SCAHPERD and the South Carolina Dance Association offers a membership for students in Grades K-12.  For more information download and application below.
Mission Statement: The South Carolina Dance Association fosters an environment which supports and promotes dance in our state.

SCDA is inviting you, as a valued dance supporter, to join us in our efforts to build a mutually supportive network for the purposes of advocacy, promotion and professional development.  The future of dance in this state depends upon those of us who are passionate about the art and are willing to join together to meet the challenges ahead.  Your individual involvement can make a critical difference. Your membership in SCDA will help promote and strengthen dance throughout the state. Increased visibility, broader participation and artistic excellence are important as we build support for dance.

The South Carolina Dance Association can provide you: 

  • A minimum of two SCDA Newsletters annually
  • Increased opportunities for networking with other dance professionals 
  • Advance notice of special events sponsored by SCDA
  • Opportunities to work with regional representatives and to serve on regional committees   
  • Access to statewide dance festivals, workshops and conferences  
  • Yearly conventions featuring guest artists and Kaleidoscope performance opportunities 
  • A means, through Alliance membership, to inform and impact the political process which affects the visibility of dance as both education and art in South Carolina.

2014 SCDA Board

Past President – Ashlee Ratigan

President- Linda Cline

President Elect –  Georgia Haygood

Secretary -  Marcy Yonkey-Clayton

Financial Officer - Kristin Alexander

Archivist – Vacant

Newsletter Editor - Ashlee Ratigan

Regional Coordinator Upstate - Rebecca Lee

Regional Coordinator Lowcountry (South) - Kasie Starnes

Regional Coordinator (Piedmont) - Sabrina Slater-Warren

Regional Coordinator (Lowcountry-North/Pee Dee) - Ivy Hale 

Regional Coordinator (Midlands) - Kara Corley & Veneshia Stribling

Ex-Officio - Wrenn Cook

Our mission - to promote health, physical activity and wellness among the state's citizens through effective leadership, professional development, education and advocacy.
South Carolina Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

Mailing Address1301 Columbia College DriveColumbia, South Carolina 29203

Physical Address4810 Colonial Drive Columbia, SC  29203

Voice: 803-786-3384Fax: 803-786-3386E-Mail:

Schools Integrate Dance Into Core Academics click here to read article that appeared in the November 29, 2010 Education Week.

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