Ballantyne Arts Center

Professionally led, quality arts programs in theatre, visual art and dance.An extension of the Morrison YMCA, the Ballantyne Arts Center offers a vibrant arts integrated preschool and programs in theatre, dance, and visual art to inspire youth.
11318 North Community House Road, Charlotte, NC 28277 | Directions
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11318 North Community House Road, Charlotte, NC 28277
Today: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

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Ballantyne Arts Center


The YMCA Ballantyne Arts Center impacts young minds and hearts through the power of visual and performing arts. Our 9,000-square-foot facility opened its doors in 2009 as part of our commitment to introducing youth to the arts while developing their mind, body and spirit.

The Ballantyne Arts Center is filled with an energy you can see and feel! Whether it’s a ballet class dancing with grace, a theatre class getting in character to captivate an audience, or an improv troupe nailing a punchline, true art and artists are made here.

The Ballantyne Arts Center is located about a mile from the Morrison Y at the corner of Ballantyne Commons Parkway and North Community House Road.

For more information about Morrison YMCA programs at the Ballantyne Arts Center, please stop by or contact:
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We have two spacious dance studios that are made for twirling, whirling, tapping and hip-hoppin’. One studio has a wooden dance floor, three mirrored walls and plenty of natural light. The other studio has a Marley dance floor with three mirrored walls and ballet bars. To view our current offering of dance classes, Click Here.


Parents love watching their actor perform in our Black Box Theatre, an intimate venue seating 60 in proscenium-style with sets designed in house by professional set designers. We use our studio classrooms for theatre training and theatrical and musical specials. To view our current offering of theatre classes, Click Here.

Visual Arts

Our studio classrooms are used for art classes and are spacious enough to have a formal showcase of artwork at the end of a session. Our classes and workshops include photography, drawing and painting for adults and children. To view our current offering of visual arts classes, Click Here.

Ballantyne Preschool of the Arts

In the mornings, the Ballantyne Arts Center is dedicated to energetic preschoolers. In addition to four preschool classrooms, these early learners have unique access to the full arts facility including the dance studios and theatre for weekly arts specials and showcases. Featuring an academically rich curriculum infused with the arts, children enjoy lots of room to explore, learn create, imagine and play. To view our current offering of preschool programs, Click Here.

Ballantyne Arts Afterschool

The Ballantyne Arts Afterschool program, for Kindergarten to 5th grade students, includes three professionally led arts classes each session including theatre, dance, visual art and cooking selections, in addition to homework and other creative based program selections to round out each afternoon. To view our current offering of afterschool programs, Click Here.

Summer Day Camp at BAC

Our facility captures the magic of camp and offers the creativity of the arts. Campers will make unforgettable memories and experience a true imaginative adventure as they express themselves artistically. To view our summer day camps, select an offering with Ballantyne Arts Center in the title of the camp when you Click Here.