Caroline Calouche & Co./Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center

Caroline Calouche & Co./Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center

Caroline Calouche & Co. was established in 2005 and has grown exponentially in their formative years.  In 2006 began blending aerial dance with their athletic contemporary dance style.  In our full length shows, CC&Co. incorporates apparatus such as silks, trapeze, bungee, lyra and uniquely

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The Nightingale: Artificial vs Authentic


Program description

Hans Christian Andersen created stories based on his life.  In these workshops, the Teaching Artist will lead the students in creating a dance based on something they do every day and then a positive life event that they remember.  Students will use gestures and abstract movements with a variety of energy explorations to tell their story.

Students in middle and high school will also explore the


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Program Detail

Program type: Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Dance, Literary Arts, Storytelling
Cultural Origin: Other
Subject: Dance, English, Language Arts, Literacy, Other, Technology, Theatre Arts
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Teachers
Bilingual: Yes
Available dates:

Please contact us.

Available times:

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Length of program: 60 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Gym or classroom cleared of desk and chairs to safely move.


At School or our studio location (Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center).

Fees / Ticketing:

$100 per contact hour


NC Standard Course of Study:

W3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

R3: Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.

R7 – Integrate and evaluate content in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

NC Essential Standards:

B.CP.1 – Use choreographic principles, structures, and processes to create dances that communicate ideas, experiences, feelings, and images.

CP.2 – Understand how to use performance values (kinesthetic awareness, concentration, focus, and etiquette) to enhance dance performance.

DM.1 – Understand how to use movement skills in dance.




Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes



Melissa Current, Dance Educator at First Ward Creative Academy
Julie Ballard, Dance Educator at Hunter Huss High School in Gastonia
Michele Nonemaker, Dance Educator at Mountain Island Academy

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation only due to weather.  We will do the best we can do reschedule.