Community and Education


Community OutreachBallet Spartanburg has an exceptionally strong educational outreach program which aid community in a variety of ways. Through community outreach, the beauty of dance and the joy of participation is brought to all segments of the Spartanburg Community.

Maintaining education and outreach programs demands great energy and ingenuity in this economic climate. Your support is the foundation upon which we build our vision and our future. It is your personal involvement through contributions that allows us to impact over 10,000 children and adults annually through:

  • Dance/Movement classes for Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological disorders
  • Dance/Movement for Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorder students
  • Pilates in Pink for Breast Cancer Survivors
  • A Sensory Sensitive performance of The Nutcracker for the SCSDB and McCarthy Teszler students
  • An outreach program that provides lectures/demonstrations for schools (over 10,000 youth reached annually)
  • Ballet Spartanburg’s City Dance program, a summer program which teaches dance to at-risk, inner city youth
  • Summer and after school programs partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of the Upstate and
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • School residencies for Title One Schools
  • In-school dance performances in partnership with TAP’s MUSE machine program
  • Performances at nursing homes, assisted living and retirement centers, and colleges
  • Performances at community events and festivals such as Spartanburg County Library System,
  • Barnes and Noble, and International Festival
  • Annual FREE performances of Peter & the Wolf for all K-4 students in Spartanburg County Schools
  • Scholarships to ensure talented, underserved, students’ desire to dance
  • Dance classes at: Cleveland, Houston, Mary H. Wright, and Pine Street Schools in partnership with
  • Spartanburg District 7; and Lone Oak, Fairforest, O.P. Earle and Inman Elementary Schools


March 23rd & 24th | 8pm | Chapman Cultural Center

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Dimes to dollars to dance. Every dime and every dollar matters. With outreach programs, professional performances and new dance audiences increasing each year, we are appreciative of your loyal support. With generous gifts from corporations, individuals and families, we will continue to explore and expand ways to reach new audiences. We are your ballet Company and organization. We are Ballet Spartanburg.

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