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2013-2014 Summer Jazz Intensive

Posted on September 12th, 2013 under News

This Summer, UCDC’s Jazz Companies have had the opportunity to take numerous master classes from many outstanding, renowned dance instructors/choreographers from across the country. We ended our Summer classes with a week long Jazz Intensive and brought in the industries leading instructors to provide our Jazz Companies and other dancers with the best dance education possible. Cindy Ricaldi, Chad McCall, Kaci McCall, Mikey Alley, Sumner Weldon, Bethany Sweeney, Holly Robinson, Jennifer Hamilton, Karlee Ferreira, Peter Base, & Mercedes Bolden were some of the instructors that helped to make our summer such a success! Our Petite through Senior teams ended this intensive week with a pool party to start off our competition season with team building, big/little sister and brother announcements, and all around FUN! Thank you to all our dancers and staff that made this summer experience such an awesome opportunity!



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2013-14 Hip Hop Competition Team Results

Posted on August 9th, 2013 under Results

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for UCDC Swag this season. Auditions went great and the kids were amazing during camp. We are so excited about the new and exciting things for the hip hop teams this season. Official letters with more information will be sent out today. If you do not see your name on this list, Kaci will be happy to recommend the classes necessary to prepare you to audition again next year.

Teen Swag
Zoe Allen
Taylor Crowe
Destiny Tavera
RayAnn Harward
Bryson Garvin
Gracie Crawford
Cole Bryant
Chatham Sturgis

Senior Swag
Diana Davis
Sierra Faulkner
Olivia Fennell
Jarod Fennell
Kylon McKinney
Emma Kate McCoy
Emma Rutherford
Zoey White



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Junior Jazz Company Member to be Orphan in South Carolina Children’s Theatre’s Production of Annie

Posted on July 22nd, 2013 under News

Congratulations to Junior Jazz Co. Member Chloe Eskew on landing an orphan role in South Carolina Children’s Theatre’s upcoming show of Annie! This show can be seen at the Peace Center’s Gunter Theatre September 6-22! Good Luck Chloe!

Chloe-Annie



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2013-2014 Pop Star Clogging Camp

Posted on July 22nd, 2013 under News

During the summer, July 15th-19th, 2013 UCDC hosted it’s second annual Pop Star clog camp. This camp was offered to dancers ages 6-10. During the week they clogged with Justin Bieber, Carley Jepsen, The Cast from Shake it up, and many more. They participated in arts and crafts, and danced as pop stars. On the final day they put on a special performance for their parents. What a fun filled week!!! A special thanks to Mrs. Brooke for making our Pop Star Clog Camp a huge success.

Pop Star



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Divas in Training 2013-2014

Posted on July 22nd, 2013 under News

July 15th-July 19th, UCDC held our Divas In Training Summer Dance Camp for our dancers wanting to take the next step in their dance training! These dancers participated in Ballet, Tap, & Jazz each day of the week. These dancers will be our Teenie Jazz Company for the 2013-2014 dance season and will compete alongside our other four competition Jazz Companies! Good job this week ladies and good luck in the upcoming season! Thank you to Mrs. Angela, Ms. Karlee, Tara & Rachel on your outstanding dance instruction last week!

Divas N Training



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CCA Youth Leadership Council Retreat

Posted on July 22nd, 2013 under News

UCDC Elite Clogging Team member Baylie Weeks & Alumni Leslie Adams were invited to be mentors at the CCA Youth Leadership Council retreat in Fontana NC, July 12th-14th. It was a weekend of meetings and fun events to benefit the clogging organization and it’s future. They worked with the CCA Board members and other cloggers to leave their mark on the clogging community and also took part in helping to choreograph the 2013-14 CCA Flash Mob! Awesome job ladies!

CCA Youth



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UCDC’s 6 Week Summer Mom N’ Tot Program

Posted on July 22nd, 2013 under News

Our 6 week Summer Mom N’ Tot classes have come to an end. Our summer Mom N’ Tot program is designed to introduce dance to two year olds with the assistance of their Mother and/or guardian. This helps to introduce these little ones to the world of dance, while having their parent close by to aid in instruction due to their young age! These little dancers learned creative movement, ballet technique, and began the fundamentals of dance and the routine that comes along with a dance program. Thank you to Mrs. Angela & Mrs. Shan on yet another successful Summer Mom N’ Tot Program! Check back for more details on Fall Registration to sign your 2 year old up for our Fall Mom N’ Tot Classes!

Mom N Tot



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Dance Moms Miami/SYTYCD Master Class with Victor Smalley & Angel Armas

Posted on July 18th, 2013 under News

On July 10th, 2013 UCDC was able to provide our students and other area studios/dancers a once in a lifetime opportunity to take master classes from Angel Armas and Victor Smalley from “Dance Moms Miami” & “So You Think You Can Dance”. During these master classes, dancers of intermediate and advanced levels were taught contemporary technique and routines from these two phenomenal instructors. Following the master classes, Victor & Angel stayed for a “Meet & Greet” session in which the dancers were able to take pictures and get autographs from these two television personalities/choreographers! We are so thankful to have had this opportunity, and so excited that it turned out to be such a huge success! We are grateful to all that participated and can’t wait to see what other opportunities will arise for UCDC in the upcoming dance year! THE BEST IS YET TO COME!

Dance Moms



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“Tot Hop” Camp – Hip Hop for Preschoolers!

Posted on July 18th, 2013 under News

This summer, UCDC held our very first summer “Tot Hop” dance camp. While we held a tot hop camp during our 2012-2013 fall dance season, we were able to provide a summer camp in which new and returning students could test out their hip hop skills and see if UCDC’s tot hop program was the place to be! Students learned basic hip hop moves, across the floor combinations, and a small routine to showcase to their parents at the end of the week! We are so excited and happy to have such a fun/successful hip hop program for our little ones!

ToT Hop Camp



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Alice in Wonderland Preschool Dance Camp 2013

Posted on July 18th, 2013 under News

July 8th-12th, 2013, UCDC held our Alice in Wonderland Preschool Summer Dance Camp. Our little princesses participated in ballet & tap, crafts, snacks, games, a makeover & a tea party! While learning the fundamentals of dance, these little dancers were able to have a fun-filled week of meeting new friends, playing new games that correlated to Alice in Wonderland, dress up in princess dresses for there very own tea party, and show their parents everything they learned and created throughout the week!



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