City Center Partnership will facilitate dancing with help from Capital City Shag Club and several other groups. From South Carolina’s official state dance, the Shag, to our official state waltz, the Big Apple, these groups will demonstrate the dances in various locations on the State House grounds. Attendees are encouraged to participate and learn each of these dances.
Columbia Marionette Theatre will have walk-around puppets.
Through their work with nonprofit and education leaders, local economic development nonprofit EngenuitySC has developed a deep understanding and appreciation for Columbia's history of art. To pay tribute to several dance styles born in South Carolina, they will bring dance historians Richard Durlach and Breedlove and friends will perform the Big Apple, Charleston, and Richardson Waltz.