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Angela Floyd Dance Company

The Angela Floyd Dance Company holds audition/placements each Spring in May for the next season’s 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 – 6:30 pm at Rothchild’s.

Parent Meeting

Friday, April 8, 2022, for the 2022-2023 season. 6:00 PM at the AFS-North location or via Zoom. If you need the Zoom link, please contact molly@angelafloydschools.com for 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, May 14, 2022, is the date for the clinic to learn the audition combinations:

10:30-11:30am for 5-7 year olds. This will also serve as their audition!

11:30-1:00pm for 8 and up who are in any level of class up to Jazz II.

1:00-2:30pm for those in Jazz III and higher.

Please note that your dancer may be asked to stay for the next level of clinic. We will give you as much notice into the clinic as possible that we will want them to stay for the next class.

 

*Auditions for 2022-2023 Season:*

Saturday, May 21, 2022, 8:30 AM, AFS- North.

Remember that for dancers who only came to the 10:30-11:30am clinic, you do NOT need to attend Evaluations and Placement.

*If you are planning to audition for the 2022-2023 AFDC company. Please join us for the Summer Intensive June 6th – 9th, 2022. Choreography Weeks are July 18th – 29th, 2022.

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.  New performances include the Tree Lighting at “Turkey Creek”, University of Tennessee Basketball games and more!

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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 2022-2023

*Captains

Sweet Pea Company:
Abigail Buchanan
*Michelle Canter
Emeri Chambers
Josephine Clanton
Genevive Cyvas
Alexa Minjares

Poppy Company:
Carmela Baeza
Charlotte Clanton
Kenzi Cyvas
*Lila McCroskey
Aditi Ramuhalli
Sophie Sughrue
Emily Swain
Isla White

Lily Company:
*Veronica Bartholomay
Ryleigh Cox
Shiloh Daniels
Auden Gerstenmaier
Kate Stinnett

Peony Company:
Lyla Barnes
Mia Barnes
*Lillee Elkins
Brooklynne Enix
Leah Herda
Abigail Miller
Shelby Anne Pope
Rhiannon Sanchez
Azuri Tipton

Rose Company:
Kylee Del Aguaro
Bree Drinnen
Morganna Eid
Catherine Roovers
Peyton Sandidge
*Cordelia Silvestri
Evelyn Wiggins

Dandelion Company:
Juliet Chaltry
Kennedy Culbertson
Lily Goodman
Elsie Greene
Ava Grace Krager
Leonie Manthey
Guiliana Novello
*Sophia Reagan
Abigail Riffle
Chiannah Ruckart
Adriana Silvestri
Clara Suters
Mackensie Thomas
Caroline White

Azalea Company:
Lily Goodman
Elsie Greene
*Ava Grace Krager
Gules Novello
Chiannah Ruckart
Adriana Silvestri

Lilac Company:
Juliet Chaltry
Sophia Reagan
*Abigail Riffle
Clara Suters
Mackensie Thomas
Caroline White

Dahlia Company:
Ashlyn Daugherty
Blaklyn Kyte
Ella Riehl
*Brileigh Silvey

Marigold Company:
Charlotte Clanton
Leah Herda
Lila McCroskey
Shelby Anne Pope
*Peyton Sandidge
Cordelia Silvestri

Magnolia Company:
Lillee Elkins
Elsie Greene
Ava Grace Krager
Guiliana Novello
Sophia Reagan
Abigail Riffle
Chiannah Ruckart
*Adriana Silvestri
Caroline White

Apprentice Kickline:
Lyla Barnes
Mia Barnes
Kylee Del Aguaro
Bree Drinnen
Morganna Eid
Lillee Elkins
Brooklynne Enix
Leah Herda
Abigail Miller
Shelby Anne Pope
*Catherine Roovers
Peyton Sandidge
Cordelia Silvestri
Evelyn Wiggins

Kickline:
Dandelions & Dahlias
*Ella Riehl

Production:
All Companies, but optional for Sweet Peas.
*Ashlyn Daugherty

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, 2020, 2021 and wait for it!!!!!!

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.

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