Classes and Programming

General Class Information for 2024/2025 Fall Classes 

All classes EXCEPT Open Adult Division Classes are now closed for the remainder of our 23/24 school year. Last day of classes for our 23/24 school year is Saturday, May 18. 

We welcome you to Ballet Spartanburg. A center for dance education that is more than just ballet. A center that is a higher standard. A center that offers quality dance education.
This fall, we are excited to offer new classes and instructors. Please note that we may have classes that are at capacity. We can place your student on a waiting list for any particular class.
As of June 16th 2021, the Chapman Cultural Center and Ballet Spartanburg do not mandate the wearing of a mask for inside activities. We will continue monitoring the advice/requirements of the CDC.

*Lebo's Dancewear's open house will be Tuesday, August 13 from 1-7pm at our studios located at Chapman Cultural Center. Class uniforms may also be purchased at Lebo's Dancewear . Use promo code BALLETSPARTANBURG at checkout for free shipping.

Fall 2024 classes will begin on Monday, August 19, 2024.

  • Faculty and schedule are subject to change due to enrollment.
  • A minimum enrollment of 5 full paying students is required for a class to be maintained.
  • All registration forms must be completed and turned in to the Ballet Spartanburg office before a student may attend class.
  • Students are assigned classes and instructors upon approval of Ballet Master, Lona Gomez.
  • Classes/dance education are closed classes. Parent Observation weeks/dates are noted on Dance Calendar.
  • Students who graduate from High School are required to take Adult Classes.
  • To withdraw a student, complete the withdrawal form, and submit to the Ballet Spartanburg office. A withdrawal form must be submitted within one month of a student no longer attending classes to ensure a refund. Please note that we will adhere to this policy.
  • INCLEMENT Weather. Please note that we follow the openings/closings of the Chapman Cultural Center. We will try our very best to notify you of any changes due to inclement weather via email, Instagram and Facebook. Please check all emails from Ballet Spartanburg carefully.

Creative Division (ages 3-4)

Our Creative Division gives students' an early introduction to the world of ballet. It provides children with a fun and creative atmosphere that inspires creativity and encourages our students to express themselves through their love of dance. These classes are a prelude to formal ballet instruction. They introduce basic ballet vocabulary and movement through engaging activities and exercises. Our goal is to begin to foster the love of dance in your little one. Creative Movement students participate in the end-of-the-year dance demonstration in the Chapman Cultural Center.

Pre Ballet through Ballet VI

The Recreational Ballet Student Division consists of Pre-Ballet through Ballet VI. The primary levels focus on formal ballet instruction while introducing basic ballet vocabulary, music concepts, and movement through engaging activities and exercises. The intermediate levels continue to lay the foundation of classical ballet training and prepare the students for the more demanding requirements of the ballet syllabus. The upper levels continue to build on the intermediate levels, and musicality and more complicated dance combinations are introduced. The Recreational Division has a structured syllabus and detailed objectives for each level. All Recreational Ballet Students advance according to individual progress in acquiring technique and strength.

Open Student Division

The Open Student Division offers optional discipline classes for students interested in Tap/Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Stretch and Strengthen, Tumble and Twirl, Modern, and Irish. They can be taken on their own or in conjunction with ballet classes.


Our Pre-Professional Division serves serious ballet students with comprehensive training that refines their technique while also building artistry and physical strength. Past/Current Pre-Pro Students have been and continue to be accepted on scholarship to elite professional summer intensives. Students have received scholarships to Pacific Northwest Ballet, Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and Charlotte Ballet.


Our Trainee Program is a comprehensive program that provides the experience necessary to ease the transition from student to professional dancer. Our trainees are given personal attention in a close, nurturing, environment. The Center for Dance Education Trainee Program is tuition-based. Click on the link for additional information/audition requirements

Open Adult Division 2023-2024

Ballet Spartanburg is excited to invite all dancers ages 18+ to enjoy a variety of dance classes as part of our Open/Adult Division. Classes are open to all levels from beginner to advance. Our classes a great way to try dance for the first time, or continue your intermediate/advanced training, while engaging in a fun and rewarding dance environment. We look forward to welcoming you to experience the love of dance. All classes are paid on a monthly based. Please refer to the Adult Registration form for monthly pricing. Class offerings are Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, and Ballet. Visit for class descriptions and schedule.

2023-2024 Adult Ballroom Dance

Classes meet on Monday nights in the Ballet Studios from 7:30-8:30pm. Ballroom classes are paid per session. Please refer to the Ballroom Schedule of Classes for session dates and costs.

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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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