South Carolina's Largest Performing Arts Company

Educational Outreach

Transforming the Theatre into Your Classroom

The Columbia City Ballet’s Educational Outreach series is celebrating 27 years of educating millions of children throughout the Southeast.

We invite you to bring your classroom to the Theatre! Treat your students to a unique learning opportunity that transforms our ballet stage into your vibrant classroom!

When you are mapping your curriculum for the 2017–2018 school year, consider including these unique educational programs into your science, math and language arts planning. T‘was the Night Before Christmas and Cinderella are coordinated to College and Career Ready Standards and incorporate STEAM strategies, both of which are integrated into the program curriculum and lesson plans.

We offer a wide spectrum of:

  • Artistic genres and disciplines
  • Different dance forms
  • Art history
  • Movement
  • Physical fitness
  • Music
  • Theatre etiquette
  • Stagecraft


All performances feature the professional dancers of the Columbia City Ballet and our award-winning production standards. We are proud to have more than 18,000 attendees at our Educational Outreach Program productions each season!

CCB has received National attention and awards for its creative commitment and vision of its Educational Outreach Series, bucking the national industry standard of simply offering students the company’s scheduled dress rehearsals. CCB Artistic Director William Starrett had the vision to develop curriculum driven educational dance performance experiences that would be accompanied by a teacher’s guide, choosing stories and topics that help our young people with today’s concerns and developmental needs while also gaining national attention for the company’s diversity.

At only $5 per seat*, this can’t-miss opportunity to learn about various dance forms, history and stagecraft is not only a wonderful learning experience but also comes at a great value. Students and adults of all ages are invited to attend these special Koger Center performances.

However, these are not dress rehearsals that we open to the public; our productions are specially made each season to:

  • Provide a deep understanding of the art form of ballet
  • Enhance the lives of every patron in attendance
  • Educate the community at the highest level each season
  • Obtain a greater knowledge and appreciation of ballet
  • Leave you yearning to learn more about the performing arts in our beautiful city!


Performances last approximately an hour and include Q&A. Productions are narrated so each student has a clear understanding of the story and can fully appreciate the professional dancers of the Columbia City Ballet and its award-winning production standards. This gift of a once in a lifetime learning opportunity is not only a wonderful educational and cultural experience for your students but also a superb value.

*Reservations for fewer than 10 people must be purchased at the door day of the event*

2017–2018 Educational Outreach Season

T’was The Night Before Christmas

Sumter, SC
Friday, November 17 at 9:30am & 11:15am at Patriot Hall

Lancaster, SC
Monday, November 20th at 9:30am & 11:30am at Lancaster High School Auditorium

Columbia, SC
Friday, December 8th at 9:30am & 11:15am at Koger Center

Hartsville, SC
Thursday, December 14th at 9:30am & 11:30am  at Center Theatre

Friday, December 15th at 9:30am at Center Theatre


Columbia, SC
at Koger Center
Friday, March 23 at 9:30am & 11:15am at Koger Center

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SCE&G Logo - A SCANA Company - Arts and CultureDedicated to enriching communities through arts and culture.

Sponsored by

Colonial Life         BlueCross BlueShield South Carolina        TRC