“Enjoy SC” turns front lawn of South Carolina into a dance floor

Photo by Allen Wallace.

The front lawn of South Carolina turned into a dance floor Saturday in the latest installment of “Enjoy SC: An Experience of South Carolina Arts & Culture at the State House.”

The City of Columbia is sponsoring the series in collaboration with several community organizations and funded by a Knight Cities Challenge grant.

The series of free events is designed to attract people to socialize on the State House grounds, and Saturday’s theme was “Let’s Dance.”

Columbia’s City Center Partnership and Engenuity organized stations all over the State House grounds, with instructors offering lessons in the Shag, the waltz, the Big Apple, and other dances.

“It’s hot, but we still had a great time,” said Jenny Donnelly, who brought her three kids to check out the dancing.

“As a hub for our city and our state, the State House grounds are an ideal place for us to gather, meet friends and see firsthand the talent that many of our arts and culture organizations in town and statewide offer,” said Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin. “It’s also a chance to meet other people, and for tourists to see that Columbia and South Carolina are progressive and welcoming.”

Enjoy SC continues May 23 from 11:30-1:30 and May 26 from 12:30-2:30 with musicians performing on the State House grounds.

Columbia was one of only 26 cities nationwide to earn the Knight Cities Challenge grant in 2018.

For more information on Enjoy SC and its events, visit EnjoySC.org .