Northwest Block

Northwest Charlotte bordered by Rozzelles Ferry and Beatties Ford roads and Freedom Drive and State Street

Check out this article from The Charlotte Post about the ‘Hamilton’-style master class that took place at Northwest School of the Arts. Led by cast member and NWSA alum Willie “Tre” Smith, the event was sponsored by ASC’s #CultureBlocks program.

Photo: The Charlotte Post

Steppin’ Into Health by Purple Charlotte Steppers
When: Every Tuesday (10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.) through June 28, 2019
Where: West Charlotte Recreation Center (2401 Kendall Drive, Charlotte, NC 28216)

Come to this beginners dance workshop series! In this workshop series, participants will learn the fundamentals of Soul Line Dancing and America Style Ballroom. American Ballroom dancing is a smooth and graceful dance that combines Greystone, Hand Dance and Cha-Cha-Cha all in one dance. It is danced to R&B, jazz and neo-soul music. It is a partner dance (but a partner is not required for the class) American Ballroom also incorporates other dances, such as Salsa, Foxtrot, Rumba and Tango steps. For more information call 704-759-6412.


Life Skills Through Theatre Arts by Children’s Theatre
When: Every Wednesday, from June 17- August 9 (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.)
Where: Tuckaseegee Recreation Center (4820 Tuckaseegee Road, Charlotte, NC 28208)

Campers will be engaged through guided activities to improve communication skills, support creative choices, be more confident, have empathy and work in cooperation with others, and to better appreciate the arts. Activities include ensemble/team building, theatre games, improv/comedy basics, group storytelling, craft and prop creation, public speaking exercises.


Inspire, Inclusion Dance Camp by Camerin Watson
When: See Below
Where: Tuckaseegee Recreation Center (4820 Tuckaseegee Road, Charlotte, NC 28208)

Inviting dancers with disabilities and dancers without disabilities to inspire one another through creative exploration and community building. No prior dance training required. All are welcome! This is in partnership with Camp D.I.C.E and JCSU.

Tuesdays and Fridays, from June 21- August 6
Ages 5-11 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Ages 12-18 | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Register online at or email


All the World’s a Stage Theater Workshop
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 25 – August 15 (12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
Where: Beatties Ford Road Regional Library (2412 Beatties Ford Rd., Charlotte, NC 28216)
Using Shakespeare’s works and studies, “ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE” program will allow participants to experience elements of theatrical art with awareness. The program will consist of different workshops such as history of theater,practical execution of character study along with physical harmony, set design manipulation, and comprehensive vignettes performed all centered on Shakespearean Theater. REGISTER NOW! Visit www. or call 704-416-3000.


Reclaim 37: The Exhibition presented by JCSU and Levine Museum of the New South
When: Ongoing
Where: James B. Duke Memorial Library at Johnson C. Smith University (100 Beatties Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216)

The Reclaim 37 exhibit chronicles the past and present-day narratives of historic black spaces along the Beatties Ford Road Corridor/Biddleville which is located on the west side of Charlotte, North Carolina. Using the lens of Afrofuturism, Reclaim 37 exhibit takes the concept of the everyday Beatties Ford Road Corridor/Biddleville experiences and recreate them to provide tangible access to this community’s history through reshaping the lens of today and projecting a strong future. The exhibit will create a learning experience using art, sound, and visual to share the history of Charlotte, NC’s only survived post-bellum, streetcar black community, Biddleville. Biddleville is just minutes from uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, which is one of the fastest growing cities across the nation. The opening programming will feature music, tours, light refreshments, meet and greet with the creative team and more. For more details contact Monika Rhue, Project Director at