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Dancers from Tammy Jo’s Studio won awards here at the 2014 Kids Artistic Revue Regional Dance Competition at The Clay Center on March 29 and 30. Tammy Jo’s Studio was named the 2014 Top Primary Studio and 2014 Top Secondary Studio of the Regional competition. Tammy Jo’s Studio also won the Judges Choice Industry Dance Award by having the Highest Scoring Routine of the competition. Tammy Jo’s Studio was also awarded three IDA Outstanding Performance Awards for Overall Best Jazz Performance, Overall Best Lyrical Performance and Overall Best Musical Theatre Performance. These dances are nominated for the 2014 Industry Dance Awards in Hollywood, California in September. In addition to the overall studio awards, dancers from Tammy Jo’s Studio also won solo, duet/trio and group honors.


Group award winners are:


River Cities Dance Company Senior Small- Elite Top First Place Elite Small Group Lyrical 15-16 year olds, Elite Top First Place Elite Small Group Jazz 15-16 year olds, Elite Top First Place Elite Small Group Musical Theatre 15-16 year olds, Facebook Elite Level Video of the Week Winner, Best Costume Elite Level, Most Entertaining Elite Level, IDA Outstanding Lyrical, Jazz and Musical Theatre Awards and 1st, 2nd and 3rd Overall Elite Small Groups 15-19 year olds. Members are Natalie Swarts, Karoline Edmonds, Kristen Ratliff, Stephanie Swarts, Chloe Thorner and Olivia Couchot.


River Cities Dance Company Senior Large- Elite Top First Place Intermediate Line Lyrical 15-16 year olds, Top First Place Intermediate Line Musical Theatre 15-16 year olds, 1st


Overall Intermediate Line 15-19 year olds and IDA Judges Choice Award Winner. Members are Maria Clevenger, Olivia Couchot, Katie Wesley, Carley Claudio, Karoline Edmonds, Lexi Kitchen, Kristen Ratliff, Natalie Swarts, Stephanie Swarts, Chloe Thorner, Mariah Addington, Emma Hamilton, Natalie Price, Brianna Antis, Ashton Young, Zoe Jones, Courtney Queen, Lauren Conley, Ally Smith, Hailey Proctor, Hannah Frazier, Evey Long and Saleen Wolfe.


Russell High School Dance Team- Elite Top First Place Intermediate Large Group Hip-Hop/Funk 15-16 year olds and 1st Overall Intermediate Large Groups 15-19 year olds. Members are Stephanie Swarts, Lexi Kitchen, Kristen Ratliff, Natalie Swarts, Karoline Edmonds, Mariah Addington, Ashton Young, Maria Clevenger, Chloe Thorner, Hannah Frazier, Katie Wesley, Evey Long and Hailey Proctor.


River Cities Dance Company Senior Small II- Elite Top First Place Intermediate Small Group Modern 15-16 year olds and Top First Place Intermediate Small Group Lyrical 15-16 year olds. Members are Emma Hamilton, Mariah Addington, Evey Long, Lexi Kitchen, Natalie Price, Maria Clevenger, Katie Wesley, Ashton Young and Courtney Queen.


River Cities Dance Company Junior Line- Elite Top First Secondary Line Lyrical 10 year olds and 1st Overall Secondary Lines 9-11 year olds. Members are Lexi Rose, Jenna Mays, Kayla Coffee, Zoe Wiget, Olivia Yongue, Shelby Easter, Autumn Jeffrey, Paisley French, Haley Young, Bailee Smith, Camille Thorner, Olivia Gabbard, Sydney Hieneman, Brooklyn Tackett, Bayleigh Wagner, Sarah Baird, Rease Hall, Savannah Hobbs, Kristin-Brooke Queen, Meredith Addington and Laurel Hensley.


River Cities Dance Company Junior Small- Elite Top First Place Secondary Small Group Jazz 11 year olds, Elite Top First Place Secondary Small Group Lyrical 11 year olds, KAR Judges Special Award and 2nd Overall Secondary Small Groups 9-11 year olds. Members are Meredith Addington, Faith Beckelheimer, Bailee Smith, Sydney Hieneman, Sarah Baird, Haley Young, Savannah Hobbs and Bayleigh Wagner.


River Cities Dance Company Junior Large I- Elite Top First Place Secondary Large Group Lyrical 10 year olds, Top First Place Secondary Large Group Jazz 10 year olds and 1st Overall Secondary Large Groups 9-11 year olds. Members are Lexi Rose, Kayla Coffee, Zoe Wiget, Jenna Mays, Macen Witt, Brooklyn Tackett, Haley Young, Ally Smith, Sydney Hieneman and Olivia Gabbard


River Cities Dance Company Junior Large II- Top First Place Primary Large Group Lyrical 10 year olds, Top First Place Primary Large Group Jazz 10 year olds and 2nd and 3rd Overall Primary Large Groups 9-11 year olds. Members are Olivia Yongue, Shelby Easter, Autumn Jeffrey, Rease Hall, Paige Duncan, McKenna Risner, Shelby Littlejohn, Chloe Bramblett, Kate Kidwell, Brooklyn Leslie, Lyndsey Bossenberger, Laurel Hensley, Camille Thorner and Kristin-Brooke Queen.


River Cities Dance Company Mini Small- Top First Place Primary Small Group Jazz 7-8 year olds, Top First Place Primary Small Group Lyrical 7-8 year olds, Most Entertaining Primary Small Groups, Facebook Primary Level Video of the Week Winner, KAR Judges Special Award and 1st and 2nd Overall Primary Small Groups 8 years and under. Members are Kaylee Dickison, Kendall Queen, Hailey Lambert, Paisley French, Brooklyn Tackett, Morgan Clifton and Alexis Smith.


River Cities Dance Company Mini Line- Top First Place Primary Line Group Lyrical 7-8 year olds, Top First Place Primary Large Line Jazz 7-8 year olds, Judges Special Award and 2nd and 3rd Overall Primary Lines 8 years and under. Members are Lucy Adams, Marlie Conley, Ryleigh Duncan, Jaiden Burgess, Justus Steward, Allyssa Steward, Alexis Smith, Lynzi Justice, Emma Vinson, Camryn Vinson, Morgan Clifton, Hope Clark, Kendall Queen, Emily Bloss, Meredith Book, Lily McHenry, Lexie Claxon, Paisley French, Lydia Salyers, Amanda Salmons, Victoria Kearns, Preslee French and Madisyn Fox.


River Cities Dance Company Senior Large Tap- Elite Top First Place Intermediate Large Group Novelty 15-16 year olds. Members are Stephanie Swarts, Karoline Edmonds, Kristen Ratliff, Natalie Swarts, Emma Hamilton, Olivia Couchot, Sarah Meadows, Maria Clevenger, Katie Wesley, Natalie Price, Evey Long, Ally Smith, Mariah Addington, Hannah Frazier, Ashton Young, Zoe Jones, Courtney Queen, Hailey Proctor and Chloe Thorner.


River Cities Dance Company Senior Small Tap I- Top First Place Elite Small Group Novelty 15-16 year olds. Members are Kristen Ratliff, Stephanie Swarts, Natalie Swarts and Karoline Edmonds.


River Cities Dance Company Senior Small Tap II- Top First Place Intermediate Small Group Tap 15-16 year olds. Members are Maria Clevenger, Emma Hamilton, Chloe Thorner, Katie Wesley, Olivia Couchot and Natalie Price.


River Cities Dance Company Junior Small Tap I- Top First Place Secondary Small Group Tap 10 year olds. Members are Ally Smith, Sydney Hieneman, Sarah Baird, Zoe Wiget and Lexi Rose.


River Cities Dance Company Junior Small Tap II- Top First Place Primary Small Group Tap 11 year olds and 2nd Overall Primary Small Groups 9-11 year olds. Members are Bayleigh Wagner, Faith Beckelheimer, Savannah Hobbs, Sophia Shoemaker, Montgomery Kelly, Shelby Easter, Autumn Jeffrey, McKenna Risner and Lyndsey Bossenberger.


River Cities Dance Company Junior Large Tap- Elite Top First Place Secondary Large Group Tap 10 year olds and 4th Overall Secondary Large Groups 9-11 year olds. Members are Haley Young, Jenna Mays, Brooklyn Tackett, Macen Witt, Bailee Smith, Lexi Rose, Kayla Coffee, Zoe Wiget, Savannah Hobbs, Sydney Hieneman and Sarah Baird.


River Cities Dance Company Mini Large Tap- Top First Place Primary Large Group Tap 7-8 year olds, Most Entertaining Primary Large Groups and 1st Overall Primary Large Groups 8 years and under. Members are Lucas Trent, Kaylee Dickison, Justus Steward, Camryn Vinson, Hailey Lambert, Hope Clark, Kendall Queen, Paisley French, Lucy Adams, Alyssa Steward and Emma Vinson.


River Cities Dance Company Junior Large Hip Hop I- Elite Top First Place Secondary Large Group Hip Hop/Funk 10 year olds, Most Entertaining Secondary Large Groups and 2nd Overall Secondary Large Groups 9-11 year olds. Members are Haley Young, Jenna Mays, Kayla Coffee, Zoe Wiget, Ally Smith, Bailee Smith, Lexi Rose, Sydney Hieneman, Brooklyn Tackett, Olivia Gabbard, Meredith Addington, Sarah Baird, Savannah Hobbs and Bayleigh Wagner.


River Cities Dance Company Junior Large Hip Hop II- Top First Place Primary Large Group Hip Hop/Funk 10 year olds and 1st Overall Primary Large Groups 9-11 year olds. Members are Olivia Yongue, Rease Hall, McKenna Risner, Paige Duncan, Shelby Littlejohn, Lyndsey Bossenberger, Alexis Scott, Shelby Easter, Autumn Jeffrey, Justus Steward, Brooklyn Leslie, Amanda Salmons, Chloe Bramblett and Trinity Whitt.


River Cities Dance Company Mini Large Hip Hop- Top First Place Primary Line Hip Hop/Funk 7-8 year olds and 1st Overall Primary Lines 8 year olds and younger. Members are Hailey Lambert, Alyssa Steward, Emma Vinson, Marlie Conley, Paisley French, Alexis Smith, Madisyn Fox, Josie Atkins, Gracie bates, Lucille Carr, Hope Clark, Camryn Vinson, Jaiden


Burgess, Ryleigh Duncan, Kendall Queen, Morgan Clifton, Lydia Salyers, Isabella Barker, Meredith Book and Victoria Kearns.


Duet/Trio winners are:


Kristen Ratliff and Karoline Edmonds- Elite Top First Place Elite Duet/Trio Musical Theatre 15-16 year olds and 2nd Overall Elite Duet/Trio 15-19 year olds.


Olivia Couchot and Chloe Thorner- Elite Top First Place Intermediate Duet/Trio Lyrical 15-16 year olds and 1st Overall Intermediate Duet/Trio 15-19 year olds.


Emma Hamilton, Maria Clevenger and Natalie Price- Top First Place Secondary Duet/Trio Tap 15-16 year olds.


Lexi Rose and Zoe Wiget- Elite Top First Place Secondary Duet/Trio Tap 10 year olds and 2nd Overall Secondary Duet/Trio 9-11 year olds.


Bailee Smith, Savannah Hobbs and Mariah Addington- Elite Top First Place Secondary Duet/Trio Open 11 year olds and 4th Overall Secondary Duet/Trio 9-11 year olds.


Paisley French and Brooklyn Tackett- Top First Place Primary Duet/Trio Musical Theatre 7-8 year olds and 1st Overall Primary Duet/Trio 8 year olds and younger.


Solo winners are:


Kristen Ratliff- Elite Top First Place Intermediate Solo Musical Theatre 17-19 year olds, Elite Top First Place Intermediate Solo Lyrical 17-19 year olds, 2nd Runner-up Miss Dance and 1st Overall Elite Solo 15-19 year olds.


Chloe Thorner- Elite Top First Place Intermediate Solo Musical Theatre 15-16 year olds and 4th Overall Intermediate Solo 15-19 year olds.


Katie Wesley- Elite Top First Place Intermediate Solo Musical Theatre 15-16 year olds, Top First Place Intermediate Solo Lyrical 15-16 year olds and 8th Overall Intermediate Solo 15-19 year olds.


Karoline Edmonds- Top First Place Intermediate Solo Jazz 15-16 year olds and 9th Overall Intermediate Solo 15-19 year olds.


Maria Clevenger- Top First Place Intermediate Solo Novelty 15-16 year olds and 12th Overall Intermediate Solo 15-19 year olds.


Natalie Price- Elite Top First Place Secondary Solo Lyrical 15-16 year olds, Elite Top First Place Secondary Solo Novelty 15-16 year olds and 1st Overall Secondary Solo 15-19 year olds.


Hailey Proctor- Elite Top First Place Secondary Solo Lyrical 14 year olds and 3rd Overall Secondary Solo 12-14 year olds.


Ally Smith- Elite Top First Place Secondary Solo Tap 12 year olds, Elite Top First Place Secondary Solo Jazz 12 year olds, and 2nd Overall Secondary Solo 12-14 year olds.


Lexi Rose- Elite Top First Place Secondary Solo Musical Theatre 10 year olds, Elite Top First Place Secondary Solo Lyrical 10 year olds, 1st Overall Secondary Solo 9-11 year olds and 1st Runner-up Miss Junior Dance.


Haley Young- Elite Top First Place Secondary Solo Musical Theatre 11 year olds, KAR Dance Convention Scholarship Winner, 2nd Overall Secondary Solo 9-11 year olds and 3rd Runner-up Miss Junior Dance.


Sydney Hieneman- Elite Top First Place Secondary Solo Musical Theatre 11 year olds and 5th Overall Secondary Solo 9-11 year olds.


Sarah Baird- Elite Top First Place Secondary Solo Novelty 11 year olds and 6th Overall Secondary Solo 9-11 year olds.


Jenna Mays- Elite Top First Place Secondary Solo Lyrical 11 year olds and 8th Overall Secondary Solo 9-11 year olds.


Bailee Smith- Top First Place Secondary Solo Novelty 11 year olds, 9th Overall Secondary Solo 9-11 year olds and Junior Photogenic Winner.


Zoe Wiget- Top First Place Secondary Solo Contemporary 11 year olds and 10th Overall Secondary Solo 9-11 year olds.


Savannah Hobbs- Top First Place Primary Solo Jazz 12 year olds and 1st Overall Primary Solo 12-14 year olds.


Brooklyn Tackett- Top First Place Primary Solo Lyrical 9 year olds, Top First Place Primary Solo Jazz 9 year olds, 1st Overall Primary Solo 9-11 year olds and Miss Junior Dance.


Kayla Coffee- Top First Place Primary Solo Lyrical 10 year olds, Top First Place Primary Solo Jazz 10 year olds, 2nd Overall Primary Solo 9-11 year olds and 2nd Runner-up Miss Junior Dance.


Autumn Jeffrey- Top First Place Primary Solo Jazz 10 year olds and 8th Overall Primary Solo 9-11 year olds.


Shelby Easter- First Place Primary Solo Musical Theatre 10 year olds.


Paisley French- Top First Place Primary Solo Musical Theatre 7-8 year olds, 1st Overall Primary Solo 8 year olds and younger and Miss Petite Dance.


Kendall Queen- Top First Place Primary Solo Acrobatics 7-8 year olds, 2nd Overall Primary Solo 8 year olds and younger and 1st Runner-up Miss Petite Dance.


Emma Vinson- Top First Place Primary Solo Novelty 7-8 year olds, 4th Overall Primary Solo 8 year olds and younger and 3rd Runner-up Miss Petite Dance.


Alexis Smith- Top First Place Primary Solo Jazz 7-8 year olds and 6th Overall Primary Solo 8 year olds and younger.


Morgan Clifton- Top First Place Primary Solo Lyrical 7-8 year olds, 9th Overall Primary Solo 8 year olds and younger and 4th Runner-up Miss Petite Dance.


Camryn Vinson- Top First Place Primary Solo Open 7-8 year olds and 10th Overall Primary Solo 8 year olds and younger.


Selected as All-Star KAR Kids are Savannah Hobbs, Emma Hamilton, Olivia Couchot, Chloe Thorner, Maria Clevenger, Katie Wesley, Natalie Price, Bayleigh Wagner, Faith Beckelheimer, Sophia Shoemaker, Montgomery Kelly, Shelby Easter, Autumn Jeffrey, McKenna Risner, Lyndsey Bossenberger, Natalie Swarts, Stephanie Swarts, Katie Wesley, Evey Long, Kristen Ratliff, Karoline Edmonds, Ally Smith, Mariah Addington, Hannah Frazier, Ashton Young, Zoe Jones, Courtney Queen, Sarah Meadows, Hailey Proctor, Olivia Yongue, Rease Hall, Paige Duncan, Shelby Littlejohn, Alexis Scott, Justus Steward, Brooklyn Leslie, Amanda Salmons, Chloe Bramblett, Trinity Whitt, Bailee Smith, Olivia Gabbard, Sydney Hieneman, Brooklyn Tackett, Savannah Hobbs, Lexi Rose, Jenna Mays, Kayla Coffee, Zoe Wiget, Sarah Baird, Meredith Addington, Haley Young, . These dancers have the opportunity to travel to New York City to participate in Master Dance Class Session, attend Broadway Shows, train with the New York City Rockettes and tour famous New York City landmarks.


All dancers qualified to compete at the KAR National Dance Finals this summer. Instructors and choreographers at Tammy Jo’s Studio are Tammy Jo Edge, Natalie Pence, Nicole Smittle, Emily Stephenson, Rachel Ferguson, Kerri Stambaugh, Whitley Jo Edge, Shelby Edge and Allyson Sparks.

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