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Advanced Division
Age 14+

Advanced Division classes are appropriate for students with a significant ballet training background.  A placement class is required for enrollment in all Advanced Division classes. Youth Ballet is recommended for students ages 10-14 with little or no prior ballet experience. Students ages 14 and up who are new to ballet are encouraged to begin their dance training in the School’s Adult Open Division.

Classes begin September 3, 2013 and conclude with the Spring Performances, June 6-8, 2014. Students in this division also have the opportunity to audition to perform with North Carolina Dance Theatre in Nutcracker.

Students in the Advanced Division are eligible to participate in the Student Ensemble 5 performing company and Pas de Deux. Members of the Student Ensembles are able to take their training outside the classroom through a variety of performance opportunities including North Carolina Dance Theatre sponsored events and educational outreach presentations in the community.

Placement Class Schedule
  Date  Time  Age
  Saturday, August 10th 10:30-11:45 am Ages 6-9
    12:15-1:45 pm Ages 10 & up

Class Schedule

Day Time Location Monthly Installment

Ballet 5 Mon
6:00-7:30 PM
4:30-6:00 PM
6:00-7:30 PM
12:00-1:30 PM
Center for Dance $295

Pointe 5 Mon
7:30-8:30 PM
6:00-7:00 PM
Center for Dance $95

Pas de Deux 5 Wednesday 7:30-8:30 PM Center for Dance $40

Jazz 5 Thursday 7:15-8:15 PM Center for Dance $60

Modern 5 Saturday 2:30-4:00 PM Center for Dance $60

Student Ensemble 5
Annual dues $250
Tuesday 7:15-8:15 PM Center for Dance $40

Dress Code
In the proud tradition of classical ballet and in encouragement of each dancer’s positive self-image, we strive to have a clean, uniformed appearance for all our students. Please help us achieve this goal by purchasing leotards, tights and ballet shoes that match our dress code requirements and by fixing your child’s hair for class in the appropriate manner as listed.

Morris Costumes (4300 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28205) carries School of Dance dress code attire. Tutu.com no longer stocks most School of Dance dress code, but may have overstock dress code items remaining for sale.

Girl's Ballet Attire

Item Brand Style Color
Leotard - Ballet 5 Capezio #BX110 Plum
Skirts No Skirts
Tights Capezio #CP9C (child)
#CP9 (adult)
Classic Pink
Shoes Bloch #BL258G (child)
#BL208L (youth & adult)
Pink Leather
Shoe Ribbons Freed #FR702 Freed Pink
Shoe Elastics Freed #FR6034 Freed Pink

Girls Hair
All Ballet 1, Ballet 2, Ballet 3, Ballet 4, Ballet 5 and Pre-Professional Division female students are required to wear a high bun on the crown of the head for class. No bangs, loose ends, ponytails or ornamentation is allowed. Please use a hair net to keep fly away ends in place.

Boy's Ballet Attire


M. Stevens OR

Body Wrappers

#MS1441 (child)
#MS1442 (adult)

#B400 (child) or #M400 (adult)
Footed Tights M. Stevens #MS1097 (child)
#MS1099 (adult)
Black (milliskin)
Dance belt Capezio #CPN5930 Nude
or Dance belt Bloch #BLB3914 Nude
or Dance trunks JBB or

#JB8110 (child) or #JB8710 (adult)
#TB108C (child)

Shoes Bloch #BL205G (child)
#BL208L or #BL208M (youth & adult)
Black Leather

Boys Hair
Hair should be neat and tidy. Hair longer than chin length must be pulled away from the face in either a ponytail or headband.

Modern Class Attire
Solid colored leotard, footless black tights, or unitard, bare feet. Boys shirt same as ballet class attire. bare feet and Danskin 1098 footless tights.

Jazz Class Attire
Solid colored leotard, black jazz pants, black jazz shoes. Boys shirt same as ballet class attire.


Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance
701 N. Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202

Click here for a printable version of the Advanced Division schedule and payment plan details
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