Donate to Ballet Spartanburg

Ballet Spartanburg’s mission is to promote dance and dance appreciation in Spartanburg County and surrounding areas by providing the highest quality dance training, education, performance and outreach. As a member in 2019-2020, you contributed to all programming in the Spartanburg community and the Upstate. Every donation matters. Every dime is important. You make the difference in our community. 

We are always happy to visit you, your corporation or business, family, etc, to tell you how exciting our programming is and how you can get involved or possibly give you a tour of our facility, or maybe to observe a dance class for you or your special dancer. We are here for you. Please contact us by calling 864-583-0339 or email to set up an appointment.

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Your Valued Dollars Make a Difference in Your Community.

In 2019-2020, we invested your dollars to impact lives and communities through dance.outreach. Join us today as a donor and support our Growing efforts for the next 50 years.
  • in school programIn 2019-2020, 26,310 students were able to see the highest of quality of ballet performances in Spartanburg: 9,546 of those were reached through Muse Machine on site programs for Spartanburg County Schools, 10,578 received outreach dance education through in and after school dance classes and 6,186 dancers, ages 2-72, attended classes, rehearsals and performances at Chapman Cultural Center, Twichell Auditorium, and Ballet Spartanburg Studios.
  • 1,500 4k-4th grade students attended a free performance of Peter and the Wolf sponsored by Phifer Johnson Foundation.
  • 3,200 audience members attended The Nutcracker visiting from 13 states and 72 cities.
  • 5,372 attended our productions in 2019-2020.
  • The Company, the only resident professional company in the Upstate and one of only four in South Carolina, is now entering its 6th season.
  • Collaborations with SPO, Girl Scouts of the Carolinas - Mountains to Midlands, SAM, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Upstate, City of Spartanburg, Parkinson’s Association, Spartanburg School Districts 1, 6 and 7, Spartanburg County Libraries, International Festival, and The SC School for the Deaf and Blind
  • Through our Parkinson’s Dance and Movement outreach program, 200 individuals have received free classes at Ballet Spartanburg in the last 12 years
  • Project D.A.N.C.E (Diversity supports Accepting and Nurturing Community Equality), is in its fifth year increasing diversity and inclusiveness in our dance training at the Center for Dance Education.
  • A College Dance Class Collaboration was created to engage Spartanburg colleges to take dance lessons and attend performances for a more friendly cost per ticket.



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Ballet Spartanburg

Ballet Spartanburg is an
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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