girls: Solid color leotard, black jazz pants, black jazz shoes.
Boys: Same as ballet class attire, black jazz shoes.