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Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center / Caroline Calouche & Co.

Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center / Caroline Calouche & Co.

The Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center is the school of Caroline Calouche & Co.  CC&DC programs will support your aspirations whether they be professional or an adventurous hobbyist.  The focus in all our educational programs is to develop grit, collaboration, community and creativity.  Caroline

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Stories in Motion Residency


Program Description

Stories in Motion is a dance residency that supports creative thinking and collaboration. Students will create short narratives inspired by their writing samples and also write a story based on movement.  Teaching artists facilitate the process with students as they express their creativity through the written word and physical movement.  Teaching artists will also incorporate social emotional


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Program Detail

Program type: Residency
Artistic Discipline: Dance, Literary Arts, Storytelling
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Subject: Dance, Language Arts
Population Served Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
Bilingual: Yes
Available dates:

Please connect with us for availability.

Length of :Program 60-90 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

The multi-purpose rooms and gymnasiums generally can work.  A site visit or photos are necessary.

Clear space for youth to move freely.


Residencies can be held onsite, at your school, or at our studio.

Fees / Ticketing:

$150 per hour

This can be a one-time workshop or 3 – 10 day residency.


NC Standard Course of Study:

I.C.1 Use creative strategies to make decisions and solve problems.

P.SE.2 Understand the relationship between self and others in the broader world.

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

NC Essential Standards:

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

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.


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


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  • Stories in Motion


  • Who We Are


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

Cancellation Policy

50% of the total engagement fee if cancelling within 30 days of the booking

100% of the total engagement fee if cancelling within 7 days of the booking

In case of inclement weather or other unforeseen situations, we will work with the school to reschedule residency activities.