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Leisure Programs

Orangeburg Princess of Roses Pageant

     Held annually the 1st weekend in March, the Orangeburg Princess of Roses Pageant is open to contestants throughout the state of South Carolina ages 4-16.2012princesses In the Pageant, there are five age divisions and there will be a winner, first, and second runner-up in each division. There is also a Photogenic Competition for contestants who wish to enter one or more photographs. A winner and runner-up will be chosen in each of the Princess Photogenic age divisions.

     Applications are available at the City of Orangeburg Parks and Recreation Department and the Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce.  Entry fee is $35 for the Pageant, $10 for the first photograph in the Photogenic Competition, and $5 for additional photographs in the Photogenic Competition. To receive an application contact Brittany Hartzog, Leisure Program Supervisor, at (803) 533-6020.

The Orangeburg Princess of Roses Pageant is sponsored by the Orangeburg Festival of Roses and 100.3 WORG FM.
Pageant Applications

Queen of Roses Pageant

    Held annually the 1st weekend in March, the Orangeburg Queen of Roses Pageant is open to contestants throughout the state of South Carolina who meet the eligibility requirements of being 17-22 years old, has never been married or pregnant, a full-time college or university student as of the 2012 fall semester who is either a resident of South Carolina or is attending a South Carolina college or university.  The reigning queen will not be allowed to compete the year following her reign.

Contestants compete in Sportswear, Talent, and Evening Gown/On-Stage Question.

Awards Include:

  • Orangeburg Queen of Roses shall receive a sash, crown, trophy, and $1,500 scholarship.
  • First Runner-Up shall receive a trophy and $750 scholarship.
  • Second Runner-Up shall receive a trophy and $500 scholarship.
  • Talent Competition Winner shall receive a trophy and $500 scholarship.

Applications are available at the City of Orangeburg Parks and Recreation Department and the Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce.  Entry fee is $35 for the Pageant.  To receive an application contact Brittany Hartzog, Leisure Program Supervisor, at (803) 533-6020.

The Orangeburg Queen of Roses Pageant is sponsored by the Orangeburg Festival of Roses and 100.3 WORG FM.
Queen of Roses Application

Zumba Classes

Get fit with Zumba, Gypstie Style!  The P & R Department is now sponsoring Zumba classes which will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the Zimmerman Center.  The Zimmerman Center is located on Peasley Street.  Classes meet from 6:45pm-7:45pm on each scheduled day.  There is a $40 monthly fee for in-city residents.  Out of city residents pay $48 monthly. Gyptsie will be instructing the class.  Zumba is tons of fun while toning your body and burning those calories!  If you should have any questions regarding our new program, Zumba, please call Brittany at 533-6020.

 

Exercise & Aerobics

There is an exercise and aerobics class offered on Monday and Thursday mornings at the Youth Canteen on Middleton Street.  Body stretching, flexibility exercises, balance exercises, light weight training, arm toning, leg toning, and aerobic dance routines are some of the many types of exercises that are done in this class to keep ones healthy and fit!  There is a $15 monthly fee for in city residents.  Out of city residents are required to pay a $23 monthly fee.  For more information about this fitness program, call 533-6020 and speak with Brittany Hartzog.

 

Senior Bingo


     The City of Orangeburg Parks and Recreation Department offers Senior Bingo on Wednesday’s from 8:30-9:15am.  Prizes are awarded to winners and juice is served. Bingo is open to those ages 50 and older only. Contact Brittany Hartzog at 803.533.6020 for more information.

 

Breakfast with Santabreakfastwithsanta     The City of Orangeburg Parks and Recreation Department and the Orangeburg County Council on Aging invite you to have Breakfast with Santa. Bring your family and friends to enjoy Breakfast with Santa at the Orangeburg County Council on Aging annually the first Saturday in December from 9:00-10:30am. Children can visit with Santa and fill his ear with their Christmas wish list. The Gift Shop will be open so children can purchase gifts made by local seniors at the Council on Aging. After breakfast, everyone will be treated to a special performance.

     Tickets for Breakfast with Santa may be purchased at the Parks and Recreation Department, 367 Green Street, or the Council on Aging located at 2570 St. Matthews Road.  Cinnamon rolls and sausage biscuits will be served as well as juice, coffee, and milk. Contact Brittany Hartzog at 803.533.6020 for more information.

  • All children in attendance will receive a special gift. 

 

 

High Steppin’ Cloggers Classes

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     Classes are available for all levels of clogging for ages 3 years and up. The class season begins in September and runs through May. Classes meet once a week and are held at the Youth Canteen which is located at 1620 Middleton Street. Registration is held each August.

     Students have fun learning clogging steps and dances, circle figures, and clogging terminology. Students will also have the opportunity to perform at the Christmas clogging program at Stevenson Auditorium, nursing homes, the Orangeburg Festival of Roses, and the year-end clogging recital at Stevenson Auditorium.

     Celeste Smith instructs and directs the clogging program. Celeste has been involved in clogging for 28 years and has performed at the “Grand Ole Opry” in Nashville and with the Palmetto State Cloggers. She has been instructing with the City Recreation Department for over 25 years, and she continues to attend workshops to keep current with popular trends in clogging.

 

 

Class Descriptions

~Preclogging 3-4 years--For young children just getting started, this half-hour class is designed to help tiny tots develop their motor skills and ability to keep time with the music! This is a fun class that mixes a variety of activities and preclogging steps and moves to build a students confidence.  30-minute class.

~Young Beginners 5-6 years--This class is for those just getting started in clogging and includes children who have had pre-clogging. Children will participate in fun activities designed to develop coordination and ability to keep time with the music. This young beginners class will include the same fun activities done in preclogging class, in addition to introduction to several of the basic clogging steps. Cloggers grow as they are encouraged to remember the step sequences in their dances, know left/right direction, and count the steps.  45-minute class.

~Returning 6-7 year olds—This class is especially for returning young cloggers who have completed two years of the 5-6 year old class.  It will include cloggers who may have had just one year of the 5-6 year old class and have mastered the combinations taught.  We will review the steps learned in the spring and move forward from there.  This class will not include any students new to clogging. 45-minute class.

~Beginners 7 -12 years--The beginners will learn the basic steps of clogging, clogging terminology, and traditional circle figures. This class includes a variety of fun activities and music designed to develop coordination and ability to keep time with the music.   45-minute class.

~Intermediate Classes--There are several different intermediate level classes offered. The instructors will determine which class best suits each child. Cloggers do not necessarily stay with the same class each year. Cloggers grow as performers as they work on showmanship and precision, and are introduced to buck-style clogging as more advanced steps are taught. Classes learn routines, which represent a wide range of styles and music.  Skills, behavior, and age are all considered on an individual basis for class placement. Keep in mind that the number of years of experience does not necessarily determine the clogger’s skill level. 45-minute class.