Chip has been dancing since the age of 5. He has traveled to 40 different states, and 5 different countries dancing. He has performed in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Disney World, Opry Land Hotel, Carnival Cruise Lines, Carowinds, and Universal Studios. Chip has over 300 individual titles, and is the co-director of the 8 National Champion Clogging Teams. Chip has been named to the CCA All Pro Team, the ACHF All-American team, and CCA All Pro Director, as well as the NCHC All Star Hall of Fame. Chip has appeared as a Semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent, co-starred on the TLC show Down South Dance, and made regular appearances on the ABC show Kids World. For the past 10 years Chip has had the opportunity to travel across the country teaching workshops, doing choreography, and assisting some amazing dancers. Chip has been married to Misty since 2001 and obtained his Juris Doctrine in 2002.
Hip Hop instructor
Elliot is an artist who has fallen in love with dance. Since discovering dance, he has joined multiple hip-hop dance crews and a Bollywood fusion team. He is one of the head choreographers of Fusion Dance Crew at North Carolina State University and has been a vital part of the team. During his first year as a head choreographer, Fusion Dance Crew received awards and accolades at various competitions including 3rd Place and Crowd Favorite at Prelude Carolinas Urban Dance Competition 2015. Elliot has taught at workshops and conventions in various parts of North Carolina and has also taught in parts of Virginia. The bulk of his training is from North Carolina but has also trained at some of the most well-known dance studios in California including Movement Lifestyle, Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio, and Millennium Dance Complex. He has also attended hip-hop conventions such as Monsters of Hip Hop and the Movement Lifestyle Tour. After he graduates from college, Elliot is planning to move to California to pursue a career in dance.
Leslie began clogging at the age of 6 and joined a competitive clogging team out of Graham, NC when she was nine years old. Aside from clogging, she has trained in acrobatics, jazz, modern, hip-hop, cheer-leading, and ballet. During her senior year of high school, she was a member of Carolina Sound when they were awarded Overall CCA Challenge Junior National Champions. She was a member and choreographer of Pack Clogging and a Cadence certified judge. She has won several CCA and NCHC overall team and solo awards throughout her time in the competitive clogging world. Leslie graduated in May of 2018 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering from NC State. Since then she has moved out to Virginia to pursue a career. She also loves being outdoors in her spare time and kayaking or spending time with her 3 dogs!
Hip Hop instructor
Justin is 24 years old and graduated from Campbell University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts, and is currently pursuing a career in the entertainment world. While attending Campbell, he won the Best Male Actor Award in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Has been in over 10 theatrical productions. Such as “My Children My Africa!, “The Glass Menagerie”, and “The Elephant Man” for which he won best male actor award. Justin has performed, as well as choreographed, for the Campbell Dance Team, Alicia’s School of Dance, CC & Company, and Elevate Talent Agency. He also enjoys boxing, gymnastics, music, modeling, and sports as well as spending time with his wife and 2 daughters.