Arts Education

Students Take Part in the Arts

The Cabarrus Arts Council provides a professional performance to students in grades K-12 each year. These wonderful programs captivate our students’ imaginations and bring the curriculum to life. Each performance is related to the Common Core State and North Carolina Essential Standards.

roger newGrades K-1

April 8 - 12, 2019
Roger Day – Invincible!
It’s a bird? It’s a plane? NO!! It’s the power of the brain! Roger’s newest show encourages and empowers young super heroes everywhere to solve the problem and save the day by using the greatest super power of all: Imagination!  Students sing along with Roger about using their brain power, courageous spirit, reading and imagination to solve problems and make a difference in the world.

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Rapunzel artwork

Grades 2-3

September 17 - 21, 2018
Charlotte Children's Theatre Presents: Rapunzel
This updated version of the classic fairytale takes on new life in a beautifully adapted and visually moving story.  The story examines the struggle of a loved one’s longing to preserve a child’s spirit and youth as that child grows up.  It’s a theme as timeless as the fairytale itself, but more relevant than ever.

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Soul Street Dance NewGrade 4-5

October 12 - 18, 2018
Soul Street Dance
Catch the excitement of Street Dance, as these energetic dancers demonstrate its varied styles, discussing the distinctive features and origins of each. This inspirational group of young men,  formerly considered at risk, found focus through dance and are now working as professionals.

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kelseyGrade 6

March 4 - 8, 2019
Michael Kelsey  
MICHAEL KELSEY is a rhythmic, inspired guitarist and performance artist who blends many musical genres with fervour and grace. Through-out a performance, Michael makes use of technology, improv skills, objects in the room, and student interaction to make music for the ears, but more importantly, a musical experience for the senses. His show is a perfect combination of art and technology.

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buffaloGrade 7

March 18 - 22, 2019
Virginia Rep Touring Theatre Company Presents: Buffalo Soldier
This dramatic play recounts the courageous story of African American soldiers during the Spanish-American War. Selected as one of the Best American Plays for Young Audiences and performed upon request at the Pentagon in honor of African American History Month, it became the first professional play in history to be performed within the Pentagon's walls.

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 black history 2Grades 8

January 29 – February 8, 2019
The Charlotte Ballet Presents: Black History Celebration
Celebrating Black History and the journeys of historians Frederick Douglas, Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King Jr, the program includes pieces choreographed by Second Company Director, Mark Diamond and Company Dancer Juwan Alston.  A contemporary masterwork by renowned San Francisco choreographer Alonzo King will also be featured. Sponsored by S&D Coffee and Tea.

shakespear2High School

April 1-5, 2019
The Charlotte Ballet Presents: Shakespear's Popular Works
This interactive program will feature excerpts from Othello, Macbeth, Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo & Juliet, with a special bonus of West Side Story.

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