Open to All Students of Ballet
Each fall, ballet students from all over the greater Charlotte area come together and audition for the Charlotte Youth Ballet. Held at the Overcash Building on the Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Uptown Campus (home of Halton Theater), every new season sees over 100 boys and girls grades 3 through 12 audition before a panel of diverse judges.
Auditions are open to all ballet students in grades 3 through 12 (for our spring production, parts are a bit more advanced and are limited to grades 4 through 12). The majority of dancers audition for Corps de Ballet which requires at least one active ballet technique class throughout the season. Company dancers have more rigorous requirements – 2-3 active ballet technique classes and 1-2 active pointe classes throughout the season depending on the Company level: Apprentice, Company or Sr. Company.
Our two annual productions take approximately 3 months each to produce. Dancers rehearse over the weekends allowing them to to participate in after school and other activites during the week. Being part of a ballet company takes committment and disipline and gives back memories and skills that help these young dancers succeed later in life.
Audition Date & Times
Saturday September 9, 2017 | 12:00pm – 4:15pm
Registration is on the second floor and begins at 12:00pm, auditions will take place on the third floor. Auditions are done by age group and skill level:
Non-Pointe - Grades 3 to 4 | 12:30pm – 1:20pm
Non-Pointe - Grades 5 and up | 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Pointe - Ages 11 to 18 | 2:45pm – 4:15pm
Dancers auditioning for Company level must elect to do so during the open auditions. Company level acceptance is solely at the discretion of the Charlotte Youth Ballet artistic staff.
Please download the 2017-2018 Open Auditions Packet and bring the filled out forms with you to auditions.
Save time – pre-register online today!
Audition Venue & Parking
Open auditions for the Charlotte Youth Ballet will be held at the Overcash Building on the Central Peidmont Community College (CPCC) Uptown Campus located at 1206 Elizabeth Avenue. Held on the third floor in room 300, simply take the lobby elevator to the third floor and you will be welcomed by Charlotte Youth Ballet staff. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled audition time to allow for registration and warm up.
Parking is available free of charge at the CPCC Faculty & Theater Deck, just behind the Halton Theater. The entrance to the parking deck is on 4th Street at 1225 E. 4th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204 .