Dancing with the Stars Returns!
Who will win? Join us for this popular FUNdraiser!
This year's teams have been announced and voting has begun.
Scroll down to cast your "vote." Each "vote" = $1 or 1 point for your team!
Kevin Culp and Morgan Truitt
Leigh Hughes and Ivan Harris
Price Brown and Fallon Frierson
C.C. Canada and Morgan Schoolfield
William Cantey and Mary Grace Colburn
Marc Barrett and Erin Haynes
James Coleman and Kayce Smith
Deborah Davis and Nick Alexander
Produced by Alexis Kelley McDonald of Kelley's Fine Arts!
Each ticket sold in a participant's name is 40 points to each team ($40 per ticket.) Help your favorite team win the People's Choice by raising the most money to benefit the Fine Arts Center!
The evening of the performance there will be 3 judges who will vote for the Technical Award for the best dancers, as well as the People's Choice (the team who raises the most money for the FAC.)
Cole Davis is employed at Mayo High School for Math, Science & Technology and was named their 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year and was an Honor Roll teacher for Darlington County School District. He is a Board of Trustees Honor graduate of West Florence High School and received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of South Carolina. He is currently on the music staff at Trinity Baptist Church. He has been an avid participant at Florence Little Theatre on and off the stage and is the proud recipient of an Irving Award.
Jessica Taylor Edwards is a Raleigh, NC based Studio Director, Choreographer, Instructor and Certified Health Coach. She grew up in Columbia, SC and started dancing at the age of three at The Dance Dept. After graduating with top honors from the National Honors Society of Dance Arts she moved to New York City to study at Broadway Dance Centers Professional Semester where she was awarded The Quiet Storm Award. Her favorite performing credits include: Gypsy of the Year, Good Morning America, Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, Table of Silence 9/11 Project (Lincoln Center), lead female performer in an original RWS and Associates Halloween production, Vaudeville performer in Sing to the Stars and a workout segment with Shaun T. Though performing has always held a special place in her heart, she developed a passion for teaching and choreographing at a young age and has received numerous choreography awards. Jessica is thankful for the opportunity to travel across the country adjudicating, teaching, choreographing and working with dancers of all ages who share the same passion for this art!
Kayla Goebelbecker Kayla began dancing at the age of four under the direction of Ann Freeman at a local studio in Hickory, NC. During this time she attended many summer intensives and programs around the country. Her training later continued in New York City after being accepted into the Joffrey Ballet Schools Jazz and Contemporary Trainee Program in 2010. She continued and completed her high school academic education online during her junior and senior year through the North Carolina Virtual Public School while training in dance at the Joffrey Ballet School. Throughout her training at the local studio as well as the Joffrey Ballet School, she has studied many forms of dance including ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, tap, improvisation, and composition. She has worked within the dance world with different studios, dance competitions, and one of the largest modern dance festivals in the world, the American Dance Festival. Through these work experiences, Kayla has gained knowledge and an appreciation of many different areas within the dance field.Kayla is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance Education under the direction of Susan Anderson and Dr. Stephanie Milling. She has participated in performances with the University of South Carolina Dance Company in works by Stephanie Wilkins, Clay Taliaferro (reconstructed by Dr. Stephanie Milling), and student works. Throughout her time at the University of South Carolina, Kayla has become a member and held leadership positions in organizations around campus including Phi Mu Fraternity, USC Dance Marathon, and National Dance Education Organization. She graduated in May 2016 and holds K-12 Dance Certification in South Carolina. Kaylas teaching career started in Anderson, South Carolina at Southwood Academy of the Arts. She is very excited to be back in Columbia for the 2017/2018 school year, teaching at Busbee Creative Arts Academy as their dance educator.