Children's Classes
Age 3-13

June 27 – July 30, 2011

Children’s Classes are appropriate for both male and female students. All children’s classes are held at our main campus, the Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance.

Main Campus
Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux
Center for Dance

701 N Tryon Street

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Creative Movement
3–3:45 PM




Creative Movement
9–9:45 AM

*Children’s Ballet 3:30–5 PM

3:45–4:30 PM

*Children’s Ballet
3:30–5 PM

*Children’s Ballet
3:30–5 PM


9:45–10:30 AM

*Youth Ballet
4:30–6 PM


*Youth Ballet
4:30–6 PM

Children’s Modern
5–6 PM


Beginning Ballet
10:30-11:30 AM

Children’s Musical Theatre Dance

*Boys Dance
5:306:45 PM

Children’s Jazz
5–6 PM

*Boys Dance
5:30–6:45 PM

Youth Hip Hop
6:30–7:30 PM

*required 3 X weekly
*required 2 x weekly
*required 2 X weekly

Students explore musicality, rhythm and the concept of moving creatively through space. Class includes stretching, basic strengthening, balance, motor skills and coordination.

  Tuesday 3 - 3:45 PM
  Saturday 9 - 9:45 AM

PRE-BALLET (age 5)
Class emphasizes musicality and encourages individual creative expression. A higher skill level is required for balance and coordination. Basic classical ballet vocabulary is introduced with some French terminology.

  Tuesday 3:45 - 4:30 PM
  Saturday 9:45 - 10:30 AM

(ages 6-7)
Recommended: Although not required, Beginning Ballet students are welcome to take two classes per week.
First introduction to a structured ballet class with more advanced stretching and strengthening exercises. Class emphasizes musicality, balance and coordination while strengthening the body core. Barre and centre work are introduced as well as more advanced French terminology.

  Saturday 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Required: 3 days a week
Also recommended: Children’s Jazz, Modern & Children’s Musical Theatre
A traditionally structured ballet class is offered during hour and a half classes three days a week. Students learn to do a full barre and centre work and will continue to increase their technical proficiency. More challenging steps are introduced with a continued emphasis on musicality, body alignment, overall strengthening and the usage of French terminology.

  Mon/Wed/Thur 3:30 - 5 PM


Musical Theatre Dance introduces students to various theatrical dance styles and performance techniques, focusing on expression, character development and quality of movement. Students learn choreography from various musical theater productions.

  Monday 6:30 - 7:45 PM

CHILDREN’S JAZZ (ages 7-9)
Students learn the basics of classical and contemporary jazz technique while improving rhythm, motor skills and flexibility. Class set to upbeat, familiar music.

  Wednesday 5 - 6 PM

A first introduction to modern dance. Students explore various movement styles, spatial relationships and rhythmic patterns in a structured class environment.

  Thursday 5 - 6 PM

YOUTH HIP HOP (ages 9-13)
Students will experience a fusion of movement styles such as funk, pop, west coast and African dance set to popular music.
  Thursday 6:30 - 7:30 PM
BOY’S DANCE (ages 7-9)
Tuition free for accepted students
Class for boys to explore dance in an all male environment. Stretching, strengthening, muscle coordination and musicality are all emphasized through an introduction to a variety of dance styles. The School of Dance subsidizes this class which allows talented boys the opportunity to try dance for no cost. A placement class is required for admission.  Call the School at 704.372.3900 for more information and to schedule a placement class.

  Tues/Thurs 5:30 - 6:45 PM

ages 10-13)
Required: 2 days a week
Introductory ballet class for older beginners with no formal training. In this traditionally structured ballet class students will begin with a full barre and progress to centre work to gain technical proficiency. Class will emphasize musicality, body alignment, overall strengthening and the usage of French terminology. 

  Mon/Wed 4:30 - 6 PM

Dress Code

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Girls Ballet Class Attire
Item Brand Style Color
Children's Ballet Solid Colored Leotard
Skirts Skirts are not allowed except for rehearsals
Tights Danskin #727 ballet pink
Shoes (choose one) Bloch #SO258G pink leather
  Bloch #SO208L pink leather

Girls hair: Slicked back into a tightly secured bun with no loose ends. Short hair must be slicked back and held in place with a headband or tiny ponytail. Bangs must be pinned back. No hair ornamentation.

Boys Ballet Class Attire
Boys Shirt M Stevens #1441 white
Leg wear: bike shorts   #1092 black
Ankle Socks     white
Shoes (choose one) Bloch #SO208M white leather; no canvas
  Bloch #SO205G white leather; no canvas

Modern Class Attire
Solid colored leotard, footless black tights, bare feet. Boys same as above, without shoes or socks, bare feet.

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

Musical Theatre Dance Attire
Solid colored leotard, black jazz pants, black jazz shoes. Boys shirt same as ballet class attire.


Children’s Classes - 5 weeks  
Creative Movement $75
Pre-Ballet $75
Beginning Ballet $80
Children's Ballet* $240
Children's Jazz $80
Children's Modern $80
Youth Hip Hop $80
Musical Theatre Dance I & II $85
Youth Ballet** $170

*price reflects 3 classes/week
**price reflects 2 classes/week