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 2019-2020, 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 2021-2022 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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Education. Outreach. Performance.

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.

Thank you for your continued love and support for 55 years. Onto our 56th season we go! Now follow the yellow brick road and grab your SEASON TICKETS TODAY!

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