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Early Dance Division
Age 3-8 years

Early Dance Division classes meet once per week throughout the school year. Classes begin on September 10, 2012 and conclude with the Early Dance Division Showcase on May 19, 2013. A complete School of Dance calendar is available here.

Parents should select a class based upon the student’s age as of September 30, 2012. The School of Dance may change class placement based upon an individual student’s maturity and physical strength.

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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Tom Sykes Recreation Center
@ Dilworth Elementary School
1501 Euclid Ave
Charlotte, NC 28203
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Click here for a printable version of the Early Dance Division schedule and payment plan details
Click here for a printable registration form

2012-2013 Class Schedule 0910Classes_clip_image001

Day Time Location Monthly Installment

Creative Movement
Ages 3-4
Tuesday
Friday
Saturday
Saturday
4:00-4:45 PM
3:30-4:15 PM
9:00-9:45 AM
9:00-9:45 AM
Center for Dance
Charlotte Country Day School
Center for Dance
Tom Sykes Recreation Center
$65

Pre-Ballet
Ages 5-6
Tuesday
Friday
Saturday
4:45-5:30 PM
4:15-5:00 PM
9:45-10:30 AM
Center for Dance
Charlotte Country Day School
Center for Dance
$65

Beginning Ballet 1
Ages 6-7
Wednesday
Friday
Saturday
4:15-5:15 PM
5:00-6:00 PM
10:30-11:30 AM
Center for Dance
Charlotte Country Day School
Center for Dance
$70

Beginning Ballet 2
Ages 7-8
Friday
4:45-6:00 PM Center for Dance $75

Class Descriptions 0910Classes_clip_image001

Creative Movement      Ages 3-4
In a fun and encouraging environment, students explore musicality, rhythm, creativity and movement through space. This class introduces age appropriate stretching, basic strengthening, balance, motor skill development and coordination.

Pre-Ballet                    Ages 5-6
This class introduces classical ballet vocabulary, emphasizing musicality and individual creative expression in an innovative, fun and easy to learn manner.

Beginning Ballet 1        Ages 6-7              
Fundamental exercises of ballet are introduced while maintaining an emphasis on musicality, development of overall body strength, alignment and the enjoyment of moving. Students expand their knowledge of French ballet terminology at this level.

Beginning Ballet 2        Ages 7-8              
Students build upon their basic understanding of ballet positions, exercises and terminology. Class continues to focus on musicality, overall body strength and alignment in preparation for Ballet 1.

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 Dress Code
Item Brand Style Color
Leotard Mirella #MR515C Pale Pink
Skirt No Skirts    
Tights Capezio #CP1815X (size 2-6)
#CP1815C (size 8-12)
Ballet Pink
Shoes Bloch #BL205G (size 7-9.5)
#BL258G (size 10-1.5)
Ballet Pink Leather

Girls Hair
Pulled away from the face and neatly secured in a bun, ponytail or headband. Beginning Ballet students are required to wear a bun to class. Short hair must be pulled away from the face and secured in a small ponytail or headband.

Boy's Dress Code
Item Brand Style Color
Shirt M Stevens #MS1441 (child sizes) White
Bike shorts Baltogs #BT1815 (child sizes) Black
Dance Trunks JBB #JB8110 (child sizes) Black
Ankle Socks Freed #FRSOX White
Shoes Bloch #BL205G (child sizes
#BL208L (youth sizes))
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.