Mission Statement: The South Carolina Dance Association fosters an environment which supports and promotes dance in our state.
SCDA is inviting you, as a valued dance supporter, to join us in our efforts to build a mutually supportive network for the purposes of advocacy, promotion and professional development.  The future of dance in this state depends upon those of us who are passionate about the art and are willing to join together to meet the challenges ahead.  Your individual involvement can make a critical difference. Your membership in SCDA will help promote and strengthen dance throughout the state. Increased visibility, broader participation and artistic excellence are important as we build support for dance.
The South Carolina Dance Association can provide you:
  • A minimum of two SCDA Newsletters annually
  • Increased opportunities for networking with other dance professionals
  • Advance notice of special events sponsored by SCDA
  • Opportunities to work with regional representatives and to serve on regional committees
  • Access to statewide dance festivals, workshops and conferences
  • Yearly conventions featuring guest artists and Kaleidoscope performance opportunities
  • A means, through Alliance membership, to inform and impact the political process which affects the visibility of dance as both education and art in South Carolina.


SCAHPERD and the South Carolina Dance Association offers a membership for students in Grades K-12.  For more information download and application below.


Past President- Ashlee Ratigan

President-  Kristin Tillotson

President Elect – Shannon Bradberry

Secretary-  Brittany Johnson

Financial Officer- Erin Leigh   

Archivist-  Ashlee Ratigan

Newsletter- Susan Woodham  

Regional Coordinator Upstate – Rebecca Lee  

Regional Coordinator Upstate – Alexandria Flagg  

Regional Coordinator Lowcountry   Cathy Cabaniss

Regional Coordinator Lowcountry – Melissa Murdock

Regional Coordinator Pee Dee – Jodie Peele

Regional Coordinator Pee Dee – Dennis Breedlove

Regional Coordinator (Midlands) – Veneshia Stribling

Regional Coordinator (Midlands) – Jennifer Coffey


2018 SCDA Committee Members

Advocacy – Stephanie Milling

Advocacy – Terrance Henderson

Strategic Planning – Rebecca Lee

Strategic Planning – Georgia Haygood  

Social Justice – Georgia Haygood

Finance Committee –   Erin Leigh

Constitution Committee –  Garrison Hilton

Honors and Recognition – Emily Enloe

Conference Program Planning Committee – Emily Enloe

Scholarship Committee – Susan Woodham

Membership – Emily Morgan

Public Relations   Ashlee Ratigan

Jump Rope for Heart – Georgia Haygood


2016 SCDAncing Festival Photos, April 16th 2016, Irmo High International School of the Arts Columbia, SC.