Scholarship Program

A limited number of scholarships are available and are awarded on the basis of financial need and class performance. The application period for 2020-2021 is open from May 15, 2020 - July 17, 2020.


Community Youth Scholarship Program

The Center for Dance Education Youth Scholarship Program makes the school and that art of ballet accessible to students and families throughout the Spartanburg Community. The scholarship focuses on students ages 5-8, a pivotal stage to begin ballet training. The annual program works to expose children to dance at an early age and provide a full scholarship to students with talent and drive.


When is the audition?
Spring or Summer 2020. Watch our page for details!

Who can audition? 
Children 5-8. No previous dance experience is necessary. 

Students should have:

  • Talent for training in ballet and other dance styles

  • Ability to get to and from classes

  • Desire, commitment, and discipline to study dance

Dancers must be eligible for Federal Free/Reduced Lunch Program. Parents may be required to provide 2019 tax return to show proof of income eligibility.

Where will the audition be held?
Ballet Spartanburg Center for Dance Education Studios
200 East Saint John Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

What should my child wear to audition?
Ballet Clothing is preferred
Girls: leotard, tights and ballet slippers
Boys: T shirt, black shorts, ballet slippers
If you do not have ballet clothing, it’s OK! Please wear leggings, shorts, socks and T shirt.

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Ballet Spartanburg

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.

This year is Ballet Spartanburg's 55th season in your community. Throughout this pandemic, we have remained committed to offering to our community the services of our mission, education, outreach and performance, to the best of our ability in keeping with the guidelines of the CDC and DHEC. We have all seen a dramatic change in our world, how we live, and how we are able to experience the arts. We are resilient and prepared to face a tough and challenging season. Your support is needed now more than ever. 

Our community's words of encouragement, notes, letters, emails, donations and gifts continue to inspire us each day. Contributions allow us to continue creating new choreography, engage in new outreach programs such as our new partnership with the Leap of Dance Academy in Nigeria, Africa, and our commitment to offering the highest quality dance education in our Center for Dance Education.

We look forward to 2021 when our dancers can return safely to the stage and share the beauty of dance. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook and please, stay connected. Stay safe and take care of others.

With immense gratitude-Ballet Spartanburg


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