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Congratulations to the following dancers, recently
accepted into the industry's best Summer Programs:

Jahaira Myers
- Alvin Ailey Professional Division-NYC
  (full scholarship)
- Debbie Allen Dance Academy in LA  (scholarship) 
- Alonzo King Lines-San Francisco
- Joffrey NYC (scholarship)

Imani Nelson
- Alvin Ailey (full scholarship)
Riley Scheier
- UNCSA commercial dance program
- Joffrey contemporary intensive
- Alvin Ailey 
Ngozi Mokwunye
- Alvin Ailey
- Joffrey Jazz Intensive
- AKL Ballet
- Debbie Allen

Abrianna Herring
- Alvin Ailey (full scholarship)
Mia de Jong
- UNCSA Commercial Dance Intensive
Shayne Maggard
- NYC Pops Orchestra Broadway Series
  @ Carnegie Hall
We're very proud of all your hard work and dedication! Congratulations!
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DANCERS EDGE WINS MORE NATIONAL TITLES
THAN ANY OTHER STUDIO IN THE USA!

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Dancers Edge recently attended the Showstopper 2016 National Dance Championships in Sandusky, OH. Known for their professionalism and wide range of talent, Showstopper is one of the largest dance competitions in the Nation, attracting top studios from around the world to its regional and national events.

The Dancers Edge Competitive Team won more National Championship titles
and top five finishes than any other studio in the U.S.!
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The Dancers Edge Competitive Team includes dancers from Winston-Salem, Kernersville, Greensboro, Oak Ridge, Clemmons, Lewisville, Advance, Walnut Cove, King, Charlotte, Huntersville, Purlear, Blacksburg, VA, and more!

Dancers Edge won top accolades for Senior Large Group (Another Love), Teen Large Group (My Body is a Cage), and Junior Small Group (Abide). Dancers Edge also had numerous overall top five finishes with: Mini Division (ages 8 and under): Small Group (I Wanna Hold Your Hand by Sam Jones and Cathy-Lee Hambright Ward and Hairspray by Allain Lupien), Large Group (Rhythm Nation by Mercedes Bolden), Line (Mary’s Poppin by Jackson Alvarez and Cathy-Lee Hambright Ward) Junior Division (ages 9-11): Small Group (Abide by Allain Lupien, Call Home by Mitchel Federan and M.I.B. by Jackson Alvarez), Large Group (Bang! Bang! by Sam Jones and In Her Dreams by Justin Mann and Ashley Rogers), Line (Lose Control by Jerod Fewell) Teen Division (ages 12-14): Small Group (Does He Love Me? By Allain Lupien and Queen Bee by Sam Jones), Large Group (My Body is a Cage by Allain Lupien) Senior Division (ages 15-19): Small Group (TMNT by Jackson Alvarez), Large Group (Another Love by Justin Mann and Beast Mode by Will “Willdabeast” Adams), and Line (Halftime Show by Jackson Alvarez and Jerod Fewell).

Dancers Edge also won top Mini Duet/Trio, and top Junior and Senior Soloists, with five of their other routines placing in top five for solos and duet/trios! In addition, Dancers Edge had the two highest scoring groups and the highest scoring soloist of the entire competition!

My Body is a Cage, which was the Showstopper Finals National Champion, was also nominated for Best Lyrical/Contemporary by the Industry Dance Awards (one of only seven routines in the country nominated for this award, and the only one in that division from North Carolina!).

The studio directors will be flown to Hollywood, CA for the live awards show to be held August 19, 2016.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COMPETITION TEAM! WE'RE VERY PROUD OF YOU!

For more information about our Competition Teams, or our Competition Team Auditions,
visit our Competition Teams Page or email info@dancersedge.com.

*With two studios from California tying for the same number of overall 1st place wins.


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Dance Like a Pro Class
featuring Brandi McCoy
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Brandi Classes

Dancers Edge Winston Salem
Students get a Rare Treat!

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Ever wondered what it's like to dance for a Professional sports team? Our students got a taste of real dance life with a fun and educational visit to the Dancers Edge Studio from Brandi McCoy, the choreographer for the Charlotte Hornets Honeybees and the Charlotte Checkers. Brandi recently visited our Winston-Salem studios in to teach her Pro Dance Class. This dance class is designed for aspiring dancers looking to dance for professional basketball, football, and hockey teams. Stidents learned dance combinations currently in use on the court and on the ice.

Thanks to Brandi for a great visit!

For more information contact:
dancersedgeNC@aol.com or brandiisprodanceclass@yahoo.com




DANCERS EDGE – THE TRIAD'S MOST AWARD WINNING DANCE STUDIO –
TAKES 14 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES!


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Dancers Edge recently won 14 National Dance Championship Overall Titles
at the Applause Talent National Championships in Charleston, SC!


The studio won more Competitive level 1st overall titles (the highest level of competition available) than
any other Triad studio at 2012 National Dance Championships across the country. The studio also took a
handful of solos and a duet to Showstopper National Dance Championships in Myrtle Beach, SC – where
they also took home a 1st Overall Championship Title in the Competitive division.

Dancers Edge dominated the stage at the Applause Talent National Dance Championships, taking home both
the age 12 and under and 13 and over “Best of the Best” titles in addition to their National titles. They also
won 1st overalls in both small and large group categories in the Junior, Teen and Senior age divisions, and
were within one tenth of a point of sweeping every competitive overall in the 8 and under age division.

All in all, the studio had 56 routines finish in the top 10 nationally, with more than half of those being
placed in the top five. The studio received the highest score of the entire competition, winning
the coveted Weisbrod Cup with a routine called Her Struggle (scoring 596.8 points out of a possible 600!).

Dancers Edge also won the Federation of Dance Competitions Studio Excellence Award/Banner as the
Top Overall Studio at National Championships, and with it a trip to the Federation of Dance Championships
Awards in Cancun, Mexico in September, 2012.

For more information about our Competition Teams, or our Competition Team Auditions, visit our Competition Teams Page or email designink@aol.com.




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DANCERS EDGE RECEIVES BEST OF WINSTON SALEM AWARD FROM THE U.S. COMMERCE ASSOCIATION

Dancers Edge was selected for the 2011 Best of Winston-Salem Award in the Dance Companies category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies who have achieved exceptional success in their local community and business categories. These are companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2011 USCA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners were determined based on information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

The U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based
organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and
small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local
businesses through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA recognizes the best local businesses in their community. The organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.





DANCERS EDGE PERFORMS AT THE 2011 DC NATIONAL DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN DALLAS!


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Dancers Edge was honored to be one of the elite dance studios from across the country and beyond to be invited to compete at the World Dance Series Championships August 5-6, 2011 in Dallas, TX. The studio was the ONLY North Carolina studio in attendance for the event, which was sponsored by the Federation of Dance Competitions. “We are so proud of the dancers and choreographer Justin Mann,” said Cathy-Lee Hambright Ward, the studio’s
co-owner. “What an honor to be invited, attend and compete with the top studios from around the world!”

The community and studio families supported the group and raised money for the dancer’s hotel accommodations and air
fare to Dallas.
The studio would like to thank the following people who donated to the group’s fundraising efforts:

The Abbott family, the Banesse family, the Barr family, the Boose family, the Cain family, the Celik family, the Colvin family, the de jong family, the Hungate family, the Slappey family, the Spencer family, the Weyant family, the Williams family, Ashley Hambright, Buddy McSwain and The Phoenix Company, Dave Barr and McClain Barr & Associates.

In addition, the following people donated directly to dancers in their fundraising efforts:

The Bassett family, the Baugham Family, the Ennis Family, and Gary Alford.


Thank you so much to the community - and to our dance families - for all your support!



DANCERS EDGE WINS BIG AT NATIONAL DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS!

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Dancers Edge recently took top honors at the Applause National Dance Championships in Charleston, SC. The studio won an impressive 8 National Championship Titles, with 53 of their routines placing in the Top Ten! They received 50 Platinum Placements and 23 High Gold Placements. Sue Ishige (Greensboro, NC), Moriah Butner (King, NC), Elliott Harrington (Waxhaw, NC), Kelly Spencer (Greensboro, NC), Rachel Johnson (Oak Ridge, NC), Imani Nelson (High Point, NC), Alyssa Williams (Winston-Salem, NC) and Samantha Stewart (Winston-Salem, NC) all received Scholarships to dance programs in Chicago and New York.

“I am so proud of all of the dancers for their hard work and dedication,” said Director and co-owner Cathy-Lee Hambright Ward. “They danced their hearts out, and as we say in the dance industry ‘left it all on the stage.’
Thank you to the staff and families at Dancers Edge for making our National finals an amazing experience.”

DANCERS EDGE PERFORMS ON FOX NEWS

Dancers Edge was recently invited to perform on High Point's FOX News affiliate WGHP.
One of our groups performed "Miss Invisible," a lyrical performance. Click HERE to watch the act!

Co-Owner and Artistic Director Cathy-Lee Hambright-Ward also provided some fun by giving the FOX8 News
Team - Cindy Farmer, Neill McNeill, and Meterologist Randy Jackson - their very own dance lesson! Click HERE.

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DANCERS EDGE INVITED TO COMPETE AT 2011 FDC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Dancers Edge Routine Decisions, Decisions.       Choreography by Justin Mann.

Dancers Edge was among an elite group of studios from across the country and Canada to be
selected for the World Dance Championship Series August 5-6, 2011 in Dallas, TX.

Thousands of studios from every corner of the United States and Canada competed at dance competitions sanctioned by the Federation of Dance Competitions this season to vie for a spot at the World Dance Championships. Routines had to place in the top overalls in at least two FDC competitions during the regional season to qualify, which narrowed the list to around 1,000 routines that were eligible. The routines were then ranked according to score, and the executive committee for the Federation of Dance Competitions voted to invite the TOP FIVE in each age division to go
head to head at the World Dance Championship finals in August. Dancers Edge routine Decisions, Decisions was
selected as one of those top five routines in the Senior Age division (ages 15-19) in the Southeast Region!

“This is a huge honor that we truly did not expect,” said Christy Hambright-Carter, the studio’s co-owner. “We only competed at two FDC competitions, and really did not even expect to qualify, much less win a spot as a top studio. We are so proud of the dancers and Justin Mann – the choreographer for this piece.”

The studio will hold several fundraisers to help the dancers reach their goal
of being able to compete at the World Dance Championships finals.

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DANCERS EDGE PERFORMS AT THE ACC TOURNAMENT
IN THE GREENSBORO COLISEUM

Dance teams from Dancers Edge recently performed during halftime at
the ACC Women's Basketball Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The ACC Tournament opened this year in Greensboro, coinciding
with the Grand Opening of the ACC Hall of Champions.

Team dancers performed two hip hop routines during halftime.

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Jonathon Barnes
DANCERS EDGE DANCER
APPEARS ON THE
ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW!

Hip Hop dancer Jonathan Barnes -
who has trained and competed with
Dancers Edge for numerous years -
appeared on the Ellen Degeneres Show
("Ellen")
Thursday, February 3, 2011.


Congratulations Jon!


Click HERE to See the News2 Story.

Click HERE to see the video link from Ellen's Show.




DANCERS EDGE HOSTS DANCE WORKSHOP FEATURING POREOTICS MEMBERS
JUSTIN "JET LI" VALLES AND CHARLES NGUYEN

Dancers Edge hosted another Guest Artist Workshop on January 20th, 2011, featuring Justin "Jet Li" Valles and Charles Nguyen from Poreotics, the winning group on Season 5 of Randy Jackson's America's Best Dance Crew.

Poreotics became famous for its "Popping Robotics" style of dance that took America by storm during Season 5 of the popular MTV show. Inspired by robots, they entertain with unexpected humor and incorporate a revolutionary and unique dance style. The crew blends different techniques into a distinctive, animated look, and their integration of humor and synchronicity makes each of their performances fiercely entertaining.

To Learn More About Poreotics, Click HERE.


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Dancers Edge Dancers performing the tap act "Pipes"
on Paula Abdul's New CBS Show, "Live to Dance."
DANCERS EDGE "LIVES TO DANCE"
ON CBS PRIMETIME DANCE SHOW


Dancers Edge acapella tap routine on "pipes" (choreographed by David Mann) was honored to be one of a select few routines - out of thousands from across the country - to receive three gold stars and a stamp of approval from Paula Abdul, Travis Payne, and Kimberly Wyatt.

Thanks to Live to Dance for an amazing,
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

See the WFMY News Story HERE.

Visit the official Live To Dance Page
HERE.




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JUSTIN BIEBER LEAD DANCER
MARVIN MILLORA TEACHES
MASTER CLASSES AT DANCERS EDGE


Master Classes took place at our
Kernersville Studio December 14, 2010

Justin Bieber was in Greensboro on December 15, 2010 to wow thousands of screaming fans … but a special guest brought "Bieber Fever" to the Dancers Edge studio a day early!

Marvin Millora – lead dancer for Justin Bieber’s “My World” tour - was at Dancers Edge in Kernersville, NC on December 14th teaching Master Classes. In addition to showing eager Bieber fans the choreography from on-stage routines like "Somebody To Love," he thrilled students with stories from his experience on the road as well as sharing a few behind-the-scenes secrets in the world of Justin Bieber.

The University of the Arts grad, who is also an alumnus of the Edge Performing Arts Center Scholarship Program in Hollywood, CA, has a long list of dance credits that includes performances for Nickelodeon, Disney, VH1, Coca Cola, Red Bull and Paramount. He's worked on TV shows including MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew" and ABC's "Dance Machine." Millora has shared the stage with such artists as Britney Spears, Jesse McCartney, Nick Cannon and Clay Aiken, and the Cheetah Girls. Since starting his work with Bieber over a year ago, Millora has appeared on "The Today Show," "Saturday Night Live," "Late Show with David Letterman," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "The View," "The Oprah Winfrey Show", the MTV Video Music Awards, and recently filmed Justin Bieber’s new 3-D movie “Never Say Never” which will be in theatres in early 2011.




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CATHY-LEE HAMBRIGHT WARD -
Dance Teacher of the Year
for the State of North Carolina!

Dancers Edge owner and instructor, Cathy-Lee Hambright Ward, was awarded the 2010 Community Dance Educator of the Year for the State of North Carolina by the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NCAAHPERD).

The Dance Teacher of the Year Award is given to a dance educator who currently teaches within a dance studio, performing arts center, community arts program, and/or recreation program who demonstrates solid teaching skills
that support the philosophy of dance education and exhibit
leadership within the community where they live and work.


The prestigious award was presented November 12, 2010 at the Benton Convention Center in Winston Salem, NC as part of the NCAAHPERD’s 63rd Annual Convention.

Congratulations, Cathy-Lee...
from the entire Dancers Edge Family!





THE DANCERS EDGE "MINI DUGOUT DANCERS," OFFICIAL DANCE GROUP
FOR THE WINSTON-SALEM DASH MiLB BASEBALL TEAM, HELPED SERVE
AS GRAND MARSHALLS IN THE 2010 WINSTON-SALEM HOLIDAY PARADE!

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CONGRATULATIONS to KENTRELL NEWTON and THE SWAGGER CREW!
BRINGIN' IT - ON DECK - AND ON MTV's AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW!

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Click HERE for Additional Kentrell/Swagger Crew/America's Best Dance Crew Photos

Dancers Edge Hip Hop Instructor Kentrell Newton (far left) and the Swagger Crew appeared
on the popular MTV show "America's Best Dance Crew" as one of the Season 5 finalists!





THE WINSTON SALEM DASH CHOOSES DANCERS EDGE
AS THEIR OFFICIAL MINI DUGOUT DANCERS!

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Dancers Edge was proud to be selected for the 2010 Winston Salem Dash Mini-Dugout Dancers!
Featuring between-inning, family-friendly dance numbers, the performances offer our dancers
the opportunity to perform in front of as many as 7,000 people.
(Sometimes the DE Dads chip in, too!)


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Click HERE for more information on the Winston Salem Dash Baseball team.




THE CAROLINA PANTHERS CHOOSE DANCERS EDGE
TO PERFORM AS THEIR EXCLUSIVE HALFTIME SHOW


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Dancers Edge was honored to be chosen as the only dance studio ever to be asked
to be the exclusive halftime show for a Carolina Panthers NFL football game.

The studio performed the holiday-themed halftime show at the Carolina Panthers vs. Dallas Cowboys
game December 22nd with the Carolina Panthers TopCat cheerleaders.

Nearly forty dancers from Dancers Edge practiced at the Bank of America Stadium in the weeks leading
up to the event, and got the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform for the sold out crowd of more 72,000!




DANCERS EDGE IS CHOSEN AS WINSTON SALEM'S BEST DANCE STUDIO

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Dancers Edge was selected to receive the 2009 Best of Winston-Salem Award in the Dance
Studio & School category by the US Commerce Association for their exceptional success in
the local community and as a company that enhances the positive image of small business
through service to their customers and community.



ROCK STAR CHRIS DAUGHTRY VISITS THE EDGE!

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Dancers Edge would like to thank Chris Daughtry and his beautiful family for taking time
to visit with Dancers Edge students and staff in Kernersville. Chris was kind enough to
sign some autographs, take some photos... and even sign our "graffiti wall"!
Thanks Chris!

Check out Chris' Extremely Cool Website HERE


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