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 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



More Information

Ballet Spartanburg

Ballet Spartanburg Receives 2018
Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award

Ballet Spartanburg has received the 2018 Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award. This award is given each year by the South Carolina Arts Commission to recognize exemplary artists and arts organizations for the State of South Carolina. “Each recipient of these Verner Awards is an outstanding ambassador for our state and contributes greatly not just to the arts community, but the overall quality of life.  As the Arts Commission nears completion of its 50th anniversary celebration, we are honored to recognize organizations and individuals who live out the service, commitment and passion that helped the arts here thrive throughout the last half century." S.C. Arts Commission Chairman Henry Horowitz.

Your loyal and continued support allows expansion of  new outreach programs, professional performances and new dance audiences.  We are very appreciative of generous gifts from corporations, individuals and families.  We value your past, present and future support. Every dime matters. Every dollar matters. We hope you will join as a supporter today.

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