The ArtsCenter Photoblog

January 30, 2011

Cane Creek Cloggers

Last Saturday, the ArtsCenter welcomed the Cane Creek Cloggers and guests to the stage for some old fashioned dance, celebrating some of North Carolina’s cultural history. Guest dancers included the NC Youth Tap Ensemble, the Apple Chill Cloggers, Orange County’s Chi Rho Eta Step Team and Tríonóide Academy of Irish Dance. The dancers were accompanied by The Hushpuppies, a live string band.  A guest photographer, Larry Vellani, was kind enough to let us use his photos for the blog. I can’t post his photos to our site, but follow the link below to his Flickr album to see shots from the show, including some pre-show shots. The show was part of the ArtsCenter’s annual American Roots series, which celebrates the rich history of American musical culture. Check the ArtsCenter’s website for more information on upcoming shows in the series.

Cane Creek Cloggers Show


November 6, 2010

Baby Loves Disco

Filed under: Dance, Kids — Tags: , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 2:06 pm

On Friday, the ArtsCenter welcomed the Baby Loves Disco Lemonade Tour to town. There was great music, adorable dancing babies, face paint and healthy snacks, all for a great cause! The Lemonade Tour is designed to raise money an awareness for Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a non-profit which raises money to fight childhood cancer. Check out some photos from the event below (and don’t forget to click “more” to see more photos)!


Batman breaks it down for the win in the Little Dancer dance competition.


April 22, 2010

ArtSchool Class: Hip-Hop Dance

Filed under: ArtSchool, Dance — Tags: , — Lisa Pepin @ 11:38 pm

Remember how we’ve been posting pictures from all of The ArtsCenter’s awesome classes? You’re in luck–ArtSchool summer class are now open for registration! To find out more, go here.

In the meantime, here are some photos from LaShawn Jones’s hip-hop dance class!


Two dancers applaud as instructor LaShawn Jones shows them the next moves they will be learning.


February 1, 2010

YPAC Hip Hop/Street Dance Workshop for Teens

The Youth Performing Arts Conservatory held an intense week-long workshop on hip hop and street dance for teens last week taught by Virginia Queen Danford. By the end of the week, the group had learned the moves to an entire song. Shots are below!

Registration opens on the 8th for more YPAC classes. Click here for more information.


Dancers, led by Virginia on the right, check their moves in the mirror as they practice their dance for the last time before performing in front of their parents. Click "more" below to see more!


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