Amanda Compton Crowned Miss Anderson County Teen 2013

Posted on February 16th, 2013 under News, Results

On Saturday night, February 2th 2013 – Senior Jazz Company Member, Amanda Compton was crowned Miss Anderson County Teen 2013. The pageant was held at Anderson College. Amanda will compete in the Miss South Carolina Teen pageant in July.

Congratulations Amanda! We are so very proud of you and can’t wait to cheer you on in July.


2013 CCA Showdown of Champions

Posted on February 16th, 2013 under Results

On Friday and Saturday, January 25th & 26th, 8 UCDC clogging teams attended the 2013 CCA National Clogging Competition in Knoxville, TN. UCDC competed against some of the best teams in the country. UCDC Amateur Teams won Grand Champion Artistic Expression and went to the dance-off. CCA also honored Leslie Adams, Blaire Andrews, and Baylie Weeks as three of the sixteen chosen on the CCA All-Pro Team for 2013. Also, Blaire Andrews was chosen as mentor for 2013 CCA Leadership Counsel and Amberlyn White and Caroline Wilson were named on the 2013 Leadership Counsel. Congratulations to all the solos, duos, teams, and choreographed solos that competed. We are so proud of you!!!!

Here are the results:

Leslie Adams, Blaire Andrews, and Baylie Weeks – 2013 CCA All Pro Team
Blaire Andrews, Caroline Wilson, And Amberlyn White – 2013 CCA Leadership Counsel
UCDC Pee Wees – 2nd Place Artistic Expression
Rising, Shooting Stars and Shining Stars Amateur – Grand Champion Artistic Expression
Junior Small Team – 3rd Place Small Team
Teen Small Team – 2nd Place Small Team
Senior Small Team – 3rd Place Small Team
Jr. Elites – 2nd Place Open Line
Jr. Elites/Elites – 1st Place Artistic Expression
Elites – 1st Place Sr. Artistic Expression
Elites – 1st Place Exhibition

Choreographed Solos:
Emily Gilliland – 2nd Place 12-14
Emily D’Ornellas -2nd Place 9-11

Delaney Rust and Emma Fricks – 1st Place 9-11


Gettys Middle School Pageant Performance

Posted on February 16th, 2013 under News

On Saturday, January 19th, five competition teams from UCDC provided entertainment at the Gettys Middle School pageant. The Teen & Senior Hip Hop Teams performed as well as the UCDC Pee Wees, Shooting Stars Amateur, Shining Stars Amateur, and Senior Elite Clogging teams. We are also very proud of UCDC’s very own Sydney Jones who won Miss 7th Grade and Mackenzie Hughey who won Miss 8th Grade. Way to go UCDC, You make us proud!!


Jazz Company Competes at LA Dance Magic

Posted on January 30th, 2013 under Results

The UCDC Jazz Company attended the LA Dance Magic dance convention and competition on January 19-20 2013, at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville, SC. The teams took classes all weekend and competed on Saturday evening. The company auditioned for scholarships bright and early on Sunday morning and thirteen dancers advanced on to another set of auditions during the lunch break. Numerous hours were devoted to rehearsals, prop building, prop painting, costume making & rhinestoning. Our goal could not have been accomplished without everyone’s unselfish devotion to our dancers. Congratulations to the entire Jazz team on a fabulous start to our competition season.

Bossy – 3rd Place/High Gold
Kweezy – 1st Place/High Gold
In This Song – 1st Place/Platinum & 1st Overall Top Teen $50
You’re Not Alone – 2nd High Gold
To Build a Home – 2nd/High Gold
Wepa – 1st Place/Platinum& 1st Overall Top Senior $50
The Climb – 1st Place/Platinum

In My Arms – 1st Place/High Gold
In the Sea – 2nd Place/High Gold
Two Sexxy – 1st Place/Platinum &1st Overall Top Teen $50
Never Stop – 1st Place/Platinum &1st Overall Top Senior

All That Jazz – 1st Place/High Gold
Always Dreaming -1st Place/Platinum
Barbed Wire – 3rd Place/High Gold
Body Language – 1st Place/Platinum
Born Again – 1st Place/High Gold
Boy Crazy – 1st Place/Platinum & 1st Overall Jr Ext Line $175
Boyz – 2nd Place/High Gold
Cracks – 1st Place/Platinum
Disco Sirens – 2nd Place/High Gold
Don’t Stop the Party – 2nd Place/Platinum
Explosions – 2nd Place/Platinum
Evolution of Hip Hop – 1st Place/Platinum
Iris – 1st Place/Platinum
Jet Set – 1st Place/Platinum & 1st Overall Jr Line $150
Kissing You – 1st Place/Platinum
Marry the Night – 2nd Place/Platinum & Performed in the Faculty Show
Music in Me – 2nd Place/High Gold
Neon Lights – 1st Place/Platinum
Pink Friday – 1st Place/Platinum & 1st Overall Teen Production


Final cut in auditions
Madison Rexroat, Courtney Constantine, Reagan Foster, & Madison Perkins, Amanda Compton, Krista Whitcomb, Tara Moore, Jordan Chastain, Rachel Wyatt, and Sydney Freeman. They receive a $200 scholarship to go towards Final Cut 2013 a 5 day event in LA and can audition for LA Dance Company.

Magic Performer of the Weekend Runner-Up
Jr – Emily D’Ornellas
Teen – Krista Whitcomb
Sr – Rachel Wyatt & Jordan Chastain
They are eligible to compete at Nationals in LA for the title of “Magic Performer of the Year”

Magic Performer of the Weekend
Jr – Belle Hunsinger
Teen – Tara Moore
Sr – Sydney Freeman
They are eligible to compete at Nationals in LA for the title of “Magic Performer of the Year”. They received a single convention scholarship and a “Magic” jacket.

Year Long Convention Scholarship
Amanda Compton received a scholarship to an unlimited number of conventions for one year.

Single Convention Scholarship
Teen – Madison Perkins


UCDC Hip-Hop Teams Hold Food Drive

Posted on January 18th, 2013 under News

For their Fall semester community service project, the Junior and Teen HH teams held a food drive during the month of December for the Piedmont Emergency Relief Center (P.E.R.C.). We were able to deliver 62 pounds of food to P.E.R.C. on December 22nd. I have attached a picture of the group.



Madison Capps Crowned Miss Wrenicycle 2012

Posted on January 16th, 2013 under News, Results

On Saturday night, December 1st, Senior Jazz company member, Madison Capps was crowned Miss Wrenicycle 2012 at the Wren High School Pageant. She won overall talent with her jazz dance “Wepa”. Madison also won photogenic and evening Gown. Sydney Freeman, Senior Jazz company member, was 1st runner up Miss Wrenicycle. Sydney also placed 1st runner up in talent with her tap routine that she choreographed herself. Caroline Wilson, Elite Stars clogging team member, was 3rd runner up Miss Wrenicylce. Amberlyn White, Elite Stars clogging team member, was 5th runner up Miss Wrenicycle. The girls were beautiful and certainly made UCDC proud!


Tara Moore 1st Runner Up Freshman Class Beauty

Posted on January 16th, 2013 under News, Results

On Saturday night, December 1st, Senior Jazz company member, Tara Moore won 1st runner up Freshman Class Beauty in the Miss Powdersville High School Pageant. We are very proud of you Tara!


Junior & Senior Jazz Company Members Donate Toys

Posted on January 16th, 2013 under News

The Junior and Senior Jazz teams at UCDC gave back to their community at Christmas. UCDC dance teams have been doing many different community service projects that support the studios “Project Shine On”, making a difference through dance. They bought gifts for the Greenville Children’s Hospital patients. The team members delivered them to the Child Life Supervisor Emily Durham on December 21, 2012. The items that were purchased were based on the specific needs of the children and offered therapeutic and developmental value. The hospital publishes a listing of the most needed items that they need. The hospital staff use these as “give-aways” to reward the children for an accomplishment or as distraction aids to take the child’s mind off of a procedure and relieve some of their anxiety. Some of the gifts purchased included arts and craft supplies, blocks, books, games, and infant toys. In total, the dancers collected over 60 items and had a wonderful time delivering them to the hospital. It was a great way to share the spirit of the Christmas season with the patients at the Children’s Hospital.


Junior Elites Make a Huge Difference

Posted on January 16th, 2013 under News

On Tuesday, December 18th the UCDC Jr elites presented a check to the Pickens County Dream Center for $825.00. We are so proud of the difference these kids are making. Great Job…Be the change you wish to see!


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

Posted 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 ran the 5k. One of the moms, Samantha Jones, also participated in the 5k. After the run, the team volunteered at the cupcake walk and entertained the crowd by dancing. It was a beautiful fun filled day for the Jr. Elites. They got exercise while helping a very important community outreach program.