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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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Lecture Demonstration- Middle, High School Students and Post-Secondary


Program Description

Poems & Prose
Toni Morrison

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Toni Morrison is an American novelist, essayist, teacher and
professor. Charlotte Ballet II will be paying homage through movement by honoring the words of Five Poems by Toni Morrison. Join Charlotte Ballet II with works from the new company program director and choreographer, Christopher Stuart, celebrating the Pulitzer Prize awardee with


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Program Detail

Program type: Assembly/Performance, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Dance
Cultural Origin: American, European, Latino, Multicultural
Subject: Dance, Engineering, English, Language Arts, Literacy, Math, Social Studies / History, Theatre Arts
Population Served Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Winter: Feb. 7-9, 11, Feb. 28-Mar. 4, Mar. 7-11, Mar. 14-18

Spring: Apr. 4-8, Apr. 21-22, Apr. 25-27

Available times:

Between 9 AM and 5 PM.

Length of :Program 60 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

We will need a gym, stage, recreation room or cafeteria with a floor surface of wood, tile or carpet.

Our production team will bring our own flooring and sound equipment. Access to the space is needed 60-90 minutes in advance of the performance.


School or Public Venue.


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




“I think your performance was amazing. You told me a story about enslavement and Martin Luther King Jr. I had no idea I could learn about history through Dance. Thank you!-NC Middle School Student, Lec Dem 2019

“You dancers inspired me to follow my dreams! You work so well together and make a great team. I could truly see your bond during the Question and Answer session.-NC Middle School Student, Lec Dem 2018

“They (students) liked watching the women dance on pointe and they were struck by the male dancers’ talent in general. They loved the music and seeing different types of dances; ballet, modern, and contemporary.”- NC High School Educator, Capturing Creativity Lec Dem 2012

Cancellation Policy

<p>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.</p>