Presented by Ballet Spartanburg, The South Carolina Humanities, Drs. Kristi & Kelan Brown, & Michael Robert Etheridge 

We are thrilled to be partnering with the SC Humanities. Click the link to read more about our Community West African Dance Class.  African Dance Classes in Spartanburg by SC Humanities

Ballet Spartanburg is pleased to once again offer FREE West African dance classes to the community. This class is open to anyone who would like to learn about the history of African Dance, the culture, and the many variations of African Dance, while enjoying movement, exercise and freedom of spirit and mind. Taught by exceptional African Dance instructor, Angela Alderson, and accompaniment by African Drummer, Page Rogers, this class is fun, engaging, and perfect for all!

To participate, please complete the below registration forms and email to Susan Woodham at

All participants must agree to follow the Ballet Spartanburg COVID-19 protocol. Masks are OPTIONAL but not mandated at this time. Click here for The African Dance Class registration

LOCATION: Ballet Spartanburg

DAY/TIME: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM. Classes have ended for 2024.

AGE: 2-80+


Taught by Dance Instructor, Angela Alderson and Accompaniment Drummer, Page Rogers


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Carlos Agudelo, 2023 SC Governor's Award for an Individual

Ballet Spartanburg's Artistic Director, Carlos Agudelo, was awarded the South Carolina Governor's Award from the South Carolina Arts Commission on May 23, 2023, at the Chapman Cultural Center. The award was presented by Mr. David Platt, Executive Director of the South Carolina Arts Commission. "We recognize the unparalleled energy, enthusiasm, devotion and love for dance that Carlos has gifted to our community out of his passion for all to experience the arts for the past 32 years. We are overjoyed that Carlos has been recognized by the South Carolina Arts Commission, " Teresa S. Berline, Executive Director. "The South Carolina Arts Commission is an extraordinary organization in our state which promotes and advocates opportunities in the arts which values equality, access, diversity and inclusion. Ballet Spartanburg is honored by the support of the South Carolina Arts Commission and the recognition of Carlos Agudelo."

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