The Dancenter News
The new babies are doing great and our mommies will be back at work soon. We have one more to go which is Jackson and he will arrive about the middle of December. In the mean time Reid and
At 12:31pm today Jordan Reid Hughes weighed in at 5 lbs 11 oz and measured 19 inches. Proud parents Jordan and Stacy Hughes along with his grandparents welcomed him to the family. As Nana Sandy put it "as tragic as this day in history is, today it has a new meaning for me: the day my grandson was born". Thank you Jordan Reid for giving all of us something wonderful to celebrate on this day. Welcome young man.
Ronnie Treadway last week received notification that he had been awarded with a scholarship from the Monster's on the Move Foundation. Ronnie's scholarship will take him to Hollywood California to study with Lisette Bustamante and Chonique. Thank you to Andy Funk and all his crew for all the wonderful things they do for dancers.
A group of Dancenter parents declared Saturday, August 11th as the Annual clean-up day at the Dancenter. We met at 9am and worked until 2pm cleaning closets, trophy cases, windows, blinds, bars, floors, hanging lights, removing gravel & trash from the parking lot and even vacuming the roof on the playhouse. This group of parents did a wonderful job and have informed me they will be back in December to decorate for Christmas. Thank you guys for being here for the Dancenter and mostly for me because I am just getting too old to do it alone. Phyllis
Dancenter Clean-Up Crew
Christy Carpenter mother of Masami Carpenter and our wonderful accountant
Steve Jackson father of Mia Jackson
Chris Mullings father of Jordyn Mullings and husband to teacher Shelby Mullings
Heather Nelson mother of Madison Nelson
Ali Shive mother of Kylee Shive and Intermediate & Pre-pointe t teacher
Kevin & Leslee Smith father & mother to Mackynzie Smith. Kevin is the tumbling coach and Leslee subs.
Andrea & Brent Williams mother & father of Camryn & Casey Williams
Brady Smith brother to Mackynzie Smith
Ethan Shive brother to Kylee Shive
Kylee Shive senior student and the only one to show up.
Thanks Crew you guys ROCK!!!!!!!
Another Dancenter student graces us with honor. 1st runner-up for the Miss Black Teen of Oklahoma, Kelsey Simmons is a student at Moore High School and has studied with the Dancenter for 4 years. Congratulations Kelsey we are so very proud of you.
Dani Payne has gone and done it again. Representing the University of Oklahoma Dani was crowned MissBlack Oklahoma on September 11, 2012. Dani is a senior at the University of Oklahoma and is a member of Ka-pp-a P-s-i. Congratulations to Dani and thank you to Rodney and Thelma Payne for allowing Dani to be apart of our Dancenter family.
The Dancenter's resident gymnast Zachary Treadway honored us this year as becoming the Level 10 14-16 year old State All Around Champion. Zachary also qualified for the 2012 Junior Olympics that was held in Cincinnati, Ohio. Zachary's Team (Level 10 Bart Conner Gymnasts) also placed 1st in the State Team Division. We were also honored with Zachary's first gymnastics television interview. Congratulations Zachary to you and your team for having a wonderful season. The Dancenter wishes your Team a great new season this year.
Kristen Privette was born to be a Pom Girl and that is just what she has accomplished.
Kristen aka Krissy was chosen to join the 2012-2013 OU Pom Squad.
Krsiten will begin her studies at the University of Oklahoma this fall and we can enjoy seeing her perform at the games.
Good luck Kristen and remember The Dancenter will always be your dance home.
In February 2012 four of our students walked away with Awards from the Hollywood Connection Regional Convention. Keelie, Brooke and Austin all attended the National Convention.
Keelie Romo Hollywood Makeover Award
She received a makeover/photo session at the National Convention in Hollywood.)
Kaelynn Gardner Vip Award
She receives a free convention in Tulsa in January 2013.
Brooke Foster Stardom Award
She is able to attend all conventions free for the 2012 Convention Year.
Austin Nieves HC Award
Austin will be assisting and working with the Hollywood Connection Staff at the Tulsa Convention Jan. 2013.
Austin Nieves ICON Award
Allowed Austin to compete for the ICON Award at the Hollywood National Convention.
Austin Nieves FAME Award
Austin Received this award at the National Convention in Hollywood this past July and with it came the Movement Talent Agency Award. Austin is now represented by the DDO Talent Agency in Hollywood, California.
On February 11, 2012 Danielle Payne was crowned Miss Black Oklahoma University. Dani has been a student at Oklahoma University for 2 years and is a former student of The Dancenter. Among her many talents she studied dance and piano for over 10 years. She is the daughter of Thelma and Rodney Payne and sister to Devin Payne. Her Dancenter family is so very proud of her accomplishments in life. May God be with her through out her travels in life.