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The Carole Cascio Fund donates $10k to Renovate Dance Studios

The Carole Cascio Fund donates $10k to have two newly renovated dance studios on the CCBC Essex Campus named the Carole Drake Cascio Dance Studios in honor of our Founder. Pictured: Carole Cascio Fund’s Trustee Ann Goodman and Exec Director Peter Pucci On March 23 CCBC Alumnus Peter Pucci and the Executive Director of the Carole Cascio Fund For Mind Movement Dance Connections, presented a $10K check to the CCBC Foundation

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

A Day of Dance was started earlier in the week when Executive Director Peter Pucci volunteered to teach a Pilobolus style partnering class to Renee Gerardo’s composition students. Renee is the Director of the Dance Program at Washington College. She wanted to give her students a new experience with modern dance partnering and explore partnering opportunities through contact improvisation. On March 25, over 55 local dancers took classes on stage at

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Carole Cascio Fund brings dance classes to Sudlersville and Centerville Middle Schools in Queen Anne’s County

On February 22 & 23 Executive Director Peter Pucci and CCF Teaching Artist Adrienne Kraus-Latanishen visited middle schools in Queen Anne’s County to teach movement and hip-hop classes. Peter collaborated with Unified Arts teacher Betsy Babylon and together they explored movement possibilities with her 6th grade theater students. The students responded well to the movement class. They enjoyed the new and different way of working together as a group. There were

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Maryland Public High School Dance Showcase

Carole Cascio was honored at the 33rd Annual Maryland Public High School Dance Showcase at Goucher College on January 6, 2023. Executive Director Peter Pucci presented a video tribute about Carole to over 500 dance students from the state of Maryland. Peter spoke with the students about Carole’s many contributions to the dance community in Baltimore. The showcase provides an excellent and unparalleled opportunity for high school dance students take master

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The Carole Cascio Fund is awarded a Mellow Internship for CCBC dancer Rachel Huber

The Mellow Internship that was awarded to the Carole Cascio Fund is in collaboration with Melinda Blomquist the Artistic Director of the Community College of Baltimore County Dance Program and the Dance Company at CCBC. The Mellon Foundation and CCBC Humanities for All granted the Internship to Rachel Huber. This opportunity comes with financial support and is a paid internship for 14 weeks for the CCBC spring semester 2023. Rachel will

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Carole Cascio Fund Day of Dance Fall 2022
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Carole Cascio Fund Sponsors A Day of Dance at Chesapeake College

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 class. Ballet was taught Kristie Shaffner Associate Director of CCBC Dance Company, Hip Hop by Adrienne

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The Community Of Baltimore County Dance Company’s Concert at Catonsville Campus
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Acting And Dance Students Attend The Community Of Baltimore County Dance Company’s Concert at Catonsville Campus

Advisory Committee member Diana Curran and Melinda Blomquist Artistic Director of the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Dance Company greeted a large group of acting and dance students from Queen’s Annes County High School that were accompanied by Kristen Tyler, the Director of the Dance Program at the QACHS. The acting students were from the theater teacher Megan Murry’s acting class. The Carole Cascio Fund supported the field trip so

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A Week of Dance Classes Across Queen Annes County
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A Week of Dance Classes Across Queen Annes County

The Carole Cascio Fund provided several free dance classes taught by Executive Director Peter Pucci and Adrienne Kraus Latanishen. On Monday November 7th Peter and Adrienne started their week at Queen Anne’s County High School in Centerville working with the Director of the Dance Program Kristen Tyler. Kristen’s class was comprised mostly of students from the Theater Program and some dancers. It was a challenging and different class for the students

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Carole Cascio Fund October Event Was a Big Success

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 legacy. Dance teacher Kristen Tyler from Queens County High School brought her dancers to perform a

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Kent Island High School and Queen Anne’s County High School Dancers Travel to NYC
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Carole Cascio Fund Supports Students to Participate in a Masterclass

The Carole Cascio Fund made it possible for thirty dancers and their teachers, Amber Wright from Kent Island High School and Kristin Tyler from Queen Anne’s County High School, to travel and participate in a master class taught by New York City B-girl hip hop choreographer Ephrat Asherie at the Community College of Baltimore, Essex Campus. Besides the QACHS dancers there were over 100 dancers gathered from various high schools in

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