Sponsorships and Support for Ballet Spartanburg

2019/2020 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

BALLET Season ♦ Special Events ♦ Community ♦  Educational Programs 
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SPONSOR THE SEASON OR PRODUCTION

Date: 2019/2020

Location: Chapman Cultural Center/Twichell Auditorium

Sponsoring the season or a production supports continued presence of high quality live professional ballet productions for Spartanburg and beyond. Our productions impact over 10,000 children and adults annually. Sponsorships are critical to support increasing costs of the resident professional Company, sets, costumes, national/ international choreographers, guest artists, and production costs.

 

LAND OF SWEETS, A NUTCRACKER PARTY

Date: November 24, 2019    

Location: Chapman Cultural Center

Ballet Spartanburg’s annual kick off to The Nutcracker season is an afternoon of 200 children with parents eating sweets, creating Nutcracker crafts, face-painting, storytelling by Clara and watching beautiful dancers from The Nutcracker. Fun for adults as well, sponsors often gift tickets/tables to allow Childrens Cancer Partners of the Carolina’s children/ Hope Center families to attend the event.

 

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, SPARTANBURG!

Date: February 28, 2020     

Location: Chapman Cultural Center

Our bi-annual community dance event is the hottest community dance ticket for the year. Ten local, community non-profit organizations or community groups dance off on the Chapman Cultural Center stage. Groups from the Charles Lea Center, Parkinson’s Dance, SC School for the Deaf and the Blind, City of Spartanburg Police, Spartanburg School Districts’ musical theatre students, The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Upstate, Sidewalk Hope and Hope Foundation (Autistic students) dance to raise awareness and funds for their organization. Impacting and supporting organizations in a fun, healthy, educational environment, reaching 548 students/adults/families of all ages and challenges. Raising $48,000 last year, this is the dance event of the year for Spartanburg.

 

COMMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Date: 2019/2020                

Location: Ballet Spartanburg Studios

Our community outreach has been embedded in this community for over 28 years. The Parkinson’s Dance Class meets weekly with 14-20 individuals engaged in movement and dance. Mindful Movement Class for early Alzheimer’s meets twice a month with the last week of the month devoted to the Charles Lea Center adults. Project D.A.N.C.E. provides scholarships to students of color and diverse ethnic backgrounds who desire the opportunity to take weekly lessons in the studio. African Dance, a community dance class, meets weekly with diverse community participants, ages 2-72. These outreach programs impact over 200 individuals annually.

 

EDUCATIONAL ARTS OUTREACH PROGAMS

Date: October –April 2020
Our educational arts outreach programs, impacting 17,000 annually, seeks to educate and engage all students to professional dance. Examples are programs for Title One Schools, partnerships with The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Upstate, Spartanburg School Districts and the City of Spartanburg. The sensory sensitive program is in its sixth year. This program exposes multi-sensory challenged students to the beauty of The Nutcracker. Accommodations are made for up to 1,000 challenged students of all ages, their teachers, assistants and caregivers. This gift of professional ballet is the most cherished annual field trip for these precious students.

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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. We will present So You Think You Can Dance, Spartanburg!, March 31, 2022. Please look for our event as we post information later this summer.

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 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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