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Ballet Spartanburg Gets $10K from TikTok Dancer - February 23rd 2021

Ballet Spartanburg received a $10,000 grant from TikTok and social media star, Charli D'Amelio and The American Dance Movement. The grant and Ballet Spartanburg were featured in a news segment from WSPA TV.  D’Amelio, the 16 year-old dance student and TikTok sensation was awarded $100,000 from TikTok when she reached 100 million followers in November of 2020. She donated her gift to the American Dance Movement with the guidelines to award 10 national dance centers $10,000 each. Ballet Spartanburg was one of 10 dance centers out of the 35,000 in the United States selected by the American Dance Movement to be gifted the $10,000 grant. The American Dance Movement awarded the grant money February 18, 2021 to Ballet Spartanburg. The grant has been used to support Ballet Spartanburg during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Click to View: WSPA Charli D'Amelio Grant

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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.

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