The Carole Cascio Fund For Mind Movement Dance Connections sponsored another Day of Dance

Day of Dance April 2023

Choreographer Melinda Blomquist works with the Queen Annes County High School Dancers On Saturday April 22nd, the Carole Cascio Fund (CCF) in collaboration with the Eastern Shore Arts Festival at Chesapeake College sponsored two free masterclasses in the Health Professionals and Athletic Center Dance Studio. The Day of Dance started early with a modern dance […]

Carole Cascio Fund Sponsors A Day of Dance at Chesapeake College

Carole Cascio Fund Day of Dance Fall 2022

Over 50 dancers gathered on stage at the Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College on November 12 for a Day of Dance sponsored by the Carole Cascio Fund for Mind Movement Dance Connections. Melinda Blomquist the Artistic Director of the Community College of Baltimore Dance (CCBC) Program & Dance Company taught a Modern Dance […]

Carole Cascio Fund October Event Was a Big Success

Carole Cascio Fund October 2022 Fundraiser

The Gathering to Celebrate Carole Cascio’s contributions to the community and to benefit her newly formed foundation went beautifully. It was a spectacular sunny fall day at the Mark Cascia Vineyards in Stevensville. Mark and Kim Cascia old friends of Carole’s were our gracious hosts. Many of Carole’s friends were there to help celebrate her […]

A Celebration of Life to Honor Carole Drake Cascio

Photo of Carole Tribute video on stage

The CCBC Performing Arts Program directed by Anne Lefter and the CCBC Dance Company presented performances and videos for A Celebration of Life to honor Carole Drake Cascio’s contributions to the CCBC Dance Program. The Dance Company revived one of Carole’s many dances that she created for the company, Black Dust. The dancers did a […]

Official Launch of the Carole Cascio Fund Mind Movement Dance Connections

Melinda Blomquist and Peter Pucci

From the stage of the F Scott Black Theatre where Carole Drake Cascio directed hundreds of dance performances and lecture demonstrations over her twenty seven year career, newly appointed Executive Director Peter Pucci officially launched the Carole Cascio Fund Mind Movement Dance Connections on April 29, 2022. With the current Director of the Dance Company […]

CCF Donates Five of Carole’s Artworks to the CCBC’s Permanent Art Collection

Carole Cascio Artwork Donated to CCBC's permanent art collection

Nicole Buckingham Kern the Gallery Coordinator for the permanent collection was delighted and happy to receive the works. She intentionally chose a wide variety of works to show Carole’s versatility as artist. The college was thrilled and honored to have Carole’s work be a part of the collection. The five newly acquired works were displayed […]

Jazz Master Class

Jazz Master Class

The CCF makes it possible for 40 dancers and their teachers Amber Wright from Kent Island High School and Kristin Tyler from Queen Anne’s County High School to participate in a Jazz master class taught by dance instructor Tommy Parlon at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Essex campus.  After the class Melinda Blomquist […]

Kent Island Senior Center Pilates Classes

Kent Island senior center

Peter visits Amy Goldsborough the Manager for the Kent Island Senior Center in Stevensville. Amy worked closely with Carole coordinating her Pilates classes. Over the course of four years Carole taught a modified class that was geared for the seniors using large rubber exercise balls. Amy said Carole’s class was very popular at the Senior […]

On Bringing Dance to Chesapeake College

Todd Center for the Performing Arts #6 News

Part of Carole’s wishes in her estate plan for the creation of CCF was to somehow bring dance and dance classes to Chesapeake College. Peter and Ann Karwacki Goodman meet with Dave Harper, Vice President of Workforce and Academic Programs and Kevin Brown, Executive Director of the Todd Performing Arts Center (TPAC). Dave and Kevin […]