In 2007, So Dance started as a community outreach program supported by Southside Dance Studio. Dancers performed in schools and at various community events. In 2015, So Dance became Hendersonville Ballet and the performance focus shifted from smaller venues to larger scale productions. In February of 2016, "Winter Ballet," the first major stage performance for Hendersonville Ballet, was presented at Blue Ridge Community College in conjunction with Ballet Gloria from Tennessee. In 2016 we staged "A Home for Christmas" followed by "Americana" in 2018. In 2019 we staged "Ballet to Broadway," a tribute to classic Broadway tunes including "West Side Story" and "Hamilton." In December of 2019 we are presenting our first "Nutcracker" performance. In Spring of 2020 we will produce "The Classics."
In 2017 we received two grants from the Henderson County Arts Council. One grant helped with the "Home for Christmas" program, performed in conjunction with East Henderson's Performing Arts Company. The other grant supported our guest instructor, Catherine Gaudreau.
In 2018 we received one grant from the Henderson County Arts Council to support guest instruction.