Chance To Dance

Health and safety is our top priority. In Summer 2020, CBA assembled a COVID-19 Advisory Committee consisting of CBA parents, doctors, local public school leaders, architectural experts, etc. We are now looking forward to restarting in-person Chance To Dance programs safely for the 2021-22 school year.

For more information, contact: [email protected]

Charlottesville Ballet’s FREE public school dance program that gives children a hands-on experience with the arts.

Chance To Dance (C2D) is Charlottesville Ballet’s FREE public school outreach program for grades K-5 that gives children a hands on experience with the arts. The Ballet partners with local public schools in both Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

Students participate in a session of dance classes held once per week after school. These classes are taught by professional artists from the Charlottesville Ballet and are all-inclusive with students actively participating regardless of physical ability or previous dance experience.

The dance genres of Ballet, Modern, Tap, Hip Hop, and African dance form the backbone of the Chance To Dance curriculum. Participants are introduced to basic movements and then hone these skills throughout the program. Students see the benefit of applying themselves to both mental and physical challenges and gain self-confidence while learning effective teamwork skills that can be used in other areas of life.

Chance To Dance Showcase and Scholarship Program:

The Chance To Dance program culminates with a FREE performance for the community. This gives students the opportunity to perform for their peers, educators, and broader community. The showcase is a chance for students to take pride in their achievements, and develop the self-confidence that results from successful performances. At the showcase, teachers present lifetime scholarships to Charlottesville Ballet Academy to select students who show exceptional talent and passion for dance.

For more information about the Chance To Dance outreach program and how you can get involved, please email:  [email protected]

Chance To Dance (C2D) Sponsors 2019-2020

Chance To Dance (C2D) Schools 2019-2020

  • Mary Carr Greer Elementary School
  • Woodbrook Elementary School
  • Agnor Hurt Elementary School
  • Burnley-Moran Elementary School
  • Venable Elementary School
  • Clark Elementary School