Inspiring Our Youth Through Dance

Syracuse City Ballet is dedicated to giving youth the opportunity to appreciate the beauty and power of ballet through various outreach programs. The programs extend to students of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds, with levels of introduction to dance appropriate for each group. Focusing on discipline, teamwork, creativity, and confidence; our programs instill the determination and commitment it takes to achieve goals. We strongly believe the power that dance brings to our youth as they become our artists and audiences of tomorrow.

Outreach Programs


In our Big Stage Program, students will have the opportunity to be completely immersed into the current ballet production that the company is gearing up to perform. Our Ballet Mistress and a few selected Corps de Ballet members will visit schools and transform the auditoriums/cafeterias/gyms into their very theater. Students will be introduced to ballet technique, learn pieces of choreography directly from the show, learn about the musical score, the plot and characters, as well as all theater aspects that are needed to produce the show.

Our  popular "A Children's Nutcracker" is an example of one of our Big Stage outreach programs. This year's performances are on December 1st at 10:00 am and 12:30 pm, click here for more information, or here to register now!

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Students will get a close look of company members dancing a variety of selected pieces from the company’s repertoire in our Repertoire Unfolded. The Choreographer will discuss a brief summary of the piece’s history, inspiration and choreographic process, so that it allows the students to have a deeper understanding and appreciation of what they will see.  Following the performances, students will be asked to discuss and identify what they saw, with the opportunity to ask the dancers questions. The students will also have an interactive experience between the company members, learning select choreography from the pieces they previously viewed.

Enroll your school in one of our programs today!

Simply fill out the form below if you wish to know more details about a particular program or want to speak to someone more closely. 

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