We are so excited to start planning The Dance Attic Master Class Series schedule for 2022! All TDA Dancers are urged to take advantage of these guest artists coming in and teaching different styles. It is such a great opportunity for dancers to be taught by different artists and be pushed to go outside of their comfort zone. We welcome these classes to the general public as well so please, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help you get registered for the appropriate classes. These classes are all one hour classes that take place on the weekends throughout the year.
Logan Jones is a dancer from Wallace, North Carolina. She started dancing at the age of 2 and competing at the age of 6 with Dance Express Performing Arts Center in Wilmington, NC. She has trained in many different styles (contemporary, modern, clogging, lyrical, jazz, Latin styles, etc.) but she specializes in Hip Hop. Currently, she is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a Minor in Dance at Appalachian State University. She is also an active member and Vice President of the NC Dance Crew “Entropy” and Public Relations Chair of Momentum Dance Club. She has danced in several Momentum and Entropy Showcases and choreographed a piece for Momentum’s 2022 Annual Winter Showcase.
Heather Hoy, a native of Wake Forest, North Carolina, danced at The Dance Attic for 17 years. Heather danced competitively at the Dance Attic for 15 years and is currently pursuing her degree in Elementary Education with a Minor in Dance as well as Entrepreneurial Management from Appalachian State University. Heather is considered an integral part of The Dance Attic team, and assists with managerial duties for TDA. During her time dancing at TDA, Heather won numerous awards for her routines including the highest score of the day as well as several scholarships at competitions and conventions throughout the year. Heather was also involved in Dance at High School by writing the by-laws and mission to be able to create a Dance Team at Wake Forest High School her senior year. Now at App State University, Heather is an active member of the NC Dance Crew “Entropy.”
Special Class Times for Friday Master Class:Class 1 – 4:30-5:30Class 2 – 5:30-6:30Class 3 – 6:30-7:30Kelsie graduated Magna Cum Laude from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance. She has traveled all over the nation performing in both commercial and concert style dance works. She spent several seasons performing at Cedar Point in shows such as Luminosity and Vertical Impact. Kelsie also had the opportunity to perform at California’s Great America in Ed Alonzo’s The Second Greatest Showman. Between contracts, she was dancing in Chicago for Chicago Dance Crash, Moonwater Dance Project, and Peckish Rhodes Performing Arts Society. Through Chicago Dance Crash, she performed the part of Nimee Aimee in their 2017 Dance Magazine’s “Most Innovative Performance” Award winning show of The Bricklayers of Oz. She also participated in the company’s unique “KTF- Keeper of the Floor” dance battles. Other performance opportunities she had with the company included performing at the Harris Theatre for Chicago Ideas Week, for Taste of Chicago, at APAP in NYC, and performing at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. She has opened shows for artists such as Andy Grammar, Colbie Callait, Hinder, and even the basketball legend, Lebron James. Her teaching specialties include contemporary, hip hop, jazz, and musical theatre. Having been teaching for approximately ten years, Kelsie has taught and choreographed for all ages and levels. Her choreography has been featured all around the country as well as internationally through various performance companies. Since her love of dance extends into fitness, Kelsie is also a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer. She is currently a teacher and choreographer for Artistry in Motion in Smithfield, NC and is the Lead Trainer at AKT in Brier Creek.
Abigail Telenko, from Wake Forest, N.C., is a recent graduate of East Carolina University where she earned her BFA in Dance with a concentration in performance and choreography and Communications with a concentration in public relations. She has appeared in multiple main stage and senior choreography performances over her four years at ECU. Abigail was awarded the opportunity to explore and grow her choreographic work with her URCA grant. Most recently, Abigail had the amazing opportunity to choreograph for the Spring Dance 2022 Concert. She served as East Carolina Dance Association President as well as Public Relations Intern for the Dance Program. In the future, Abigail hopes to move to New York City to perform in a professional dance company and continue her passion of choreography.
Sam is from Wake Forest, North Carolina and has been a dancer for about 17 years. She danced for 8 years at The Dance Attic, training in ballet, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, and hip-hop and was on the company where she competed in many regional competitions. Through her high school years, she has taken dance intensives in New York and Italy. Today she is a dance performance and choreographer major at East Carolina University. She studies ballet, jazz, modern, improv, choreographic composition, and dance sciences in the dance program. She will graduate ECU in the spring of 2023, and her plans after graduation consist of traveling performing in commercial dance or in a dance company, and travelling around Europe to spread jazz dance.The styles of dance she specializes in are jazz and contemporary, and she will share her passion for dance through her years on stage and off. Yoga is also something she is passionate about and will become a yoga instructor specializing in power yoga. Both physical and mental strength are important qualities of dancing, therefore she will help dancers connect the body centering associated with yoga to enhance the capabilities of dancing.
Laura graduated from the University of North Carolina Charlotte cum laude with a B.A. in Dance. While at UNCC she danced on the Charlotte 49ers Gold Dusters dance team. After graduating, Laura moved to New York where she danced in several companies including RAW Artists, Mary Seidman and Dancers, Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre, Valleto Dance Company and many more. Laura has teaching experience along the east coast and is also a full time convention, wholesale, and teamwear manager for Jo+Jax dancewear.
A native of Greenville, North Carolina, Kennedy Hill received her BFA in Dance Education from East Carolina University. Kennedy has had the privilege of participating in various summer programs and professional workshops with companies including Abraham.In.Motion and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She enjoys both performing and creating learning experiences through the art of dance. Kennedy’s favorite styles to teach are contemporary and Hip-Hop. She currently works with two non-profit organizations based in New York City and teaches dance at Girls Prep Middle School in the Bronx.
Danielle began dancing at Lehman’s studio at age 11 and became a member of the company Ballet Lehman USA. With that company she had the opportunity to perform the Nutcracker as well as compete in Sochi, Russia. Danielle attended Virginia Commonwealth University on scholarship for dance and choreography where she had the opportunity to work with numerous dance professionals from all over the world. She has performed pieces such as Jose Limon’s Choreographic Offering at the Kennedy Center and BET”s 2009 Spring Bling. Danielle has worked with shows such as The Lion King, Burn the Floor, Shrek the Musical and other on and off Broadway shows. She likes to take classes in NYC to keep her dance styles updated.
Pre-Pay $15 ahead of time, and $20.00 at the door! Rosters will be sent out on the Wednesday before the class. Anyone who registers after Wednesday will need to email email@example.com for placements.
We will host three classes. Once we see enrollment we will send out designated schedule to have equal class sizes.