The Pre-Professional Dance Intensive provides rigorous training for intermediate and advanced dancers. This program is an incomparable experience of strong technical training in a curriculum that includes community-building, encourages individual growth, and cultivates dancers’ artistic voice.
Technique, repertory, and composition classes will use the advantages of technology to create and connect with one another as developing artists.
Repertory and creative classes will result in an online performance showcase.
Join us for either one or two weeks of intensive classes. Each week will feature new ways of dancing, creating, and working together.
Come dance with us to build your strength, discover new ways of moving, and dig deep into your creativity while learning with a community of passionate dancers!
Who Can Participate in this Intensive?
The Pre-Professional Dance Intensive (PDI) is an audition-based program for dancers aged 13-17. We recommend that dancers auditioning have a minimum of three consecutive years of prior dance training.
As our capacity for this intensive is limited, we’d like everyone who attends to be present at each class to create a community and reap the benefits of the full experience.
Week 1 | July 19 – July 24
Week 2 | July 26 – July 31
Monday – Friday: Daily classes from 10am-5pm ET, optional evening workshop
Saturday: Rehearsal and Performance Showcase
Charlotte Ballet’s season will kick off with a performance series that not only honors the Company’s past but also looks toward the next decade. Charlotte Ballet II Program Director and Rehearsal Director and North Carolina School of the Arts alumnus, Christopher Stuart, will present a new work set to music by Philip Glass. Also on the bill, Val Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House—a dramatic work known for its technical and dramatic brilliance. Finally, former Artistic Director Salvatore Aiello’s masterwork The Rite of Spring will return to the stage with re-imagined designs and, for the first time, with live music performed by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Please note: this performance series includes adult themes and has been given a rating of PG-13.
Artsplosure is a two-day event featuring an Art Market of approximately 175 juried visual artists from across the United States showcasing works in ceramics, glass, fiber art, jewelry, metal, painting, photography, wood and more. Browse the eclectic Art Market, watch live music performances on the main stage from emerging national and regional artists, bring the kids to enjoy free arts and crafts at Kidsplosure, and experience one-of-a-kind art installations on display throughout downtown Raleigh.
Saturday, October 9: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 10: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The magic returns this year when Charlotte Ballet’s holiday classic Nutcracker is back on stage at the Belk Theater. Hailed as “a show that sparkles from end to end,” this enchanting production, including Tchaikovsky’s treasured music performed by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, is the perfect way to celebrate the season with family and friends.
WRAL First Night Raleigh takes place in various venues from museum lobbies to church sanctuaries to street corners across more than 20 blocks of downtown Raleigh on December 31, offering entertainment for all ages.
Festivities begin with the early afternoon Children’s Celebration on Bicentennial Plaza and at the NC Museums of History and Natural Sciences. The Evening Celebration comes alive with performances in 30+ downtown Raleigh locations, featuring interactive art installations, drama, magic, music, comedy and dance. The night is capped off with music on the outdoor Main Stage, the famous Raleigh Acorn Drop, and a spectacular fireworks show.