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.



More Information

Ballet Spartanburg

Ballet Spartanburg is an
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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