Programs for Schools

Programs for SchoolsDemonstrations are held in conjunction with our public performances at over two dozen Spartanburg County schools throughout the year. In 2018-2019, Ballet Spartanburg served over 10, 000 students in over 42 locations. 

Ballet Spartanburg's "Building STEAM Through Dance" is the Muse Machine program offered to all schools for the 2018-2019 school year. This STEM-based program infuses the Arts through dance for students in grades 3-8 to assist in developing student's critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration. This outreach program is available to any school during the school year. Pre and post activities as well as SC Dance and STEM standards are embedded in each lesson. Students will exhibit measurable and postiive results through pre and post engaging dance activities. Students will demonstrate a broad understanding of the four core concepts: creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration. The students at Mayo Elementary enjoyed the STEAM program through the Muse Machine.

Peter & the Wolf is offered free of charge to all Spartanburg County school children from kindergarten through fifth grade. Study guides and grade-level appropriate activities that connect to the classroom curriculum are provided. This educational programming is gifted each year by Susu and George Dean Johnson, Jr. We are appreciative and grateful to The Johnsons for their continued efforts to increase enganement of the arts throught education.

If your school is interested in any of our educational programs, please contact Susan Woodham, Outreach Coordinator at or call 864.583.0339.




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Ballet Spartanburg

Ballet Spartanburg Receives 2018
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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