Dance Initiative

The Charleston Gaillard Center is thrilled to announce our commitment to a three-year dance initiative, which brings some of the world’s best dancers and ballet companies to Charleston and the Lowcountry. Beginning in 2021 and ending in 2023, the program includes free and paid performances, educational outreach to young dancers and their teachers, opportunities for adult education through pre-show lectures, and chances to engage with the dancers, choreographers, and artistic directors post-performance. 

Support for this program is made possible by generous donors who have committed time and resources to the Charleston Gaillard Center’s Dance Initiative.

GENEROUS DONORS TO THE THREE-YEAR DANCE INITIATIVE:

Celeste and Charles Patrick
The Constant Trust
Mrs. Martha R Ingram, Martha Rivers Ingram Advised Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
Ronda Dean
Courtenay Fain
David and Helen Savard

Herzman-Fishman Charitable Fund
Kennedy-Herterich Foundation
Susan and Jim Sullivan
South Carolina Arts Commission
Helene and Jim Rovito
Explore Charleston
Dr. Renée Dobbins Anderson

Sponsorship opportunities:

Principal (Three-Year Commitment at $25,000/year)


Soloist (Three-Year Commitment at $10,000/year)


Corps de Ballet (Three-Year Commitment at $5,000-$10,000/year)


Apprentice (Three-Year Commitment at $2,500-$5,000/year)


Patron (One to Three-Year Commitment, Minimum of $1,000/year)


Lead (One-Time Gift)

To learn more and support the Dance Initiative, please contact the Charleston Gaillard Center at (843) 718-1578 or emilhous@gaillardfoundation.org.

2021-2022 Dance Initiative Programs

ABT ACROSS AMERICA

Saturday, July 17, 2021 | 7:30pm


The Citadel’s Parade Ground, Summerall Field

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 7:30pm

Charleston Gaillard Center


ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 | 7:30pm

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 | 7:30pm

Charleston Gaillard Center


MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP
PEPPERLAND

Sunday, April 10, 2022 | 7:30pm

Charleston Gaillard Center


Additional educational programs and main stage performances in 2022 and 2023 are to be announced.

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