Auditions

The Charlotte Youth Ballet enriches the community through a non-profit, innovative regional ballet company that provides an opportunity to perform in professional-level productions. By merging youth and professionals, the CYB introduces ballet to diverse audiences to foster life-long support of the arts. We are delighted to have your dancer audition with us. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your family.

 

2022– 2023 Season Performance Dates:

Nutcracker: Dec 2-4, 2022
Wizard of Oz: March 17-19, 2023

 

2022 AUDITION DATE:

2022-2023 Season Audition – Saturday, September 10, 2022
(Callbacks for Spring Show: Wizard of Oz, November 6th, 2022)

LOCATION:

Central Piedmont Community College, Central Campus, Uptown
“Overcash Hall”
Dale Halton Theater, 2nd Floor Lobby
1206 Elizabeth Ave
Charlotte, NC 28204
(Corner of Kings Drive and Elizabeth Ave).

PARKING:
Theater/Guest parking in parking deck behind the building.  Access from 4th Street and Kings Drive. Parking is free.
ELIGIBILITY:
Boys and girls in 3rd grade – Age 25 as of September 1, 2021 with some dance experience and are enrolled in at least one (1) ballet class per week at a dance school of their choice.
POINTE DANCERS: In addition to a successful audition, you must take a MINIMUM of 3 ballet technique and 1 pointe class per week to be cast in a pointe role with CYB.

 

AUDITION SCHEDULE:
12:00 pm: Registration Opens on 2nd Floor
12:30pm – 1:20pm: Girls in 3rd and 4th grade and boys in 3rd – 5th grade
1:30pm – 2:30pm: Girls in 5th grade – Age 25, NON-POINTE and boys in 6th – 8th grade.
2:45pm – 4:15pm Girls ages 12 – 25 who are proficient on POINTE and Boys in High School – age 25
Arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time. Dancers need to be dressed, stretched and warmed up with completed forms.

 

AUDITION FEE:
$30 payable online during registration. Fees are non-refundable.
PERFORMANCE FEE:
$200 performance fee is assessed for each dancer/per production. This fee is due prior to the first rehearsal unless prior arrangements have been made with admin at cyb@charlotteyouthballet.org 
 
MANDATORY PARENT MEETING:
Saturday, September 10th, 2022.
12:30pm to 1:15pm OR 1:30pm to 2:15pm.  Parents are to volunteer during the season.
At least one parent must attend at ONE of the times listed above unless prior arrangements have been made with CYB, by emailing cyb@charlotteyouthballet.org.
ATTIRE:
Girls:  pink tights, solid colored leotard, ballet or pointe shoes, hair in neat bun, no skirts or leg warmers.
Boys: black tights, solid colored t-shirt, ballet shoes.
NOTIFICATIONS:
ALL Dancers will be notified by October 1st of their acceptance into the CYB. The cast list will be posted to the website (www.charlotteyouthballet.org). Dancers are expected to accept all parts awarded. PLEASE NOTE: At times our younger dancers are double cast. This means they may be in 3 shows instead of 6. All dancers will be notified of casting.  If you have not received an email by October 1st, please contact CYB to resolve communication issues.  Please also check SPAM/JUNK folders.  
Those dancers interested in auditioning but who are unable to attend at the scheduled time should contact cyb@charlotteyouthballet.org. Those dancers not at auditions will be cast based on roles available.
Dancers interested in dancing at a higher level are invited to look at our CYB Company Membership.
Age requirements and technique classes are required.

Register To Audition Here!

FAQ’s

Please bring a check made out to “Charlotte Youth Ballet” or exact $30 cash for registration fee.

PLEASE NOTE: All CYB programming is contingent on COVID-19 infection rates and state safety protocols. Adjustments to, postponement of and/or cancellation may be necessary as we will adhere to all state and local regulations for the safety of everyone. If CYB alters the program, you will be notified of the new plan and may choose to withdraw at that time.