GRAND JETÉ Student Ballet Competition is March 21 – 22 at the SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities. Ballet students ages 10 – 19 are invited to participate in South Carolina’s premier student ballet competition, Grand Jeté, presented by the SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities. Young dancers will compete for cash prizes, attend master classes and receive feedback from internationally recognized dance professionals. This event will also feature a scholarship audition class for university and summer intensive dance programs and a teacher workshop on the art and science of teaching classical ballet. Register by Feb. 22 to compete in Grand Jeté and by Jan. 20 to participate in the scholarship audition class or teacher workshop. Learn more at 

SPRING 2020 REGISTRATION is now open at Lawson Academy of the Arts at Converse College. The Lawson Academy has served the Upstate for more than 75 years. Programs include individual lessons in voice and nearly all instruments, as well as group classes in several areas. For details and registration, visit

G — A DANCE CLASS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS is 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. Thursdays at Shock Dance Center in Mauldin. The class has free tuition and a one-time $40 payment at the beginning of the season. Students receive a T-shirt and perform in the annual shock showcase. All proceeds from the showcase go to benefit Lindley’s Alliance which supports special needs youth in the community. Visit

G — AN ADAPTIVE DANCE PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS is 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Fridays at Heather’s Dance Academy. Monthly tuition is $55 each. Registration is $25. Classes offer a variety of dance, social skills development and more. For details, visit 

G — SUNDAYS AT 2 programs, featuring family activities, gallery tours, music and more, are offered at 2 p.m. Sundays at the Greenville County Museum of Art. For details, visit

G — DANCE CLASSES are offered at the Prisma Health Family YMCA. For details, visit

G — DANCE CLASSES are offered with Carolina Dance Collaborative at the Caine Halter Family Y, Eastside Family and George I. Theisen Family Y as an After School Enrichment option and at the Verdae Y as a standalone class. For details, visit

G — FREE! FIRST FRIDAY is 6 – 9 p.m. Jan. 3 at Greenville Center for Creative Arts. View and buy work by local artists and enjoy a free make and take art activity for kids. For details, visit

G — ENJOY OFF THE WALL ART TIME in January at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Greenville. For a complete schedule, see

S — EXPLORE MUSIC AND MOVEMENT at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Spartanburg. For a complete schedule, see

G — GREENVILLE THEATRE offers youth classes. For details, visit

G — FALL THEATER CLASSES for age 3 – grade 12 are offered at the South Carolina Children’s Theatre. For details, visit  

S — ENJOY OPEN ART STUDIOS at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Spartanburg. For a complete schedule, visit

S — THEATER CLASSES are offered at Spartanburg Youth Theatre for grades K4 – 12. Visit

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