It’s back-to-school week(s) here in the Queen City! That means we need to get our after school programs in check asap! My absolute favorite activity is one that my daughter has loved since she was three years old – dance. We are so lucky to have such a variety of amazing studios in Charlotte. Today, we introduce you to the Charlotte School of Ballet, with two convenient locations in Cotswold and Belmont.
The Charlotte School of Ballet was founded in 1968 by Gay Porter, one of the most influential ballet instructors in the Greater Charlotte community for over 45 years. This wonderful school offers the finest of training for young students through the professional level. Training begins with the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, one that is used successfully in eighty-two countries throughout the world, and continues into the Cecchetti Method. Non-syllabus classes are an important part of the student’s training also. Guest teachers are often brought in, to work with the advanced students during the year. Additionally, classes are also offered in tap, jazz, modern dance and Classical Spanish dance by experts in their field.
The Charlotte School of Ballet offers two types of programs– recreational and vocational. The recreational program is designed for the once- or twice-a-week student who enjoys dancing for fun, with a recital once a year. Children’s ballet examinations are offered to these students.
The vocational program is designed for the serious ballet student who’s priority is classical ballet. Examinations in both The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Cecchetti methods are encouraged for these students, as well as membership in the Charlotte Youth Ballet.
Students are not required to have any prior experience in ballet or any other form of dance in order to take classes at the Charlotte School of Ballet. The only necessity is the desire to learn!
The CSP Charlotte School of Ballet Giveaway:
THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED – HEATHER CASTIC IS OUR WINNER!
Smarties, we’re giving away a leotard, tights, ballet shoes and the registration fee for one fall class ~ a $90 value! Here is what you need to do:
1) Click here to officially enter.
2) Leave a comment below about why you think your child should win this awesome giveaway.
4) You must be a CSP e-newsletter subscriber.
* Rules of Entry: One entry per Smarty. Winner must reside in Greater Charlotte Area. Must be new to Charlotte School of Ballet. Good luck, Smarties! We’ll announce our winners here on CSP on Thursday, August 21st in our enewsletter!
You can find the Charlotte School of Ballet & Belmont School of Ballet at:
Experience the Charlotte School of Ballet in this video: