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 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.


  701 North Tryon Street




Lecture Demonstration- Elementary School Students

Program description

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt                                                                                                             Adapted from a book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenberry

This full length, 60-minute performance uses environments, spoken word and onomatopoeia. Students will be whisked away on a journey following four siblings going on a bear hunt and will be entertained as the story comes to life through dance. An interactive audience participation portion is included in the experience. Pre- and post-lesson plans and activities help you prepare your students for the wonderful journey of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

Professional dancers from Charlotte Ballet present an interactive educational program in your school or public venue. These 60-minute, narrated performances feature diverse excerpts from the Company’s contemporary and classic ballets. Active participation by students and an informal Q&A with Charlotte Ballet’s professional dancers make this an exciting program!

Booking / scheduling contact

Kimberly Pereira


Program detail
Artistic discipline: Dance
Cultural Origin: American, European, Latino, Multicultural
Program type: Assembly/Performance, Workshop
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Kindergarten, Pre-K
Subject: Dance, Engineering, English, Language Arts, Literacy, Math, Music, Science, Social Studies / History, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Fall: Sep. 23-27

Winter: Nov. 4, Nov. 6-8, Nov. 18-22, Jan. 27-31, Feb. 3-7 and Feb. 10-14.

Spring: Mar. 30-31, Apr. 1-3 and Apr. 28-29


*Other dates subject to availability.

Available times:

Between 9 AM and 5 PM.

Length of program: 60 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Stage, Gym or Multi-Purpose Room with wood, gym or smooth tile floor. Easy access to electricity and access to performance area 60 minutes before start of performance. We bring a dance floor and provide sound equipment for performances.


Schools and public venues.

Fees / Ticketing:

Mecklenburg County: $850. Surrounding Area: $1,000. Regional: $1,500+. *Fees listed are based on designated performance dates.


NC Standard Course of Study:

In English Language Arts Reading Literature (RL) we focus on the Craft and Structure (RL4, RL5, RL6) and the Integration of Knowledge and Ideas (RL7, RL8 and RL9).   In Math we focus on Geometry (G) and Measurement and Data (MD).

NC Essential Standards:

From the Arts Education, Dance Standards:   Creation and Performance: CP.2 Students will understand how performance values are used (kinesthetic awareness, concentration, focus and etiquette) to enhance dance performance.   Responding: R.1 Students will use a variety of thinking skills to analyze and evaluate dance.   Connecting: 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
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.