Giving Back: Help Us Help Charleston Youth Development Center

It’s that time of year again!

For as long as we can remember, Charleston Dance Center has been partnering with the Carolina Youth Development Center to make less fortunate kids’ dream a reality.

“Kim loved doing this for these kids and so it is important to us that we keep the tradition going. The Charleston community is so supportive of our dancers and this is our way of giving back,” Buffi Wade explains.

We rely on our current families, past families and friends to help us out! We have 19 wishlists that we would like to fulfill. Please feel free to stop by and grab one starting November 28 when we return Thanksgiving Break. If you’d like a wishlist sooner, please get in touch with Ms. Buffi through email or Facebook. The wishlist items are to be wrapped and returned to the studio bundled together with the child’s name on the outside by December 16.

The CYDC director has also given us a list of general items that they need to keep the center going. If you’re out doing your holiday shopping and are able to pick up any of these items, please drop them off at the studio!


Blackbeard’s Cove
Frankie’s Fun Park
Music In Motion
Movie Theaters


Large Area Rug (Neutral Color)
Extra Large Indoor/Outdoor Rugs for living spaces
Clorox Wipes
Thermometers & covers
Individually packaged snacks
Rubbing Alcohol (91%)
Can Opener
Measuring Cups
Measuring Spoons
Air Popcorn Popper
Over the counter medicines (allergy, cough, cold, sinus, stomach, pain reliever, etc.)
Hydrogen Peroxide