North Carolina Dance Ambassadors is a unique program that offers supplemental training opportunities to prepare young dancers for the performing arts industry.


Each year we select a talented group of dancers from across the state of North Carolina to make up our company of ambassadors.


These dancers receive access to all of our NCDA events plus the opportunity to win continuing education scholarships, build professional connections, and take their dance experience to the next level.

We welcome new applicants every year between March-June. Please follow us on social media @ncdanceambassadors to stay up to date on all NCDA happenings!

The Program

Being an Ambassador

NC Dance Ambassadors

For dancers ages 11-18  | Audition or Invite required.

Being an ambassador provides the exciting opportunity to work with world-renowned faculty and talented dancers from studios across the state of North Carolina.


Throughout the year, our ambassadors participate in private intensives, photoshoots, choreography workshops, a summer training sessions, and more. Our program gives dancers the ability to train outside of their local studio without interfering with their current dance commitments. At the beginning of each season, dancers receive a calendar with all NCDA opportunities. Dancers are encouraged to make the most of their ambassador experience by attending as many events as their schedule allows.


In addition to our main events, ambassadors receive a CLI Studios membership, continuing education scholarship opportunities, and ongoing industry professional mentorship.


Being a part of the NCDA program provides dancers with an incredible community of like-minded students and a network of teachers who strive to support each individual every step of the way.

Tuition for 2022-2023 ($850/Annually): 

  • There is a $350.00 deposit to reserve your spot as an ambassador. This payment is made when registering (after acceptance) and applied to your overall tuition cost.

  • The remainder of the tuition is split into two equal payments of $250 and is due prior to our opening event on October 8th, 2022.

  • Tuition fees are paid annually. Once paid in full, there are no other hidden fees for the remainder of the year.


Program Events

Dancers are encouraged to make the most of their ambassador experience by attending as many events as their schedule allows.

August 20 or 21

Pre-season Welcome Event!

Graham, NC


October 8

The Commercial Dance Intensive (On Location)

Pittsboro, NC


November 12

NCDA Event (details coming soon)

Pittsboro, NC


January 21

NCDA Event (details coming soon)

Pittsboro, NC


February 11

NCDA Event (details coming soon)

Pittsboro, NC


March 18

NCDA Photo Shoot (option 1)


March 25

NCDA Photo Shoot (option 2)


April 1

NCDA Photo Shoot (option 3)

April 15

NCDA Event (details coming soon)

Pittsboro, NC

June 24

NCDA Summer Workshop

Pittsboro, NC

Strengthen Skills

  • Private intensives with world-renowned master teachers and choreographers

  • Unlimited access to CLI Studios online dance program

  • Mock auditions + Q&A Panels

Explore Creativity

  • Improvisation and choreography classes

  • NCDA Photography Sessions

  • Dance on Film Workshop

Build Connections + Earn Scholarships!

  • Expand your network of teachers, choreographers, and dance artists  

  • Build Meaningful relationships with other talented dancers  

  • NEW! Scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors currently enrolled in the NCDA program

who we work with

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For parents we provide Q&A opportunities, online videos through CLI Studios, and a community of like-minded parents who are all striving to support their child in the field of dance. Need a little assistance navigating it all? We are here to help!

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Guest Artists & Teachers

If you are interested in working with our ambassadors, please send your performance/teaching resume to us at along with a short description of the type of class/workshop you would like to offer. We provide our dancers with a variety of opportunities throughout the year and we are always looking to offer something new!