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Children’s Division
Age 7-13

Children’s Division classes begin September 10, 2012 and conclude with the Children’s Spring Performances on June 8-9, 2013. Students age nine and up also have the opportunity to audition to perform with North Carolina Dance Theatre in Nutcracker.

Class Placement

  • Level 1 classes are recommended for students ages 7-9. No placement class is required for enrollment in Ballet 1. The School of Dance recommends that students ages 7-8 who are new to ballet consider enrolling in Beginning Ballet 2 (see Early Dance Division).
  • Level 2 classes are recommended for students ages 9-12. A placement class is required for enrollment in all Level 2 classes.
  • Youth Ballet is recommended for students ages 10-13 with little or no prior ballet experience. No placement class is required for Youth Ballet. Youth Beginning Pointe requires a placement class.  
  • Boys Dance is open to boys ages 7-10 by audition only. Previous dance experience is not required.

Locations

Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance
701 N. Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202
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Charlotte Country Day School
1440 Carmel Rd @ Fairview Rd
Charlotte, NC 28226
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Click here for a printable version of the Children’s Division schedule and payment plan details
Click here for a printable registration form

2012-2013 Class Schedule

Day

Time

Location

Monthly Installment


Ballet 1
Required two days/wk at
same location

Tu/Th
Mon/Wed

4:45-6:15 PM
4:45-6:15 PM

Center for Dance
Charlotte Country Day School

$130


Jazz 1

Tuesday

6:15-7:00 PM

Center for Dance

$65


Modern 1

Thursday
Monday

6:15-7:00 PM
6:15-7:00 PM

Center for Dance
Charlotte Country Day School

$65


Ballet 2
Required three days/wk at same location

Mon/Wed
Saturday
Tu/Th
Saturday

4:45-6:15 PM
11:00-12:30 PM
4:45-6:15 PM
9:30-11:00 AM

Center for Dance
Center for Dance
Charlotte Country Day School
Charlotte Country Day School

$190


Beginning Pointe
2nd year Ballet 2 only

Saturday
Saturday

12:30-1:15 PM
11:00-11:45 AM

Center for Dance
Charlotte Country Day School

$45
$45


Jazz 2

Monday

6:15-7:15 PM

Center for Dance

$65


Modern 2

Wednesday
Thursday

6:15-7:15 PM
6:15-7:15 PM

Center for Dance
Charlotte Country Day School

$65


Boys Dance
Required two days/wk

Thursday
Saturday

5:00-6:00 PM
9:15-10:45 AM

Center for Dance
Center for Dance

n/a


Youth Ballet
Required two days/wk

Tu/Th

6:15-7:45 PM

Center for Dance

$130


Youth Beginning Pointe
By placement class only

Tuesday

7:45-8:30 PM

Center for Dance

$45

Class Descriptions 0910Classes_clip_image001

Ballet 1                        Ages 7-9           
Required two days per week at same location
Students complete a traditionally structured ballet class barre and center floor work. More challenging steps are introduced with an emphasis on musicality, body alignment and spatial awareness.

Jazz 1              Ages 7-9
Students learn rhythm, syncopation, isolation and improvisation in this introductory class. Basic jazz vocabulary and technique are taught and individual expression and style are encouraged. Students gain strength, flexibility, endurance and coordination while dancing to the upbeat music of today.

Ballet 2                        Ages 9-12
Required three days per week at same location
This class is designed to increase the level of technical proficiency for barre and center floor work. A continuing emphasis is placed on musicality, joy of movement, body alignment and overall strengthening.

Jazz 2              Ages 9-12
This class builds on the basic jazz vocabulary and technique introduced in Jazz 1. Students continue learning rhythm, syncopation, isolation and improvisation. Strength, flexibility endurance and coordination are increased.

Modern 2         Ages 9-12
Students learn specific movement vocabulary from the major modern dance techniques, such as Horton, Limon, Cunningham and Graham. Complexity in movement combinations is developed along with a more expansive use of space.

Beginning Pointe          Ages 10-12
This class builds the articulation of the feet and ankles while also building physical strength. This is the foundation that supports more advanced work in the higher levels. Students also learn how to purchase and care for their pointe shoes.

Youth Ballet     Ages 10-13
Required two days per week
A traditionally structured ballet class for students with little or no ballet experience. Class emphasizes musicality, joy of movement, body alignment, overall strengthening and fun combinations while introducing the French terminology of ballet.

Boy's Dance      Ages 7-10
Required two days per week
A class for young men to explore the art of dance in an all male environment. Strengthening, stretching, muscle coordination and musicality are all emphasized through a variety of dance styles. Open to boys ages 7-10 by audition only. Previous dance experience not required.

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.

School of Dance dress code attire may be purchased at 25% off the retail price by calling tutu.com at 704.542.2433 or by visiting their website. Morris Costumes (4300 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28205) also carries School of Dance dress code attire.

Girl's Ballet Attire
Item Brand Style Color
Leotard Ballet 1 Mirella #MR515C (child) or #MR515L (adult) light blue
Leotard Ballet 2
Mirella #MR515C (child) or #MR515L (adult) buttercup
Leotard Youth Ballet Any classical style black leotard
Skirts No skirts
Tights Capezio #CP1816X (size 2-6) or #CP1816C (size 8-12) ballet pink
Shoes Bloch #BL258G (child) or #BL208L (youth & adult) pink leather

Girl’s Hair – Click here to learn how to make a ballet bun

All Ballet 1, Ballet 2, Ballet 3, Ballet 4 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
Item Brand Style Color
Shirt M Stevens #MS1441 (child) or #MS1442 (adult) White
Bike shorts Baltogs #BT1815 (child) or #BT815 (adult) Black
Ankle Socks Freed #FRSOX White
Dance Trunks JBB #JB8110 (child) or #JB8710 (adult) Black
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, bare feet. Boys same as ballet attire above, bare feet.

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

Character Class Attire
Black character skirt - “Body Wrappers” style 0511
Black character shoes - Capezio #550 “Jr. Footlight” 1.5” heel