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The purpose of The Ballet School of Stamford is to foster the Art of Ballet. Toward this end, it will undertake the following activities: Offer excellent ballet training to all levels of students Work with other educational institutions to develop outreach programs on ballet Develop an awareness in the business community of the value of a disciplined dance education Promote and encourage cultural diversity in ballet training Strengthen the connections between visual and performing arts by working with other arts organizations Engage in cultural activities that will enhance the quality of life in Stamford
In 2016 The Ballet School of Stamford taught 3137 hours of classes for 285 students ages 3 to 18 years old, awarded $105,000 in scholarships to 93 students and presented high quality performances to 6755 audience members including 1542 school students who attended Sleeping Beauty: A Tale of Good and Evil at the Palace Theatreat no expense to their school our 15th annual free school performance.
We are proud that 100% of our graduates over the last twelve years have gone on to college, including those who dance professionally. A large percentage of these students are the first to go to college and to speak English in their families. Our students reflect our Stamford’s population. We have both affluent families and those who struggle to feed and house their families. Notably, the School serves a continually increasing Hispanic population that reflects the rise in the Hispanic community in Stamford. Thirty percent of our children live in single parent homes.
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