Don & Patricia Cantwell,​ ​ Artistic Directors 

Jill Eathorne Bahr, Resident Choreographer

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Ballet Theatre



July 6- July 26, 2014




Since 1988 Charleston Ballet Theatre Center for Dance Education has hosted its distinctive summer course with students from across the United States, Europe and Japan. The dedicated faculty has been privileged to help train aspiring young dancers who have then been accepted into exceptional institutions and professional companies. Resident Faculty and distinguished Guest Artists will offer multiple daily classes with concentrations in ballet, pointe, variations, and choreography composition.


The comprehensive program with one-on-one attention and small classes, is designed for intermediate and advanced pre-professional dancers age 11-19 and the junior intensive half-day program is for intermediate (pre- and beginner pointe students) age 8-11. The goal of all classes is to offer the highest level of professional training while encouraging each student's individual development, artistry and self confidence.




Recently voted the #1 tourist destination in the USA, Charleston is the cultural and most historic city of the South. Filled with unique shops, famous restaurants, galleries, and a vibrant outdoor market where artisans display and sell their art. Charleston Ballet Theatre's studios are just minutes away from the gorgeous beaches of Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island. Weekends are filled with organized and chaperoned activities that allow the dancers to experience the charm of Charleston.


CBT offers supervised housing which includes daily transportation to the studios and weekend excursions. A meal plan is provided where the students dine in or out with their chaperones each evening . Commuting students who are 18 years or older, may arrange for their own housing in the area and will be responsible for all housing fees, meals and transportation to and from Charleston Ballet Theatre.




To apply by DVD submit application form, a teacher recommendation, two photos (first arabesque flat, a la seconde), and a 10 minute video/DVD of center work. There is a $25 non-refundable video/DVD audition fee. A personal audition is required by any student seeking partial scholarships and are limited to the most promising male and female dancers who have graduated from high school. For any additional information contact Patricia Cantwell, Director email at aragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.

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