Palmetto Dance’s mission is to grow the love of dancing in the York County and surrounding areas. It is our priority to meet the needs of each dancer. Our classes are designed based on age and skill level to create an environment that is supportive and builds on student knowledge and growth. PDP offers classes for ages 2 and up through Creative Movement, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap and Hip Hop.
PDP also offers specialized movement classes for Exceptional Needs students. PDP priority is to assist dancers in developing responsibility, hard work, sportsmanship, teamwork, and community service within a safe and positive environment. PDP is committed to providing and maintaining the highest standards, fun, and a positive experience for all.
For more information, schedules, or to visit our facility, please give us a call. We can't wait to share our love of dance with you!
Elise Archie- Owner/ Director/ Instructor
Elise Archie graduated from Winthrop University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Education. She created the dance program at Rawlinson Road Middle School in Rock Hill in 2005 and the dance program at Northwestern High school in 2015. She also has a Master's degree in k-12 Multi-categorical Special Education. Elise has worked with and taught many groups & high schools throughout the state of SC as a guest clinician & choreographer. She has been a co-director of the award winning Northwestern Colorguard Performance Ensemble with the Northwestern Purple Regiment since 2003. She also serves as a co-director for the Rock Hill High School Band of Distinction Colorguard program. Elise is a co-director of The District Independent Winterguard that was ranked 5th in the nation during the 2017 season. Elise has had some of her work published from Artopia to Dance Teacher Magazine. She has worked with many well known choreographers such as Alonzo King, Amy Marshall, Abby Lee Miller, Mia Michaels, Teddy Forance & Carol Abohatab.
Tiffany is a graduate of Northwestern High School, and is attending Winthrop University to pursue a degree in Dance Education. Tiffany was a 2015 member of the Crown Guard with the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corp. She also performed as a member on Aria Winterguard during the 2016 season and Etude Independent Winterguard during the 2017 season. Tiffany is currently traveling the US performing with the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps this summer. Tiffany is also an instructor for the Northwestern Performance Ensemble with the Purple Regiment Marching Band.
Sarah Pfeiffer- Instructor/ Choreographer
Sarah graduated from Winthrop University in May 2017, with a Bachelor of Science degree.She is a teacher at Old Pointe Elementary School this year. Dance has been a large part of Ms. Sarah's life since she was 6 years old. Sarah has studied all genres of dance and loves them all, especially ballet and lyrical. I danced both recreationally and competitively. Ms. Sarah is beyond thrilled to join the Palmetto Dance family this year. "I cannot wait to help your child grow in their love of dance, as well as strengthen their technique!"- Ms. Sarah
Kendall Harmon- Instructor
Winnie Alewine- Acro & Instructor
Will Archie- Co-Owner/ Business Manager
Will Archie graduated from Walden University with a Master's in Educational Leadership in 2009. He is also a co-director for the Northwestern & Rock Hill High school colorguard programs. Will is a co-director of The District Independent Winterguard that was ranked 5th in the nation during the 2017 season. He also has worked with and taught many groups & high schools throughout the state of SC as a guest clinician & choreographer through the pageantry arts. Will also serves as a judge through out the state.
Kristen Hosenfeld- Office Manager
Kristen Hosenfeld has been a part of Palmetto Dance productions since it's opening. She started as a very involved parent, and moved into assisting with fundraising opportunities. She and her husband Kyle work to create props for our competitive teams and assist in day to day operations and maintenance around the studio. Mrs. Kristen can usually always be found around the studio and in the office assisting parents and staff. She has two daughters, Bailey and Hannah that are dancers on our competitive teams.