Earn a patch and see the magic of the ballet before the show starts!

For many children, attending a Charlotte Youth Ballet performance is an unforgettable introduction to the world of ballet: the dazzling costumes, colorful sets, enchanting music, and storybook choreography all make for a magical experience. The Nutcracker is central to many families’ holiday traditions, and continues to inspire the next generation of dancers. Our Spring Shows are a great way to enjoy classical story book ballets as they come to life on the big stage.

CYB brings together all the components that make a professional ballet performance magical: the costumes, the props, the lighting, the music and, of course, the dancers, and shares them with Girl Scouts in an interactive session before they watch the performance so they can explore the art and athleticism of ballet and theater in a fun and educational format. We give Girl Scouts an inside look at how it all comes together so they can confidently understand all the pieces and parts of ballet as well as live performing arts, maybe even encouraging them to try a new activity involving the theater or ballet itself!

Girl Scouts also receive discounted tickets to CYB performances and a special patch for the event! Girl Scouts can also meet the requirements for dance and performing arts patches with their troop.


It is a Two Step Process:

Step 1. To Purchase ‘Before the curtain event’:

Before the Curtain is priced at only $25 per troop (max of 15 girls; adults free. Form is below.

Complete the Before The Curtain Event Registration and Payment Form’ (see below) to register! For more than 15 girls, please contact

Step 2. To Purchase Tickets For Ballet Performance:

Call the CPCC Box Office during business hours and purchase your show tickets for the group. *BOOK EARLY. MATINEES MAY SELL OUT. Girl Scouts receive discounted tickets of $18/seat (plus theater fees) to attend the ballet. Everyone in the group must have a ticket to the performance.

The CPCC Box Office is located in the lobby of the Overcash Building at 1206 Elizabeth Avenue and is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. The CPCC Box Office can be reached at (704) 330-6534.

2023-2024 Events:
REGISTRATION will close on Thursday March 7th 5:00 pm, so our team has time to organize.

  • Cinderella Before the Curtain Event 2024: Sun, March 10th at 1pm

Plan ahead with your group. We cannot hold tickets. Payment at time of purchase, no refunds.

Access to Before the Curtain and tickets to the actual ballet performance are purchased separately


Before the Curtain Event Registration and Payment Form