Charlottesville Ballet’s FREE public school dance program that gives children a hands-on experience with the arts.
Chance To Dance (C2D) is Charlottesville Ballet’s FREE public school outreach program for grades K-6 that gives children a hands on experience with the arts.
Typically, students participate in a session of dance classes held once per week after school. These classes are taught by professional artists from the Charlottesville Ballet and are all-inclusive with students actively participating regardless of physical ability or previous dance experience.
The dance genres of Ballet, Modern, Tap, Hip Hop, and African dance form the backbone of the Chance To Dance curriculum. Participants are introduced to basic movements and then hone these skills throughout the program. Students see the benefit of applying themselves to both mental and physical challenges and gain self-confidence while learning effective teamwork skills that can be used in other areas of life.
The Chance To Dance program culminates with a FREE performance for the community. This gives students the opportunity to perform for their peers, educators, and broader community. The showcase is a chance for students to take pride in their achievements, and develop the self-confidence that results from successful performances. At the showcase, teachers present lifetime scholarships to Charlottesville Ballet Academy to select students who show exceptional talent and passion for dance.
For more information about the Chance To Dance outreach program and how you can get involved, please email: [email protected]
Chance To Dance (C2D) Past Sponsors
- Dominion Energy
- Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation
- The Wells Fargo Foundation
- J & E Berkley Foundation
- ACAC Fitness & Wellness Centers
- Albemarle County Rotary Club
- Wegmans Charlottesville
- Ravi & Kiyomi Chandra
- Dutch & Penny Dorschel
- MJ & Peter Sushka
Chance To Dance (C2D) Partner Schools
- Mary Carr Greer Elementary School
- Woodbrook Elementary School
- Agnor-Hurt Elementary School
- Burnley-Moran Elementary School
- Venable Elementary School
- Clark Elementary School