Training Program​s
Audition Required for 2021-2022

Training Program Summary & Goals

Recreational: Have fun learning about dance and circus arts in a safe and positive environment.  Performing in our Spring Student Showcase is optional.

Foundations:  This is 2-year program to give students a solid base in dance, circus arts and our community.  In the second year, students are required to take a few more hours to prepare them to move in to the All Around or Focus Track.
All Around: Students who enjoy taking a variety of dance and circus arts classes.  

Focus: Students select 1 - 2 disciplines in dance and/or circus as their focus.

Pro-Track: For students ages 16+ who are extremely interested and dedicated to having a performing career in dance and/or circus arts.

Students in Foundations, All Around, Focus and Pro-Track participate in these programs because they want to perform more than twice a year and receive the benefits of being in the Training Program
If you do not wish to perform but only in our Spring Student Showcase and possibly 1 community event, the Recreational Program is best for you.

Levels:  Please note that you can be in any level of Aerial Silks, Ballet, etc. and participate in any of the above programs.

All Training Programs are required to assist to TP week August 16 - 19 (exact schedule will be determined by late spring) to prepare for Fall Shows.


Benefits for Training Program Students

(Foundation, All Around, Focus and Pro-Track)

  • Have a Faculty Mentor

  • Free Open Practice

  • Can audition for Caroline Calouche & Co. shows

  • Can audition to perform at the Charlotte Dance Festival, University of NC School of the Arts Festival and American Youth Circus Organization Festival.

  • Can participate in the National Dance Educators Organization Honors Society program for high school honors credit.

2020-21 Training Program Classes

Training Program Students need to choose classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Saturdays.

Due to our space restrictions relating to COVID-19 Safety Precautions, we will have the following required classes virtually on Zoom. 

  • Wednesdays, 5pm - 6pm: Conditioning

  • 6pm - 6:30pm: Training Program Workshop (sample classes Juggling, Hip-hop, Bollywood, Acting, etc.)

2021-22 Training Program Season

  • Matthews ArtFest: TBA

  • Festival in the Park (FITP): September 24 - 26, 2021

  • Tricks & Treats: October 23, 2021

  • Kings Drive Art Walk: October 30 - 31, 2021

  • Clara's Trip: December 17 - 19, 2021

  • UNCSA Festival: TBA

  • Charlotte Dance Festival: TBA

  • Wizard of Oz: April 29 - May 1, 2022