Deanna Scott has spent the past year teaching the Wolverine Dance Team, a group of 30 fourth and fifth grade girls at The Webster School. The group has been learning the ins and outs of dance from hip hop and ballet to modern and jazz. “I wasn’t quite sure what to expect,” says Deanna. “But these girls have done amazing. I have witnessed incredible transformations. Give children something that they enjoy and they will get excited about coming to school. At the same time, give them an outlet for frustration and emotions that they can express through dance.”
A native of St. Augustine, Deanna started dancing at the age of three and hopped around different studios until landing at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, where she graduated in 1994. She spent time as a professional dancer in New York City before graduating from Hofstra University, meeting her husband, and having a few kids of her own.
“My husband, Antonio, is the Fine Arts Program Specialist for St. Johns County,” Deanna says. “When I learned about this new program at The Webster School, I immediately wanted to be involved. We’ve relied a lot on community donors and supporters to get started and still need some help getting the girls to where they need to be.”