Please take a moment to meet our faculty. 

Carrie Tidwell

Carrie has been dancing for over 30 years and has been teaching for over 25 years. Starting with ballet in Anchorage, Alaska and expanding to tap, jazz, Broadway, lyrical, modern and hip hop styles after moving to South Carolina. She has spent countless hours in studios and performing up and down the east coast from New York to Disney to Carnival Cruise Lines. She has been a member of multiple professional companies and has been the director of a small company herself. Her choreography has gone to national competitions and has also been seen at the Spoleto Festival on more then one occasion. 

I have always lived for being in class. It was my home growing up. Now I get to see my children have that same joy when they dance and it all has come full circle for me. I am so excited to be able to help you have that feeling with your children.

Carrie is the mother of two sweet and sassy little girls, Laurel & Amelia "Millie" and has the best Mr. Man she could have ever hoped for (and knew she never deserved) in Jes Sterling.  

 

Brooke Diaz

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Brooke Diaz has been teaching dance and choreographing for over 12 years. She has 15 years of training and experience in several styles including hip hop, jazz, ballet, tap, clogging, contemporary, musical theater and cheerleading. She was a member of the Williamston Heritage Players performing in Grease and Charlie Brown. Brooke has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Anderson University. After graduating, she began working with AU as the cheerleading coach for 2 years. She also coached and choreographed all-star cheerleading. She has since been instructing dance and choreographing for competitions at several upstate locations and has appeared as a dancer in two local dance projects. She also works as an instructor and choreographer for CYT Upstate, a local theater company, and recently choreographed Elf  Jr. and Seussical the Musical. Brooke’s competition choreography has won several special judges and outstanding choreography awards. She loves to continue her dance education by attending teacher conventions. She has taken classes from Mia Michaels, Dave Scott, Wade Robson, Nick Lazzarini, Brian Friedman, and Laurieann Gibson. She is also a certified fitness instructor.

 

Elisa Langdale

Elisa attended Anderson University and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Musical Theatre with a concentration in Dance.  She has 17 years of studio training in: ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, musical theatre, hiphop, and pointe.  She has also been the choreographer/dance captain for shows such as: The King and I, Footloose, Fiddler of the Roof, All Night Strut, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and A New Day.  Along with dance, she loves theatrical lighting design, costuming, and painting set pieces for different shows.  She also enjoys working on shows at Centre Stage in downtown Greenville and volunteering on the production team at 5 Point Church.

 

 

Kelby Mccoy

Kelby McCoy started dancing at the age of six at Dianne's School of Dance under the instruction of Dianne Cheek, Lacy McKinney and Holt Starkey. Later he became a part of the Stars Artistic Company competition team. There he was trained by Nathan Makolandra (Julliard and L.A. Dance Project), Travis Wall (So You Think You Can Dance), Chad McCall, Ryan Kirby and many more. Kelby is trained in contemporary, ballet, jazz, hip hop and clogging. He has traveled with his dance all over the country form Florida to Las Vegas at Disney and on National Competitions such as, KAR, Stars Systems, NUVO, Pulse, West Coast Dance Explosion, Dance Makers Inc. and Star Quest. 

Kelby has dedicated his life to the art of dance and is constantly continuing his education so as to pass his passion and knowledge to his students

 

Gwen Stamp

Gwen is a graduate of the University of South Carolina - Upstate with a BS in Mathematics & Computer Science. She has been involved in various aspects of dance for over 30 years and now focuses her efforts on clogging through her direction of Southern Junction Cloggers. Founded in 1995, Southern Junction began as a group of cloggers excited to share their love for this dynamic art form. The group began competing and performing all over the Carolinas participating in events such as Disney Performing Arts. Red Hat Regional Events, Music on the Mountain, Fall for Greenville, NC United Arts Council, Miss SC Preliminary pageants, Michelin's 100th Anniversary Celebration, and the Children's Miracle Network Telethon. Southern Junction began competing in the ACHF (America's Clogging Hall of Fame) and NCHC (National Clogging and Hoedown Council) and by 1996 had won their first National Title. To date, the team has amassed well into the thousands of awards and titles including medaling in both the 2003 and 2005 AAU Junior Olympics. Gwen was named to the ACHF All American Team, ACHF Team of the Millennium, NCHC All Stars Team, and the South Carolina Clogging Council's Palmetto Finest Team.

 

Madison Jerabek

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Madison is trained in ballet, pointe, contemporary, modern, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, acro, and musical theatre. She is continuing her ballet and modern training at Converse College, where she is a dance minor and a member of the performing company, under the direction of Naina Dewan. She has competed solos and group dances in various competitions throughout her dance career, including the Dance Worlds in Orlando, Florida, where she competed against dancers from across the world. She has also appeared in various performances, including numerous parades, Disney Performing Arts, and the Nutcracker through English Theatre Arts.

Outside of dance, Madison is majoring in creative and professional writing at Converse College, where she was offered numerous academic scholarships.

 

 

Hannah Miller

Gwen is a graduate of the University of South Carolina - Upstate with a BS in Mathematics & Computer Science. She has been involved in various aspects of dance for over 30 years and now focuses her efforts on clogging through her direction of Southern Junction Cloggers. Founded in 1995, Southern Junction began as a group of cloggers excited to share their love for this dynamic art form. The group began competing and performing all over the Carolinas participating in events such as Disney Performing Arts. Red Hat Regional Events, Music on the Mountain, Fall for Greenville, NC United Arts Council, Miss SC Preliminary pageants, Michelin's 100th Anniversary Celebration, and the Children's Miracle Network Telethon. Southern Junction began competing in the ACHF (America's Clogging Hall of Fame) and NCHC (National Clogging and Hoedown Council) and by 1996 had won their first National Title. To date, the team has amassed well into the thousands of awards and titles including medaling in both the 2003 and 2005 AAU Junior Olympics. Gwen was named to the ACHF All American Team, ACHF Team of the Millennium, NCHC All Stars Team, and the South Carolina Clogging Council's Palmetto Finest Team.

 

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Carole Thomas

Carole has been clogging with Southern Junction for over a decade. She loves the challenge of learning a new dance just as much as the feeling of accomplishment when the team does well. More than anything, she enjoys watching newer dancers surprise themselves with abilities they never knew they had. Outside of dance, she is a student at Clemson University, where she studies Secondary Education (history), and is a member of Pickens Presbyterian Church.

 

 

Carmen Cole

Carmen Cole is a 2017 graduate of Easley High School and will be attending Anderson University majoring in elementary education in the fall. She has been clogging with Southern Junction Cloggers competition team for 10 years. She has been the receipt of many clogging awards, such as Palmettos Finest, ACHF Junior all American, and ACHF All American.