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Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center

Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center

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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Building Community Through Circus Arts Residency (SEL)


Program Description

Building Community Through Circus Arts’ will show how circus arts can promote community and collaborative problem solving.  Our teaching artists connect the social emotional learning concepts to our dance curriculum.  Students will focus on ideas associated with self-awareness, self-management, relationship building, social awareness and responsible decision-making through the use of aerial


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Program Detail

Program type: Residency
Artistic Discipline: Dance
Cultural Origin: American
Subject: Dance
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:

August 2022 – June 2023 (Please contact us for details).

Available times:

Times are flexible.  Please contact us for details.

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

For aerial dance, the gymnasiums generally can work.  A site visit or photos are necessary.

Clear space for partner acrobatics.


Residencies can take place at your school or at our studio (Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center/9315-E Monroe Rd./Charlotte, NC 28270).

Fees / Ticketing:

$200 per contact hour for aerial dance

$150 per contact hour for partner acrobatics/juggling

This can be a one-time workshop or 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


  • Circus Arts Residency


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

Our cancellation policy is 10% of the full contract amount and there is no fee if you reschedule. We will do the best we can do reschedule.