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Blairsville Dance Project is dedicated to providing quality instruction in a supportive environment for dancers of all ages and skill levels. BDP focuses on providing an enjoyable physical activity and encouraging self-discipline, while building confidence and social skills.
Tour de Force
Tour de Force is a Performing Arts organization dedicated to preserving the culture and tradition of dance and providing performance and competition opportunities to dancers in North Georgia and Western North Carolina, regardless of their families’ financial situations. Tour de Force provides dance scholarships and Work Study programs and promotes an enjoyable, family-friendly recreation, as well as a competitive outlet in a supportive environment for dancers of all ages.
Angela is a Georgia native that brings 37 years of dance experience in ballet, tap, jazz, clogging, hip hop, modern and International and American style Latin and Ballroom Dance to Blairsville Dance Project. Angela is an American Clogging Hall of Fame inductee, the former Adult Miss American Clogger, and over the years, has competed nationally both as a soloist, and as part of an ensemble with both Quiksilver and the Dixieland Dolls Grand Champion competition teams under the direction of Hall of Fame dancers Scotty Bilz and Shannon Kerpics. In addition to numerous local and regional festivals, she has also performed at Dollywood, Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Six Flags, World of Coke, on stage at the Grand Ole Opry, and on Premier Cruise line. She has studied and competed nationally in International Latin dance under American Style 9 Dance Champion Gunnar Sverrisson. Angela has also studied under well-known industry professionals such as Bubba Carr and Keiko Guest. In addition to competing, Angela is also a certified competition judge and workshop instructor and remains active in the southeast dance community where that commitment to professionalism and learning is shared with her students through her professional instruction and award-winning choreography.
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Brett has been dancing for 34 years and has been teaching for 20 years. During that time she has also performed in numerous dinner theater productions at Elaine's Dinner Theater in Cape May N.J. As well as being a performer and lead dancer at Elaine's, she was also the choreographer for the theater for a number of years. Brett has also worked on Premier Cruise Lines as a lead dancer, actor, singer as well as the choreographer. After working professionally for a number of years, she wanted to be a dance teacher and a role model like all of the teachers that she had when she was younger. Brett was ready for the next step in her career. She opened a dance studio in New Jersey, Rising Stars Performing Arts Company . She loved being the owner and director of her studio, and teaching tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, ballet and pointe. We feel privileged to have her as part of our studio family.
Creative Movement, Acro/Hip Hop Combo, AcroDance 1, Tap/Ballet Combo
Haley Edmondson, Kameron Odom, Hope Koluder, Sara Ketchens, Hannah Graham
Blairsville Dance Project offers private and group lessons in 11 different dance styles.
Tour de Force has won numerous trophies, including dozens of Grand Champion awards.
Blairsville Dance Project offers Work Study Programs and scholarships.
I love that the instructors realize they are more than just dance teachers. They have been great role models for my girls!