Ballet Spartanburg received a $10,000 grant from TikTok and social media star, Charli D'Amelio and The American Dance Movement. 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.
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