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special combined Hip-Hop class for QACHS dancers and Centreville Middle School students
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CCF Supports a Special Combined Hip-Hop Class for QACHS Dancers and Centreville Middle School Students

Adreinne, Peter, Kristen Tyler & Tracy Kenna The Carole Cascio Fund’s Teaching Artist Adrienne Klaus Latanishen was brought in to teach a special combined Hip Hop master class for Queen Anne’s County High School (QACHS) dancers with students from Centreville Middle School (CMS). Michael Bell, Supervisor of Instruction for QACPS and Carole Cascio Fund Executive Director Peter Pucci worked closely with QACHS Dance Teacher Kristen Tyler to help coordinate so CMS

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Maryland Public High School Dance Showcase at Goucher College
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Peter Pucci & Adrienne Kraus Latanishen teach master classes for the Maryland Public High School Dance Showcase at Goucher College

On January 5 Executive Director Peter Pucci and CCF Teaching Artist Adrienne Kraus Latanishen attended the 34th Annual Maryland Public High School Dance Showcase at Goucher College. The Carole Cascio Fund supported the master classes taught by Peter and Adrienne. The Showcase started with a welcome orientation and special Jazz presentation by Melissa Jones and Dancers There were close to 600 dancers in attendance from around the state of Maryland representing

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India Dance Teachers Deepti Mukund Navile, Gowrie Velayudhapillai & Tulsi Rughoonundun teach workshops at KIHS & QACHS

On December 8th The Carole Cascio Fund provided an amazing opportunity for dance and theater students at Kent Island and Queen Anne’s County High Schools to experience a workshop with Far East India Dance Teachers, Deepti Mukund Navile, Gowrie Velayudhapillai & Tulsi Rughoonundun. Deepti Mukund Navile is originally from Bangalore India where she studied traditional Bharathanatyam style Indian dance. She has been teaching traditional Indian dance for the last 30 years

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CCF Executive Director Peter Pucci & CCBC President Dr. Sandra Kurtinaitis unveil the new Carole Drake Cascio Dance Studios East and West

Front row L to R: Kristi Schaffner, Anastasia McKenzie & Tommy Parlon. Back Row L to R: Diana Curran, Leslie Tinios Linda Lloyd, Peter Pucci & Adrienne Kraus Latanishen L to R: Anne Lefter, Peter Pucci, Melinda Blomquist & Tommy Parlon November 10th was the official unveiling of the new Carole Drake Cascio Dance Studios East and West and the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Wellness and Athletics Center at CCBC

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Queen Anne’s County High School students travel to CCBC Dance Concert at the Dundalk Campus

Caption; Kristen Tyler, Peter Pucci & Megan Murphy at the CCBC Dance Concert On November 9th CCF provided a bus to enable 40 dance and theater students from Queen Anne’s County High School to attend the CCBC Dance Company’s Fall Dance Concert at the CCBC Dundalk Campus. Dance Teacher Kristen Tyler and Theater Teacher Megan Murphy accompanied the students. The students were able to enjoy a diversity of choreography, lighting and

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Carole Cascio Fund sponsored its 3rd Day of Dance at the Todd Center for the Performing Arts at Chesapeake College
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CCF sponsored its 3rd Day of Dance at the Todd Center for the Performing Arts at Chesapeake College

On November 4th CCF sponsored its 3rd Day of Dance at the Todd Center for the Performing Arts at Chesapeake College. Over 40 dance students from the community were able to participate in four free dance classes. Ballet, Modern Dance, Hip Hop and Partnering. The dancers that participated were from 10 schools and studios that included, the Mid Shore Dance Academy, To the Pointe Studio, Queen Anne’s County High School, Chesapeake

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CCF Teaching Artist Adrienne Kraus Latanishen teaches hip-hop classes at QACHS & Centreville Middle School
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CCF Teaching Artist Adrienne Kraus Latanishen teaches hip-hop classes at QACHS & Centreville Middle School

On November 2nd CCF Teaching Artist Adrienne Kraus Latanishen taught three hip-hop classes starting at Queen Anne’s County High School with Kristen Tyler’s dance students and then moved over to Centreville Middle School to teach Choir teacher Lucas O’ Farrell’s 6th and 7th graders beginning hip-hop technique. When Adrienne and Peter arrived at QACHS the dance students were on top of everything, warmed-up and ready to go at 7:30am! Mrs. Tyler’s

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Peter Pucci receives the Energizer Bunny Award from Dr. Patty Salelens and Michael Bell

Ann Goodman and Peter Pucci at the Board of Education L to R front row Peter Pucci, Michael Bell & Dr Saelens. Read the Article on the Queen Anne’s County Website Read Now On November 1st Peter Pucci was honored to receive the Energizer Bunny Award from the Queen Annes County Board of Education Superintendent for Schools, Dr. Patty Saelens and Michael Bell Supervisor of Curriculum for QACPS. Peter was also

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CCF Teaching Artist Adrienne Kraus Latanishen choreographs for Carnival of Curiosities at Chesapeake College.

October 19-22 & 26-29 The CCF commissioned choreographer Adrienne Kraus Latanishen to choreograph an opening dance for the fall Halloween musical, Harvest Horror: Carnival of Curiosities, Directed by Rob Thompson at Chesapeake College. Executive Director Peter Pucci and Rob Thompson, Associate Professor of Theatre Chair of Arts and Humanities are working together to bring dance to the Chesapeake College. By hiring Adrienne to participate in their fall play dancers and theater

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Executive Director Peter Pucci teaches a class for the Maryland Dance Education Association Event at CCBC
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Executive Director Peter Pucci teaches a class for the Maryland Dance Education Association Event at CCBC

CCF Executive Director Peter Pucci volunteered to teach a Modern Dance masterclass for 50 dance educators from all over the State of Maryland for the Event at CCBC Essex Campus. Peter was happy to participate and for the first time teach a dance class in the new Carole Drake Cascio Dance Studio West. Many of the educators brought some of their dance students to participate in the master class. Members of

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