I have returned to Sautee Cultural Center www.snca.org . A Monday after-school classes is scheduled .5:00 pm TAp/ JAzz combination class / age range is 9-12 yrs with 1 yr or more of previous dance gymnastic or cheer training. Older kids are welcome. see FAQs below. Beginning Bellydance restarts Jan 2020- timeslot TBD. Either Thursday or Sunday. A small Intermediate Bellydance group meets on Sunday afternoons.


SAutee Center  CLASS : Jazz /Tap Combo  ages 9-12            Monday 5:00-6:10Pm

Spend an hour with Rhythm, Posture, Stretching, Balance, Musicality, Fitness and New Friends.   Get Stronger.  More  Challenging than the 3:45 class. New students with previous dance training experience  are welcome. Class will include a thorough warm-up and address technique.

Q:  Is it too late to register?

A;     There are still spots available. join us. Go to this webpage.


If the form is not yet updated to reflect the this current info revealed here, then just  write what you need to on the form somewhere. The SNCA webmaster does not update things as quickly as we change plans , but We both  need to know that people will attend these classes.  You can pay online at this site with a credit card and that is what most people want- To expedite  business. If that does not work for you, then email http://www.ginny@bacchusprod.com with DANCE REGISTRATION in the header subject line and I’ll come over and pick up your check myself within 24 hours.   We are serious about getting enrollment ASAP.

Q:  Miss Ginny , What is the best way to contact you?

 I love email best.  ginny@bacchusprod.com   Land line is also great 706-754-8498.  I’m not a fan of texting.   SSOD does not have a FB page.  I have personal FB page as Ginny King. You may request friendship. I despise the mobile phone. I do not wear one. They make me feel like I’m under full -time surveillance. Email allows the time for thoughtful  communication and filing info.

Q : Are observers allowed?

Sorry, No.  Any reputable dance school  has a no-observers policy.  I have acute sensitivity to NOISE  and observers often become noisy.  And  my anxiety level goes way up, too.  This is not a ball game. So the answer has to be “No..for now”. There will be chairs on the porch for you if you want a place to wait. There will be regular occasions at the end of  class  where I invite  you to see what we have accomplished .  EXCEPTION : If you or your child child is having some kind of “issue’, we can have a discussion which may necessitate the need for parental observation. ( quietly , of course)


$40 per month. payable to SNCA.

Q :   My kids are siblings . I want them to dance together  and the age breakdown does not accommodate their ages in the same class . Can you make an exception?

A;   We tried  a class  in September  2018 with kids from age 7 to 10.  My conclusion ,after this experiment, was  that The gap was too wide for successful learning for the entire class.  The little ones were intimidated and the big kids needed more  challenge. If you are new enrollees and you truly think that your kids can train at the same level, then call Me for a private session and I can see for myself.  Sorry, No over-the-phone evaluations.

Q: How many kids are now registered ? Is it already POPULAR ?

Sometimes enrollment is a last-minute decision after determining a child’s sport’s /athletics team schedule.  Dance is “popular” all over the world.  If You feel it necessary to wait until this local classes’ popularity is firmly established, realize that this train of thought  is what will cause a general failure of the class to get established at all.

Q  I heard there was a A  teen class ? Where is that ?

I may organize another class  at my home studio if I can get 5 paid enrollees.  Age 12-16 with previous music or dance experience. I had this going  for awhile, but cannot continue to hold it at SNCA on Monday. I only have access to one after-school afternoon at SNCA. Most dancing teens are also Musical theatre enthusiasts, so we  have to work around various community and school Musical theatre projects.

Q: What  dance wear or gear is required ?

A :   Have you noticed that everyone is wearing exercise clothing everywhere these days? I see no need for a ‘uniform’ just yet, And a bag of dance clothes  is just another thing kids will leave on the school bus or forget to bring. So here is a list of DOs and DONT’S

DO : wear an outfit that does not sag or bag or is too rigid. Pants must stay in place at your true waist. Try an elasticized belt ! We both need to see your body alignment.

DO :    Wear something that you can confidently do splits and upside-down moves in a co-ed class.    Like bike shorts or  Yoga pants .  Test your outfit by putting it on,  going over to a wall mirror, and doing a wide open seated stretch on the floor with your legs as far open as possible. If you feel self -conscious about what can be seen, then this is not a good pair of dance pants/shorts. Form-fitting clothing is best.

DO: Have hair back with secure elastic. Clip or Spray  aggravating in-your-face wisps.

 Q: We don’t have shoes yet !  Is this a problem ?

I will bring my loaners for awhile . B.Y.O. SOCK ASSORTMENT, from thin to thick. 


A: I recommend lace-up split-sole jazz  sneakers over  all other dance shoes, but they are more pricey. You can actually learn TAP in a split-sole jazz sneaker and effectively practice TAP anywhere you go – in the checkout lines, seated on the bus ,etc….   If they fit right  (snugly ) they facilitate turns and balance. They bend and  support. However- There is no place to buy them anywhere close by.  Sauls on the Square  in Gainesville is supposed to have them.  CALL FIRST. Online sources include http://www.discountdance.com and others. Good brands are  BLOCH ,CAPEZIO,  SODANCA.  Finding an affordable pair  of these in tiny sizes for 6 year olds can be a problem.  They are easier to find  for adult sized feet.  Sautee Center also hopes that the use of these sneakers  for TAP will better preserve their wood floors.  I promised that I would  try to promote this practice.


NEXT BEST AND USUALLY EASY TO FIND dn981g_1: Split Sole jazz Boot .These are  Easier to find in smallest sizes . They do Not work for Tap, too. They are too soft.


DO NOT get the cheapest  rigid , stiff,  shiny Shirley Temple type  shoes. THEY ARE A NIGHTMARE.  THEY ARE PAINFUL. If the shoes  don’t bend in your hands, how can you expect a  child to bend them with their foot ? Kids cannot learn correct Tap in stiff shoes . Kids often do one year in these little torture shoes, then  quit never to dance agin. Is that what you want ?.  . Check out  my  LOANERS.  i”LL SHOW YOU A GOOD PAIR OF SHOES. I’m bringing them ALL from now on. You bring the socks.

Q: Where can we actually try on shoes for sale?

Center Stage 2 Dancewear –  Duluth     /   The Sock Basket -Greenville SC / Sauls on the Square Gainesville.

EBAY is the GOLDMINE for bargains on New or gently used  quality shoes.

I really don’t want to be in   the shoe business. I don’t sell them myself.

 Q: We don’t have shoes yet !  Is this a problem ?

I will bring my loaners for awhile . B.Y.O. SOCK ASSORTMENT, from thin to thick. 

Come early to CLAIM and label loaners. There’ll be 2 suitcases CLAIMED AND UNCLAIMED

Q: Will there be a recital or performance?

A:   –  We are invited to perform at the annual SNCA Memorial day weekend BBQ.

DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION? EMAIL  ginny@bacchusprod.com OR CALL 706-754-8498 ( a land line ), AND I WILL ADDRESS IT  AND MAYBE POST IT HERE AS WELL.  Warning : I am not a ‘texter’.

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‘Murder Amongst the Vines’ was  a sell-out for 2 Hilarious nights at the Sautee Center.

Vines CAst 2018

‘Guys and Dolls ‘at Highlands Playhouse in July 2018. Here played General Cartwright, director of the ‘Save-A-Soul Mission ‘. with Bob Trisolini and Sean Cullen Carrol


Ginny played the role of Yenta the Matchmaker in “Fiddler On the Roof ‘ at Habersham Community Theatre to sold-out houses in April 2018. With Mollie Fae Dukes as Tzeitel.

Tzietle Yenta HCT


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Ginny as GrandMa and the cast of  “The Addams Family Musical ‘ Holly Theatre. Fall 2017

Ginny played the role of Maggie Jones in 42nd St  Summer 2017 at the Holly , Dahlonega.

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SONG PARODIES !  our Wayward Girls Tapping to “Tokes for Two”  with Auntie Q . A Variety Show gone astray. Summer 2017

MY ADVANCED  PERFORMING ADULT TAP GROUP  will also be rehearsing and seeking new members and performing opportunities.  I’m also looking for New Students in the CLAYTON area for mid-morning weekday classes in Tiger .

NORTH GEORGIA DANCE ARTS in Hiawassee featured me as a guest teacher in January and February 2017 for their Advanced Tap Group, setting an “old School” style dance to Irving Berlin’s” Stepping Out” with Top Hat , Tails and Canes.  We won “HIGH GOLD” at the Dance Educators of America Convention in Atlanta 2017.Elves Impersonator 2016 B.JPG

I COSTUMED the Christmas Elves for HCT’s  Elves Impersonators in Mid-December and presented a silly satire of a Christmas Song ‘ Jiggle Butt Rock’. Here we are all Padded Up. Trudy Beavers, Ginny King And LAura Williams, singing of  Holiday indulgences.

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I”M ALSO SEEKING COLLABORATORS for musical theatre projects, such as musical directors and other choreographers for Theatrical projects at SNCA. It has been a priviledge and a pleasure to dance with you.

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DANCE and THEATRE projects Habersham, White and Rabun County

Ginny King and Jon Schwartz  have roles

in  Georgia Community Theater!

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Historic Holly Theatre in Dahlonega

   July 14-30 , 2017

Steel Magnolias BEST

 Above : 2016 Highlands Playhouse Professional production of Steel Magnolias  Ginny King as Clairee 

.CALL or email us anytime.  Please see ‘schedule’ page  for new information.    706-754-8498


Miss Ginny was pleased to have a role in Anything Goes at the Highland’s Playhouse in 2015.


January 2015 performance of the Spotlight Players at the  Sautee Nacoochee Gym.

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Cast of ‘Seussical Jr.’ January 2016. These costum

SPOTLIGHT PLAYERS may resume sometime , but  my fabulous friend and teacher, Miss Lilly Wayne Buck is unable to co-direct for the foreseeable future. She needs some time off. We  really miss doing this together.

Dance Classes

WINDVANE STUDIO:  Private Talent Show Prep Available at Miss Ginny’s Studio

If there is a type of dance you would like instruction in, Let’s Talk.
If you have 5 or more committed students in mind , we can form a new class.
Options:  Ballet ALL LEVELS , Bellydance,  Cabaret Jazz,  Broadway Jazz, Disco /Funk

Talent Show Coaching.  With over 30 years of professional performing experience Miss Ginny is ready to help prepare YOU do your best at your next audition or performance.


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