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Summer program introduced more children to ballet

International Ballet in Greenville worked with three partners this summer to fight inequality and take ballet to children.

Oh by the way, an SCAC grant helped them do it.

From WYFF reporting:

This year, International Ballet partnered with Freedom Within Walls at Lead Academy, the Phillis Wheatley Community Center and Pleasant Valley Connection to teach classes at different locations over the summer.

“We all know the social inequality gaps. Some of the children are not able to afford extended day enrichment activities,” said Tara Scott, executive director and one of the founders of Freedom Within Walls. “The thing that we’re really excited about is being able to allow the arts in different extracurricular activities that, you know, they may not otherwise be afforded.”

The story was even picked up nationally by NBC News. Click here to watch the WYFF story segment now.

International Ballet got the leg up (groan) by virtue of landing (groan) a Summer Arts Education Project grant from the SCAC.