Wednesday, February 1, 2017


For its inaugural performance, Dance Theatre of Greenville presents THEMIS, which explores the rich history of balancing the scales. Her blindfold in tact and sword at the ready, the goddess emits the grace and strength of divine law, order, and fairness.

Dance Theatre of Greenville is committed to fostering creativity, individual growth and motivation, while providing the highest level of technical training from true professional artists and teachers.  Our dedication to the arts allows us to provide a positive and age-appropriate learning environment for students of all levels.  DTG presents students with the opportunity to build a strong foundation in dance that incorporates a sense of artistry and accomplishment.

Where: Peace Center Gunther Theatre Greenville
Date and Time: Saturday, March 18th at 8PM
                          Sunday, March 19th at 2PM
Tickets: or call 864-467-3000
Tickets go on sale February 6th.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Dancer of the Month - November/December

Please forgive us on our tardiness but we are finally here to announce our November/December Dancers of the Month.  With December being such a short month due to the holiday we decided to combine these months.  So, without further ado...

Aubrey Reffner(Pre-school/Kindergarten)
Age: 5 years old
Years of Dance: 3
School: Oakview Elementary
Favorite Food: Mac N Cheese
Favorite Colors: Pink, Purple, Blue, and Yellow
Pets: Dog named Jasmine
Siblings: 2 older brothers; Josiah and Caleb
Favorite Style of Dance: Tap
Favorite Activity other than Dance: Puzzles
Favorite Movie: Frozen
Charleigh Ross(1st-3rd Grade)
Age:6 years old
Years of Dance: 3
Grade: 1st
School: Rudolph Gordon Elementary
Favorite Food: Daddy's Special Chicken
Favorite Color: Blue and White
Pets: Dog named Stella
Siblings: 2 sisters and 1 brother
Favorite Movie: The Dog Who Saved Christmas
Favorite Activity other than Dance: "I like to play dress up and play kitchen and help my mom cook.  I have an American Girl Doll and I like to call her Junior Charleigh."
Madison Bean(All Levels)
Age: 14 years old
Years of Dance: 12
School: Riverside High School
Grade: 9th
Favorite Color: Red
Siblings: 1 brother named Harrison
Favorite Food: Mac N Cheese
Pets: Charleston Labradoodle name Heinz
Favorite Dance Style: Modern
Favorite Hobby: Sleeping
Favorite Movie: Braveheart
Selina Wu(DTG Company Member
Age: 12 years old
Years of Dance: 7
School: Fisher Middle School
Grade: 7th
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Dance Style: Ballet and Modern
Siblings: 2 sisters and 1 brother
Favorite Hobbies: Be on her phone, sleep, and piano
Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for info on the DTG company performance!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Dancer of the Month - October

It is time to announce our October Dancers' of the Month.  These dancers worked hard in the month of October and we are proud of their determination.  We're excited to showcase these dancers and get to know them just a little bit more.

Age: 4
School: Rocky Creek Preschool
Years of Dance: 2
Favorite Dance Style: Tap
Favorite Hobby other than Dance: Playing outside or with her baby dolls
Favorite Movies: Barbie Movies & Big Hero 6
Favorite Food: Grapes and Pretzels

Age: 7
School: Monarch Elementary
Years of Dance: 3
Favorite Dance Style: Jazz
Favorite Hobby other than Dance: Hoola Hoop, play with friends, and Minecraft
Favorite Food: Chicken Noodle Soup
Favorite Color: Blue
Siblings: 2 brothers and 1 sister
Pet: Pug named Tallulah 

Age: 10
School: Bethel Elementary
Favorite Hobby: Dance
Years of Dance: 7
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Food: Chicken Wings
Favorite Dance Style: Jazz and Gymnastics
Favorite TV Show: Dance Moms
Pet: Dog named Bullet

Age: 11
School: Sara Collins Elementary
Favorite Hobby: Dance, Reading, and Hiking
Years of Dance: 8
Favorite Color: Sky Blue
Favorite Food: Chips with Creamy JalapeƱo Dip
Favorite Dance Style: Ballet
Favorite Movie: The Addams Family
Pet: 16 year old Poodle and a Shitzu Mix named Sallie

Thank you to all of these dancers for their hard work.  We can't wait to see how each of you improve throughout the year. 

~DTG Staff

Sunday, September 25, 2016

What Scares You?

Halloween is almost here and there is no better way to start off the season then attending DTG's annual performance of What Scares You? Its a spooky but family friendly ballet that includes everything from witches to zombies. 

WHAT:  What Scares You?

WHO:  Dance Theatre of Greenville

WHERE:  Peace Center Gunter Theatre, Greenville

WHEN:  October 1, 2016, 8pm;  October 2, 2016, 2pm

TICKETS:  Adults-$30, Students-$20, Children 12 and under, $15

                   Peace Center box office:  864.467.3000


CONTACT:  Sandra Miller, Artistic Director





Greenville’s most innovative pre-professional dance company, Dance Theatre of Greenville, will present What Scares You? a full-length Halloween inspired ballet, on October 1 at 8pm and October 2 at 2pm at the Peace Center Gunter Theatre.  Created by the company’s Artistic Director, Sandra Miller, this unique offering differentiates the company from the usual fall and winter fare of Dracula, Thriller and Nutcracker and has become a fun family friendly tradition in Greenville.  The story centers on Emmaline’s nighttime adventure through the dreamscapes and terrors that haunt us all.  Snuggled securely in her bedroom with her beloved doll companions, Emmaline prepares for her nightly trip to slumberland.  Despite the security of all that is known to her, she senses a foreboding presence that fills her with apprehension and fear.  As is true for all of us, the anticipation of sleep can conjure the dread of what scares you. 

As sleep over takes her, Emmaline is visited by a terrifying parade of her deepest fears.  Witches plot to cook her doll companions that have come to life, and under the bed monsters with eerily glowing multiple eyes, tango with the scheming cooks.  Sirens that have called sailors to their deaths upon rocky shores escape from the closet, and clowns overtake her bedroom.  Ravens and bats land from flight and descend the unending staircase to lure Emmaline to attempt to fly, and the lady in the lake that perished the night of her prom and visits the parked cars of prom dates, floats past.  Snakes slither about and machete wielding, blood thirsty vampires hypnotize their next victim.  Zombies arise from the grave and ether bound spirits lure the innocent girl to a horrifying fate at the edge of a razor sharp pendulum.  But as dawn beaks, Emmaline is unsure of the reality of her nightmare.  As she watches the chandelier swing, she questions was it real or imagined… decide.

A cast of some of the areas most talented dancers will bring the story to life. Several of the Dance Theatre of Greenville members have attended some of the country’s most prestigious pre professional programs such as American Ballet Theatre (NYC), Houston Ballet and Boston Ballet.  Artistic Director, Sandra Miller, was a principal dancer with the Fort Worth Ballet (now Texas Ballet Theatre), has trained at the schools of the Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Washington Ballet, American Ballet Theatre® and David Howard.  She is one of two American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum Certified Teachers in South Carolina, has a BFA and MBA from Texas Christian University and has nearly 25 years of experience teaching and directing dancers in the Carolinas. 

Come experience this exciting family friendly Halloween tradition at the Peace Center Gunter Theatre.  What Scares You?  has something for every age and will satisfy the audience with a full scale, richly textured, musically intriguing and expertly danced story.   Meet the characters that scare Emmaline after the shows at a “Trick or Treat Meet and Greet” in the Gunter Theatre lobby…..come discover What Scares You?

Friday, September 23, 2016

Dancer of the Month - September

Hello Dancers and Happy Friday!!

Each month we would like to highlight a few of our dancers and get to know them a little more on a personal level.  The teachers at DTG have chosen one student from the preschool/kindergarten classes, the first through third grade classes, the all level classes, and the DTG company to spotlight as Dancer of the Month.  A student can be chosen for many reasons; great technique, most improved, best attitude, etc.  We asked each student a few questions about some of their favorite things, family, and school.

Without further ado, we are pleased to announce September's Dancers of the Month.

Age: 4
Birthday: July 12
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Thing About Dance: "I like to tendu"
Favorite Food: "Daddy's special chicken"
Favorite Movie: Frozen
Pet's Name: Dog named Stella
Siblings: 2 sisters and mommy has a baby boy on the way
Quotes during interview: "I like to play trains" "I'm good at dancing" "I like jazz dance"

Age: 6
Birthday: March 11
School: Bethel Elementary
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Thing About Dance: Jazz
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Other Hobbies: Swimming, "I can dive, next year."

Age: 9
Birthday: July 8
School: Shannon Forest Christian School
Favorite Subject: Science
Favorite Color: Cyan (light blue)
Favorite Thing About Dance: The Music
Favorite Food: Pizza & Ice Cream
Favorite Movie: Echo
Pet's Name: Dog named Dermot
Siblings: 1 sister, Sammie, who takes hip hop too


Age: 15
School: Homeschool
Grade: 10th
Favorite Subject: English
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Food: BBQ Chicken
Favorite Dance Genre: Jazz or Tap
Other Hobbies: writing short stories

We hope you enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about each of these dancers as much as we did.    It is also not too late to sign up fall classes.  We still have a few available slots in some of our classes.  If you are interested in learning more about DTG please contact the studio or visit our website or social media pages.

Last but not least, DTG is 7 days away from our fall show, What Scares You.  We'll come back tomorrow to give you all the details on the show.  Enjoy your Friday!!

~DTG Staff


Monday, August 15, 2016

NYC and Dance Teacher Summit Recap

Two of our teachers, Katie and Katie, recently packed their bags and headed to NYC for the annual Dance Teacher Summit.  The Dance Teacher Summit is a three day convention where dance teachers from all over the U.S. come to participate in movement classes, workshops, and business seminars, led by some of the most well known teachers and choreographers in the business.

We had the opportunity to take class with Mia Michaels, Mandy Moore, Doug Caldwell, Ray Leeper, Al Blackstone, and many more.

Miss Katie even got to meet one of her favorite dancers, Dusty Button.

On our second night in NYC we were able to score tickets to Radio City Music Hall to see the Rockette's New York Spectacular and to beat all, our seats were in the 4th row. One word, AMAZING!!!  Mia Michaels, choreographer on SYTYCD and teacher at the summit, actually choreographed the New York Spectacular and we had the opportunity to learn a portion from the show at the summit.

Our last night in NYC was spent at The Capezio A.C.E Awards.  This is a very special event where upcoming choreographers present their work to hopefully win a scholarship to put on their own show in NYC.  The winner of this year's show was Martha Nichols, also a contestant on a past season of SYTYCD.

That brings us to the end of our trip.  We had a great time and gathered up as much information as we could to bring back to share with our students in the fall.  Fall classes start, August 29th! Registration is still open so contact the studio today to find the perfect class.  We are excited to get a new season started and see all of our smiling dancers! 

~DTG Staff

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Dance Theatre of Greenville Now Has A BLOG!!

That's right, DTG now has a blog!!  Here is where you can find all things DTG; upcoming shows, events, reminders, and so much more.

Registration for fall classes is now open.  We offer classes in Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, and Hip Hop.  It is our commitment to provide a safe, family-oriented, fun and positive dance experience.  Our classes are developed and taught by highly qualified dance teachers with our thoughts and work centered on meeting the individual needs of each dancer.  

photo by Charmeas Headen

We are excited for a new dance season to begin and to see all of our eager students.  Contact the studio today or visit our website for more info on class times and tuition.