CLASS OF 2017
Braden began her dance training at the age of 5 at TDS. At age 11 she joined the competitive team. She has flourished has a team member and staff member. As a DanZforce member, Braden mentored as a "Big Sister" to many of her younger team mates. She led by example and was awarded the DanZforce S.W.E.P.T away award, recognizing her work ethic, technique, and performance ability! Braden will be attending The College of Charleston and will be a member of their dance team, The Cougarettes!
CLASS OF 2016
Jemma Grace O.
Jemma Grace began her dance training at the age of 2 at TDS. Jemma Grace was a member of TDS's DanZforce for 10 years and won many Regional and National Titles, scholarships, and industry recognition as an Elite Soloist. Jemma has attend and been accepted to some of the most sought after continuing education dance programs: Alivin Ailey, The USC Summer Dance Conservatory, and The Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities. Jemma is a Sophomore at Newberry College and a member of their dance team cheering on the Wolverines on the sidelines every Saturday!
Emma began her dance training at the age of 2 at TDS. As a member of the DanZforce competitive team, she helped her groups win at the Regional and National level; winning titles in the Solo and Duet/Trio divisions also. Emma joined TDS staff her senior year and was loved by her students for not only her dance knowledge but her ability to mentor and guide them on their dance education journey. Emma is a Sophomore at The University of South Carolina and is dancing with the USC dance team- The Coquettes!
Naja began her dance training at TDS at the age of 2 and had nearly perfect attendance for 16 years! Naja is one of the founding members of TDS's The DanZforce and was a leader for her team members inside the classroom proving that heart, drive, and work ethic never go out of style! Naja is known for her electric smile on stage and her performance level is top notch. Never miss an opportunity to watch this young lady dance! Naja is a Sophomore at Columbia College minoring in Dance and a member of the CC- Dance Company.