News Archive

Jr. Elites participate in United Christian Ministries Fall Fest & 5K

Posted by Michael on December 6th, 2012 under News   

On November 3, Jr. Elites participated in the United Christian Ministries Fall Fest & 5k. United Christian Ministries exists as an extension of the local church community; working together to help people meet their basic needs by offering direct services, education, and advocacy. The girls on the team ran the 1 mile run and Matthew […]

UCDC Clogging Teams Host Bake Sale in Memory of Lauren Maziarz

Posted by Michael on November 21st, 2012 under News   

On October 13th 2012, seven clogging teams from UCDC joined forces to host a bake sale to benefit Cookies for Kids Cancer. The event took place at Bi-Lo and Ingles in Powdersville, as well as the Hurricane Park Soccer and Football fields. Over 50 dancers baked cookies, brownies, cupcakes and other treats to sell. Another […]

Former UCDC Students Dance for Clemson Rally Cats

Posted by Michael on October 17th, 2012 under News   

Congratulations to former UCDC students Turner Fortner, Sara Brehmer, Taylor Wilson, and Casey Thornton on being chosen 2012-13 Clemson Rally Cats. We are so proud of each one of you on your accomplishments. Keep up the awesome dancing!

Brandon Norris Returns to UCDC

Posted by Michael on September 12th, 2012 under News   

Choreographer and Dancer Brandon Norris visited UCDC again September 7-9th to do choreography for several of the UCDC clogging teams. He worked with three UCDC teams for and with a lot of hard work they completed three amazing routines. Check them out at our first competition in October or this season at CCA competitions. Thanks […]

Wren High School Student and UCDC Dancer Wins National Crown

Posted by Michael on September 10th, 2012 under News, Results   

Rachel Yuki Wyatt was crowned Miss America’s Outstanding Teen (MAOTeen) 2013 on the 18th of August 2012 in Orlando, FL. This is a sister pageant to the Miss America Pageant, in which Wyatt will dance this coming January. This pageant is a national competition that offers teens the opportunity to be awarded scholarships for college. […]

UCDC & REACH Hold Carnival and Distribute 150 Backpacks of School Supplies to Local Children in Need

Posted by Michael on September 10th, 2012 under News   

A new back-to school outreach project Saturday got a double thumbs up Sunday night from the leaders of two organizations coordinating to help kids two to 18 years of age. Upstate Carolina Dance Center and REACH (Reaching everyone as Christ Hoped) joined hands Saturday to try to put needed school supplies in the hands of […]

Jazz & Hip Hop Team Members are Crowned

Posted by Michael on September 10th, 2012 under News, Results   

Two UCDC competition team members competed in the America’s Gorgeous Girls pageant in Myrtle Beach, S.C. 24 – 26 August. Ava Randall, Jr Hip Hop team member, won Grand Supreme and O’Malley Bannister, Mega Jazz team member, won Face Supreme. O’Malley also won portfolio, natural photogenic, outfit of choice and casual wear. They both won […]

O’Malley Bannister Crowned Twice This Summer

Posted by Michael on September 10th, 2012 under News, Results   

Jazz Company member, O’Malley Bannister, received her first crown on May 25th 2012 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She was crowned Petite Miss Carolina Beach Beauties. This was her first pageant. O’Malley is now a member of the Mega Jazz team. Her most recent pageant was on the 22nd of June, where she was crowned […]

UCDC Entertains Macy’s Shoppers

Posted by Michael on September 10th, 2012 under News   

UCDC was invited to dance inside of the Haywood Mall Macy’s department store in Greenville, SC on the 4th of August. This was a huge honor as it was the tax free back to school weekend. We entertained the crowds with solos, duos, trios and many group dances for over two hours. Rachel Wyatt, Miss […]

Major Jazz Team Member Crowned

Posted by Michael on September 10th, 2012 under News   

Alexandra Hammett, a member of the Major Jazz team, was crowned Little Miss North Myrtle Beach in the 7 year old to 9 year old division. The pageant was held in Myrtle Beach on the 19th of August. She will compete June 2013 in the State Pageant in Hartsville. Congratulations Alexandra!