Ballet Buddies is a peer mentoring program in which younger students are paired with older dancer "buddies". Each dancer remains paired with the same buddy throughout their time at SDCYB, until the older dancer graduates, or the younger dancer is assigned their own younger buddy.
Ballet Buddies allows younger dancers to learn about the experiences of our older dancers, and fosters relationships across levels and age groups. The purpose of Ballet Buddies is to build lasting connections that reach beyond the classroom, giving younger dancers valuable role models and older dancers the experience of mentorship.
School-wide events are held throughout the year for buddies to meet, interact, and build relationships around a mutual love of ballet.