Sac Civic Ballet

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$10,000 Goal

COMMUNITYSac Civic Ballet

Sac Civic Ballet, formerly the Crockett-Deane Ballet, and the Deane Dance Center were founded in 1996 by Barbara Crockett and her daughter and son-in-law, San Francisco Ballet dancers Allyson Deane and Don Schwennesen. From ages 3 through 19 years old and adults, our ballet training program follows a syllabus developed by Deane and Barbara Crockett which combines the best of different techniques including Cecchetti and Vaganova. 

The Deane Dance Center is the prestigious founding school of the Sacramento Ballet. Since it was established, the training program has won many nationally recognized awards including honor from The Regional Dance America/Pacific (RDA/P) for an original choreographed ballet. As a founding member of RDA/P the studio has participated in the RDA/P Festival since 1987. The opportunities presented at a Festival include master classes, summer scholarship auditions, and college recruitment auditions. The post-secondary institutions place their staff at these foundational gathering grounds for young regional talent. Multi-region events can be significant in a young dancer's advancement. RDA's National Festival Event is coming to Daytona Beach, FL in April 24-27. 2024! 


Sac Civic Ballet remains dedicated to arts education, providing young dancers many opportunities to perform and build self-esteem. Beautiful full-length ballets are performed twice a year, along with an annual showcase featuring all of our young dancers. Special summer workshops and performances are also produced with the help of guest artists. In addition, Sac Civic Ballet also does outreach work in schools, senior centers, and libraries among other community events.    

In addition to ensuring that the company members continue their athletic and technical training through scored Level assessment and attendance requirements, the studio produced the Spring Show and annual holiday performance which provides a Sac Civic Company member the opportunity to perform in multiple corps dances as well as a progressive curriculum through level-specific leads and small group roles. 

Thank you for sharing our journey of joy, discipline, work ethic, standards, and artistry.  

P.S. Opportunities for more accomplished dancers include advanced training for the serious dancer with opportunities to participate in the Sac Civic Ballet Company. While Barbara Crockett has passed on, her daughter Allyson Deane, with husband Don Schwennesen, continue to share her legacy with the dancers. 


It is our desire and our goal to build a dancer with a beautiful spirit. We believe in the art of discipline, work ethic, focus, creativity, and support of one another. We appreciate each child's uniqueness. We encourage both the self-confidence that frees a child to be inquisitive and the discipline essential for learning.



Funding for original productions.

Annual $1,000 Scholarship Funding.

Volunteers to assist with set move in and move out.

Space for set construction and painting.

Equity Statement

To support a community culture which champions a creative life for all, Sac Civic Ballet and Deane Dance commit to policies and practices which provide a path to dance participation for populations who have faced unequal access to early arts education.

Organization Data


Organization name

Sac Civic Ballet

other names

Formerly Crockett-Deane Ballet

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Operating Budget


Organization Need

In-Kind Donations, Funding: Program, Volunteers, Space: Office or Other, Other

Demographics Served

Youth & Children, Low-income individuals/families, General population

Local Counties Served

El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yolo

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


3385 Lanatt St. Ste. B
Sacramento, CA 95819

Service areas

Sacramento County, CA, US

Roseville, CA, US

Rocklin, CA, US

Folsom, CA, US

Carmichael, CA, US



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