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Surry County
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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
 

Lyrical /
Modern

Kelly Gray Krantz

About Kelly G. Krantz

KMG Ensemble
Carroll County Dance Center
Surry County Dance Center

Owner, Director, Educator

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…

About Brittany

Artistic Director

Brittany is a native of Dugspur, VA and currently resides in Mount Airy. She has been a member of the local community for 12 years. In 2021, Brittany 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…

Brittany Chaney

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…

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!…

2022 Model Student of the Year

Chloe Westmoreland

My name is Chloe Westmoreland and I am the recipient for the 2022-2023 Model Student Award from Surry County Dance Center. I grew up in Mount Airy and am a rising senior at North Surry High School. I began dancing at the age of 4 at the Surry Arts Council. At the age 5 I joined the Surry County Dance Center and have been there ever since…

2022-2023

Class Schedule

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Monday
TimeAgeClassLength
4:15pm – 5:30pmGrades 1-2Ballet, Jazz, & Tap1 1/2 Classes
5:30pm – 6:20pmBeginning Acro1 Class
6:20pm – 7:10pmGrades 3-4Ballet1 Class
7:10pm – 8:00pmGrades 3-4Jazz & Tap1 Class
Tuesday
4:30pm – 5:20pmGrades 5-7Ballet1 Class
5:20pm – 6:10pmGrades 5-7Modern1 Class
6:10pm – 6:40pmGrades 5-12Hip Hop1/2 Class
6:40pm – 7:30pmGrades 8-12Ballet1 Class
7:30pm – 8:20pmGrades 8-12Modern1 Class
Wednesday
4:30pm – 5:20pm3 Year OldBallet & Tap1 Class
5:20pm – 6:10pm4 Year OldBallet & Tap1 Class
6:10pm – 7:35pmKindergartenBallet, Jazz, & Tap1 1/2 Classes
Thursday
4:30pm – 5:00pmGrades 5-7Tap1/2 Class
5:00pm – 5:50pmGrades 5-7Jazz1 Class
5:50pm – 6:20pmPointe1/2 Class
6:20pm – 7:10pmPerformance Company
7:10pm – 8:00pmGrades 8-12Jazz1 Class
8:00pm – 8:30pmGrades 8-12Tap1/2 Class
Monday
TimeAgeClassLength
4:15pm – 5:30pmGrades 1-2Ballet, Jazz, & Tap1 1/2 Classes
5:30pm – 6:20pmBeginning Acro1 Class
6:20pm – 7:10pmGrades 3-4Ballet1 Class
7:10pm – 8:00pmGrades 3-4Jazz & Tap1 Class
Tuesday
4:30pm – 5:20pmGrades 5-7Ballet1 Class
5:20pm – 6:10pmGrades 5-7Modern1 Class
6:10pm – 6:40pmGrades 5-12Hip Hop1/2 Class
6:40pm – 7:30pmGrades 8-12Ballet1 Class
7:30pm – 8:20pmGrades 8-12Modern1 Class
Wednesday
4:30pm – 5:20pm3 Year OldBallet & Tap1 Class
5:20pm – 6:10pm4 Year OldBallet & Tap1 Class
6:10pm – 7:35pmKindergartenBallet, Jazz, & Tap1 1/2 Classes
Thursday
4:30pm – 5:00pmGrades 5-7Tap1/2 Class
5:00pm – 5:50pmGrades 5-7Jazz1 Class
5:50pm – 6:20pmPointe1/2 Class
6:20pm – 7:10pmPerformance Company
7:10pm – 8:00pmGrades 8-12Jazz1 Class
8:00pm – 8:30pmGrades 8-12Tap1/2 Class

2022-2023

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 August 1, 2022.
If paid or post marked BY the 15thIf 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 Surry 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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1130 S Main St, Mt Airy, NC 27030
Email: surrycountydc@gmail.com
(336) 612-1869
Hours
Monday-Thursday: 3:30 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. 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.

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 at 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 to learn the latest styles being used and developed throughout the dance world.

For 6 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 Varsity Dance Team Coach. With this position, she strictly choreographs routines for technically trained dancers. These routines are part of the athletic program to promote enthusiasm and school spirit.

About Brittany

Brittany is a native of Dugspur, VA and currently resides in Mount Airy. She has been a member of the local community for 12 years. In 2021, Brittany 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 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 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!
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About Chloe

My name is Chloe Westmoreland and I am the recipient for the 2022-2023 Model Student Award from Surry County Dance Center. I grew up in Mount Airy and am a rising senior at North Surry High School. I began dancing at the age of 4 at the Surry Arts Council. At the age 5 I joined the Surry County Dance Center and have been there ever since.

My parents, Pete and Vonda Westmoreland, have always stood behind me and gave me the chance to show my talents as a dancer over the years. Along with them, my brother Austin, my grandparents, Dean and Patsy Berrier, Margaret Westmoreland and the late Phillip Westmoreland, as well as numerous aunts and uncles have always shown me support and never miss a recital or a chance to see me perform.

When I’m not at dance, I like to read, listen to music, and hang out with my friends. Whenever I have the chance, I like to travel to the mountains and spend time with my family.

Several years ago I had the pleasure of being a student assistant at the Surry County Dance Center. As challenging as it was, it was rewarding working with the younger dancers and seeing their progress throughout the season.

My new dance teacher, Ms. Brittany Chaney, has taught me so much in just this one season. The owner of the studio, Mrs. Kelly Krantz, who is also the owner of the Carroll County Dance Center, has taught me just as much. With owning two different studios, I feel very included in all the opportunities both studios are given, like the Daytona 500 performance. They are wonderful people and have given me and my studio so much, and I will forever be grateful for them.

I am extremely grateful to be the very first student at the Surry County Dance Center to be receiving the Model Student award. It is truly an honor. Kelly and Brittany have my deepest thanks. I can’t wait to see what the next season holds for not only me but for the rest of my studio.