Thursday, 20. December 2012

Welcome to The Center of Dance at  460 Turner Street, Suite 101, Blacksburg, VA 24060.


Join us anytime!



The Holiday Session 2014 ballet classes with Carol Crawford Smith (listed below) are open to ALL dancers Level 4 through Adults. Added to the holiday session offering is a Winter Choreography Workshop Series with Rachel Rugh. See details below.


Holiday Session 2014-15 with Carol Crawford Smith

  • Tuesday, December 16th, 12-1:30; Open Adult Ballet
  • Wednesday, December 17th, 5:30-7; Level 4/5 Ballet (*This is a makeup class, pending attendance. Please notify me, if you will attend)
  • Thursday, December 18th, 12-1:30; Open Adult Ballet
  • Tuesday, January 6th, 12-1:30; Open Adult Ballet
  • Wednesday, January 7th, 5:30-7; Level 4/5 Ballet
  • Thursday, January 8th, 12-1:30; Open Adult Ballet
  • Tuesday, January 13th, 12-1:30; Open Adult Ballet
  • Wednesday, January 14th, 5:30-7; Level 4/5 Ballet
  • Thursday, January 15th, 12-1:30; Open Adult Ballet


Winter Choreography Workshop Series with Rachel Rugh  (See Bio)


Just as visual artists study concepts such as perspective, shading and value, dance makers utilize choreographic tools to create dynamic and richly textured movement experiences. Through storytelling, games and exploration, we’ll unpack several basic dance concepts (BODY, SPACE, TIME and ENERGY) in order to craft solo and small group choreography. Bring a notebook, comfortable clothes and an open mind.

Class will be held from 5-6:30 pm the following Tuesdays at The Center of Dance: December 16, 23, 30, and January 6, 13.

Price is $15 for a drop-in, or $60 for the 5-class series. Drop in when you’re available or sign up for the whole series!  Checks can be made out to Rachel Rugh.

Teens over 14 and adult dancers are welcome, regardless of dance experience.






Mission: The Center of Dance exists to enhance development of the human experience through dance and related activities where movement, poise, balance, strength, grace, and exemplary behavior combined are the outcome of participating in our brand of Excellence Through the Arts®.

The Center of Dance is located in Blacksburg, Virginia in the New River Valley of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The professional dance studio was established August 1994. The Founder and Artistic Director is Carol Crawford Smith, a former dance artist and soloist of ten years with the internationally renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem (1978-1988). As a professional performer, instructor, and educator of dance for over three decades, Crawford Smith is dedicated to providing opportunities and venues to experience excellence in the art of dance and related activities.

The Center of Dance faculty is a team of qualified professionals who master the art of teaching safe and inclusive dance and movement techniques to children and adults. Instruction is available in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern Movement, Tap, and more.

The Center of Dance offers annual performances for participation and observation. For listing of our performances, please view our Events page!

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