CC&DC in the Community

CREATIVITY | COLLABORATION | COMMUNICATION | UNDERSTANDING | RESPECT

Values

We believe in the positive impact that dance and circus arts can bring to people and the community.

We teach beyond skills and technique.  

We foster creative thinking to solve unique challenges through dance and circus arts.  

We value the passion and dedication of our faculty, staff, board and volunteers.

 

Education Goals

  • To encourage and inspire creativity, innovation and dedication.

  • To train dancers to be expressive performers on the ground and in the air.

  • To build a strong foundation in dance and aerial is key to exploring safely.

  • To improve health and fitness while gaining an appreciation for dance.

  • To offer unique and well-rounded training for all ages and levels.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

 

Caroline Calouche & Co. / Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We embrace and encourage all students, artists, staff, and volunteers of age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make us unique.

We at the Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center pledge to:

  • Strengthen our local community by creating opportunities for people of different backgrounds to have shared experiences through movement and the arts.

  • Use our position to amplify the voices, stories, and histories of marginalized communities through movement

  • Hold ourselves accountable and learn from past missteps.

  • Ensure that all CC&Co spaces (theaters, offices, events) remain respectful, inclusive, and safe

  • Foster conversations on the intersection of performative dance, classes in social and cultural dance disciplines and social change

  • Be active listeners, respect existing knowledge, and avoid assumptions on how to best meet the needs of those in our local and artistic communities.

We have enjoyed working with the following schools:

 

Ardrey Kell High School
Bradley Middle School
Community Charter School
Crestdale Middle School
East Gaston High School
Eastover Elementary School
First Ward Creative Arts Academy
J. M. Alexander Middle School
Garinger High School
Hough High School
Hunter Huss High School
Oakdale Elementary School
Oakridge Middle School
Omni Montessori School
Park Road Montessori School
Penn-Griffin School of the Arts
Piedmont Community Charter School
Ridge Road Middle School