NCPI Workmark
Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

The Dancing Fletchers of Arden

Record #:
In league with other dancing teams such as Irene and Vernon Castle were Beale and Peggy Fletcher. Despite local opposition for the dance styles they promoted, the couple found success on the vaudeville circuit. This success paved the path to authorship for Beale and the establishment of a school of dance, now known as Asheville Ballet/Fletcher School of Dance. Dancing talent, originating with Beale’s parents Robert and Daisy, extended to Beale and Peggy’s children and grandchildren. Of note is Maria Fletcher, the only Miss North Carolina to also be awarded the Miss America crown.