Michiana’s Premiere Classical Ballet School and Home of the Southold Dance Theater Pre Professional Ballet Company


Through the collaboration of dedicated individuals and families, Southold Dance Theater is able to present the finest in dance instruction and performances to the Michiana community. Because ticket sales and tuition account for only 65% of operating expenses, we rely on the generosity of an exceptional group of supporters like you.

A Southold education is not limited to the classroom alone… our artistic programming includes professional guest artists and choreographers and two major productions with performances that reach thousands of audience members each year.

4 benefits of a dance education:

1) Dance education teaches the values and skills of creativity, problem solving, risk taking, making judgments in the absence of rules, and higher-order thinking skills.

2) The study of dance fosters an individual’s ability to better interpret interpersonal nonverbal communication.

3) Dance education helps students develop physical fitness, appreciation of the body, concern for sound health practices, and effective stress management approaches.

4) Participation in dance benefits our communities economically.

Southold’s primary goal is to provide dance instruction to all children who seek it. Southold relies upon funding from our community partners who share our vision to make arts education accessible to all students regardless of family resources or ability to pay through our scholarship program. Currently 26% of Southold’s dancers receive a reduction in tuition which represents $28,000 in unearned annual income for Southold.

Your donations help support our ongoing efforts to bring the most exceptional dance programs to this community. Continuing support from donors ensures the future of the art of dance.

Please join us and become a part of a distinctive community of ballet enthusiasts who make life more enjoyable for those who share in the dance experience.


Please contact Hannah Fischer, Office Manager, for more information about giving a tax-deductible gift towards Southold Dance Theater’s Annual Fund at Hannah@SoutholdDance.org or call (574)233-9841.


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