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Carroll County
Dance Center

professional performing
arts training

24 years Of

Dance excellence

The Studio is designed to extend to children and adults the benefits that can be derived from an educational and professional dance program. Dance is the most physically and mentally demanding subject within the arts. We strive to instill in our students the knowledge of dance technique, feeling of movement and the emotional qualities required for the art of dance.

Creative Movement




Modern /

Kelly Krantz

Kelly Gray Krantz

About Kelly


Ms. Krantz started her dancing career at the age of five under the direction of Ms. Cindy Joyce with the Patrick County Dancing Arts Center in Stuart, VA. and actually started her teaching career at the young age of 15, at which time she started assisting Ms. Joyce with students in Patrick County. While under the direction of Ms. Joyce, Kelly had the opportunity to perform for the Virginia Legislature…


Meet Our Team

Full Staff
Lead Instructors

Brittany Chaney & Brenda Leath

Brittany Chaney and Brenda Leath began dance instruction under Ms. Krantz in 1997 and have remained with the studio for the past 24 years. They are a vital role in the dance education of our students.
Dance Instructor

Ginny Thiele

Ginny Thiele is an 2012 alumnus and returned to our program after receiving her dance degree from Radford University.

Shall We Dance?

Music association and appreciation along with rhythm and timing are included in the students training. Self-discipline, dedication, goal setting, and determination are major assets gained as the students progress through the dance program.

It is our hope that when the students leave the Carroll County Dance Center they will have developed a stronger character, an excellent background in dance, and a special love and awareness of the individual rhythm and talent within themselves.

For More Information

Contact Us

165 N Main St, Hillsville, VA 24343
(276) 728-5667
Monday: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM

About Kelly

Ms. Krantz is a graduate of Radford University with a Bachelor of Science degree in dance. While at Radford she participated in numerous productions as part of her curriculum and was selected to perform in many special performances sponsored by the university.

During her junior year at Radford, Kelly opened the Carroll County Dance Center in Hillsville, VA. She has seen great success in bringing the art of dance to a very talented group of young people living in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia.

Since her graduation from college Kelly has participated in numerous workshops all over the country in an effort to learn the latest styles being used and developed throughout the dance world. Kelly was a faculty member with Dance Troupe Inc., a national dance competition for 15 years. She traveled throughout the United States serving as a competition judge and as an instructor of seminar classes.

Most recently Kelly has served as a guest teacher at Radford University. She was asked to teach tap within the dance department as part of their effort to bring subjects not regularly taught by their faculty.