Giving 4 Grant
Granville Prickett affectionately known as Mr. Grant has brought the joy of dancing to hundreds of students and couples throughout his almost 40 years of teaching and coaching ballroom dancing. Everything from teaching couples that special first dance at their wedding reception, to bringing advanced students to professional/amateur dance competitions in many venues across the country and in Puerto Rico
Always the gentleman and snazzy dresser, he knows how to make his students perform at their highest level and at the same time make the experience fun and exciting. His cheerful, humorous demeanor has lifted the spirits of those he comes in contact with. He is a patient, kind, and excellent choreographer.
He started his career as a dance instructor at Author Murray's in NJ and Philadelphia at the age of 19. Over the years he has worked in many dance studios but has spent the majority of his time teaching at Candlelight Dance Club in Cherry Hill, NJ. He has also been formally trained not only in ballroom dancing but also in jazz, ballet and tap and loves of all things Broadway.
Earlier in his career he worked for the musical theatre dance company, known as the Diane Hall dance company at Glassboro College, which is now known as Rowan University. He has performed live shows with Diane Hall Dance Company throughout NJ and the Catskills. Then moved into working in regional theatre starting at the Ritz theatre in Oaklyn, NJ; doing everything from building stages, supervising the costume department, and actually sewing costumes; to dancing and eventually directing & producing, and of course holding auditions.
Along with four other people from the Ritz, they re-opened the long- closed Westmont theatre in Westmont NJ as a live stage theatre. They basically inherited an empty shell! They applied and acquired non-profit status,
built the stage, installed 300 theater seats, & hired the staff. They had their grand opening in October 1992 with the Musical, Bobby.
Recently diagnosed with the most aggressive form of Multiple Myeloma, a plasma cell cancer, Mr. Grant needs extensive medical care including chemo, radiation and a stem cell transplant. This type of cancer causes sever pain with movement, so these treatments are necessary in order to get it into remission so that he can resume his much-loved present career as a ballroom dance instructor.
Mr. Grant means so much to so many of his friends & family, his dance family, and his current & former students. Mr. grant will also be needing help with living expenses along with his medical expenses, as he is unable to work at the present time. Please consider helping his cause. #Giving4Grant