Our outreach education involves our Relevé after school program and our Shining Stars dance program. Both of these programs focus strictly on providing dance education to the underserved and special needs members of our community, free of charge. Started in 1996, our Relevé after school program has reached over 2,300 students ages 6 to 12. Our Shining Stars dance program is designed specifically for special needs children between the ages of 6 and 21. Since its inception in 2005, our Shining Stars program has reached over 300 students.
Chamberlain Ballet provides scholarships for students to study dance both at home and at some of the world’s top ballet and dance programs. Thanks to Chamberlain Ballet’s donor and sponsor support, students have become the first in their families to attend university and/or work professionally in the arts. Chamberlain Ballet is proud to help bring forth continuing generations of artists in our community and around the world.
Through our Community Connections performances, Chamberlain Ballet provides free access to professional quality performances for the underserved, at-risk, special needs, and military families. Since beginning this program in 1991, over 37,500 individuals and families have enjoyed our community connections performances.
Outreach Education Programs
Dance As A Community Service
We are Chamberlain Ballet, a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization seeking to share the art of dance with all members of our North Texas community. Why? Because community matters.
Our 2018-19 Community Outreach Program Is Funded In Part By:
City of Plano
The Andrea-Mennen Family Foundation
Weeks Law Firm
Junior League of Collin County
National Endowment for the Arts
Texas Commission on the Arts
Thank you to all our generous sponsors for your continued support of Chamberlain Ballet!
Relevé after school program
Relevé After School Dance Program
Starting in 1996, through a partnership with the the City of Plano, Chamberlain established the free After-School Dance Program at the Douglass Community Center. The program was a huge success and continued to expand starting in the 2006-2007 season to include classes at the Frisco and McKinney branches of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County. Currently weekly classes are being held at the Boys and Girls Club-Plano Branch, Sigler Elementary School, Salvation Army, West Dallas Community School, and BridgeBuilder Kids. These FREE dance classes have reached 2,285 students ages 6-12 since the inception in 1996. Several of the most dedicated students have received scholarships to further their dance training. Currently, we also have students graciously enrolled, and on scholarship, through The Andrea-Mennen Family Foundation.
Shining Stars Dance Program
In 2005, Chamberlain started the Shining Stars program for students and young adults with special needs. This unique dance program is designed specifically for children with special needs between the ages of 6 and 21. These students attend specialized, FREE, classes in movement and artistic expression. Thanks to a number of dance student volunteers, the Shining Stars program is highly-supervised and gives participants the chance to work with peers, develop flexibility and coordination, and have fun! With two classes offered each week in Plano, the Shining Stars program has proven to be a real boon to the community and enrollment has quadrupled over the past two years alone. We have reached approximately 286 students since 2005 through our Shining Stars program.
Dance classes specifically designed for individuals with special needs
Weekly on Saturday mornings!
Chamberlain School of Ballet 3003 W. 15th St Plano, TX 75075
Fall Classes will begin Saturday, September 15th.
Classes are from 9:00-9:45am (ages 6-12) or 10:00-10:45am (ages 13-30)