AT A GLANCE
Grades served: 1st-5th
Total served in-school: 223
Total served at SPAB: 48
Schools served: Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School (FACTS), Fitler Academics Plus, Kearny Elementary, Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic School, Tacony Academy Charter School
Dance Chance is an instructional program that brings ballet to first-grade classrooms in Philadelphia schools. The goal of this program is to empower children from diverse and primarily underserved communities to find new space for physical, emotional, and intellectual growth.
All first-grade students in our partner schools actively participate in weekly dance classes in creative movement and ballet vocabulary, regardless of physical ability or previous dance experience. Students who show particular promise and dedication are invited to attend classes at The School of Pennsylvania Ballet on a full scholarship, allowing us to forge a meaningful and sustained impact on future generations of potential professional dancers.
Dance Chance is free to all participants, and provides students with dancewear, shoes, tickets to performances, transportation and individual mentoring.