Charlotte Dance Festival Youth Gala
April 23 - 25
Workshops options are in-person and virtual.
Sunday, April 25
4pm - 5pm
Youth Gala Performance
Virtual Stream opportunity April 26 - 30
In-Person and video performances
Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center
9315-E Monroe Road
Charlotte, NC 28270
Youth Gala brings together area dance studios, academic school dance programs and universities to share their artistry with each other in a performance.
Burlington Academy of Dance & Arts / KARIZMA II | Burlington, NC
Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center| Charlotte, NC
Fusia Dance Company | Bartonsville, PA
MufukaWorks Square Root Youth Dance Tribe| Charlotte, NC
Warped Dance Company | Sheboygan, WI
Performers are youth and college students. Choreographers can be professional or students.
Application Deadline: March 20, 2021
Notification: March 22, 2021
Student Fee Due: March 31, 2021
Dancer Fee: $85 per dancer
Student Participation Fee includes
3 classes over 3 days
1 virtual ticket to the live stream performance and Talk Back with Camille A. Brown & Dancers
1 virtual ticket to the live stream performance for the CDF Gala
The $85 fee does not include tickets for parents to the CDF Gala or the Youth Gala.
Only 1 work from each group will be selected, but you can submit up to 2 works for adjudication.
Additional students from your school/program can attend the festival by paying the $85 fee if there is space.
Performers must be 12 years or older and enrolled in a youth or college program.
Maximum number of pieces 1 group can submit: 2
A maximum of 1 work will be selected from each group
Minimum Length: 3 minutes
Maximum Length: 6 minutes
Performing students must participate in all classes
Choreographers can be professional or students.
The number of dancers that you submit in your application is the number we expect to attend.
Replacements for dancers who become injured are allowed.
New: Dance works must have a minimum of 4 dancers.