South Dakota Ballet BEYOND is our way of giving back to the communities dear to our hearts.

Launched in February 2019, we have had a positive impact on over 300 children. Our programming is designed for all ages, all abilities, and all backgrounds.  

In Schools:

South Dakota Ballet BEYOND is available to come to a school in your community! We enjoy educating and entertaining your students by bringing world-class dance right to their school! 

When S.D.B. attends a school, we always start off with an assembly! There is not a limit as to how many students can attend your assembly. The more the merrier!

At a school assembly, we will get your kids energized then teach your students the secret language of ballet. We will also inspire them by performing an excerpt from a famous piece of choreography in elaborate costumes all made by hand! We will empower them by encouraging them to try new movements! We like to engage each student in an uplifting and energetic way.

In addition to assemblies, we offer the opportunity for children to try dance through our workshops.  We aim to provide these workshops within a space at the hosting school such as the gym. We do not want students to be left out due to a lack of transportation. Participants are not required to have had experience and are not required to have any type of dance attire.  The participants will try different styles of dance including hip-hop, break dancing, ballet, jazz, funk, and more! Our workshops are taught by South Dakota Ballet Founder, Madeleine Scott, and a highly-skilled assistant.

In the future, we wish to create a scholarship program in which we can provide opportunities to promising students who participate in a South Dakota Ballet BEYOND. We to help continue the cultivation of their passion for dance so that their experience does not stop at the end of our time together. We wish to select gifted and committed children to be awarded a scholarship to a local studio after trying dance for the first time at one of our workshops. Please consider donating to this cause.


South Dakota Ballet is currently seeking corporate support for our educational outreach program South Dakota Ballet BEYOND [BEYOND the city…BEYOND the stage…BEYOND our limits!] 

An outreach assembly and 4-day workshop cost us approximately $800 to provide with transportation, teaching wages, marketing materials for children to take home to, t-shirts for the children, electronic requirements for student registration, and preparation time. 

Please consider contributing to this fantastic program so we can continue bringing joy to children across the state of South Dakota.

South Dakota Ballet is a nonprofit organization that relies on individual contributions, grant funding, corporate sponsorship, and foundational support to carry out our mission. We can only work with what we have.

To request more information on sponsoring a workshop for South Dakota Ballet BEYOND please email us at info@southdakotaballet.org