Ballet in Staunton

By: James Jackson Email
By: James Jackson Email

For more than 20 years, the Shenandoah Civic Dance Company has called Staunton home, and Saturday night they graced the stage at Robert E. Lee high school in a performance of "Coppelia."

The dance company was founded in 1983 and consists of 98 dancers under the direction of artistic director Pamela McCray.

The non-profit organization hopes to give back to the community through the arts.

"People just really turn out for the ballet and enjoy it so that's my goal is to educate the public as well as students that are dancing," comments Pamela McCray.

"Our company is non-profit so we run on donations and volunteer support and they've really helped us and we really need them," adds Shanda Hansen.

The evening's performance featured students from Robert E. Lee high school as well as other schools here in the Valley, and one senior who plans to attend Virginia Tech in the fall.


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