Dance Everywhere

Caroline Calouche, Director of CDF, created the Dance Everywhere project Inspired by the survey of Charlotte dance professionals by Dance USA and The Knight Foundation that revealed the majority of dance artists in Charlotte are underpaid and there is a lack of paid performance opportunities.  The goals are to utilize the public plazas in Uptown Charlotte and West End as performance venues, give dance artists paid performance opportunities and educate the Charlotte public on local dance artists.  

Friday, November 1, 2019

7pm - 8pm

Resident Culture Brewing Company

If you have ever wanted to learn how to Swing Dance, now is an excellent time to get started!  Join Lawrence Quinett and Radenna Stuckey for a fun class that will get your body moving and the rhythm flowing while building your confidence to step out on the dance floor. Beginners are very welcome as well as singles and couples. 

Fuel up before the Swing Dance Social with Food Truck Friday and stay after to keep dancing to DJ Smitty's jams.

Lawrence Quinett started dancing lindy hop at Florida State University at the invitation of a friend, and was hooked ever since.  He has since traveled the Southeast and beyond, learning from master swing instructors and picking up other jazz-era dances along the way.  Lawrence's favorite dance is balboa, but he is equally at home in other styles of dance from the 30's and 40's, including lindy hop, collegiate shag, St. Louis shag, heel shag, and Charleston.  In teaching and social dancing, Lawrence most values technique, musicality, and adaptability.

Radeena Stuckey has been dancing since the age of eight. Beginning with modern jazz, ballet, and tap, she transitioned throughout high school, college, and her adult life by learning Samba, Salsa, Afro-Pop, and now American Vernacular dance. Radeena enjoys traveling around the country to attend various dance workshops. In addition to traveling she has also begun to explore competitive dancing. 

Saturday, October 20, 2018
McColl Center Open Studio
12:30pm - 2pm
 The UNCC Dance Department led by Odissi choreographer Kaustavi Sarkar will perform ballet, contemporary dance, Odissi and Indian folk dance.  Odissi is an ancient Indian classical dance originating in the Hindu temples of Odish.  Audiences will have the opportunity to experience Odissi during their presentation.  

Thursday, November 8, 2018
West End Talks

8:15pm - 9:15pm
MufukaWorks will perform and lead an interactive AfroRusse class as part of LABITAH Collard Green Museum's  monthly community gatheri

Funded by The Knight Foundation