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Springfield, Missouri

Dance Chance

Formed in the spring of 2007, the Dance Chance program is a partnership with Springfield Public Schools, Community Partnership of the Ozarks and Springfield Ballet to provide free dance instruction to children at Title I schools. Each fall, Springfield Ballet instructors and students provide an in-school demonstration during an assembly at each participating school. Children then enrolled in the program participate in an after-school session of weekly ballet classes, taught by Springfield Ballet instructors, that are provided at the students' homeschool. At the completion of each 6-8 week session, participants demonstrate what they’ve learned for family and friends in a public performance. More than 600 children have benefited from this program since its inception.

During the 2017-2018 season, Springfield Ballet instructors will visit Boyd Elementary, McGregor Elementary, Weaver Elementary, Weller Elementary and Westport Elementary for their weekly dance instruction to children in grades kindergarten through third.

 This program is supported by:

 The Simmerman Family


To join the supporters above by becoming a Dance Chance sponsor, please contact Ashley Walden, Executive Director, at 417-862-1343 or