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Charlotte Ballet

Charlotte Ballet

Charlotte Ballet is among the finest mid-sized dance companies in the United States. Charlotte Ballet provides artistically excellent programming to diverse audiences in its home city of Charlotte, North Carolina, the Southeast region, and to the varied communities it serves while on tour across

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Educational Theater Performances-Breaking Boundaries, Nutcracker, Come to Life, Swan Lake


Program Description

Charlotte Ballet offers exceptional, low-cost theater performances for students.

Students have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about ballet and dance
  • Experience a live, professional performance tailored just for students
  • Ask the dancers questions during a Q&A
  • Visit a beautiful theater in Uptown Charlotte 

For Teachers:

Complimentary online multimedia study guides are provided before the performance


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Program Detail

Program type: Day Trip
Artistic Discipline: Dance
Cultural Origin: American, European, Latino, Multicultural
Subject: Dance, History, Language Arts, Literacy, Music, Science, Social Studies / History
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, Kindergarten, Pre-K, Teachers
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Breaking Boundaries: October 12, 2023

Nutcracker: December 15, 2023

Come to Life:  March 8, 2024

Swan Lake:  May 9 and 10, 2024

Available times:

Breaking Boundaries-10:30 AM

Nutcracker-10:30 AM

Come to Life- 10:30 AM

Swan Lake-10:30 AM

Length of :Program 90 minutes

Breaking Boundaries-Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance

Nutcracker-Belk Theater

Come to Life-Knight Theater

Swan Lake-Knight Theater

Fees / Ticketing:

Breaking Boundaries-$10 plus tax, $7 plus tax Title I schools

Nutcracker-$15 plus tax, $12 plus tax Title I schools

Come to Life-$10 plus tax, $7 plus tax Title I schools

Swan Lake-$15 plus tax, $12 plus tax Title I schools


NC Standard Course of Study:

Meets NC Standard Course of Study standards in English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science (varies per program)

NC Essential Standards:

Meets NC Essential Standards in Dance and Music:

CP.2 Students will understand how performance values are used (kinesthetic awareness, concentration, focus and etiquette) to enhance dance performance.

R.1 Students will use a variety of thinking skills to analyze and evaluate dance.

C.1 Students will understand cultural, historical and interdisciplinary connections with dance.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): 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



This performance was excellent. As a first-year homeschool mom, I was so thrilled  to learn about the Educational Performances and was not disappointed. ~Homeschool parent

I did not think I was going to enjoy Ballet but watching the dancer’s on-stage was amazing! Thank you for allowing me as a student to ask questions. I loved learning that the dancers are living their dream. ~11th Grade Student

The Innovative Works Educational Performance was an incredible educational opportunity for my Middle Schoolers. The performance was geared for this age group and allowed students to watch the dancers up close on their home stage.  We’ll definitely be back.~7th Grade CMS Educator

Cancellation Policy

If emergency or weather related issues occur every effort will be made to reschedule a performance. Cancellations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.