BC/WA Schools of Performing Arts  - Home of Darlene's School of Dance & Charleston Flyers Gymnastics
Our Mission Statement
To help young dancers and gymnasts achieve their goals.  We will seek to understand first by listening and hearing the goals and then help create paths for them to accomplish their goals.   Our entire staff  will diligently work through these paths in order to achieve the most success in the shortest time. 
 As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and returning students
Our Students & Faculty 
 Home of Team USA 2013    
SC Movin' On Dance Co.- 2013 IDO Competitior/ Members of the National USA Show Dance Team, representing the USA in Germany, November 2013.  They Qualified to the USA Dance Team Competition in NYC.- 1st. Place High Gold Rating - "Everything Old is New Again"
 
Meet Team USA - Kiley Thompson, Jamie McFarland, Leslie Lemus ,Maddie Robertson,  Alejandra Lazo, Hanna Cooke, and Brianna Heffner.  The dancers will be available during the Meet & Greet, with Mayor Heitzler At BCSPA on October 27th 5:00- 6:30 p.m.for pictures and autographs, during the Pasta Dinner, sponsored by Olive Garden and Chick-fil-A of Summverville. Call the studio for more information.  
2012  National Showstopper, 1st. place Platinum Rating "Brighter than the Sun"
2011 -Star Talent -"Almost Lover" Highest  Score Group. Platinum Rating and Best Choreography Teen Dancers.  2010 Natl. Show Stoppers -Rating Platinum  Large Group Production Teen Division, 4th Over-All  Competitive
Soloist -2013 -IDO Member of the National USA Tap Dance Team to compete in Germany, December 3-7, 2013. Top Soloist 2011-12 & under, Regional Star Talent Competition. 2010 Platinum 1st Place Overall Regional Showstoppers/3rd place Over-All 8 Yr. olds Solo Tap. 9th place overall Mini solos Show Stopper Natls.
 Soloist- 2013 -1st Place Platinum Rating.Jr. Solo "Black Bird "  Qualifier to the the USA Dance Team Competition.
Christina Slaton-2011- Star Talent Regional Competition Top Choreographer for her Modern/ Lyrical "Almost Lover". 2010 Over-All Grand Champion Dance Machine Regionals. 
 
Our Staff
Darlene Schrader - Artistic Director of the schools.  She is currently a Dance Artist in Residence for the schools and  surrounding areas.  A former member of the Washington Ballet Company and Charleston Ballet Theatre and is a former Ballet Protege' Director for North and South Carolina. Mrs. Darlene is regularly invited to perform in Spoleto USA. She has won many prestigious awards including Top Choreography Awards, Top Teachers Awards and Judges choice Awards.
Mrs. Schrader is a 33 year member of Dance Masters of America and a Past President of Southern Council of Dance Masters. (2000  -2002).  She is a USA Gymnastics  Federation member and certified coach. Mrs. Darlene has given students opportunities to perform on Broadway, on Good Morning America and numerous other venues, including competitive regional and national level competitions.  She has produced many state Gymnastics Champions, several Natl. TOPS participants,Natl. Photogenic winners and All Star Cheerleaders.  She is the teacher of  2013 International Dance Organization, USA Dance Team Members, who will represent the USA, South Carolina and BC/WA School of performing Arts, in Germany, November 25-Dec 7th, 2013.,  Top Star Talent 12 & under Highest Score Winner 2011, and the  2008 Junior Mister Dance of SC.  Former Company members are now dancing professionally on Broadway in NYC, Walt Disney, The Anita Bryant Shows, various Cruise Lines and Movies and TV Ads.  Currently, company members are attending Joffrey South, Clemson, FSU and several Jr. students have been accepted into Charleston School of Arts.
 
Vanessa Gibbons - Assistant-Director for WASPA. and Company Director for SC Movin' On Dance  Mini/Junior Dance Company.  A professional Dancer/ Instructor & Choreographer for our schools. She has won numerous awards for her dance talents. Ms. Vanessa is thoroughly trained in Ballet/ Pointe, & Tap as well as Lyrical, Modern, Acrobatics, Gymnastics,  Jazz/Hip Hop for children,and Advanced Variations/choreography.   Ms. Vanessa specializes in childrens dance, beginner - advanced.. 
 Christina Slaton- Assistant Company Director for SC Movin' On Dance Company.  Dance Teacher/choreographer for WA & BC Schools of Performing Arts.  She instructs Master Classes in  Ballet,-Pointe, Tap Modern Lyrical and Musical Theater.  Christina is a graduate of The  American Musical & Dramatic Conservatory in NYC.  She will hold Master Classes through-out the 2013-14 season for our school.  Christina's choreography is shown in the SC Movin' On Dance Co's. qualifying routines to the IDO. She is the  recipient of Star Talent 2011 Over-All Top Choreography Award for her Modern piece "Almost Lover".
Katie Bobrowicz - Professional Dancer/ Teacher.  Katie specializes in Contortion work, Hip Hop, Acrobatics -Gymnastics, Silks/ Aerial Hoops,  Ballet and Tap. She has competed and won on the National level for both Dance and Gymnastics/ Contortion.
Bryanna Watson - Professional Dancer/ Ceritfied Teacher, with a BA in Dance, for BCSPA. Breanna Teaches all levels Beginner -Advanced Classes.  She instructs Ballet, Tap, Teen Jazz/ Hip Hop, Modern
 
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.
 
                              Two Locations
BC School of Performing Arts                West Ashley School of Performing Arts
105 Laurel Ave                                      2408 Ashley River Rd
Goose Creek, SC  29445                         Charleston, SC  29414
                                  843/572-8146
                            Fall  Hours:
Costumes & more
BCSPA                                                                       WASPA          
Mon/Tues/Wed/4:30 PM - 8PM                           Mon - 4:30 PM -7:00PM
 Fri - 4:30 -7:30                                                 Tues/Thurs 3:15PM-8:00PM
 Mon./Sat: Rehearsals Only                               Sat 1:00PM -3:30 PM
Sun: Closed                                                          Fri/Sun:  Closed
                            Kinder Ballet -Working 1st. Position
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