Member Spotlight: Veneshia Stribling

Ms. Veneshia W. Stribling, M.Ed. is a Columbia College alumna who received both her B.A. in Dance Education in 2005 and her M.Ed. in Divergent Learning in 2007. She has been dancing since 1991 and has classical training in a wide range of dance styles. Veneshia was voted Conder Elementary Teacher of the Year 2009-2010, awarded South Carolina Dance Association Educator of the Year 2012, Region 11 Magnet School of America Teacher of the Year 2013, South Carolina Dance Association Arts Advocacy Award 2016, and Lead Dance Educator for Richland School District 2 (2018). Ms. Stribling has been teaching dance at Westwood High School in Blythewood, SC since Fall 2014. Her mission is to mold students into arts advocates. Her holistic program provides her students the exposure of a variety of dance/genres, techniques, dance history, and the importance of arts advocacy. Along with teaching dance, Ms. Stribling is also the sponsor of the Westwood High School Chapter of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA). 

What's Veneshia up to? 
At Westwood Veneshia has been turning her students' dance units into road shows to perform for their elementary and middle schools. February was their most booked month in honor of Black History Month. Ms. Stribling recently began working as an Independent Dance Consultant (Embody By V, LLC). In this role as a dance business owner, she trains students (middle school - college) via private and group instruction, conducts dance staff professional development, hosts dance forums for students and parents, and develops safe, professional and effective dance curriculums for dance programs/teams (public school affiliated and privately owned) and marching bands in need.

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The SC Arts Commission has revamped their quarterly arts project support grants. For more information CLICK HERE.

Save the Date:
PSAE Annual Arts Integration Conference
October 13-15, 2019 at the Spartanburg Marriott
For more information CLICK HERE.

SCDA will  be giving away MORE free ballet shoes from Capezio! Be on the lookout for an application coming soon!

Want more money for the arts programs at your school? Consider applying for an Arts Curricular Innovation Grant from SCDE! More information available HERE.

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2019 Winter 

SC Dance Jobs

Click the links below to access more information and apply!
Updated 3/11/19

 DistrictSchoolLevelPostedClick to apply
 Florence 3 n/a Elementary 3/5/19More Info
 Lexington-Richland 5 Various schools across the district All 3/6/19 More Info
 Richland 1 Southeast Middle School Middle 2/8/19 More Info
 Clarendon 1 Scott's Branch Middle/High School Middle/High 1/17/19 More Info
 Meeting Street Academy Charleston Meeting Street Schools  3/7/19 More Info
Fort Mill School District Catawba Ridge High School Dance Team Coach 2/27/19More Info 

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.

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