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UCDC Wins Big at Clogfest 2013

Posted on May 1st, 2013 under Results

On Saturday, April 26th, 2013 the UCDC clogging teams attended the 2013 ClogFest
Clogging Competition in Brevard, N.C. UCDC did outstanding with 6 teams in the
dance-off. Congratulations to Rising, Shooting Stars, and Shining Stars Amateur for winning Overall Grand Champion Amateur Team and The Elite Stars Jr. for winning Overall Junior Team. We are so proud of each and every team!!!!

UCDC Teams
Tiny Tots – 1st Place 6 & under Open Line
UCDC Pee Wees – 1st Place Artistic Expression & 2nd Place Exhibition
Rising Stars Amateur – 1st Place Artistic Expression, Grand Champion Artistic
Expression & Amateur Grand Champion, 2nd Place Open Line
Shooting Stars Amateur -1st Place Artistic Expression, Artistic Expression Grand
Champion & Amateur Grand Champion, 1st Place Exhibition.
Shining Stars Amateur – 2nd Place Standing Line, 1st Place Open Line, 1st Place Artistic Expression, Grand Champion Artistic Expression & Amateur Grand Champion.
Rising Stars Challenge – 2nd Place Exhibition, 3rd Place Open Line
Shooting Stars Challenge – 3rd Place Exhibition
Shining Stars Challenge – 2nd Place Exhibition
Junior Elites-2nd Place Exhibition & 2nd Place Open Line
Junior Small Team- 3rd Place Small Team
Teen Small Team-1st Place Small Team and Grand Champion Small Team
Senior Small Team-1st Place Small Team
Elite Juniors-1st Place Open Line, Grand Champion Open Line & Overall Grand Champion Junior Team.
Elite Stars –1st Place Open Line, 1st Place Artistic Expression and Grand Champion
Artistic Expression, 1st Place Sr. Exhibition and Grand Champion Exhibition.

Solos
Mackenzie Clayton-2nd Place 8 & under
Ashland Jones-2nd Place 9-11
Emily D’Ornellas – 1st Place 9-11
Emma Kate McCoy- 2nd Place 12-14
Caroline Wilson-3rd Place 13-15
Baylie Weeks – 3rd Place 15-18

Rise and Shine
Chloe Eskew – 2nd Place 7-9 Challenge
Ali Eskew-1st place
Mackenzie Clayton-Platinum
Ashland Jones-2nd Place 9-11 Amateur

Duo/Duets
Lexie White & Kerigan Bryant-1st Place 9-11
Charlee Scrivner & Olivia Black-1st Place 8 and under
Madison Hayes & Taylor Moore-2nd Place 9-11 Show Duo



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Emma Jane Zaher Wins Petite Miss StarQuest

Posted on May 1st, 2013 under Results

Amazing day at StarQuest!!!! Miss Petite StarQuest Title…Overall high score for Hypnotic Dancefloor…$50 cash…Free solo & title entry at Nationals…Special Judges Award: Beautiful Energy & Award of Distinction for Costume for Rock Your Soul!!!

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Shining Stars Amateur- Community Service Projects

Posted on May 1st, 2013 under News

Shining Stars Amateur collected SUGAR for S.H.I.N.E with 55 pounds for the kitchen to make sweet tea. They collected over 100 items for Good Samaritan Health Clinic. Band aids, bags, paper towels, Tylenol, ETC. They had a SHOWER for the Pickens County Animal Shelter. We collected treats, food, towels and cleaning products for them. These we all delivered to these organizations!! Also, Several girls worked at Special Olympics at Westside High School. We provided gourmet cups of coffee to our soldier’s overseas through the Cup-of-Joe program. The girls wrote a note of thanks to the soldier’s and the soldier’s responded in thanks and wishing them luck in their dance competitions! Thank you Shining Amateur for all your hard work this year!!! You made a huge difference in the lives of others.

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Rachel Wyatt Newest Member of the Clemson Rally Cats

Posted on May 1st, 2013 under News

Congratulations to Senior Jazz Company member, Rachel Wyatt on her recent selection to the Clemson Rally Cats Dance Team!! The Rally Cats are the official dance team of Clemson University. They attend the NDA Collegiate Nationals every April in Daytona, Florida. We are very proud of you Rachel…Go Tigers!!!

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Nexstar Regional Competition 2013

Posted on May 1st, 2013 under Results

The UCDC Jazz & Hip Hop Companies attended their last regional dance competition on 19 – 20 April, 2013 in Spartanburg, SC. Thank you to all the dancers and parents for working hard this competition year. You can see by all of your awards that it certainly paid off. Great job UCDC Jazz & Hip Hop Teams!

SOLOS
Annie – High Gold & 9th Overall Nexstar 9-11yo Solo
B x 3 – High Gold & 5th Overall Prestar 15-19yo Solo
Bubblegum Boy – High Gold/1st Place & 4th Overall Prestar 9-11yo Solo
Bossy – Platinum/1st Place & 1st Overall Nexstar 12-14yo Solo
Don’t Make Me Wait – High Gold/1st Place & 9th Overall Prestar 12-14yo Solo
Dreamer – Platinum/1st Place & 2nd Overall Nexstar 9-11yo Solo
Fox Mambo – Platinum/1st Place & 1st Overall Nexstar 9-11yo Solo
Girl On Fire – Platinum & 2nd Overall Nexstar 15-19 yo Solo
Gold – High Gold/1st Place & Outstanding Vocalist award
Graffiti – High Gold & 8th Overall Nexstar 9-11yo Solo
Hypnotic Dance Floor – High Gold/1st Place & 1st Overall Nexstar 8 & under Solo
I’ll Always Remember You – High Gold
Innocence – High Gold & 7th Overall Nexstar 9-11yo Solo
In This Song – Platinum/1st Place
Kweezy -Platinum/1st Place/4th Overall Nexstar 12-14yo Solo & Mr Teen Nexstar
Lift Me Up – Platinum/1st Place
Mean Streak – Platinum/1st Place
My Blood – Platinum/1st Place
My Immortal – Platinum & SR Miss Nexstar
Promises – Platinum/1st Place
Rich Girl – High Gold
Rock Your Soul – High Gold/1st Place & Petite Miss Nexstar
Sparkling Diamonds – High Gold & 5th Overall Nexstar 9-11yo Solo
Spit Your Game – Platinum & 5th Overall 12-14yo Solo
Stupid Boy – Platinum/1st Place & 1st Overall Nexstar 15-19yo Solo
To Build a Home – Platinum/1st Place & 7th Overall Nexstar 15-19yo Solo
Turning Tables – Platinum
Toy – Platinum/1st Place/”Tremendous Technique” Judges award & Jr Miss Nexstar
Wasted Time – High Gold
Wepa – Platinum/1st Place
You’re Not Alone – Platinum & 4th Overall Nexstar 15-19yo Solo

DUOS/TRIOS
In My Arms – Platinum/1st Place & 2nd Overall Nexstar 12-14yo Duo/Trio
In The Sea – High Gold
Never Stop – Platinum/1st Place & 1st Overall Nexstar 15-19yo Duo/Trio
Slow Me Down – High Gold/1st Place & 5th Overall Nexstar 9-11yo Duo/Trio
The Kill – Platinum/1st Place & 5th Overall Nexstar 12-14yo Duo/Trio
Two Sexxy – Platinum/1st Place & 3rd Overall Nexstar 12-14yo Duo/Trio
We’re So Hot – Platinum/1st Place & 4th Overall Nexstar 15-19yo Duo/Trio
Without You – Platinum/1st Place/”Dynamic Duo” Judges award & 1st Overall Prestar 9-11yo Duo/Trio
Wonderland – High Gold/1st Place & 3rd Overall Nexstar 8 & under Duo/Trio

GROUPS
All That Jazz – Platinum/1st Place & 3rd Overall Nexstar 15-19 LGrp
Always Dreaming- High Gold/1st Place
Bad Girls N Ganstas- High Gold
Barbed Wire- Platinum/1st Place & 3rd Overall Nexstar 9-11yo LGrp
Body Language- Platinum/1st Place/Costume award & 3rd OA Nexstar 12-14yo LGrp
Born Again – High Gold/1st Place/Choreography award & 4th Overall Nexstar 9-11yo LGrp
Boy Crazy- High Gold/1st Place & 3rd Overall Newstar 8 & under SGrp
Boyz- Platinum/1st Place
Cracks- Platinum/1st Place & 1st Overall Nexstar 12-14yo LGrp
Dirty Bieber- High Gold/1st Place & 4th Overall Prestar 9-11yo LGrp
Disco Sirens- High Gold/1st Place & 3rd Overall Nexstar 9-11yo LGrp
Don’t Stop the Party- Platinum/1st Place & 4th Overall Nexstar 15-19yo SGrp
Evolution of Hip Hop- Platinum/1st Place & Choreography award
Explosions- Platinum/1st Place & 2nd Overall Nexstar 12-14yo SGrp
Footloose- Platinum/1st Place/”Excellent Ensemble” Judges award & 2nd Overall Nexstar 12-14yo Line
FSB- Platinum/1st Place & 5th Overall Nexstar 12-14yo LGrp
Happy Birthday- High Gold/1st Overall & 2nd Overall Prestar 12-14yo LGrp
The Hip Hop Morning Show- High Gold/1st Place & 1st Overall Prestar 12-14yo Line
Iris- Platinum/1st Place & 1st Overall Nexstar 15-19yo SGrp
Jet Set- Platinum/1st Place/Highest Technique Score & 1st Overall Nexstar 9-11yo LGrp
Kissing You- Platinum/1st Place & 2nd Overall Nexstar 12-14yo LGrp
Love Machine- Platinum/1st Place & 3rd Overall Prestar 8 & under SGrp
Marry the Night- Platinum/1st place & 3rd Overall Nexstar 15-19yo SGrp
Music In Me- Platinum/1st Place & 2nd Overall Nexstar 15-19 SGrp
Neon Lights- Platinum/1st Place & 4th Overall Nexstar 12-14 LGrp
Pink Friday- Platinum/1st Place & 3rd Overall Nexstar 12-14yo Line



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Elite Stars Perform at Furman University’s Dance Spectacular 2013

Posted on May 1st, 2013 under News

On March 22, 2013, the UCDC Elite Stars performed at Furman University’s Dance Spectacular 2013 presented by the Furman Dance Company. They were one of fourteen performances ranging from classical ballet, salsa, jazz, contemporary, and clogging. Good job Elites and a big thank you to Furman for the invitation to perform!

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2013 Applause Regional Competition

Posted on April 5th, 2013 under Results

The UCDC Jazz & Hip Hop Companies attended Applause 22 – 24 March, 2013 in Spartanburg, SC. It was a weekend packed with outstanding talent and our UCDC dancers shined on stage. The dancers did an outstanding job and we could not be more proud! Can you believe our final regional competition is right around the corner? Everyone keep up the good work!!

SOLOS
Annie – Gold & 9th Overall Encore Jr Solo
B x 3 – High Gold & 1st Overall First Call Sr Solo
Bubblegum Boy – High Gold & 4th Overall First Call Jr Solo
Bossy – High Gold
Don’t Make Me Wait – Gold
Dreamer – High Gold
Feels Like Home – Gold & 10th Overall Encore Jr Solo
Girl On Fire – Platinum & 4th Overall Encore Sr Solo
Gold – High Gold & 1st Overall Ovation Encore Jr Vocal
Hypnotic Dance Floor – High Gold & 4th Overall Ovation Petite Solo
Innocence – High Gold & 7th Overall Encore Jr Solo
In This Song – Platinum
Kindly Unspoken – High Gold
Kweezy – Platinum/ Judges “Usher” award & 9th Overall Encore Teen Solo
Lift Me Up – High Gold
My Blood – High Gold & 6th Overall Encore Jr Solo
Rich Girl – High Gold
Rock Your Soul – High Gold
Sparkling Diamonds – High Gold & 8th Overall Encore Jr Solo
Spit Your Game – Gold
To Build a Home – High Gold
Turning Tables – Platinum & 13th Overall Encore Sr Solo
Toy – Platinum & 2nd Overall Encore Jr Solo
Wasted Time – High Gold
Wepa – Platinum & 2nd Overall Encore Sr Solo
Who’s That Girl – Gold

DUOS/TRIOS
In My Arms – Platinum
In the Sea – High Gold
Never Stop – Platinum & 4th Overall Encore Sr Duo/Trio
Slow Me Down – Gold & 4th Overall Encore Jr Duo/Trio
Two Sexxy – Platinum
We’re So Hot – Platinum & 1st Overall Encore Sr Duo/Trio
Without You – High Gold & 3rd Overall Encore Jr Duo/Trio

GROUPS
All That Jazz – Platinum & 5th Overall Encore Sr LGrp
Always Dreaming – High Gold
Bad Girls N Ganstas – High Gold
Barbed Wire – High Gold
Body Language – Platinum
Born Again – High Gold
Boy Crazy – High Gold & 3rd Overall Ovation Petite LGrp
Boyz – Platinum
Cracks – Platinum & 4th Overall Encore Teen LGrp
Dirty Bieber – High Gold
Disco Sirens – Platinum & 2nd Overall Encore Jr LGrp
Don’t Stop the Party – High Gold
Evolution of Hip Hop – Platinum & 5th Overall Encore Teen Line
Explosions – Platinum & 4th Overall Encore Teen SGrp
Footloose – Platinum/ NYC Dance Experience Invitation & 2nd Overall Encore Teen Line
FSB – High Gold
Happy Birthday – High Gold & 1st Overall First Call Teen LGrp
The Hip Hop Morning Show – High Gold/NYC Dance Experience Invitation & 1st Overall First Call Teen Line
Iris – Platinum & 2nd Overall Encore Sr SGrp
Jet Set – Platinum & 3rd Overall Encore Jr LGrp
Kissing You – Platinum/Judges “Enchanted Love Story” award/Most Entertaining Act of the Day & 3rd Overall Encore Teen LGrp
Love Machine – High Gold/Judges “Professional Performance” award & 5th Overall Ovation Petite SGrp
Marry the Night – Platinum/ KAR TV Outstanding Jazz Performance of the Weekend & 3rd Overall Encore Sr SGrp
Music in Me – Platinum
Neon Lights – Platinum
Pink Friday – Platinum



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UCDC Cloggers Compete at Smoky Mountain Encore

Posted on March 18th, 2013 under Results

March 8th & 9th – The UCDC clogging teams attended The 2013 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 3 of the 9 teams chosen in the dance-off. We are so proud of each and every team!!!!

Team Results:
Rising Stars Amateur – 2nd Place 7-9 Express Yourself
Shooting Stars Amateur – 4th Place 10-12 Express Yourself
Shining Stars Amateur – 2nd Place 10-12 Express Yourself
Rising Stars, Shooting Stars, and Shining Stars Amateur – 2nd Place 10-12 Express Yourself Division (Top 3 Dance-off)

Rising Stars Challenge – 3rd Place 10-12 Express Yourself Division & 2nd Place 13-15 Express Yourself
Shooting Stars Challenge – 2nd & 3rd Place 10-12 Express Yourself Division
Jr. Small Team – 2nd place 13-15 Express Yourself Division
Shining Stars Challenge – 3rd Place 13-15 Express Yourself Division & 2nd Place 13-15 Express Yourself Division
Jr. Elites – 1st Place 10-12 Express Yourself & 2nd Place 13-15 Express Yourself Division
Teen Small Team – 2nd Place 13-15 Express Yourself Division
Elite Stars – 1st & 2nd Place 16-18 Express Yourself Division (2 Dances in Top 3 Dance-off)
UCDC Elite Jr. – 1st Place 13-15 Express Yourself Division

Choreographed Solos:
Makenzie Clayton – 1st place 8 & under solo
Emily D’Ornellas – 2nd Place Age 9
Ashland Jones – 2nd Place Age 10
Ava Randall – 3rd Place Age 10
Montana Owen – 3rd Place Age12
Emma Kate McCoy – 2nd Place Age 13
Baylie Weeks – 1st Place Age 17-18
Caroline Wilson – 2nd Place Age 15

Duo/Duets:
Sydney Jones and Emma Kate McCoy – 3rd Place 12-14
Kerigan Bryant and Lexie White – 2nd Place 9-11
Delaney Rust and Emma Fricks – 1st Place 9-11
Taylor Moore and Madison Hayes – 2nd Place 9-11



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UCDC Cloggers Compete at Blue Ridge Allstar

Posted on March 18th, 2013 under Results

Saturday, February 23, 2013 – The UCDC clogging teams attended the 2013 Blue Ridge Allstar in Lincolnton. UCDC did outstanding with 5 teams in the dance-off. We are so proud of each and every team!!!!

Team Results:
UCDC Pee Wees – 1st Place Artistic Expression
Rising Stars Amateur – 1st Place Exhibition and 1st Place Artistic Expression, Grand Champion Artistic Expression.
Shooting Stars Amateur –3rd Place Exhibition & 1st Place Artistic Expression and Grand Champion Artistic Expression.
Shining Stars Amateur -3rd Place Open Line & Standing Line, 1st Place Artistic Expression and Grand Champion Artistic Expression.
Rising Stars Challenge – 3rd Place Open Line, 1st Exhibition & Grand Champion Junior Exhibition.
Shooting Stars Challenge – 2nd Place Place Open Line & 1st Place Exhibition
Jr. Small Team – 3rd Place Small Team
Jr. Elites – 1st Place Open Line & Junior Team of the Day, 1st Place Exhibition & Junior Grand Champion Exhibition.
Teen Small Team – 2nd Place Small Team
Shining Stars Challenge – 1st Place Exhibition & Grand Champion Junior Exhibition.
Elite Stars – 1st Place Open Line and Grand Champion Open Line, 1st Place Sr. Artistic Expression and Grand Champion Sr. Artistic Expression, 2nd Place Exhibition, 2nd Place Junior Artistic Expression..
Senior Small Team – 1st Place Small Team.

Choreographed Solos:
Emily D’Ornellas – 1st Place 9-11
Baylie Weeks – 3rd Place 15-18
Mackenzie Clayton – 3rd Place 8 & under
Emma Kate McCoy – 2nd Place 12-14

Rise n Shine Solos:
Mckenzie Clayton – 2nd Place 7-9 Amateur
Sydney Jones – 3rd Place 10-12 Challenge & 3rd Place Modern Solo
Blaire Andrews – 3rd Place 16-18 Challenge

Duo/Duets:
Emma Fricks & Delaney Rust – 1st Place 9-11
Lexie White & Kerigan Bryant – 2nd Place 9-11
Michal Marie Davis & Ryann Grasty – 2nd Place 12-14
Sydney Jones & Emma Kate McCoy – 3rd Place 12-14
Madison Haynes & Taylor Moore – 1st Place 9-11



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Jazz & Hip Hop Companies Compete at Headliners

Posted on February 21st, 2013 under Results

The UCDC Jazz & Hip Hop Companies attended the Headliners competition on 16 February 2013, in Columbia, SC. This was the first competition of the season for our Hip Hop Company. It was very busy day filled with outstanding talent. We love to watch you all dance and were very proud of all of your performances! A job well done UCDC! Congratulations to the Prop Dads for their dedication and hard work and for being awarded the “Proptastic Team” award!!

SOLOS
Annie – High Silver
B x 3 – High Silver & 2nd Overall Hollywood Teen
Bossy – Gold
Don’t Make Me Wait – High Silver & 3rd Overall Hollywood Teen
Dreamer – Gold
Feels Like Home – Gold
Girl On Fire – Elite Gold & Judges “Red Hot” award
Hypnotic Dance Floor – Gold & 2nd Overall Broadway Children
Innocence – Gold
In This Song – Elite Gold
Kindly Unspoken – Gold
Kweezy – Elite Gold/7th Overall Broadway Teen & Judges “Fantastic Fly” award
Lift Me Up – Gold & tie for 3rd Overall Broadway Children
Mean Streak – Elite Gold
My Blood – Gold/10th Overall Broadway Jr & Judges “Attack and Flow” award
My Immortal – Elite Gold/8th Overall Broadway Teen/ Judges “Grace and Strength” award & Miss Teen Headliner
Promises – Elite Gold/ High Score 1st Overall Broadway Sr & Miss Headliner
Rich Girl – Gold
Sparkling Diamonds – Gold & tie for 3rd Overall Broadway Children
Spit Your Game – Elite Gold
To Build a Home – Elite Gold
Turning Tables – Gold
Toy – Gold
Wasted Time – Gold
Wepa – Elite Gold
Who’s That Girl – Gold
You’re Not Alone – Elite Gold

Amanda Compton – Miss Teen Headliner
Madison Capps – Miss Headliner

DUOS/TRIOS
In My Arms – Gold & 5th Overall Broadway Jr
In the Sea – Gold
Slow Me Down – Gold
The Kill – Elite Gold &3rd Overall Broadway Jr
Two Sexxy – Elite Gold & 3rd Overall Broadway Teen
We’re So Hot – Elite Gold & 4th Overall Broadway Teen
Without You – Elite Gold & 4th Overall Broadway Jr
Wonderland – Silver

GROUPS
All That Jazz – Gold & 2nd Overall Broadway Teen Lines
Always Dreaming – Elite Gold
Bad Girls N Ganstas – High Silver
Barbed Wire – Gold & 2nd Overall Broadway Children Groups
Body Language – Elite Gold/1st Overall Broadway Teen Classes & Judges
“Formidable Formation” award
Born Again – Gold & 1st Overall Broadway Children Groups
Boy Crazy – Gold & 1st Overall Broadway Children Classes
Boyz – Gold
Cracks – Elite Gold & 1st Overall Broadway Teen Lines
Dirty Bieber – Gold & tie for 3rd Overall Hollywood Child/Jr Lines
Disco Sirens – Gold
Don’t Stop the Party – Gold
Evolution of Hip Hop – Elite Gold/5th Overall Broadway Jr Line & Classes & Judges
“Studio 54” award
Explosions – Gold & 3rd Overall Broadway Teen Groups
Footloose – Gold
FSB – Gold
Happy Birthday – Gold & 1st Overall Hollywood Teen Lines
The Hip Hop Morning Show – Gold & 2nd Overall Hollywood Child/Jr Classes
Iris – Elite Gold & 2nd Overall Broadway Teen Groups
Jet Set – Gold/1st Overall Broadway Children Lines & Judges “Sugar & Spice” award
Kissing You – Gold
Love Machine – High Silver
Marry the Night – Gold
Music in Me – Gold & 1st Overall Broadway Sr Groups
Neon Lights – Elite Gold/4th Overall Jr Line & Classes & Judges “Ensemble
Performance” award
Pink Friday – Elite Gold/2nd Overall Broadway Jr Line & Classes & Judges “Fierce”
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