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Dancer of the Month April 2013

I am Emily Hamilton. I was born on March 16, 1998 and I am 15 years old. I am in the 9th grade at West McDowell Junior High School. My parents are Jim and Linda Hamilton.

I have taken dance classes at Miss Jacie's School of Dance since I was 3 years and this is my 12th year. I take Ballet, Baton, and Hip Hop. I am also a Concert Dancer.


Dancer of the Month March 2013

I am Emma Paige Radford. I was born September 1, 2004 and I am 8 years old. I am in second grade at Glenwood Elementary School. My parents are Mickey and Amy Radford, and I have a brother named Matthew.

I have taken dance classes at Miss Jacies School of Dance since I was 3 and this is my sixth year. I have taken tap/jazz, ballet, and baton classes.


Dancer of the Month February 2013

My name is Madeline Sanchez. I am 11 years old and my birthday is January 22, 2002. My parents are Marcela and Miguel Sanchez. I have a nine year old brother named Miguel and a seven year old brother named Edwin.

I go to Marion Elementary School where I am in the 5th grade. I have been dancing 5 years studying tap, ballet, jazz, baton and hip hop.


Dancer of the Month January 2013

Madison Brown was born March 23, 2001 & is the daughter of Paul & Vicki Brown. She is 11 years old and is in the 6th Grade at Alpha Omega Academy. She has 1 sister and 1 brother and loves spending time with her family on the lake and vacationing at the beach. Some of her hobbies include swimming, biking, making yarn dolls, drawing, hiking and shopping with her friends at the mall.

This is Madison's 8th year of dance at Miss Jacie's School Of Dance. She has taken ballet, tap, jazz, baton,and hip hop. Madison is a very enthusiastic dancer and and spends a lot of time practicing her routines and helping her cousin learn new twirling techniques.


Dancer of the Month December 2012

Taylor Franklin was born May 17th , 1995 and is the daughter of Jody and Holly Franklin. Taylor is 17 years old and attends McDowell High as a senior. Taylor has also been a Varsity Cheerleader for 4 years with the McDowell Titans.

She is a member of the Relay Team, FBLA, and Skills USA with her school. She is an active member at Clinchfield Baptist Church and is very involved with her Youth group.

She has been dancing for Miss Jacie since the age of 3. Taylor enjoys Concert Tap and Jazz along with Hip-Hop.


Dancer of the Month November 2012

Shana Adcock was born January 19, 2001 and is the daughter of Tab and Stella Adcock.  She is 11 years old and is a 6th grader at Nebo Crossing Academy.  Shana is a member of Providence United Methodist Church where she is actively involved in the children’s program. She loves to sing and play the piano and violin for worship.

Shana is a giving, caring, funny and thoughtful young lady. Shana is a true prayer warrior and a joy to be around.  She enjoys reading, creating stories, playing with all her pets, especially Rascal the spoiled dog, spending time with family and friends, but most of all she loves to dance. Shana takes Pointe ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop.


Dancer of the Month October 2012

Hannah Strickland was born in Marion, and is the daughter of Wesley and Angela Strickland. She is 10 years old, and is in 5th grade at West Marion Elementary. Hannah is a little sister to her brother Chris Adams, and loves her 2 dogs Odie and Luke Duke. Hannah is very caring, honest, and giving to others. She has attended Clinchfield Presbyterian church since birth. Some of Hannah’s hobbies include; Dance (Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Baton), Arts and Crafts (Making jewelry is her favorite), Singing (West Marion Chorus), Camping, Swimming, and spending time with her cousins and family. Hannah’s favorite song is anything that you can dance too! She is also a huge Taylor Swift fan! Her favorite color is chocolate brown and pink. She loves to go to Barnes and Nobles to look at all the new books, and has great shopping skills! Hannah is interested in becoming a photographer when she is older, and would love to teach dance with Miss Jacie. Hannah hopes to someday go to University of North Carolina. Hannah has been a blessing to everybody she meets, and I can’t wait to see what her future holds.


Dancer of the Month September 2012

Makayla is 11 years old. She is the daughter of Megan Martin and Quentin Blanton. She has one sister, Tamiya Chambers, who also takes dance. This is Makayla’s 6th year at Miss Jacie’s School of Dance.  She has taken 1 year of Tap, 1 year of Baton, and 5 years of Ballet. Makayla also loves to dance with her youth dance team at Mt. Pisgah U.C.O.G.

Makayla is a 6th grader at West Marion Elementary School. She is an A/B Honor Roll student and a member of the West Marion Jump rope team. She also participates in the Science Club, the Gardening Club, the Walking/Jogging Club, and Project Excel.


Dancer of the Year 2012

My name is Holly Stevens, I have been dancing with Miss Jacie for 11 years and this year I had the honor of being crowned Dancer of the Year. This honor was unexpected and greatly appreciated. Over the years dance has become a significant part of my life, I am a Concert Dancer and a Baton Twirler. I realize the importance that practice plays in becoming a competent dancer and I make every effort to attend as many classes as I can. I enjoy the camaraderie of dance and try to bring my best to every class, competition and recital.

I attend McDowell Early College and I am in my Junior year. I also am a member of the McDowell  High School Cross Country and Track Team. I started running in the seventh grade and realize the benefits gained by running pay dividends in dance class. I especially enjoy the time spent with my team mates in track as the friendly competition  in practice prepares me for my meets.


Dancer of the Month August 2012

My name is Madison Lilly, I am 14 years old, and I was born on October 16th 1997.  I am the daughter of Michael and Jacqueline Lilly. I have one brother and three sisters that can sometimes drive me crazy but I love them more than life itself. I have been taking dance for 11 years at Miss Jacie’s School of Dance in Marion, NC. I have taken ballet for 9 years, tap and jazz for 11 and hip-hop for 4. In 2013 I will be going to New York to dance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Along with dance I have been cheering for the past 3 years, currently I am cheering for the McDowell Titans Junior Varsity team, during the week of June 25th-29th I attended a cheer camp through Cheer Ltd where I received an invitation to go and perform at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando this New Year’s.


Dancer of the Year 2011

Kayla Gallion, fifteen years old and in tenth grade at McDowell High.
Daughter of Randy and Kelly Gallion.

I've entering my thirteenth year of dance at Miss Jacie's, where I take ballet and hip hop.

I'm in the color guard for the McDowell High School Marching Band. I love to read, draw, and write, and I plan to go to college to become a political journalist.

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