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CCF Executive Peter Pucci with Kent Island High School Dance Teacher Amber Wright and her dance students with QACPS Supervisor for Instruction Michael Bell on the right. Rose Xinran Qi on knee in front row in black.
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The Carole Cascio Fund provides a transformative workshop experience taught by Traditional Chinese Dancer Rose Xinran Qi for students at Queen Anne’s County & Kent Island High Schools

On April 22 , 2024, students from both Queen Annes County High School (QACHS) and Kent Island High School (KIHS) were treated to a transformative experience as they participated in a Classical Chinese Dance Masterclass led by Rose Xinran Qi. This invaluable opportunity was made possible through the collaborative efforts of Michael Bell and Queen Annes County Public Schools (QACPS) in collaboration with the Carole Cascio Fund (CCF). Queen Annes County

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The Carole Cascio Fund Sponsors a Day of Dance Performances at the Eastern Shore Arts Festival on Stage at the Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College

On April 13, 2024 Carole Cascio Fund (CCF) sponsored a Day of Dance performances at the Eastern Shore Arts Festival on stage at the Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills. CCF also sponsored a free modern dance class for the performers taught by CCF Teaching Artist Adrienne Klaus Latanishen. CCF Teaching Artist Adrienne Klaus Latanishen after her Modern Dance Class with the dancers performing in the Day

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The New York Dance Project from NYC Performs at the YMCA/Centreville sponsored by the Carole Cascio Fund and the YMCA of Chesapeake

On Friday March 8, the New York Dance Project (NYDP) arrived from New York City to present a performance at the YMCA in Centerville. The event was sponsored by the Carole Cascio Fund For Mind Movement Dance Connections and the YMCA. It was a wonderful live performance of ballet and contemporary dance by NYDP. The performance was enjoyed by over 350 people from the community. It was an exciting and fun

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Carole Cascio Fund Sponsors the 4th Day of Dance on Stage at the Decker Theatre in the Gibson Center for the Arts at Washington College

On Saturday, February 24 over 40 dancers gathered on stage at the Decker Theatre in the Gibson Center for the Arts on the campus of Washington College for the 4th Day of Dance sponsored by the Carole Cascio Fund for Mind Movement Dance Connections. To kick off the 4th Day of Dance Executive Director Peter Pucci taught two classes on Friday February 23 at Washington College.   Renee Gerardo (center) the

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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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