Angela Floyd Dance Company

The Angela Floyd Dance Company holds audition/placements each Spring in May for the next seasons competition groups in Knoxville. Whether you are new to the competition scene or a seasoned competitor, the Angela Floyd Dance Company has a place for you. If you are a transferring student from another school and have experience in ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, tap or are moving to the Knoxville area for the first time, please contact the office for additional information at molly@angelafloydschools.com. 

Current AFDC dancers and parents, please know that the End of the Year Banquet is scheduled for Friday, April 23, 2021 – 6:30pm at Rothchild’s. 

Parent Meeting

Friday, April 9, 2021 for the 2021-2022 season. 6:00PM at the AFS-North location or via Zoom. The link will be sent out in the current AFDC Group Me groups. If you are not a current AFDC member, please contact molly@angelafloydschools.comfor the link! A digital booklet of information will be dropped in the Zoom chat for all participants to access. This booklet can also be emailed if you are unable to attend the virtual meeting, and a recording of the meetings can also be sent to you. Again, just contact Molly, and she will be more than happy to help!

Clinics

Saturday , April 24, 2021 is the date for the clinic to learn the audition combinations. 9-10am Clinic for Mini Jazz – Jazz ll dancers and 10-11:30am is for Jazz lll & up dancers. We will offer both a virtual and in-person option so that everyone can feel safe and comfortable. The combinations will be taught in small groups of 15 dancers if covid regulations are still needed at that time and will therefore need to be scheduled ahead of time. That means you will need to sign up if you wish to attend the clinic in-person so we can assign you a time. If for any reason you are unable to attend the meeting on the 9th, you must contact the molly@angelafloydschools.com in order to schedule a slot for clinics.

*Auditions for 2021-2022 Season:*

Saturday, May 1, 2021, 8:30AM, AFS- North. We will have in-person auditions, as we think it’s really important
when determining placements for the next year to see the dancers in the same room. We will absolutely be taking every precaution for these in-person auditions, including closing the lobby, having students wait in their cars in between trips into the audition room, taping off the studio to maintain proper distancing, and all the other guidelines laid out in AFS’ re-opening phase chart. Anyone who does not wish to do an in-person audition can absolutely send in a video submission.

*If you are planning to audition for the 2021-2022 afdc company. Please join us for the Summer Intensive June 7th – 10th, 2021. Choreography Weeks are July 19-30, 2021.

History of the Angela Floyd Dance Company
Director, Angela Floyd, started Angels Kickline in 1992 to expose dancers and Knoxville to precision dance and the opportunity for more performances. Angels Kickline was quickly named “Knoxville’s answer to the New York City Rockettes” as they performed annually in the WIVK Christmas Parade, the Knoxville Dogwood Parade, Fantasy of Trees to benefit Children’s Hospital, and at the Historic Tennessee Theatre. In 1997, Angels Kickline retired the silver sequin long sleeve leotards with a pink flower appliqué for a classic white velour leotard with a cascade skirt and a green “Angels Kickline” sequin logo. Soon the “Angels Kickline” logo was removed and fur, feathers, other logos, hearts, bow ties, snowflakes, toy solider accessories, and numerous hats were added to create a new look for every occasion. Performance requests were growing and Angels Kickline added the Farragut 4th of July Parade, The Knoxville Mardi Gras Parade, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Buddy’s Race against Cancer, the Lion’s Walk for the Blind, Gatlinburg’s 4th of July Parade as the Texas Roadhouse Dancers, and the Louise Mandrell Christmas Show to their performance schedule.
In 1999, Ms. Floyd, founded Knoxville’s first competitive jazz company. The Knoxville Jazz Company gave dancers the opportunity to display their talents regionally, nationally, and internationally, the chance to take classes from master teachers and most importantly, the chance to grow individually and have fun while working with a team. Many dancers were a part of both Angels Kickline and The Knoxville Jazz Company and performance opportunities kept growing. The Knoxville Opera Gala, the Love Kitchen’s 25th Anniversary Celebration, many area Fall and Spring Festivals, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, guest performers during Walt Disney World’s Magic Music Days, The Addy Awards, the Kodak Film Convention, the University of Tennessee Men’s Basketball Halftime Show, featured dancers during the Gaylord Music City Bowl Halftime Show, and most recently the Harlem Globetrotters came calling. The Knoxville Jazz Company has grown into the areas leading Competition Company with numerous Platinum Awards, Overall Awards, Choreography Awards, and Special Recognition in solo, duet/trio, and group routines. Many Company dancers have received scholarships to national conventions and Broadway Dance Center in NYC. Current and former dancers have been selected by audition for Tennessee Governors School for the Arts, New York City Rockette Summer Intensive in NYC, and the Broadway Dance Center Internship Program in NYC.

Today, Angels Kickline and The Knoxville Jazz Company have merged to form the Angela Floyd Dance Company. AFDC will continue the traditions, meaning, and legacy of Angels Kickline and The Knoxville Jazz Company.

Angela Floyd Dance Company 2021-2022

afdc 2021-2022

*Company captain

Petunias:
Michelle Canter
Mary-Jayne Curfman
Carly Stokes

Buttercups:
Mia Barnes
*Lyla Barnes
Charlotte Clanton
Leah Herda
Lila McCroskey
Abigail Miller
Shelby Anne Pope
Aditi Ramuhalli
Sophie Sughrue
Azuri Tipton
Isla White
Evelyn Wiggins

Daffodils:
Kylee Del Aguaro
Bree Drinnen
Lillee Elkins
Brooklynne Enix
Mackenzie Gibbs
*Catherine Roovers
Peyton Sandidge
Cordelia Silvestri

Violets:
*Veronica Bartholomay
Imani Beck
Ryleigh Cox
Charli Wolburg

Sunflowers:
*Juliet Chaltry
Elsie Greene
Emma Kate Kilpatrick
Ava Grace Krager
Sophia Reagan
Abigail Riffle
Natalie Sinko
Caroline White

Tulips:
Abby Bowman
Kennedy Culbertson
Venus Fine
Lily Goodman
Leonie Manthey
Guiliana Novello
Meredith Pace
Ellie Phillips
Chiannah Ruckart
Adriana Silvestri
Clara Suters
*Mackensie Thomas
Brianne Turner

Daisies:
Brooke Bilbrey
Chloe Dodson
Jaelyn Fairchild
*Bella Pointer
Brileigh Silvey

Irises:
Jillian Bivens
*Abby Chattin
Ashlyn Daugherty
Blaklyn Kyte
Madelyn Mundt
Ella Riehl

Orchids: Daisies and Irises combined for a large group
*Jillian Bivens

Bluebells [tap]:
Charlotte Clanton
Lillee Elkins
Mackenzie Gibbs
Leah Herda
Lila McCroskey
Guiliana Novello
Shelby Anne Pope
Peyton Sandidge
*Cordelia Silvestri
Isla White

Hydrangeas [tap]:
Ava Grace Krager
Leonie Manthey
Abigail Riffle
Chiannah Ruckart
*Adriana Silvestri
Natalie Sinko

Apprentice Kickline:
Abby Bowman
Kennedy Culbertson
Bree Drinnen
Lillee Elkins
Brooklynne Enix
Venus Fine
*Lily Goodman
Elsie Greene
Ava Grace Krager
Leonie Manthey
Guiliana Novello
Meredith Pace
Ellie Phillips
Catherine Roovers
Chiannah Ruckart
Peyton Sandidge
Cordelia Silvestri
Clara Suters
*Brianne Turner

Kickline:
Brooke Bilbrey
Jillian Bivens
Juliet Chaltry
Abby Chattin
Ashlyn Daugherty
Chloe Dodson
Jaelyn Fairchild
Emma Kate Kilpatrick
Blaklyn Kyte
Madelyn Mundt
Bella Pointer
Sophia Reagan
*Ella Riehl
Abigail Riffle
Adriana Silvestri
Brileigh Silvey
Natalie Sinko
Mackenzie Thomas
Caroline White

Production: Buttercups, Daffodils, Violets, Sunflowers, Tulips, and Orchids
*Madelyn Mundt

I am beyond thrilled to announce that Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music was the WINNER of BEST DANCE COMPANY by the Knoxville News Sentinel for 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020..

The hard work of our dedicated dance staff and company dancers has made this accomplishment possible.

Congrats to all! … and thank you for such a wonderful honor.