Education and Outreach Programs

Syracuse City Ballet is dedicated to giving our community the opportunity to appreciate the beauty and power of ballet through various outreach programs. Our programs extend to people of all ages, races, abilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We need your help to continue making these opportunities possible. Donate to our Outreach Programs today.

A Closer Look at our Outreach Programs

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A Children’s Nutcracker

Our annual presentation of A Children’s Nutcracker takes place at the Oncenter Crouse-Hinds Theater. This program welcomes thousands of students to a unique, one-hour performance, specially designed for school-aged children. The program includes free leveled lesson plans in line with New York State Standards and a digital storybook. For more information, please click HERE.

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School Tours

This exciting program brings the magic of the ballet into area schools, either as a supplement to attending a performance or as a stand-alone program. The SCB School Tour provides a brief history of ballet, a chance to try out some basic steps, excerpts from the current performance, and a reading of the story. For more information on this program, please click HERE.


Pre-School Ballet Prep

This inclusive program introduces young children (ages 3-5) to the joy of movement with basic ballet and dance technique, with an emphasis on body control, spatial awareness, musical understanding, increased communication, sensory awareness, and increased concentration and focus. These 30 minute sessions can be worked into the school day. For more information, please click HERE.


After School Dance Program

Syracuse City Ballet believes that everyone benefits from being able to have access to the arts and we are working to spread the love of dance throughout our region. 


Ballet lessons at Dance theater of syracuse

 In this program we work with Scout Troops in the Central New York area to provide programming that facilitates achieving goals toward badges, patches, and journeys.  We offer a one hour immersive, in-studio workshop that corresponds with one of our productions or we can tailor a workshop toward your troop’s goals.  


ballet experiences

  1. In-Studio Experiences: one-hour workshops provide an up-close and personal experience on what goes into preparing for a ballet performance. We will work with scouting groups to meet badge requirements during the visit. Please click HERE for more information.

  2. In-Theater Experiences: allows visitors behind the scenes at the theater to get a tour of the facilities, sets, costumes, and dance areas. Please click HERE for more information.

  3. Discount Tickets: are periodically offered for our performances, including Scout Tickets, which include a fun patch. To see what is currently being offered, please click HERE for more information.

Enroll in one of our programs today!