UCDC Cloggers Compete at Smoky Mountain Encore

On March 16th & 17th . – The UCDC clogging teams attended The 2012 Smokey Mountain Encore Convention and Competition in Gatlinburg, TN. UCDC took classes on Friday and Saturday from some of the countries leading clogging instructors. They also competed on Friday and Saturday night and did outstanding with 10 of the 15 teams chosen in the dance-off. They brought home top honors with Junior & Senior Grand Champions. We are so proud of each and every team!!!!

Team Results:
Tiny Tots – 1st Place Starz Division
Shooting Stars Amateur – 1st Place 10-12 Express Yourself Division (Top 5 Dance-off)
Rising Stars, Shooting Stars, and Shining Stars Amatuer – 2nd Place 10-12 Express Yourself Division (Top 5 Dance-off)

Rising Stars Challenge – 1st Place 7-9 Express Yourself Division
Shooting Stars Challenge – 2nd & 3rd Place 10-12 Express Yourself Division (Top 5 Dance-off)
Jr. Small Team – 1st Place 10-12 Express Yourself Division (Top 5 Dance-off)
Shining Stars Challenge – 2nd Place 13-15 Express Yourself Division (Top 5 Dance-off)
Jr. Elites – 1st Place 13-15 Express Yourself Division (Top 5 Dance-off) and Overall Junior Grand Champion Team.
Teen Small Team – 3rd Place 13-15 Express Yourself Division
Elite Stars – 1st & 2nd Place 16-18 Express Yourself Division (2 Dances in Top 5 Dance-off) and Overall Senior Grand Champion Team .
Senior Small Team – 3rd Place 16-18 Express Yourself Division (Top 5 Dance-off)
Jr. Elites and Elites – 1st Place 13-15 Express Yourself Division (Top 5 Dance-off)

Choreographed Solos:
Emily D’Ornellas – 2nd Place 8 & under
Caroline Wilson – 1st Place 12-14
Sydney Gillespie – 3rd Place 15-18

Rise n Shine Solos:
Kerigan Bryant – 2nd Place 7-9 Challenge
Chloe Eskew – 3rd Place 7-9 Amateur
Blaire Andrews – 1st Place 16-18 Challenge & Grand Champion Challenge Female

Duo/Duets:
Sydney Jones and Emma Kate McCoy – 2nd Place 9-11
Ali Smith and Micayla McMahon – 4th Place 9-11

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