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 15,000 children and adults annually through programs such as:

  • 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

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Ballet Spartanburg

Education. Outreach. Performance.

The joyful picture above of children from Sidewalk Hope, an inner-city ministry in Spartanburg, captures the essence and innocence of joy, hope, and the connections that are created when we dance.  Sidewalk Hope participated in the 2018 So You Think You Can Dance, Spartanburg! community event, a fundraiser in partnership with 10 local organizations. The picture above reflects opportunity, joy, happiness, dance and above all, who we are as an organization: education, outreach and performance. 

The happiness in dancing on stage is reflected in this precious little dancer's eyes and body.  Arms open, lights aglow, feet planted firmly on the stage, basking joyfully from a successful performance. This is the feeling we have as we anticipate returning to the stage this October with the premiere of Carlos Agudelo's, The Wizard of Oz. Ballet Spartanburg and its Board of Trustees and staff will monitor and adjust all health and safety precautions as directed by the CDC. We are ready to dance. We are ready to see our audience. We are ready.

Thank you for your continued love and support for 55 years. Onto our 56th season we go! Now follow the yellow brick road and grab your SEASON TICKETS TODAY!

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