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 the nation. Led by internationally acclaimed Artistic Director Hope Muir, Charlotte Ballet is known for its strong dancers and versatile repertoire, ranging from classical ballet to bold, contemporary works. Charlotte Ballet stays true to its tagline- performing, inspiring and educating!
Charlotte Ballet’s Education and Community Engagement Program is recognized as one of the leading programs in the United States. Our education programs engage students, teachers and the community-at-large through dynamic, educational performances and innovative curriculum-based activities. Classic and contemporary ballets serve as a catalyst for student learning connecting with North Carolina Essential Standards and Common Core State Standards. Charlotte Ballet offers special incentives, online multimedia pre-performance guides and post-performance Q and A’s with dancers.
In April 2014, North Carolina Dance Theatre began operating as Charlotte Ballet.
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Charlotte Ballet offers three residency options for schools wishing to have our professional dancers and/or teaching artists spend a day, week or month(s) at your school in a residency program. The options are repertory residencies, arts integrated residencies and Dance a Story workshops.
REPERTORY RESIDENCIES offer dance classes the opportunity to learn Charlotte Ballet’s exceptional repertory. Students are introduced to both classical and contemporary ballet in an inspiring dance K-12 environment.
ARTS INTEGRATED RESIDENCIES explore topics from language arts, mathematics, science or social studies curricula through dance composition and performance.
DANCE A STORY WORKSHOPS are fun, interactive workshops held at your school that feature a prop and costume “show and tell.” Appropriate for elementary-age students, these 45-minute workshops integrate kinesthetic learning with reading and introduce children to the world of ballet through classic stories, creative movement and music. Intended for Preschool-2nd grade.
August 2019-June 2020 subject to availability.
A day, week or month(s)
School or public venue.
I.CP.1 Use choreographic principles, structures, and processes to create dances that communicate ideas, experiences, feelings, and images. I.CP.2 Understand how to use performance values (kinesthetic awareness, concentration, focus, and etiquette) to enhance dance performance.
K.CP.1 Use choreographic principles, structures, and processes to create dances that communicate ideas, experiences, feelings, and images. K.CP.2 Understand how to use performance values (kinesthetic awareness, concentration, focus, and etiquette) to enhance dance performance. 1.R.1 Use a variety of thinking skills to analyze and evaluate dance.
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.