2019 Middle & High School Dance Festival

October 26-27, 2019 | Charlotte, NC

The fifth annual Middle & High School Dance Festival will be held on October 26-27, 2019 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.

2019 Festival Information

Click here to view a Sample Master Class schedule

Click here to view last year’s Scholarship opportunities

Click here to view a sample overview schedule.

Click here to view scholarship audition guidelines.


School Registration is open click here.

Registration Due: May 31    Fee: $120

Late Registration: June 1-September 27 Fee: $140

Festival Performance Adjudication is open click here.

Adjudication Deadline: June 1  Fee: $20/per submission

Adjudication Criteria click here.

Student Registration is open click here.

Link will be sent to teachers upon school registration.

Registration Due: September 20    Fee: $100

Late Registration: September 21-September 27 Fee: $120

Scholarship Audition Registration will be available when students select classes.

Registration Due: September 20    Fee: $30

2018 Faculty


Juwan Alston                 Angela Gallo         Meg Schriffen

Amelia Stuart-Dilley     Kelly Ozust           Audrey Baran

Sarah LaPointe              Pam O’Briant       Naimah Kisoki

James Kopecky               Lauren Skrabalak   Gretchen Jax

Bianca Bonner               David Ingram           Christina Lohry

Amanda Mills Carter


2019 Festival Performance

Join us at the Knight Theater for the Middle and High School Dance Festival Performance on Sunday evening, October 27, 2019. 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.


2019 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: CBD.  The last day to book at the group rate is September 26.

Click on the link to book your room: Charlotte Ballet Dance Festival

Arrival Date: 10/26/19

Depart Date: 10/27/19

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