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Sandra passes Dance Master of America certified tests to teach, 1978

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Sandra's 1st picture as a Flamingo Hilton dancer, 1983

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Sandra with producer Bill Moore on right and actor Dudley Moore center. Taken the night before Dudley Moore got married.

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From modeling portfolio, 1992

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From modeling portfolio, 1992

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Sandra with friends from City Lights Cast, New Years Eve, 1984

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Sandra with lead singer Doug Garner from City Lights cast, 1985

SANDRA HUNNICUTT GRIFFIN ACHIEVEMENTS:
*Hendersonville, NC Junior Miss Pageant, 1st Runner Up, 1975
*Miss Hendersonville, Miss America Preliminary, 1977
*Director/Choreographer for Miss Dance of the Carolinas Pageant, 1981
*Developed fitness Jazz class for Oak Hills Racquet Ball Club, H’ville NC
*Captain for 3 Dancer Lines, City Lights, Flamingo Hilton Hotel
*Coordinated and directed the first ever backstage tours at the Flamingo Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas NV in conjunction with USA Hosts
*Recognized on “Around Town with Jack London” for the backstage tours Daily Talk Show, Las Vegas NV
*Showgirl appearance” YO Petey” a Pete Barbuti FOX TV Pilot, 1988
*Employee of the Month, Flamingo Hilton, Las Vegas NV 02/89
*Ring Girl, Heavyweight Championship Fights, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas NV
*Produced and Choreographed Las Vegas Hilton Christmas Show, 1989
*Retail Sales - Rayban & Revo High Sales Award, Sunshade Optique Fashion Show Mall, Las Vegas NV, 1991
*”Rising Star” Photographer’s Award, Olan Mills Studios, 1994
*Choreographed opening production routine, Miss Hendersonville Pageant NC, 1995, 96, 97
*Developed cardioTAPdanceTM a fitness workout in tap shoes, 1998

WORK HISTORY:
*1998- present Pat’s School of Dance Hendersonville, NC Office manager
*1995-1998 Link Medical, INC. Rutherfordton, NC Store Manager Medical Records Auditor
*1994-1995 Olan Mills Portrait Studio Hendersonville, NC Store Manager Photography & Sales
*1994 WHKP Radio Hendersonville, NC Sales and on air “House Detective”
*1991-1994 Sunshade Optique Las Vegas, NV Fashion Show Mall Assistant Manager & Sales
*1982-1991 Hotel Production Shows Las Vegas, NV Flamingo Hilton; dancer captain and chorus line figure skater
Hacienda; dancer , Dunes; dancer, Hilton; back up tap dancer for Suzanne Somers, 2 weeks contract *1976-1982 Pat’s School of Dance Hendersonville, NC Children’s instructor & choreographer
EDUCATION: *UNLV- 2 Years Las Vegas, NV also in Continuing Education, Business Administration Certification Marketing & Office Administration

Sandra Hunnicutt Griffin began tap dancing at the age of three years old in Asheville, NC. Beale Fletcher, a hoofer from the Vaudeville era was her instructor. Sandra began dancing professionally at the age of sixteen and worked at various amusement park shows until her graduation from high school. At only eighteen years of age Sandra took and passed the tap, jazz, and acrobatic tests for Dance Masters of America and became a certified by test to teach instructor. She taught children and adult dance classes at Pat‘s School of Dance in Hendersonville, NC until 1982. After relocating to Las Vegas, NV, she continued to teach children at the Fern Adair Dance Academy, Wonderland School of Dance and at Rainbow Dance Studio. Every Saturday morning in 1984 and 1985, she taught the Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced tap classes at Backstage Studio, which was on Sahara Avenue. It was the “in” studio for professional dancers at the time. When Gregory Hines was in town, Sandra conducted the tap warm up for him before he taught. It is from this warm up that Sandra first thought how much fun it would be to develop a fitness cardiovascular program in tap shoes for Adults. All adults, not just the ones that grew up dancing. And now 23 years later that dream has become a reality.

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Ghost Town In The Sky, Maggie Valley, NC 1976

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Miss Hendersonville,NC official portrait,1977

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Phil Donahue poses with City Lights Cast. Holding hands with show's line Captains.At this time Sandra was line captain of Boys and Showgirls line, 1990

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Showgirls and dancers of Flamingo Hilton pose between shows for That's Entertainment Magazine, 1989

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From What's Happening Magazine,"City Lights" featered show of the week

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Cast of City Light, 1985

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Backstage Tours, Flamingo Hilton, Las Vegas, NV

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Sandra Backstage Tours, Flamingo Hilton, Las Vegas, NV

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Backstage Tours, Flamingo Hilton, Las Vegas, NV. Articles from Las Vegas, Sun. Sandra stage name was Spriggs at this time.

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Backstage Tours, Flamingo Hilton, Las Vegas, NV. Articles from Las Vegas, Sun

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Sandra as a dancer at the Hacienda Hotel, 1987

 

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Backstage Tours, Flamingo Hilton, Las Vegas, NV.

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