6/9/2015 1:35:26 PM
Local dessert queen Danetra Richardson of Swank Desserts and Salsa maven Georgia Schrubbe of Baila ConmiGA are collaborating to present “Sweet and Sensual: A Pop-Up Dance and Dessert Lounge” on June 25 at Jericho Advisors, 815 Savannah Highway.
The event will feature an exclusive tasting of Richardson’s latest creations, a Q-and-A with the chef herself, intimate mini-dance lessons with Schrubbe and her team of professionals, Latin music spun by DJ Leo (Leo Ordonez), wine sipping, discounts on Swank and Baila ConmiGA products, and more. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 after June 20, and can be purchased at SweetAndSensual.Eventbrite.Com.
“My ‘thing’ is that Shakespeare said the whole world is a stage, but I think the whole world is a dance floor,” says Schrubbe, a self-described ballerina-gone-wild. “I’m all about creating judgment-free environments where people feel comfortable, safe, and can just move when the music comes on!”
Richardson holds a culinary degree from Johnson and Wales and Hospitality and Tourism Management degree from College of Charleston and believes that dessert is not just an option…it’s a necessity.
“There are plenty of amazing restaurants here in Charleston, but we need something different. Swank is going to be just that!” says Richardson.
Schrubbe and Richardson chose Jericho Advisors for the first “Sweet and Sensual” event since they both believe in the work that Jericho Advisors does supporting creative entrepreneurs in the Charleston area.
“You wouldn’t think you could have a dance and dessert party in a financial advisors office, but it’s going to be a perfect fit,” says Schrubbe.
Baila ConmiGA is a Latin dance service in Charleston, S.C., specializing in events, weddings, choreography, performances, creative programming, and Baila Barre. Owner and ‘experience curator’ Georgia Schrubbe is a ballerina gone wild. Classically trained, she’s studied ballet in San Francisco, New York, Havana, Cuba, and across the Southeast. She fell in love with Latin dancing in 2010 and is a fixture in the Charleston Salsa dance community. She knows that Shakespeare said the whole world is a stage…but she thinks the whole world is a dance floor. Come dance with Georgia and her professional Baila ConmiGA team! www.bailaconmiga.com
Danetra Richardson is the owner and pastry chef of Swank Desserts, an online dessert shop. She has worked in several prestigious restaurants around Charleston and received her culinary degree at Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte, NC and her Hospitality and Tourism Management degree here at College of Charleston. Swank, was a concept created while completing her capstone course at College of Charleston and was originally going to debut as a late night dessert lounge. For now, Swank caters to dessert enthusiast who view dessert as a necessity and not an option. We hope to reach more dessert enthusiast by hosting these events! “There’s plenty of amazing restaurants here in Charleston, but we need something different. Swank is going to be just that!” www.swankdesserts.com