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CC&DC Company

Performance Requirements

  • August 22-25: Choreography Week

  • Festival in the Park - Sept 16 - 18

  • Caroline Calouche & Co.'s Clara's Trip: December 15 - 18 - TBC

  • University of NC School of the Arts: February 24 - 26, 2023 - TBC (must attend the weekend of events even if the dance work adjudicated is not selected.)

  • 2 additional performances such as CC&Co.'s Spring show, Charlotte Dance Festival and American Youth Circus Organization Conference.  The performance schedule will be determined by May 30, 2022.

(Students ages 16+ are eligible for professional gigs in the community.  These are not guaranteed or required.)​


Attendance Requirements

  • Cannot miss any rehearsals or performances due to school functions like choir, band, dance, cheerleading.  This is your focus and your priority. 

    • This is in addition to being in the Training Program at CC&DC and taking a minimum of 4 hours of class per week.

  • 1 unexcused absence 

    • Excused absences: illness, injury or death in the family

    • If you are unsure if an absence is acceptable for any reason, please ask.

  • Rehearsals will be Friday evenings or Saturday afternoons pending on the production.

    • Production Schedule will be sent out a minimum of 4 weeks in advance and any changes made 2 weeks in advance.

Training Requirements​

  • Minimum Number of Training Hours per Week: 8 hours (not including rehearsals)

  • Minimum Number of Group Class or Private Class Hours per week at CC&DC: 4

  • The remaining 4 hours can be done either with additional group classes or personal training.

    • If you choose to do personal practice as part of your 8 weekly training hours, you must keep a log.

  • Minimum Required Summer Training Hours: 40 (10 max personal training, all other hours can be done at CC&DC or another dance and/or circus training facility)

  • Annual Fee:  $300

Important Dates

  • June 10: Letter of Agreement Signed

  • August 22-25: Choreography Week 

  • September 16 - 18: Festival in the Park

  • December 15 - 18: Clara's Trip: A Cirque & Dance Nutcracker Story

  • February 24 - 26: UNC School of the Arts Festival in Winston-Salem (ages 12 - 18)

  • March 11 - 12: Charlotte Dance Festival at Charlotte Ballet (TBC)

  • April 22: International Circus & Dance Celebration

  • April 29: Cirque & Dance Up-Close: Spring Forward

  • May 6 & 7: Kings Drive Art Walk

  • May 25 - 27: The Wizard of Oz / Spring Student Showcase

If you have any feedback or questions about this program, please email

CC&DC Company

CC&DC Company members will perform in school productions including Clara’s Trip, Local Festivals, UNCSA, and the Spring Student Showcase


Candidates for CC&DC Company meet the following expectations:

  • You intend to make dance and circus arts a major focus in your life right now.

  • You want to perform a lot.

  • You have time in your schedule or can make time to allow for required training and rehearsals

  • You must meet Training Program requirements.

  • You have a high maturity level

To apply:

  • Invitation through Audition Only on Saturday, April 30, 2pm - 3:30pm

  • Minimum Age: 8 

  • No Maximum on Age

  • Company members will need to sign a letter of agreement by June 10, 2022.

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