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 Educational Show


Program description

World Premiere

Today we interact less in person than a generation ago due to technology.  How is this affecting our culture as a whole? As individuals?  Will your job be replaced by AI (artificial intelligence)? These questions were once the topic of science fiction books and fairytales like Hans Christian Anderson’s 1844 classic fairytale ‘The Nightingale’ and now we are faced with the


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Program Detail

Program type: Out-of-School-Time
Artistic Discipline: Dance, Literary Arts, Multi-discipline, Multi-media, Music, Storytelling
Cultural Origin: Other
Subject: Dance, Language Arts, Other, Technology
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:

Friday, April 17 (during CMS Spring Break)

Monday, April 20 (first day back after CMS Spring Break)

Available times:

10am – 11:30am

75 minute show + 15 minute Question & Answer


Booth Playhouse

130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC

Fees / Ticketing:

$12 Regular student and chaperones

$10 Title 1 student and chaperones


NC Standard Course of Study:

SL1 – Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. By viewing our Lecture/Demonstrations students learn how to create and develop their own structured and detailed narratives.

SL3 – Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text. Our Lecture/Demonstrations help students analyze ideas and sequences through the dances that are presented.

SL5 – Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. Lecture/Demonstrations teach students how to evaluate information figuratively and decipher nuances through the use of dance.

NC Essential Standards:

K.R.1 – Use a variety of thinking skills to analyze and evaluate dance. Through the use of structured Lecture/Demonstration students develop the capacity to analyze dance intellectually and evaluate meaning.

K.C.1 – Understand cultural, historical, and interdisciplinary connections with dance. Our Lecture/Demonstrations shows how dance can portray social and historical events as well as they will learn how dance developed over time. This encourages students to see the relationship between dance and other disciplines and studies.

4.CP.1 – Use choreographic principles, structures, and processes to create dances that communicate ideas, experiences, feelings, and images. Lecture/Demonstrations prepare students to choreograph by presenting the material in a way that allows them to understand the structure and principles used when choreographing a 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

No refunds 4 weeks prior to the performance date.