"We hope this message finds you and your family safe and well. The Board of Trustees and staff of Ballet Spartanburg are committed to the safety and the health of our community. We recognize that as an arts organization, we have the responsibility to our audiences, sponsors, season members, ticket holders, donors, dancers, volunteers, parents and all who love to attend our beautiful productions, to help mitigate the spread of the ongoing health crisis in our community. We will face the daily challenges together with perserverance, cooperation and optimism.
We are heartbroken for those who are so excited about our 55th season, those who want to dance, those who want to share in the beauty and joy of the productions, but we have made the very important decision that we must cancel the fall ballet, The Wizard of Oz and our annual Christmas tradition, The Nutcracker. It is hard to even imagine a Christmas season without The Nutcracker, but in order to do our part to help with the current health crisis, we must cancel all fall productions and events.
With the rise in numbers and outbreaks in our community, the uncertainty of how to keep dancers safe while rehearsing and dancing, the challenges of social distancing inside an entertainment venue, and new information each day on the virus, we simply will not take the chance at this time to gather. The health of our community and beyond is and will always be our top priority. Please know that we are committed to bringing you the beauty of dance, but we will not offer any large gathering performances until we are confident our community at large can gather safely.
We will continue to update you on our 2021 performance season on our website and through social media as to when we can safely join one another to enjoy the beauty of dance. We hope to see you in February of 2021 for An Evening with Carlos Agudelo. If we cannot gather in February, we have chosen a new date in May for this event and we will continue to keep everyone updated.
Thank you so much for your unwavering support and understanding as we all can understand how to move forward. Until then, please stay well, take care of yourself and others and a know that we are in the office and working everyday to ensure our misison continues daily to promote dance and dance appreciation in Spartanburg and the surrounding cares by providing the highest quality dance training, education, outreach and performance."
Take care of yourself and others.
Teresa Hough, Executive Director