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Carroll County
Dance Center

professional performing
arts training

25 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

Classical
Ballet

Jazz
 

Tap
 

Modern /
Contemporary

Kelly Krantz

Kelly Gray Krantz

About Kelly

Owner/
Director/
Choreographer

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…

Instructors

Meet Our Team

Full Staff

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.

Ginny Thiele

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

Katie Wilber

Originally from Newport, Tennessee, Katie moved to Cleveland in January of 2014 to join Inlet Dance Theatre as an Apprentice. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre with a Dance focus and a minor in Interdisciplinary Writing and Speech from Middle Tennessee State University. While at MTSU, Katie worked with multiple guest artists, most notably Alberto del Saz, Stefanie Battan-Bland, T. Lang, and Patty Foster…
2021 Model Student

Amelia Dalton

I, Amelia Grace Dalton, received the Model Student Award from The Carroll County Dance Center for the 2020-2021 season. I started dance classes at the CCDC at the age of 5 when I was in Kindergarten. Over the past 8 years I have grown and developed my own unique style of dance with he help and guidance of my teachers….

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.

2021-2022

Class Schedule

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Age Class Day(s) Time Length
3 Year Old Ballet & Tap Wednesday 6:15pm – 7:05pm 1 Class
4 Year Old Ballet & Tap Tuesday 5:50pm – 6:40pm 1 Class
Kindergarten Ballet, Jazz, & Tap Wednesday 5:00pm – 6:15pm 1 1/2 Classes
1st Grade Ballet, Jazz, & Tap Tuesday 4:30pm – 5:45pm 1 1/2 Classes
2nd Grade Ballet, Jazz, & Tap Monday 5:45pm – 7:00pm 1 1/2 Classes
3rd & 4th Grade Ballet, Jazz, & Tap Thursday 5:45pm – 7:00pm 1 1/2 Classes
5th Grade Ballet Monday 4:30pm – 5:20pm 1 Class
5th Grade Tap Monday 5:20pm – 5:45pm 1/2 Class
5th Grade Modern Thursday 4:30pm – 5:20pm 1 Class
5th Grade Jazz Thursday 5:20pm – 5:45pm 1/2 Class
5th Grade Jazz Thursday 5:20pm – 5:45pm 1/2 Class
6th – 9th Grade Ballet Monday 6:10pm – 7:00pm 1 Class
6th – 9th Grade Jazz Monday 7:00pm – 7:50pm 1 Class
6th – 9th Grade Modern Tuesday 5:50pm – 6:40pm 1 Class
6th – 9th Grade Tap Tuesday 6:40pm – 7:10pm 1/2 Class
10th – 12th Grade Ballet Thursday 7:00pm – 7:50pm 1 Class
10th – 12th Grade Jazz Thursday 7:50pm – 8:40pm 1 Class
10th – 12th Grade Tap Tuesday 6:40pm – 7:10pm 1/2 Class
10th – 12th Grade Modern Tuesday 7:40pm – 8:30pm 1 Class
7th – 12th Grade Pointe Tuesday 7:10pm – 7:40pm 1/2 Class
6th – 12th Grade Stretch/Strength Monday/Wednesday 7:30pm – 8:30pm/7:05pm – 7:55pm 1 Class
Age Class Day(s) Time Length
3 Year Old Ballet & Tap Wednesday 6:15pm – 7:05pm 1 Class
4 Year Old Ballet & Tap Tuesday 5:50pm – 6:40pm 1 Class
Kindergarten Ballet, Jazz, & Tap Wednesday 5:00pm – 6:15pm 1 1/2 Classes
1st Grade Ballet, Jazz, & Tap Tuesday 4:30pm – 5:45pm 1 1/2 Classes
2nd Grade Ballet, Jazz, & Tap Monday 5:45pm – 7:00pm 1 1/2 Classes
3rd & 4th Grade Ballet, Jazz, & Tap Thursday 5:45pm – 7:00pm 1 1/2 Classes
5th Grade Ballet Monday 4:30pm – 5:20pm 1 Class
5th Grade Tap Monday 5:20pm – 5:45pm 1/2 Class
5th Grade Modern Thursday 4:30pm – 5:20pm 1 Class
5th Grade Jazz Thursday 5:20pm – 5:45pm 1/2 Class
5th Grade Jazz Thursday 5:20pm – 5:45pm 1/2 Class
6th – 9th Grade Ballet Monday 6:10pm – 7:00pm 1 Class
6th – 9th Grade Jazz Monday 7:00pm – 7:50pm 1 Class
6th – 9th Grade Modern Tuesday 5:50pm – 6:40pm 1 Class
6th – 9th Grade Tap Tuesday 6:40pm – 7:10pm 1/2 Class
10th – 12th Grade Ballet Thursday 7:00pm – 7:50pm 1 Class
10th – 12th Grade Jazz Thursday 7:50pm – 8:40pm 1 Class
10th – 12th Grade Tap Tuesday 6:40pm – 7:10pm 1/2 Class
10th – 12th Grade Modern Tuesday 7:40pm – 8:30pm 1 Class
7th – 12th Grade Pointe Tuesday 7:10pm – 7:40pm 1/2 Class
6th – 12th Grade Stretch/Strength Monday/Wednesday 7:30pm – 8:30pm/7:05pm – 7:55pm 1 Class

2021-2022

Tuition Rates

* There is a discount for enrolling in multiple classes. This discount is also offered to siblings as a family rate on tuition.
* Add all of your classes together and your discounted rate is listed below.
* There is also a discount for paying your tuition before the 15th of each month.
* If you would like to pay for the entire year (9 months) upfront, there is a 10% discount offered. Payment must be made by June 30th.
If paid or post marked BY the 15th If paid or post marked AFTER the 15th
1/2 Class $35 Per Month $50 Per Month
1 Class $50 Per Month $65 Per Month
1 1/2 Classes $60 Per Month $75 Per Month
2 Classes $70 Per Month $85 Per Month
2 1/2 Classes $100 Per Month $115 Per Month
3 Classes $110 Per Month $125 Per Month
3 1/2 Classes $130 Per Month $145 Per Month
4 Classes $140 Per Month $155 Per Month
4 1/2 Classes $170 Per Month $185 Per Month
5 Classes $180 Per Month $195 Per Month
5 1/2 Classes $210 Per Month $225 Per Month
6 Classes $220 Per Month $235 Per Month
6 1/2 Classes $250 Per Month $265 Per Month
7 Classes or more $260 Per Month $275 Per Month
Your tuition will revert to this rate if payment is not made by the 15th, no matter the circumstances

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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.

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Contact Us

165 N Main St, Hillsville, VA 24343
(276) 728-5667
Hours
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.

About Katie

Originally from Newport, Tennessee, Katie moved to Cleveland in January of 2014 to join Inlet Dance Theatre as an Apprentice. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre with a Dance focus and a minor in Interdisciplinary Writing and Speech from Middle Tennessee State University. While at MTSU, Katie worked with multiple guest artists, most notably Alberto del Saz, Stefanie Battan-Bland, T. Lang, and Patty Foster. During her collegiate years, Katie traveled all over the country, cities in China, and London performing and studying dance. She spent her summers attending different intensive programs such as Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan, Alambradodanza in Florence, Italy, and Joffrey Jazz and Contemporary Summer Intensive in Florida. Katie was a Company Member with Inlet for 6 years touring nationally (Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, Massachusetts, Alabama, Philadelphia), and teaching educational residencies regionally. Through Inlet, she has been a lead instructor of dance education at the Newton D. Baker School of Arts and a lead instructor and choreographer of the Newton D. Baker Student Dance Ensemble for 3 years. Notably, Katie performed with Inlet at Jacob’s Pillow as part of the Inside/Out Series. Most recently, Katie performed a leading role in the internationally renowned production of “What Do You Do With An Idea?” at the International Performing Arts for a Youth Conference in Philadelphia and the 2020 National Tour of the production before the COVID-19 shutdown. 4 years ago, Katie became the Social Media Coordinator authoring the monthly e-newsletter, “In the Current” and other social media platforms. She also serves as Costume Coordinator for the company. Additionally, she is a subcommittee member of the Inlet PR/Marketing Committee. Katie was appointed to be the Company Dancer representative of the Capital Campaign’s Project Leadership Team 2 years ago (working toward the acquisition of a building as Inlet’s new home). Katie retired from being an Inlet Company Member in 2020, but still serves the organization through her administrative roles. Outside of Inlet, Katie has served as a guest teacher at various dance studios in Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, and Tennessee. She also has had the privilege of being a guest choreographer winning multiple choreography awards throughout the Midwest region. Now residing in Southwest Virginia, Katie would like to thank all those who have helped her along the way, and especially for the support from her husband, Sean, her family back home, and her house full of furry friends (Cybil, Hurley, Beerus, Desmo, Barry, and Norman)!

About Amelia

I, Amelia Grace Dalton, received the Model Student Award from The Carroll County Dance Center for the 2020-2021 season.  I started dance classes at the CCDC at the age of 5 when I was in Kindergarten.  Over the past 8 years I have grown and developed my own unique style of dance with he help and guidance of my teachers.

Over the years I have developed a love of sports as well as dance.  Studying dance had made me a more disciplined student.  I know that it takes work and dedication as well as determination to be successful in the things that I do.  Some of my favorite sports that I have participated in are Softball, Wrestling, Football, MMA fighting and kickboxing for Titan’s of the Cage.  

I have so many memories of going to dance class and then sliding on my football uniform over my leotard to go play tackle football for Carroll County Middle School.  While wrestling was mostly against boys, I won the majority of my matches.

I have to say what has made me more determined to be successful is the fact that I have been raised by my father, Stacy Lane Dalton.  As a single parent he made sure that me and my sister have been able to do dance class every year.  I also have 3 brothers and my dad supports all 5 of us in every sport that we are interested in.  with the help of my Grandma, Pa, and Aunt Sissy we have made it to every ballgame and dance class.

I have several other hobbies that were instilled in me from the love of being with my family.  One of my favorite hobbies is deer hunting.  This hobby comes from sitting in the ground blind with my dad for hours.  When I almost killed my first deer it made me realize it was worth the wait.  I also love to fish and camp.  We go camping at several local campgrounds every year.  We usually swim, fish, hike, and ride bikes while camping.

I look forward to continuing my journey of my love of dance and sports.  I would like to thank The Carroll County Dance Center and Mrs. Kelly for believing in me as a young and aspiring dancer.