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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.

Please note: We expect good attendance for all classes and rehearsals, if there are 2 or more unexcused absences, you may lose roles in productions, be fined, or even be suspended from the Training Program for a period of time.  (The only absences excused are for illness, injury, or religious commitment.)


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.

2021-22 Training Program Classes

We will have the following required class:

  • Saturday 12:30pm - 1:30pm Training Program Workshop (sample classes Juggling, Hip-hop, Bollywood, Acting, etc.)

2021-22 Training Program Season

  • 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