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During the recent competition Academy of Dance Arts dancers were awarded nearly $9,000 in scholarships. The other highlights include:
- highest scoring Mini, Petite, and Senior Soloists
- The Pre-Teen group (5 girls pictured with large trophy) received the highest score for the entire 12 & under age division
- The entire company (other photo) was awarded scholarships to an invitation only based Summer Program in NYC. Total scholarships awarded to ADA dancers was $9,000!
Cheryl Lynn Watkins began her gymnastics study at the age of four with Carolina Gymnastics Center in Columbia. She was quickly placed on their competitive team where she earned three State titles. After attending University of South Carolina Aiken she returned to Carolina Gymnastics Center as an coach where she worked with young girls to help develop their gymnastics skills as well as self-confidence and discipline over a 15 year span. She has been certified as an instructor with USA Gymnastics.
Cheryl Lynn was the Blythewood High School assistant JV Cheerleading coach 2011-2013. There she helped to develop a solid program and increase the level of tumbling in the routines. While there her JV squad had numerous First Place finishes and many of her cheerleaders went on to make Varsity and cheer in college. She is thrilled to bring her experience to ADA and share her passion for gymnastics with its students.
Marles Badillo is an ADA alumna, and former member of the ADA Competing Company. She earned her degree in Early Childhood Education from USC, and is a kindergarten teacher in Richland Two. We are thrilled to have our former long time student return as a faculty member. Her love for children, and long dance experience make her a valued addition to the ADA staff.
Be sure and read our guide to placement. These are broad guidelines and actual placement is determined by faculty.