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Meet Our Teaching Artists

Children's Theatre of Charlotte is proud to work with some of the finest theatre arts educators in the country. Their personal creative drive and professionalism in our classrooms inspire young people to excel on stage, and in life.

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Class and Camp Handbooks

Creative Drama Handbook

SOTT
Handbook

Conservatory Handbook

Summer Camp Handbook


Class and Camp FAQs

Does my child need prior theatre experience?
Our camps and classes are a great fit for children with and without prior theatre experience. Certain classes and camps have prerequisites, but there is an entry point for all ages.
How do I know which class or camp is right for my child?
A detailed overview of each program with age recommendations can be found on each program’s webpage. Because we offer classes and camps with different levels of intensity and time commitments, we recommend you review these with your child prior to registration. Students may only enroll in classes or camps for which they qualify based on age and grade. This helps to ensure every child has a positive experience in a group of their peers.
Do you offer scholarships or payment plans for classes and camps?

We do have a limited amount of full and partial scholarships available for tuition for classes and camps. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Regardless of the award amount, registration and handling fees for classes and camps must be paid in full. Typically, 10% of our total enrollment is comprised of scholarship students.

We also offer payment plans for classes and camps. Payment plans are typically processed in three installments, with tuition paid in full before the start date of your session.

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Why aren’t classes held on the stage?
Classes

Our year-long curriculum is focused on process, rather than final product. The classroom provides a non-threatening environment for creative investigation and reinforces the concept that theatre can be created anywhere—with just an actor, an audience and a space to perform. Because of this, we find a classroom better serves the more informal exploration of stories for our Creative Drama students, and the more formal skills-based instruction for our School of Theatre Training students.

Summer Camps
Some of our summer camps do perform their final presentation of materials on our stages in the McColl Family Theatre and the Wells Fargo Playhouse. But the curriculum still emphasizes the process and experience during the session, rather than the final product.
Can I stay with my child during class or camp?
Classes

There are opportunities throughout the Creative Drama and School of Theatre Training sessions to observe classes. For the first day of the session, there is a mandatory orientation for parents/caregivers. Additionally, there is a mid-session drop-in to observe the class. On the final day of the session, friends and family are invited to watch a presentation of materials covered.

Summer Camps
Except for parents/caregivers of Early Childhood students, there is no orientation for the first day of the session. On the final day of the session, friends and family are invited to watch a presentation of materials covered.
Is there a difference between a summer camp at ImaginOn versus a Satellite location?
The only difference between camps at ImaginOn versus a Satellite location, is the location itself. We employ the same teaching artists, curriculum and high standards across all our programming. Satellite locations are offered for your convenience to serve as much of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community as possible.
How do I register for classes and camps?
If you are registering online through our secure website, you can pay with a credit card. If you are registering in person at our Customer Sales and Service Center, you can pay with cash, check or credit card. Once you are registered, you will receive an immediate email confirmation. To avoid having these notifications end up in your junk folder, please add boxoffice@ctcharlotte.org to your list of approved email addresses. If you have not received a confirmation within 24 hours of submitting your registration, please contact the Customer Sales and Service Center at 704-973-2828.
How quickly do classes and camps fill to capacity?

Our classes and camps fill quickly so you are encouraged to register as soon as schedules become available. Classes and camps are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can check online the availability of each class or camp before you register. A green circle indicates the most availability, yellow indicates less availability and red indicates limited availability. When a class or camp is full, there will be a “sold out” mark next to the description.
If a class or camp is full, can I add my child to a waitlist?
We do offer a waitlist for full classes and camps. Occasionally, space may become available, but we cannot guarantee placement. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist for a specific class or camp, click on the "Waitlist Request" button provided on that class' or camp's page. If a spot becomes available, you will receive a call or email from our Customer Sales and Service Center. Payment will not be collected until the available spot has been offered.
Are classes or camps ever cancelled?

Programs with low enrollment two weeks prior to the start date of the session are subject to cancellation. Minimum enrollment can vary by program. If cancellation occurs, the family will be notified and given the opportunity to transfer to another class or camp in the same session or receive a full refund.

Inclement Weather and Emergency Closings
If the ImaginOn building or a Satellite location is closed due to severe weather or some other emergency, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte will not hold classes. Local news and radio stations will report library and location closings. You may also check our website ctcharlotte.org or call 704-973-2828 for information regarding building closings. Make-up days for cancelled classes may be arranged based on individual class schedules and circumstances.
What is the refund policy for classes and camps?
Classes

We provide full refunds one month prior to the start date of Creative Drama and School of Theatre Training sessions. There are no refunds provided after the deadline. Registration and handling fees are non-refundable. After the deadline, registration may be moved to another class within the same session, if space is available. To submit a written refund request, click the link.

Summer Camps

We provide full refunds two weeks prior to the start date of Summer Camp sessions. There are no refunds provided after the deadline. Registration and handling fees are non-refundable. After the deadline, registration may be moved to another summer camp within the same session, if space is available. To submit a refund request, click the button below.

One-Day Mini-Camps

We provide full refunds two weeks prior to the start date of a Mini-Camp. There are no refunds provided after the deadline. Registration and handling fees are non-refundable. After the deadline, registration may be moved to another Mini-Camp within the same CMS school year, if space is available. To submit a written refund request, click the link.

OnStage & Guest Artist/Masterclass

Tuition, as well as, registration and handling fees are non-refundable.

Refund Request
Still have questions about classes or camps?
Call our Customer Sales and Service Center, Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., at 704-973-2828.

Locations

Class Locations

Uptown
ImaginOn
300 E. Seventh St.
Charlotte, N.C. 28202
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Summer Camp Locations

Uptown
ImaginOn
300 E. Seventh St.
Charlotte, N.C. 28202
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North Charlotte
UNC Charlotte — Robinson Hall
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, N.C. 28223
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South Charlotte
Charlotte Latin School
9502 Providence Rd.
Charlotte, N.C. 28277

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Education Team

Michelle Long
Director of Education
704-973-2834

Micah Hein
Camps & Community Programs Manager
704-973-2835

Adam Montague
Early Childhood & School of Theatre Training Manager
704-973-2836

Mavis Scully
Resident Teaching Artist
704-973-2813

Karen Steele
Resident Teaching Artist
704-973-2816

Stephanie Hurtado-Hoyos
Education Administrative Assistant
704-973-2837
Programs at a Glance
Theatre 360
Theatre in Your Classroom
Scholarships and Payment Plans
Community Involvement Program
FAQs and Resources