Brenda Cranford School of Dance entering 39th dance season
The Brenda Cranford School of Dance is now entering their 39th dance season and will hold their fall dance registration and open house on Aug. 19-22 from 2-7 pm at their studio located at 708/712 W. Carolina Ave. The studio offers all aspects of dance education on both recreational, performance and competitive levels for all ages. All classes are taught by qualified and certified adult Instructors and offer convenient class times.
BCSD recently held their 38th annual Spring Dance Showcase in May at the Center Theater. The Spirit of BCSD award was presented to dancer Madison Cheatham and the annual dance scholarship of the year award was presented to Skylar Lowery.
Upcoming events for the studio include “THE” Jazz Intensive on August 26-29 and guest teachers will include Leah Evans from Southern Strutt in Columbia, Nina Shulte from Carolina Dance Academy in Charlotte, Crystal McInnis from Crystal McInnis School of Dance in Laurinburg, NC, and Ali Nelson director of the BCSD Jazz Company teams. Dancers will train in correct jazz technique and the intensive is open to all area dancers. “THE” Ballet Intensive will be held August 20-22 and guest teachers include Autumn and Philip Ingrassia, professional ballet performers and teachers and American Ballet Certified Instructor Devin Jennings. This intensive is also open to all area dancers.
BCSD is most excited to announce that the studio will again host The Nutcracker, presented by the Columbia City Ballet on December 20 at the Center Theater. This is the fifth season the studio has been honored to help bring this professional ballet to Hartsville for our community to enjoy and to give our area dancers the opportunity to be a part of this beloved classic. Auditions will be held for the Hartsville performance on September 20 and rehearsals will begin in November at the BCSD studio. There will only be one performance in Hartsville, but the Columbia City Ballet will be presenting their educational outreach performance of “Grinch” to many Darlington County Public and Private school students December 19-20 during the mornings. Brenda Cranford has stated this is most exciting because this will give so many area students the chance to attend a professional ballet that may not have the chance to attend a live performance elsewhere for various reasons. Along with the actual performance, teachers will be given a prior curriculum to take back to their classroom to educate the students on dance styles, history, physical fitness, music and theatre etiquette, stagecraft and literacy.
“Grinch” and The Nutcracker will be performed by current company dancers of the Columbia City Ballet. Last season over 2,000 Darlington County Students had the opportunity to see “Scrooge”. BCSD is honored to work closely with the CCB to bring these wonderful shows to Hartsville.
BCSD was recently voted “Best Dance Studio in the Pee Dee for 2019”.
For more information on the studio’s upcoming events, please call 843-383-5344 or visit their website at www.bcschoolofdance.com.