More than 800 children enjoyed holiday performances by Columbia City Ballet and Columbia Classical Ballet in December 2011, thanks to sponsorships provided by SCE&G. In both programs, school children had the opportunity to view professional stage productions that might not otherwise be available to them.

Columbia City Ballet dancers performing the Nutcracker Columbia Classical Ballet Dancers

Columbia City Ballet's Educational Outreach Series celebrated 20 years of educating children throughout the Southeast with performances featuring the professional dancers of the Columbia City Ballet and their award-winning production standards. To enhance the learning experience, teachers received lesson plans in advance that included the history of ballet, informative games, ballet terms and information on proper ballet etiquette. SCE&G sponsored students’ attendance at “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” and will sponsor tickets for a spring 2012 performance as well.

In addition, Columbia Classical Ballet's annual “The Nutcracker” was attended by more than 500 children sponsored by SCE&G. The traditional, two-hour performance provided an opportunity for students to attend a full-length ballet that is a holiday classic.