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Shooting Amateur participates in Non-Profit “Country Santa” Group

Posted on January 7th, 2014 under News

On December 7th, Shooting Amateur Clogging Team spent their morning at Country Santa. Country Santa is a non-profit group that delivers bags of toys to children in need on Christmas Eve. These dancers donated over 20 toys and packed more than 25 bags to be delivered to over 50 children! We are so proud of these girls and their volunteer efforts to help make a difference in the lives of these children, whom otherwise would not have received toys on Christmas!



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Shining Amateur & Challenge Clogging Teams Perform for the Elderly

Posted on January 7th, 2014 under News

On December 7th, UCDC Shining Amateur & Shining Challenge clogging teams gave back to the community by providing entertainment at Magnolias of Easley. Magnolias of Easley, is an Assisted Living facility that provides a warm, home-like community for the elderly to enjoy an active, happy life. These teams provided entertainment to the residents by performing their competition routines of the season. Thank you Shining Amateur & Challenge for giving back!



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Senior Jazz Company Member Wins Miss Wrenicycle

Posted on January 7th, 2014 under News

UCDC Senior Jazz Company member, Sydney Freeman, was crowned Miss Wrenicycle on December 7th. Sydney also won talent, evening gown, and on stage question. Also, congrats to Amberlyn White-1st runner up and 2nd place talent, Caroline Wilson-2nd runner up and 1st place talent, casual wear winner, and most photogenic, Maddie Wiener-2nd place Miss Freshman, & Krista Gordon-3rd place Miss Freshman! We are so proud of each of these beauties, along with all of our UCDC students whom participated in this pageant!



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UCDC Junior Jazz Company Feeds the Homeless

Posted on January 7th, 2014 under News

On November 22nd, UCDC Junior Jazz Company gave back to the community by feeding the homeless at Miracle Hill Ministries on Washington Street in Greenville, South Carolina. We are so proud of these dancers and their community service!



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Miss Getty’s Middle School 2013-2014

Posted on December 4th, 2013 under News

UCDC would like to congratulate our dancers who participated in the 2013-2014 Getty’s Middle School Pageant. We had many dancers participate and we are extremely proud of each one of the contestants! We would like to extend big congratulations to winners Sydney Jones-Miss GMS, Taylor Crowe-1st place 6th grade, & Payton Logan-3rd place 7th grade! We are so proud of all of our dancers who participated in this pageant! Way to go ladies!



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Sibling Duo Chad & Kaci McCall Tag Team to Choreograph Swag Team Production

Posted on December 4th, 2013 under News

Novemer 22nd & 23rd Chad & Kaci McCall came together to create and amazing Hip Hop Production for our Senior & Teen Swag Teams. Kaci is our Swag Team Director and Hip Hop instructor this year and Chad is a UCDC Alumni and Contemporary/Hip Hop Choreographer & Instructor for OCPAA in Anaheim Hills, California. Chad is also an instructor for Kids Artistic Revue Convention and travels the world choreographing amazing dance routines. We are thrilled with what this dynamic duo has put together for our Hip Hop Teams this year! Thank you to Kaci, Chad, & our Swag Teams for an awesome weekend of choreography!



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UCDC Dancer wins Best Singer in the District Contest

Posted on December 4th, 2013 under News

UCDC would like to congratulate Jazz Company & Clogging Team member Chloe Eskew on her Overall Elementary and Musical Theatre win in the Best Singer in the District for Anderson County District 1. We are so proud of you Chloe!



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UCDC Clogging Teams Compete at 2013 CCA Mountain Classic

Posted on November 19th, 2013 under Results

On Saturday, November 9th, 2013, the UCDC clogging teams attended the 2013 CCA Mountain Classic held in Columbus, N.C. UCDC competed against some of the best teams in the country with over 140 team dances. A special congrats to the UCDC Elite’s who won Grand Champion Senior Small Team. Also, Congratulations to all the solos, teams, duos and choreographed solos that competed. We are so proud of you!!!!

Team Results:

UCDC Pee Wees – 3rd Place 7-9 Open Line
UCDC Shooting Stars Amateur – 2nd Place Exhibition 10-12
UCDC Shining Stars Amateur – 2nd Place Open Line 10-12
Shooting Stars Challenge – 1st Place Open Line 10-12
Junior Elites – 2nd Place Open Line 13-15
Junior Small Team – 2nd Place 10-12
Senior Small Team – 1st Place 16-18 & Grand Champion Sr. Small Team
Elite Stars –3rd Place Exhibition 16-18 & 2nd Place Standing Line 16-18

Choreographed Solos:

MacKenzie Clayton – 2nd Place 8 Year Old
Chloe Eskew – 1st Place 9 Year Old
Emily D’Ornellas – 1st Place 10 Year Old
Ashland Jones – 2nd Place 10 Year Old
Olivia Fennell – 1st Place 12 Year Old
Montanna Owen – 3rd Place 12 Year Old
Sydney Jones – 3rd Place 13 Year Old
Emma Kate McCoy – 4th Place 13 Year Old
Alexa Bagwell – 2nd Place 15 Year Old
Autumn Luebecker – 4th Place 15 Year Old
Emily Gilliland – 1st Place 15 Year Old-B
Baylie Weeks – 1st Place Age 18

Duo/Duets:

Blaire Andrews and Sydney Gillespie – 2nd Place 15-18
Baylie Weeks and Leslie Adams – 1st Place 19-25

Rise n Shine Solos:

MacKenzie Clayton – 3rd Place 7-9 Amateur
Ashland Jones – 2nd Place 10-12 Amateur
Chandler Hurley – 3rd Place 10-12 Amateur
Olivia Fennell – 1st Place 10-12 Amateur
Matthew Fortner – 3rd Place 13-15 Challenge


2013 CCA Mountain Classic Photo Gallery



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Monsters of Hip Hop 2013

Posted on November 19th, 2013 under News

On the weekend of November 1st-3rd, members of our Hip Hop, Jazz, & Clogging teams attended Monsters of Hip Hop in Atlanta, Georgia. Monsters of Hip Hop is a hip hop convention that provides some of the industries leading hip hop instructors and choreographers for a weekend full of hip hop instruction, battles, and other workshops. These dancers had a great weekend and came back having had a great experience at this event. Congratulations to Kerigan Bryant and Emily D’ornellas on their scholarships obtained during this weekend! We are so proud of all of our dancers and hope they had an outstanding weekend of Hip Hop!



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UCDC Clogging Teams Compete at 2013 Deep South Dance-Off

Posted on October 22nd, 2013 under Results

On Saturday, October 19th, 2013 the UCDC clogging teams attended the 2013 CCA Deep South Dance-Off in Athens, GA. UCDC took 9 competition teams to compete at their first competition of the season. UCDC won Overall Grand Champion Exhibition, Overall Choreographed solo, Overall Duo/Duet, The Costume and Choreography Award, and Heather Owens was awarded The Cup of Honor. Congratulations to all the solos, teams, duos and choreographed solos that competed. We are so proud of you!!!!

Team Results:
UCDC Rising Stars Amateur-2nd Place Open Line 7-9
UCDC Shooting Stars Amateur – 2nd Place Exhibition 10-12
UCDC Shining Stars Amateur – 2nd Place Open Line 10-12
Shooting Stars Challenge – 1st Place Open Line 10-12 & Elementary Team of The Day
Shining Stars Challenge – 3rd Place Standing Line 13-15
Junior Elites – 2nd Place Open Line 13-15
Junior Small Team – 2nd Place 13-15
Senior Small Team – 1st Place 16-18 & Senior Team of the Day
Elite Stars – 1st Place Exhibition 16-18 & Grand Champion Exhibition, 2nd Place Standing Line 13-15

Choreographed Solos:
Kailey Caston – 1st Place 8 & under
Mackenzie Clayton – 2nd Place 8 & under
Ashland Jones – 2nd Place 9-11
Emily Gilliland – 1st Place 12-14 and Overall Choreographed Solo
Sydney Jones – 2nd Place 12-14
Payton Logan – 3rd Place 12-14
Alexa Bagwell – 2nd Place 15-18
Baylie Weeks – 2nd Place 16-18

Duo/Duets:
Blaire Andrews and Sydney Gillespie – Age 15-18 – 1st Place Contemp. Duo
Baylie Weeks and Leslie Adams Age – 19-25 – 1st Place Show Duo/Duet

Rise n Shine Solos:
Mackenzie Clayton – 3rd Place 7-9 Amateur Solo
Kailey Caston – 2nd Place 7-9 Amateur Solo
Ashland Jones – 2nd Place 10-12 Amateur Solo
Olivia Fennell – 1st Place 10-12 Amateur Solo


2013 Deep South Dance Off Photo Gallery



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