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The Palmetto Center for the Arts is School District Two' High School Fine Arts Magnet. Nationally recognized and the recipient of the John F. Kennedy Center Creative Ticket award for outstanding achievement in arts education, the program includes dance, music, 
theatre, and visual arts. The innovative and comprehensive curriculum provides students a strong foundation in the skills and knowledge to enter top-level colleges, universities or conservatories. 
In the Dance program, students take a dance technique class each day (ballet or contemporary). Palmetto Center for the Arts Dancers compete in Regional competitions and are involved in two major ballet productions every year. This year we will be performing the all new, Tarzan the Ballet November 9th and 10th and another all new ballet, Alice in Wonderland April 13th-15th




Nicole Czekalski, Director - has taught in public schools for 12 years, including 4 years at Round Top Elementary as the dance educator. While at Round Top, Ms. Hardenbergh taught creative dance, ballet, jazz and contemporary techniques, as well as choreographed and produced full-length ballet productions of The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan and Wizard of Oz. She is in her fourth year as the Dance program director for PCA, where she recently directed Harry Potter the Ballet, Mary Poppins the Ballet, Pocahontas, Coppelia and Cinderella to rave reviews. A graduate of Winthrop University with a BA in Dance, Ms. Hardenbergh has also taught ballet, contemporary, lyrical and jazz for 8 years with the Tri-District Arts Consortium and is on Artistic staff at Ann Brodie's Carolina Ballet



 Ms. Hardenbergh also serves as choreographer for PCA Theatre.



Follow her on Instagram @PCADANCE_


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