Center for Dance Education

Center for Dance Education


During summer intensives, young dancers often take a variety of dance-based classes that help to become more well-rounded and informed. At Center for Dance Education, where I typically teach ballet classes throughout the year, I have the pleasure of teaching these young artists about Dance Photography. We started with basics - aperture, shutter speed, ISO, how to hold and focus the camera. We touched on studio lighting and how to shoot from different angles, then we began discussing elements of composition. This week we focused on leading lines: lines that draw the viewers eye to the subject.
I have to say, I was a little nervous at first that they weren’t actually retaining the information discussed and that they were just playing with my cameras😬. Something must have finally clicked yesterday though. Looking through their images, I’m so impressed and proud of what these creative little brains put together in 10 minutes. Ohh they make my heart smile…

#DancePhotography #CenterforDanceEducation #CreatingMiniMes
Friday April 12th rehearsals. Lily Cate walked away from her split sole canvas Capezio flats. Size 4. We recently bought them. Someone had picked them up when she went back to the barre to grab them. Please check dancers bags if you don’t mind? Thank you!
Are you doing summer intensives? If so I can I register and what are your dates?
A peek into today's dance class!
Beautiful ballet! ❤️
Mr. John, loves his "children."
Joe Pinner representing Carolina Ballet's Nutcracker in the WIS Christmas commercial!
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Come see our girls perform tonight at First Thursday!

When: 6:45PM and 7:15 PM
Where: Main Street near Museum of Art

First Thursday runs from 6:00PM to 10:00 PM. Our girls are dancing at the times mentioned above. Parking may be limited but there is always good parking on Assembly Street on the other side of museum. Hope to see you there.
She was so excited with her special "package" from home. It meant so much to both of us. Thank you Amy Brady.

Official training academy for Ann Brodie's Carolina Ballet
Please ask anything you want about our school!

Operating as usual

Photos from Center for Dance Education's post 05/29/2022

Sending the biggest MERDE to @adelinefletcher_dance who is in Florida for the @universalballetcompetition FINALS! Adeline is a level VI/VII at the studio and a Senior I dancer in @abcarolinaballet company. We are so very proud of your hard work, growing artistry and determination. You will do great things. If you would like to watch live she will be performing Kitri at 10:27am #239; Talisman at 1:16pm #310 and Still Waters at 3:28pm #347 on UBC’s Website.


Happy Easter to all of our dancers, staff, volunteers and parents. We hope today is filled with great community, food and relaxation.

Photos from Center for Dance Education's post 04/12/2022

Congratulations and Merde to Miss. Daphne who is performing at the @yagp FINALS in Florida today. Daphne is a level IV at the studio and a Junior I member in the Carolina Ballet company. We are so proud of your hard work and accomplishments. If you would like to watch head over to YouTube. Her group begins at 3:50pm today and she is #82.

Photos from Ann Brodie's Carolina Ballet's post 04/02/2022

Photos from Ann Brodie's Carolina Ballet's post

Photos from Center for Dance Education's post 02/02/2022

Tonight our students are blessed to have Mrs. Denise as a Guest Artist Instructor. Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiration with our dancers.

Photos from Princeton Dance's post 02/01/2022

Photos from Princeton Dance's post


Wishing all of our dancers, staff, volunteers and parents a VERY Happy New Year!


Sending a VERY Merry Christmas to everyone today. We hope it’s a day full of rest and togetherness.


A little Respect from our advanced tap gals! Thank you Mr Nic Blanco!

Photos from Center for Dance Education's post 10/29/2021

We are LOVING Halloween costume week! Everyone has so much creativity and fun!

Photos from Center for Dance Education's post 10/19/2021

Spending this WORLD BALLET DAY doing exactly what we love doing..... Dancing! We hope you are too!

Photos from Center for Dance Education's post 09/18/2021

Happy National Dance day from our youngest dancers to some of our oldest dancers. We hope your day is filled with LOTS of all different genres of dancing today and everyday.

Photos from Center for Dance Education's post 08/18/2021

Halfway through an EXCITING first week of the 21-22 Studio Season!! We are still open for REGISTRATION! Just head to to register today! Classes offered in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Character, Strength, Musical Theatre and Contemporary.


🩰Reminder 🩰

Open Ballet Class this week is Monday to Thursday for the Advanced Level. Class time is 10:00 to 11:30am at the CMFA ArtSpace.

Sign-up link:!/showSignUp/60b0f4aa4ad2ea3f49-summer

Timeline photos 07/27/2021

We LOVE spotting Carolina Ballet Alumi in photos. Good job Toria Angle !! We see you! Keep working hard.

We are in the final week of our 2021 Summer Intensive, dancers!

"The small class sizes and dedicated teachers have really helped me grow both technically and artistically. I feel like I've improved in both aspects this summer!". - Anna Hess, Summer Intensive Dancer


We ended week 2 of our Summer intensive with a fabulous contemporary class taught by Guest Artist, Josh Alexander. Josh begin his training at Dreher High School continued to study with Columbia City Jazz and continued his professional career performing in Hairspray Live!, glee, So you think you can dance, The weeknd at the Super Bowel LV halftime show. Thank you Josh for sharing your talents with us and the next generation of dancers.

Photos from Through The Dancer's Eyes's post 07/22/2021

We love to have Mrs. Ashley Concannon on the summer intensive staff to share her knowledge and expertise with our dancers.

Photos from Center for Dance Education's post 07/21/2021

Our Summer Intensive week 2 is coming to a close but the learning always continues. This week we have learned ballet technique, pointe, variations (Les Sylphides Variation), sewing, stage make-up, photography, French terminology, dance history, photography, tap and contemporary.

Photos from Center for Dance Education's post 07/19/2021

Kicking off our Summer Intensive week 2 and our Evening Dance Series Pre-Ballet/Tap class week 5! Motivating on this Monday to make this week amazing! What motivates you?

Instructors: Mrs. Ashley Concannon -Ballet. Mr. Nicolas White- Tap


Join us in August for our Nutcracker Prep Workshop! Ages 3-13.

Photos from Center for Dance Education's post 07/17/2021

Some of our students supporting the arts by attending the ABT Across America Tour.

Photos from Center for Dance Education's post 07/16/2021

Day 4- As we come to the end of the 1st week of our summer intensive we reflect back on how hard work pays off. These dancers learned a variety of elements this week that can help them succeed in the future. A job well done dancers, staff and parents.

If you or your dancer would like to join our summer intensive please visit to register for the next 3 weeks or individual weeks.

Photos from Center for Dance Education's post 07/15/2021

Day 3- There is nothing like being able to dance in person. Our studio has been fortunate to put safety protocols in place last June 2020 and have been dancing in person ever since. The pandemic has shown us the importance of human interaction. So kudos to these dancers for continuing to create a safe dance atmosphere. Your dance training will thank you later.

Photos from Center for Dance Education's post 07/14/2021

Day 2- “Life without Ballet would be Pointeless.”

Photos from Center for Dance Education's post 07/12/2021

Our 4 week Summer Intensive kicked off with a motivating first day! The dancers day was packed with ballet technique, pointe, variations, Ballet and French terminology, sewing, nutrition and photography. What is your favorite part of a summer intensive?


Wishing you and yours a happy 4th of July!


The July Summer intensive is still open for registration! Head to to sign up!
Daily classes include: Ballet technique, pointe/pre-pointe, enrichment, dance history, sewing, photography, nutrition, stage makeup and stretch. It is a great opportunity for dancers to familiarize themselves with many aspects of ballet and become well rounded!


Happy Father’s Day to all of our wonderful dance dads. We appreciate all you do for your dancers to pursue their dreams. Hope that your day is a happy one filled with family and celebration!

Center for Dance Education 06/11/2021

Center for Dance Education

Come join us for our 6 week Evening Dance Series! You can register online at or reach out to the office for more information at (803) 771-6303

Center for Dance Education Center for Dance Education is the official school for Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet. The school was founded more than 25 years ago to provide a classically-based dance education to students of all backgrounds, levels and interests, from those who want to dance for fun and fitness to serious dancers...


Sign up today for Wonderkids Dance Camp! It will be help June 7-10 with availability for ages 6- 7. Join in the fun and adventure that awaits! ✨


We hope that everyone is having a wonderful and meaningful Memorial Day. May we always honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. 🇺🇸


Kissing virtual performances goodbye! Looking ahead and leaving behind our virtual days. Excited to celebrate tonight with our two in person Senior Showcase performances!

Photos from Center for Dance Education's post 05/28/2021

Some more photos from our Senior Showcase rehearsal... we are so excited to share this performance with you tonight!


Our first live performance for our Senior Showcase is tonight! We can’t wait to share this amazing and lively performance with our family and friends.


Happy Mother’s Day to our wonderful dance mothers! We appreciate everything you do for your dancers. Hope you have a fantastic day!

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