In 1976, the Dance Center was established as the official school of Ballet Spartanburg. Today, the Dance Center instructs over 400 students from Spartanburg, Greenville, Union, Gaffney, and Asheville, Tryon and Rutherfordton in North Carolina. With an ever growing outreach program, Ballet Spartanburg offers lecture/ demonstrations, in-school residencies, after school programs, in-school performances, an annual free performance of Peter and the Wolf, summer programs for at-risk youth at inner city housing projects and at the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Spartanburg, and performances at nursing homes, hospitals and community events.