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Causes: Arts & Culture, Ballet, Dance, Performing Arts

Mission: San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet’s mission is to provide high-quality, pre-professional dance instruction and performance opportunities for dancers and choreographers in a stimulating and nurturing environment, furthering the development of San Antonio’s talented youth. Our vision is to engage the San Antonio community through access to performances and educational outreach programs for community youth and social service agencies, raise the profile of dance education in San Antonio at a state and national level, and further the city’s reputation as a preeminent training center for young dancers and choreographers.

Results: San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet company members have a 100% graduation rate. From the past five (5) dancers who graduated through our program in the past three (3) years, all five are pursuing dance either through continued education at the college level or through professional careers.

Target demographics: artistic adolescents in the field of dance realize their potential as performers and choreographers. We also assist local schools with their arts curriculum

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1292 students, chaperones and teachers from 12 public Title I elementary schools and 4 Home School groups.

Geographic areas served: Northeast San Antonio, TX

Programs: our in-school educational outreach programs that offer student engagement through the art of dance and in-theatre admission-free performances.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family first became aware of this organization when my youngest daughter auditioned for a part in the Nutcracker. From the moment she saw and met some of the older dancers who were part of the company, she was determined that she too would become a member. After a few more years of dance class and participation with the company as an extra, my daughter realized her goal and was accepted into the company. Since joining the company she has grown incredibly as a dancer; her confidence and poise have also grown. Through her participation in the company she has learned the value of hard work and determination in reaching a goal. She has also truly learned what team work means. Since becoming part of this organization, my family and I have volunteered many hours helping with productions, but the hours of hard work are all worth it to see the joy on the faces of the dancers and the audience members when the company takes the stage.

Felix C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I would consider myself a fan of San Antonio Dance Theatre d/b/a San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet. I have been going to their performances for over two years. I have always been impressed with the adventurous nature of their choreography and selections for peformance. According to their own literature, "San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet's mission is to provide a professional dance experience in a pre-professional setting. Our vision is simple - Transforming People and Ideas through Dance!" Without a doubt they do all of this and more.

SA Met does a great job bringing ballet to San Antonio at an affordable price. They also do free performances. They take pre-professional dancers and provide them with a venue to perform and explore, while also enriching the city's arts scene. It is a service to San Antonio that such an organization exists.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My girls have danced since they were 3 years old. It is their passion. On one trip to buy dance shoes, my oldest daughter saw an audition flyer looking for extras in a San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet performance. They auditioned, loved the feeling of the studio, and have since joined as company members. The dancers are close to each other and the instructors create an environment of support and acceptance. We are very happy about the community we have found at San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter has been involved with the San Antonio Dance Theatre-San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet since 2012 and it has been such a wonderful experience for her and for me as her mother. The San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet offers lots of opportunities for your child to grow in the performing arts through regular showcases and through programs like Regional Dance America where they can be seen by professional dancers/chorographers and receive scholarships from numerous intensives and performing arts universities. The directors of the San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet offer professional ballet training from their many years of experience in the performing arts. What I love the most about the San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet is the friendly environment and the compassionate atmosphere they provide to each and every young dancer and parent. The performances are always very memorable, as are the day to day experiences my daughter goes through with her many friends in the company. The San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet is an amazing organization that encompasses many traits that lots of companies can not provide and I highly recommend this company for your dancer!

Nancy P.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter has been involved with the San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet since 2012 and it has been such a wonderful experience for her and for me as her mother. The San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet offers lots of opportunities for your child to grow in the performing arts through regular showcases and through programs like Regional Dance America where they can be seen by professional dancers/chorographers and receive scholarships from numerous intensives and performing arts universities. The directors of the San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet offer professional ballet training from their many years of experience in the performing arts. What I love the most about the San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet is the friendly environment and the compassionate atmosphere they provide to each and every young dancer and parent. The performances are always very memorable, as are the day to day experiences my daughter goes through with her many friends in the company. The San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet is an amazing organization that encompasses many traits that lots of companies can not provide and I highly recommend this company for your dancer!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is my daughter's first year as a trainee with the company and it has been an amazing experience. Watching her blossom has been the greatest reward. Before she became a member we would come to the shows and she would be in awe.
My best friend works for Respite Care of San Antonio and San Antonio Met Ballet always provides them with tickets so these wonderful special needs children who are in foster care can experience the Arts, something they may never have the chance to do. Providing shows for children in Title 1 schools who would probably never see a ballet is an awesome thing. They really give back to the community. They also open auditions to the community to allow children who are not in their studio to have parts in their ballet production and dance with professional ballerinas which the kids think is the next best thing!

Client Served

Rating: 5

SA Dance Theater has been a great self-esteem booster for our daughter. She not only learns about being a dancer, but has the opportunity to perform for underpriviledged children and our community as well. They ofer dancers a chance to be on stage with professional dancers. The shows they produce are professional. We feel blessed to be a part of this great organization!
JH (parent and volunteer)