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Carroll County
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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

KMG Ensemble
Carroll County Dance Center/Surry County Dance Center

Owner/
Director/
Choreographer

Kelly 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. Kelly 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. She was also a member of the PCDAC travel competition team.  While part of that group, she traveled Nationwide to leave her mark on the dance world.

Instructors

Meet Our Team

Brenda Leath

Brenda Leath began dancing at the age of eight under the direction of Kelly Krantz at Carroll County Dance Center. Brenda was a member of the CCDC Performance Company for twelve years and during that time, she had many performance opportunities such as Carnival Cruise Lines…

Brittany Chaney

Brittany is a native of Dugspur, VA and currently resides in Mount Airy. Brittany has been an instructor at Carroll County Dance Center since 2007 and in 2021, she became the director and lead instructor at Surry County Dance Center…

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…

Ginny Thiele

Ginny Thiele began studying dance under Kelly Krantz at the age of five. She continued her education at Radford University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance in 2015…

Madison Boyd

A very positive, joyful young lady, Madison clearly dances from her heart. It is evident she loves to dance, and she shares that love with younger dancers and the community. A graduate of Shenandoah University’s Conservatory with a BFA in Dance and a Psychology Minor, Madison was also a dancer, dance captain, and performer for Legoland Florida Resort and Walt DisneyWorld! She has been a teacher at several different studios over the years. She loves to choreograph and teach dancers of all ages!…

2021 Model Student of the Year

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.

2022-2023

Class Schedule

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Monday
Time Age Class Length
4:50pm – 5:20pm Grades 2-5 Performance Company
5:00pm – 6:15pm Kindergarten Ballet, Jazz, & Tap 1 1/2 Classes
5:20pm – 6:35pm 3rd Grade Ballet, Jazz, & Tap 1 1/2 Classes
6:10pm – 7:00pm Grades 8-12 Ballet 1 Class
7:00pm – 7:50pm Grades 8-12 Jazz 1 Class
7:50pm – 8:40pm Grades 8-12 Dance Acrobatics 1 Class
7:50pm – 8:30pm Grades 8-12 Strength & Stretch 1 Class
Tuesday
4:30pm – 5:45pm 2nd Grade Ballet, Jazz, & Tap 1 1/2 Classes
5:45pm – 6:30pm 3 Year Old Ballet & Tap 1 Class
5:20pm – 6:10pm 6th Grade Modern 1 Class
6:10pm – 6:40pm 6th Grade Tap 1/2 Class
6:40pm – 7:10pm Grades 7-12 Pointe 1/2 Class
7:10pm – 7:40pm Grades 8-12 Tap 1/2 Class
7:40pm – 8:30pm Advanced Modern Tap 1 Class
Wednesday
5:00pm – 6:15pm 1st Grade Ballet, Jazz, & Tap 1 1/2 Classes
6:15pm – 7:05pm 6th Grade Dance Acrobatics 1 Class
6:15pm – 7:05pm 4 Year Old Ballet & Tap 1 Class
7:05pm – 7:55pm Grades 6-12 Performance Company
7:55pm – 8:35pm Grades 6-12 Stretch & Strength
Thursday
4:30pm – 5:20pm 6th Grade Ballet 1 Class
5:20pm – 6:10pm 6th Grade Tap 1/2 Class
5:20pm – 6:10pm Grades 4-5 Ballet 1 Class
6:10pm – 7:00pm Grades 4-5 Jazz & Tap 1 Class
7:00pm – 7:50pm Grades 8-12 Ballet 1 Class
7:50pm – 8:40pm Grades 8-12 Jazz 1 Class
Monday
Time Age Class Length
4:50pm – 5:20pm Grades 2-5 Performance Company
5:00pm – 6:15pm Kindergarten Ballet, Jazz, & Tap 1 1/2 Classes
5:20pm – 6:35pm 3rd Grade Ballet, Jazz, & Tap 1 1/2 Classes
6:10pm – 7:00pm Grades 8-12 Ballet 1 Class
7:00pm – 7:50pm Grades 8-12 Jazz 1 Class
7:50pm – 8:40pm Grades 8-12 Dance Acrobatics 1 Class
7:50pm – 8:30pm Grades 8-12 Strength & Stretch 1 Class
Tuesday
4:30pm – 5:45pm 2nd Grade Ballet, Jazz, & Tap 1 1/2 Classes
5:45pm – 6:30pm 3 Year Old Ballet & Tap 1 Class
5:20pm – 6:10pm 6th Grade Modern 1 Class
6:10pm – 6:40pm 6th Grade Tap 1/2 Class
6:40pm – 7:10pm Grades 7-12 Pointe 1/2 Class
7:10pm – 7:40pm Grades 8-12 Tap 1/2 Class
7:40pm – 8:30pm Advanced Modern Tap 1 Class
Wednesday
5:00pm – 6:15pm 1st Grade Ballet, Jazz, & Tap 1 1/2 Classes
6:15pm – 7:05pm 6th Grade Dance Acrobatics 1 Class
6:15pm – 7:05pm 4 Year Old Ballet & Tap 1 Class
7:05pm – 7:55pm Grades 6-12 Performance Company
7:55pm – 8:35pm Grades 6-12 Stretch & Strength
Thursday
4:30pm – 5:20pm 6th Grade Ballet 1 Class
5:20pm – 6:10pm 6th Grade Tap 1/2 Class
5:20pm – 6:10pm Grades 4-5 Ballet 1 Class
6:10pm – 7:00pm Grades 4-5 Jazz & Tap 1 Class
7:00pm – 7:50pm Grades 8-12 Ballet 1 Class
7:50pm – 8:40pm Grades 8-12 Jazz 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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165 N Main St, Hillsville, VA 24343
(276) 235-7074
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

Kelly 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. Kelly 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. She was also a member of the PCDAC travel competition team.  While part of that group, she traveled Nationwide to leave her mark on the dance world.

Kelly 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.  Since, she has served as a guest teacher at Radford University, teaching tap within the dance department as part of their effort to bring subjects not regularly taught by their faculty.

During her Junior year at Radford, Kelly opened the Carroll County Dance Center in Hillsville, VA.  She has seen great success over the last 25 years, educating local youth in the art of dance.  Through her 25 years, based on her education, experience, and research, she has designed her own curriculum that accommodates dancers of any level.  Kelly believes that all children should be offered the opportunity to experience the beauty of dance.

After graduation from Radford, Kelly was accepted into the American Dance Festival to study modern, jazz, and ballet disciplines.  Kelly has also participated in numerous workshops all over the country in an effort to learn the latest styles being used and developed throughout the dance world.

For six years, Kelly was as staff member for Dance Troupe, Inc, a National dance competition and convention.  Kelly was hired to travel the United States judging competitions and teaching seminar classes.

In 2019, Kelly accepted a position with the Carroll County School System as the High School Dance Team Coach.  With this position, she strictly choreographs routines for technically trained dancers.

Kelly has provided many opportunities for her dancers.  They have performed on Carnival Cruise Lines, at Universal Studios, for the Daytona 500, Nascar Xfinity Race Series, Pulaski Yankees, Salem Red Sox, Harlem Globtrotters, and have achieved the highest honors possible on the National Competition stage.

During the global pandemic, when many small businesses were forced to shut down, Kelly used creative and intuitive methods to keep her students engaged and learning.  Not only did CCDC survive the pandemic, they thrived.  She decided it was time to expand and franchise to their second location in Mount Airy, NC. – Surry County Dance Center.  Within just one year, Kelly has relocated SCDC to a 3000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility.

Through her vision, The KMG Ensemble was born.  Her brand currently offers two locations that provide quality dance education to hundreds of young people in Virginia and North Carolina.

About Brenda

Brenda Leath began dancing at the age of eight under the direction of Kelly Krantz at Carroll County Dance Center. Brenda was a member of the CCDC Performance Company for twelve years and during that time, she had many performance opportunities such as Carnival Cruise Lines.

At the age of twelve, Brenda began assisting classes at CCDC and in 2007 she became an instructor. Brenda educates all ages in ballet, jazz, and her favorite style, tap. She also has a great passion for working with ages 3-7. Helping them explore their creativity and developing their foundation for technical development is where she feels most accomplished.

After graduation, she worked with Dance Troupe Inc. traveling on the competition circuit as a staff member. Brenda has also worked with local church organizations incorporating Praise & Worship dance routines into their services.

Brenda attended Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga. She has been able to bring her knowledge back to CCDC and help prepare students for higher dance education both mentally and physically.

Throughout her professional teaching career, she has studied under nationally-renowned choreographers and instructors. This exposure has helped her expand her own dance vocabulary and given her more tools to use when educating students at CCDC.

Brenda resides in her home town of Fancy Gap with her husband Seth and their two daughters, Savannah and Emma.

About Brittany

Brittany is a native of Dugspur, VA and currently resides in Mount Airy. Brittany has been an instructor at Carroll County Dance Center since 2007 and in 2021, she became the director and lead instructor at Surry County Dance Center.

Brittany began dancing at the age of seven at Carroll County Dance Center in Hillsville, VA. She joined the CCDC Performance Company and was awarded top national honors during her 10 years of travel dance. She was also able to perform on Carnival Cruise Lines while part of CCDC’s travel company.

Since her graduation from high school, she has expanded to different avenues of dance education. As a student at UNC Charlotte, she was a member of the dance department and studied several different dance disciplines.

During Brittany’s teaching career, she has studied and under nationally-renowned choreographers and instructors. This exposure has helped her expand her own dance vocabulary and given her more tools to use when educating students.

Brittany’s students have seen great success, as well. Her students have performed for many events including the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church alongside names such as Chris Tomlin. She was also the Dance Team Coach at Jones Intermediate School in Mount Airy.

Brittany continues to educate dancers at the Carroll County Dance Center and is looking forward to sharing her love of the art with young people in Mount Airy for many years to come.

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 Ginny

Ginny Thiele began studying dance under Kelly Krantz at the age of five. She continued her education at Radford University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance in 2015. While at Radford, Ginny performed in Harmony in Motion, The Nutcracker, Fall Dance Fest, Dancing On The Edge, and student choreography showcases in 2013, 2014, and 2015. She was also a student choreographer for Modern pieces that were performed in student choreography showcases in 2014 and 2015. While studying and rehearsing at Radford, she taught Creative Movement, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Pointe, and Modern techniques to a range of ages at Holli’s Academy of Dance in Christiansburg, VA. For two years following graduation, she was a guest choreographer at Carroll County Dance Center. Ginny and her family moved back to her hometown in the summer of 2019 and she began teaching at CCDC the following season. At CCDC, she teaches Modern classes using Modern, Contemporary, and Improvisation techniques. She and her husband, Kurt, are happy to be back in the mountains raising their two daughters, Porter and Blakely.

About Madison

A very positive, joyful young lady, Madison clearly dances from her heart. It is evident she loves to dance, and she shares that love with younger dancers and the community. A graduate of Shenandoah University’s Conservatory with a BFA in Dance and a Psychology Minor, Madison was also a dancer, dance captain, and performer for Legoland Florida Resort and Walt DisneyWorld! She has been a teacher at several different studios over the years. She loves to choreograph and teach dancers of all ages!

Growing up, Madison participated in Dancers with Heart, a program that taught her how personally rewarding and important it is to “do for others.” She has been blessed to be involved in this organization where giving back to the community is an important role. Each fall and winter, the Dancers with Heart Company performs at the Richmond VA Children’s Hospital (which is always Madison’s favorite), nursing homes, retirement centers, elementary school fall festivals and Santa Breakfasts, visiting with patients and residents after each performance.

Madison Boyd grew up in Mechanicsville, VA, training in multiple styles of dance from the age of two. For three years, she performed with RVA Dance Collective directed by Jess Burgess. She has also performed in many other concerts including many school productions and with LehrerDance at their summer intensive. Madison enjoyed traveling abroad to Barcelona, Ikaria, Siros, Athens, and Paris to take Silks and Harness workshops, and the 1st Ekilibre Contact Workshop. She is very excited to move to Ararat Va to live with her new husband and plant roots in a new studio home! https://madishiff.wixsite.com/madisonboyd

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.