“Ballet is like any other art form in that we all start out knowing nothing about it.”

About The Belmont School of Ballet

Opened in 2006, The Belmont School of Ballet is a curriculum-based, classical ballet school. We derive our training methods from The Royal Academy of Dance in London, England and The Cecchetti Council of America.



About Our School

Opened in 2006, The Belmont School of Ballet is an extension of the Charlotte School of Ballet which was founded in 1968 by Gay Porter. The school offers the highest levels of instruction in classical ballet. Teachers are qualified and experienced in teaching both children and adults – from age 3 to 93!

The ballet curriculum is based on both the syllabus of the Royal Academy of Dance, London, England and the Cecchetti Council of America. Classes are also offer in pointe and variations, modern dance, tap, jazz and pilates.

Performing is an important aspect of a dancer’s training. We will seek opportunities to perform throughout the community as well as in full-length story ballets.

Ballet instruction offers students skills that can be used throughout life. Poise, grace, discipline and self-confidence are invaluable assets.

About the Curriculum

With over 14,000 members’ spread across 82 countries, The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is one of the largest and most influential dance education and training organisations in the world. The training method begins with children at age 3 and takes students through a graded syllabus to the professional level. The Children’s Syllabus includes classical work, free movement and character dance. The vocational syllabus is for the students who desire a career in ballet. It takes much dedication on the part of the dancer to achieve the required level of training to progress at this level. Students are encouraged to participate in the RAD examinations at the end of each year.

The Cecchetti Council of America is an organization dedicated to maintaining the standards and method of ballet training established by Cav. Enrico Cecchetti. The organization is based in Holland, Michigan. The Cecchetti syllabus begins with five-year old students and progresses to the Diploma Level. As students progress, they may take examinations in this syllabus as well.

Examinations provide a goal for the students. It encourages students to focus in class, build strength quicker and requires correctly demonstrated technique. It insures a wider range of skills and prevents dancers from only learning ‘tricks’.

Our Instructors

Here are our amazing teachers…

Bridget Porter Young

Bridget Porter Young

Artistic Director
Gay Porter

Gay Porter

Senior Instructor
Skyla Caldwell

Skyla Caldwell

Ballet & Modern Instructor
Danielle Everett

Danielle Everett

Jazz and Tap
Bethany Williamson

Bethany Williamson

Modern and Ballet

Our Summer Classes for 2017

Young Dancer Camps

Let the Adventures begin! Dancers bring to life favorite stories and characters. Each day students explore movement through dances, music, costumes and a craft.

$75 per camp, $70 for 2 or more, $300 for all 5

Prince and Princess
June 19th – 22nd, 2:00-3:00

Let’s Fly
June 26th – June 29th, 9:00-10:00

The Enchanted Garden
July 10th – 13th, 10:00-11:00

Beauty and the Beast
July 31st – August 3rd, 1:00-2:00

Cinderella
August 7th – 10th, 1:00-2:00

Master Teachers

Mel A Tomlinson
Monday-Friday
June 12th-16th
$135 per week
– Elementary Technique, 3:00-4:30
– Intermediate/Advanced Technique, 4:30-6:00

Ronald Altman
Monday-Friday
July 10th – 14th and July 17 – July 21st
– Elementary Technique, 3:00-4:30
– Intermediate/Advanced Technique, 4:30-6:30
Elementary Technique $115 for one week, $210 for both
Intermediate/Advanced Technique $150 for one week, $280 for both

Aureo Andino & Marena Perez
Monday-Friday
July 31st – August 11th
– Elementary Technique with beginning pointe/pre-pointe, 3:00-4:30
– Intermediate/Advanced Technique with Pointe, Partnering and Variations, 4:30-6:30
Elementary Technique $130 for one week, $240 for both
Intermediate/Advanced Technique $150 for one week, $280 for both

Pointe Technique Intensive Workshop

June 5th – 8th
June 19th – 22nd
Level I
(Beginning and Pre Pointe), 3:30-5:00
Level II
5:00 – 6:30
$100 per week

Pilates and Ballet

May 22nd – 25th
May 30th – June 1st
5:30 – 7:00
$150
This class is for students age 11 and up.

Cecchetti Exam Coaching

This course is required of students who will be taking their exam in June and is strongly encouraged for all dancers in each level

May 22nd – 25th, May 30th – June 1st
Grade 1 from 3:30 – 4:30
Grade 2 from 4:30 – 5:30
$110

Modern/Lyrical Choreography Workshops

June 26th – 30th, 10:00-11:30
July 24th – 28th, 1:00 – 3:00
$115 for one week, $210 for both weeks

Tapping Tuesdays and Summer Jazz

Miss Daniel joins us each Tuesday from June 6th through August 1st for Summer Jazz and Tap!

Jazz 6:30 – 7:30
Tap 7:30 – 8:30
Jazz or Tap, $120
Jazz and Tap, $200
Please note: No class on July 4th.

Broadway Camp

An exciting musical theater dance camp. Dancers will focus on the music and dances from famous Broadway Musicals.

July 24th – 28th, 11:00-1:00
$115

Royal Academy of Dance Study Workshop

Get a head start on learning the dances for next year!

July 10th – 14th
Grade 4 & 5, 11:00-11:50
Grades 2 & 3, 12:00-12:50
$75

Girls of America Historical Dance Camp

American Girl enthusiasts will love this creative camp. Whether learning the Virginia Reel or the Jitterbug, participants will expand their knowledge of historical dance and culture by learning dances from various time periods.

Campers enjoy a lovely tea party each day. Dolls welcome!

July 10th – 14th, 1:00-3:00
$120

Nutcracker Choreography

Nutcracker enthusiasts will love this creative workshop. Whether learning the Party Children, Snowflakes or Spanish dances, participants will expand their knowledge of this classical ballet by learning the choreography and music of this great ballet.

August 14th – 16th, 10:00-12:00
Ages 8 & older*
$100
*Dancers will be separated by technical ability

Special Offers

Register for these combinations of classes and receive 10% off
– Cecchetti Coaching & Pilates and Ballet
– Modern Workshop & Broadway Camp
– Girls of America & Ronald Altman

Early Bird Special
Register for 4 or more summer programs by May 15th and receive 15% off total tuition.
* Only one discount will be applied
* Early Bird is non-refundable

Contact Us

 116 South Main Street, Belmont, NC 28012

(704) 829-7929

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