SSOD Alum makes UGA’s Tap Dawgs
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SSOD Alum makes UGA’s Tap Dawgs

Congratulations to SSOD alum Bailey Gunter for making the University of Georgia’s Tap Dawgs!! Tap Dawgs is a student organization at the University of Georgia dedicated to keeping the art of tap dancing alive. They choreograph their own dances and perform them at events around the community.  We are very proud of you Bailey!

SSOD Students Attend Summer Lessons and Intensives
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SSOD Students Attend Summer Lessons and Intensives

This summer, Statesboro School of Dance students attended Joffrey Dance Intensives in Athens, Georgia, and private lessons with William Starrett, director of the Columbia City Ballet. Ceci Smith, daughter of Jeffery and Amy Smith attended Joffrey’s Summer Intensive in Athens, Georgia for one week in June. In July, Katherine and Harper Whitlock, daughters of Austin...

SSOD Alumnus Ashley Wade Performs in Nutcracker
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SSOD Alumnus Ashley Wade Performs in Nutcracker

SSOD alumnus Ashley Wade has continued to dance since graduating, dancing with Georgia College and State University’s dance program. In this year’s performance of ‘Nutcracker’, Ashley is dancing the part of the Snow Queen! Congratulations Ashley! Performances are December 7-9 at the Russell Auditorium at GCSU in Milledgeville. More Info + Tickets: https://www.macon365.com/event/the-nutcracker-22nd-anniversary-production/ 

Aaron Carter Wins in Local Dancing with the Stars
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Aaron Carter Wins in Local Dancing with the Stars

Former SSOD dancer Aaron Carter was one of this year’s pros in the Dancing with the Statesboro Stars. His partner was Diana Ray from East Georgia Regional Medical Center. After performing a ballet to “Titanic”, they walked away with 1st runner up and Sunday’s People Choice Award Winner! Congratulations Aaron and Diana! Below is a...

Alumni Update – September 2018
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Alumni Update – September 2018

Do you ever wonder if any of the SSOD dancer continue dancing after their “I Will Remember You” send-off? Some actually do! Here is a round-up of former SSOD dancers, who have continued with their love of dance after graduating… Sarah Voiselle, minored in dance while attending the University of Georgia Annalise Fennell, continues dancing...

SSOD Students Offered Trainee Positions with Joffrey Ballet
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SSOD Students Offered Trainee Positions with Joffrey Ballet

SSOD students Katherine Whitlock and Helen Piltner were recently selected by the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City to become part of their Joffrey Trainee program. The Joffrey Trainee Program is a rigorous four year program, located in New York City and Dallas, Texas, designed to take individuals from a student to a professional...

SSOD Students Attend Joffrey Summer Intensives
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SSOD Students Attend Joffrey Summer Intensives

This summer, four SSOD students attended Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensives. Katherine Whitlock and Helen Piltner both attended intensives in Athens, Georgia. Abbi and Ceci Smith attended musical theatre intensives in New York City. Below are pictures submitted by Abbi and Ceci’s mom Amy. Summer intensives are a great way to fine tune your ballet skills...

SSOD Students to Attend Summer Intensives
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SSOD Students to Attend Summer Intensives

This past January, four Statesboro School of Dance students auditioned for Summer Intensives and were accepted! Congratulations on all of your hard work! Katherine Whitlock, a current 7th grader at Bulloch Academy and daughter of Austin and Heather Whitlock will be attending Joffrey’s Summer Intensive for two weeks in Athens, Georgia. Helen Piltner, a current...

Statesboro School of Dance Student Attends Joffrey Ballet at UGA
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Statesboro School of Dance Student Attends Joffrey Ballet at UGA

Every summer most children and teenagers lounge by the pool or hang out with their friends. Statesboro School of Dance student Katherine Whitlock chose to take one week out and study at the Joffrey Ballet Intensive at the University of Georgia in Athens. The Joffrey Georgia South program is led by Colleen Merwin a former...

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