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Summer Programs

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Summer Camps
Full & Half Day
Mondays - Fridays

Recreational
Rising Grades K - 12

Full Day Tuition: $350
Deposit: $175 (due on registration)
Half Day Tuition: $200
Deposit: $100 due on registration
Remainder Payment: Due 1 month prior to first day of camp

Early Drop Off and Late Pick Up are available for $50 per week each. Sign up below.

Our circus & dance camps are recreational, no experience is required. Campers will have instruction in dance, acrobatics, and aerial dance.  The exact dance and circus disciplines that your child does will depend on the faculty for the camp.  We offer the following disciplines for camps: 

Contemporary Dance
Creative Movement
Jazz
Breakdancing
Hip-hop
Aerial Silks
Trapeze
Basic Tumbling
Juggling

There will be a short show and tell performance on the last day of camp in the theme of the camp where campers can show what they have learned and you can snap a few photos.

2024 Summer Camp Themes

Explore the Outdoors

June 10 - 14

9am - 4pm

Rising Grades 3 - 5

Desert Oasis

July 8 - 12

9am - 4pm

Rising Grades K - 2

Carnival

July 22 - 26

9am - 4pm

Rising Grades 3 - 5

Rising Grades 6 - 12

Olympic Games

July 29 - August 2

9am - 4pm

Rising Grades K - 2

Rising Grades 3 - 5

Ocean Odyssey

August 5 - 9

9am - 4pm

Rising Grades K - 2

Movie Magic

August 12 - 16

9am - 4pm

Rising Grades 3 - 5

Camp Faculty

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Jaala McCall (She/Her) is a multidisciplinary artist from Fort Mill, SC. Jaala has trained extensively in multiple styles of dance, as well as danced competitively in her early training years. She has also been involved in other performing art forms such as musical theater and piano. As her passion for dance grew, she spent a summer at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater before beginning her training in the Academy at Charlotte Ballet in 2017. Shortly after, her professional training took flight at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2018. Performance highlights from her time at UNCSA include works by Robert Battle, José Limón, Trisha Brown, Kira Blazek-Ziaii, Yoshito Sakuraba and more. Since graduating, Jaala works as a dance instructor, and is motivated to create works of her own inspired by her passion for social justice and human rights. She hopes to be an advocate in both her choreography and performance works.

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Kim Melohn  (She/Her) is a multi-disciplinary circus performer and coach with a specialty in bending gravity to her will. She chooses to triumph over that overwhelming force via contortion and vertical apprarati. Ever since she learned how to climb fabric, in 2014, she has hardly been able to come out of the air. While living in the Chicago suburbs, Aloft Circus Arts was her circus home. There she worked with aerial and flexibility coaches: Hayley Larson, Natalie Abel, and Julie Marshall. In 2021 she started training full time at the renowned New England Center for Circus Arts, where she switched her focus to contortion under the guidance of Stephanie Abrams.

As an adult sized child, Kim just wants to have fun and do cool stuff! To her that means big dynamic movements, death defying drops, intricate wraps, and splits for claps (ha that rhymes)! She enjoys creating high energy acts with a lot of personality and a healthy helping of corny humor.

When this bendy babe doesn’t have her feet over her head, she enjoys spending time at home with her husband and their dogs. Their activities include but are not limited to eating food, watching reruns, and “attempting photosynthesis.”

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Nicole Muse-Dennis (She/Her) is originally from Queens, New York where she began dancing at the age of 3. Nicole has studied tap, jazz, ballet, modern/contemporary, pointe, and African forms of dance. Nicole’s teaching and choreography first began as a teenager where she was given the opportunity to choreograph & instruct a class of her peers at her high school. Nicole continued this into college where she was the principal dancer and choreographer for the Association of Rhythmic Talent on the campus of Winston-Salem State University. Nicole also served as the assistant to the director of The Artistic Studio in Winston-Salem, NC. She taught for the Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, NC. Nicole’s resume is full of guest teaching tenures at studios, schools, churches, and workshops. Her performance experience includes theatrical dance performances including being cast as Mary in the National Black Repertory Theater’s production of the Black Nativity and Chris Thompson and the Cultural Ensemble.

Nicole is the mother of two daughters. She is a licensed teacher for the State of North Carolina. Her passion is in helping dancers reach new heights by actualizing the beauty and power that they have in themselves.

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Mikayla Prushik (She/her) grew up in New York and participated in both gymnastics and dance. She first became involved with aerial circus when she and her sister were in a professional circus performance at 11. Currently, Mikayla is a junior at Florida State University studying psychology and criminology and is a part of the FSU Flying High Circus, where she performed on the Spanish Web in the Spring 2023 and Spring 2024 shows. 

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​Kaila Rhyne  (She/Her) has been dancing for 26 years. She has studied various dance styles, including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Contemporary. She attended Winthrop University where she received her Bachelor’s in Dance Education. Kaila’s aerial journey began shortly after graduating college at Caroline Calouche & Co. She performed professionally with Caroline Calouche & Co. for many years, performing in shows such as Clara’s Trip, Star Gazer, and Rouge. While performing, Kaila also taught at Charlotte Cirque and Dance Center, teaching Silks, Trapeze, Acro and Partner Acro. After performing, Kaila began teaching at Northwestern High School, where she started and developed the dance program there. She taught at Northwestern High School for 5 years and is now teaching at Alexander Graham Middle School in Charlotte. While teaching at Northwestern, she was also teaching at a local Rock Hill studio called New Attitude Performing Arts Center. There she taught dance as well as took over the aerial program there. Kaila is excited to return to Charlotte Cirque and Dance Center to teach Hip-Hop and Silks 1!  

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Matthew Sanchez (He/Him) A Bboy from the Bronx NY that now resides in Charlotte NC. His classes are made to get you moving, build confidence, pass history, and to give students a new form of expression. He's been breaking since 2009 when he found his first community of dancers. He had rocked the floor before but it wasn’t until he met his first mentor that he learned the culture behind the dance. As he got older, he went on to compete, perform, and share the floor with amazing dancers across the country and even across the globe. In his journey, he found that sharing my love for the dance was just as exciting as the days when he first learned. So now his goal is to share that same feeling with the future bboys and bgirls of the world.

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Savanah Wilson (She/They) is a CC&DC alumni and is currently pursuing her circus career at the New England Center for Circus Arts in Vermont.  They found their love for dance early on and joined the circus world not long after that. They grew up taking tap, jazz, ballet, and contemporary and then began the circus program at Charlotte Cirque and Dance Center. By the age of 13, they were certain that a circus based career was the right path for them. Savanah has studied a variety of circus skills including aerial silks, lyra, trapeze, duo trap, partner acro, and loops. Recently they have added fire eating/manipulation to their repertoire! Over the years, Savanah has performed in many different productions. They played Scrooge in the Christmas Carol, Glinda and Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, and many more, including Caroline Calouche & Co. Christmas show, Clara’s Trip, in 2021 and 2022.

Camp Information Details

  • Expectations

    • We want to make sure all students have a fun experience.  We expect students to follow instructions of the teachers and treat other students with respect.   In addition, we expect participants to exhibit self-control, be nice to others, and follow simple instructions.  They are also expected to participate in all activities to the best of their ability.

      • If you do not fulfill this expectation, you will be asked to take responsibility for your actions.  Depending on the severity of the situation, students may be asked to leave camp for the remainder of time.

    • In the event your camper is unwell, please do not send them to camp that day.  If a camper becomes unwell at camp, we will contact parents to come pick up.

  • Where Are We Located?

    • 9315 Monroe Rd (Suite E)

    • Located in Southeast Charlotte near Matthews on Monroe Rd in Greylin Business Park near Sardis Road North, in between the Culinary School of Charlotte and Hunter Coatings Paint Store Look for the CC&Co and Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center signs

  • Lunch

    • Be sure to send a healthy lunch, 2 healthy snacks, a refillable water bottle, and hand sanitizer.

  • Pick Up/Drop Off

    • Drop Off at the Front Door
      Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center
      9315-E Monroe Rd.

    • Please come in and sign in your student.

    • Pick Up at Front Door - make sure a staff member signs them out

    • Early Drop Off and Late Pick Up are 1 hour before and 1 hour after camp times - there is a $50 per week fee for each.

  • Medication/Special Needs

    • If medication is being sent with your child, please provide clearly written instructions for dispensing and in the original container.

    • If there is anything that you would like us to know about your child/children such as allergies or behavior, please email us prior to the camp start date so our staff can be aware.

  • What to Wear & How to Do Your Hair

Dos

  • Wear a fitted shirt or leotard (shirts must be tucked in)

  • Wear leggings or tights that reach the ankles

  • Wear clothes you can move in freely

  • Wear proper dance shoes for class if applicable

  • Keep hair secured out the the face

  • Keep nails neat and trimmed.

Don'ts

  • Wear baggy clothes

  • Wear shorts

  • Wear jewelry

  • Let your hair hang in your face

  • No zippers, buttons, or Velcro as it can damage equipment

  • Best Options: Leggings that go to the ankle, leotards

Class Specific Dress:

  • German Wheel

    • Rubber soled, closed-toe shoes like Vans - not bulky sneakers please

  • Ballet

    • Ballet Tights that match skin tone

    • Split-Sole Ballet Shoes (Canvas Preferred)

    • Male students - dance belt, dance trunks

  • Hip-Hop/Breakdancing

    • Bring sneakers

  • Refund/Cancellation Policy

    • 2+ Weeks Notice: Full Refund of Tuition

    • Less than 2 Weeks Notice: 25% Refund of Tuition

    • During Camp: No refund.

    • Once you cancel, someone else might take your child’s space who is on the waitlist.

  • Performance

    • There will be a performance on the last day of camp, family and friends are welcome.

If you have any questions, feel free to email anytime. info@cltcirquedancecenter.org

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