Why Choose B.A.D.?

Beaufort Academy of Dance began serving the Beaufort Community as a dance studio dedicated to providing quality dance instruction to its students using a variety of dance genres.  Our highly trained staff is impassioned about dance, and all are qualified to instruct students from 18 months of age through adulthood. 

Cynthia Armstrong2
Cynthia Armstrong, also known as Ms. Cindy, began her dancing career at the age of 3, with her first dance performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Cynthia has studied under Master Teacher -Lynda Gache (former Radio City Music Hall Rockette and Master Teacher for Dance Educators of America) in Long Island, New York; she studied ballet under Robert Christopher, who directed the renowned Long Island Ballet Theatre, as well as Valia Seiskaya (Russian-Based) ballet at the Seiskaya School of Ballet in St. James New York. Cynthia has extensive training in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Broadway dance styles. Cynthia has taken numerous Master Training Classes in dance at various locations in New York City. She has also taken Masters Classes with Bill Derrico, Lloyd Cu!breath, the late Gus Giordano, the late Gwen Vernon in New York, and Alonzo King in Columbia, South Carolina, as well as studying Modern Dance. 
 
In addition to teaching dance, Cynthia is an educator and has been named "Teacher of the Year" with the Beaufort County School District. Moreover, Cynthia serves as an evaluator for in-coming Dance Teachers for the school district. Cynthia holds certifications in New York State and South Carolina in the areas of Early Childhood, Elementary, Special Education, and Dance Education and is Gifted and Talented Endorsed in SC State. Cynthia started her teaching career in Eastern Suffolk County - Long Island, New York. She received her Bachelor of Arts - Dual Degree in Child Study (Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education) from St. Joseph's College in Patchogue, New York and a Master of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Educational Dance/Movement Science from C.W. Post Long Island University in Brookville, New York. 
 
Cynthia continued her studies with postgraduate work in Dance Education, from Walden University. Cynthia is a Professional Member of SHAPE - formerly the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), a profressional member of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) as well as the New York State Dance Education Association, and a member of the American Association of Dance Instructors. Cynthia is an instructor/choreographer for ballet, tap, and jazz, and has been with Beaufort Academy of Dance since 1997.
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