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S.C. Children’sTheatre to expand

The South Carolina Children’s Theatre location on Augusta Street in Greenville will be torn down later this summer to make way for a new building. Construction will begin in September on a 1.3-acre piece of land across from the Greenville Drive stadium and is expected to be completed in January 2019, theater executive director Debbie Bell told The Greenville News. In the meantime, the theater will hold its “second stage” performances at the KROC Center and will conduct the rest of its business at a temporary location.

Dance center under new ownership

The Centre for Performing Arts, a dance studio in Easley, was purchased by Jordan Chastain in April and will now operate as The Centre with Chastain serving as director.

Chastain has more than 15 years of intensive dance experience, learning under industry veterans across the United States. His training includes hip hop, jazz, contemporary, lyrical and musical theater. Chastain won first place on Dance Battle America, a dance competition for national television produced by Julianne Hough, Maria Menounos, Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz. He has also made appearances in the films “Ride Along,” “Leatherheads” and “The Ghost Club.”

The studio will offer ballet, tap/jazz, acro, contemporary and hip-hop classes for recreational dancers as well as competition teams. For information, visit www.thecentreforperformingarts.com.

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