Update and Upcoming Events


I just wanted to provide you with a little bit of information on Ms. Andrea Woodward! She is finally arriving back in Nashville tomorrow after traveling to three separate national competitions where her dancers competed, she taught classes, and she judged!
She began her summer journey at Kids Artistic Revue Nationals in Panama City Beach, FL where HDA’s competition team was extremely successful (scroll down to check out the results)!
After a long and emotional week, with our seniors dancing for the last time ūüė¶ , she traveled to Charleston, SC to attend Applause Talent Competition Nationals.¬† There, she taught at their National¬†workshop and choreographed part of their opening number (along with the other teachers at the workshop)¬†to their Best of the Best Competition! She also judged their Best of the Best Competition!
If that weren’t enough, she traveled straight to Las Vegas to judge at the Kids Artistic Revue Nationals in Las Vegas! Not only is she judging the competition, but she also choreographed the opening number for THEIR Star Showcase that takes place at the end of the competition.

Andrea in Las Vegas

Phewww! That’s a lot for one woman, but she seems to have had a great time sharing her incredible talents and representing Hermitage Dance Academy around the country.¬† We thank her for all that she does and congratulate her on all of her accomplishments this summer!


There are three camps offered next week:

B-Boys Hip-Hop Camp
Bravo Dance Camp
Showstopper Dance Camp

To read more about each camp, visit our Summer Camps page.

Be sure to read the post¬†below about voting for the FDC People’s Choice Award!


Nationals 2012

Our competition team was amazing at Kids Artistic Revue’s Nationals this year!
It seems almost impossible for a studio with about 45 entries to stand out at a competition of about 1200 entries,
but HDA did it!
With confidence, talent, and desire, HDA managed to push its way to the top in the Secondary, Intermediate, and Elite levels.
They earned high enough scores to re-compete in the “Star Showcase” at the end of the competition!

Although they were not named “Grand Champions” at the Star Showcase, their dances will be remembered for years to come.
It’s not the performances that scored the highest that are remembered, it’s the performances that moved people.
Congrats HDA!
Here are the results:

Primary Level

8 & under Duo/Trios
10th Place- Crash
8 & under Small Groups
7th Place- U Got the Look

Secondary Level

8 & under Large Groups
5th Place- Memorial Day
8 & under Lines
1st Place- Turf War
9-11 Large Groups
4th Place- New Girls on the Block
7th Place- Strut
9-11 Lines
1st Place- Mouse Trap
*Invited to the Star Showcase
12-14 Large Groups
4th Place- Planet Rock

Intermediate Level

12-14 Duos/Trios
6th Place- Teenage Dream
13th Place- Senorita
9-11 Small Groups
4th Place- Calm Under the Waves
9th Place- So Shady
11th Place- Criminal Intent
* Sassy Style Award
12-14 Large Groups
1st Place- End of Innocence
*Incredible Connection Award
*Invited to the Star Showcase

Elite Level

15-19 Solos
12th Place- Speechless…performed by Chrissy Rodefer
17th Place- Word Up… performed by Chelsea Hough
15-19 Duo/Trios
10th Place- Control
12-14 Small Groups
1st Place- Killing Me Softly
15-19 Small Groups
1st Place- Weightless
*Invited to the Star Showcase
4th Place- Runaway Bride
*Most Entertaining Award
15-19 Large Groups
3rd Place- A Glimpse of Heaven
* Best Costume Award
7th Place- It Doesn’t Hurt

12-14 Super Lines
3rd Place- Blind Allegiance

12-14 Production
2nd Place- Will Love Reign?

Andrea Woodward also received a Teacher of the Year award and TWO choreography awards for “End of Innocence” and “Weightless”.

We are so proud of our dancers for their accomplishments at Nationals this year!
If I left anything off (which I probably did) please comment and I will add it to the results!

HDA’s “KAR Kids”

Kids Artistic Revue has gives dancers the opportunity to participate in¬†Artistic Adventure’s 11th Annual New York City Dance experience. Selected dancers will be invited to join KAR in New York City to further inspire their passion and appreciation for the performing arts. This is invitation only!! Here are the HDA dancers that have been invited:

Corinne Baldwin
Grayson Hickman
Cayla Owen
Kendyl Osbourne
Jordyn Rotroff
Neveah Guerrero
Zoie Hicks
Carah Burgett
Ansley Sharpe
Chelsea Hough
Miriam Gaines
Jordyn Rudzinski
Taylor Coleman
Rachel Baldwin
Keeley Walker
Morgan Butler
Mackenzie Weber
Chrissy Rodefer
Sarah Swalls
Bailey Barber
Mia Harmon
Marissa Hawks
Karly Mathis
Samantha Ragsdale
Regan Shelton
Kayla Ryan

For more information on awards, visit KAR’s website.
Kids Artistic Revue

Competition Results: Kids Artistic Revue- West Memphis

9-11 Solos
10th Place: I’m Coming Out
performed by Rachel Baldwin

8 & under Small Groups
2nd Place: Where’s the Party?
4th Place: U Got the Look
5th Place: Raspberry Beret

15-19 Solos
4th Place: Disturbia
performed by Taylor Coleman
9-11 Duo/Trios
2nd Place: He Loves You Not
5th Place: Firework
6th Place: Look Who’s Laughing Now
12-14 Duo/Trios
1st Place: Delovely
15-19 Duo/Trios
1st Place: Crazy in Love
8 & Under Large Groups
1st Place: Memorial Day
8 & under Lines
1st Place: Turf War
9-11 Small Groups:
3rd Place: Charlie’s Angels
9-11 Large Groups:
1st Place: New Girls on the Block
2nd Place: Strut
9-11 Lines
1st Place: Mouse Trap
12-14 Large Groups:
1st Place: Planet Rock
3rd Place: After Dark

9-11 Solos
2nd Place: Beautiful
performed by Bailey Barber
12-14 Solos
3rd Place: Dangerous
performed by Corinne Baldwin
12-14 Duo/Trios
2nd Place: Teenage Dream
15-19 Duo/Trios
1st Place: Do It Like a Dude
9-11 Small Groups
1st Place: Calm Under the Waves
2nd Place: Criminal Intent
5th Place: So Shady
12-14 Small Groups
3rd Place: Alter Ego
12-14 Large Groups
1st Place: End of Innocence

15-19 Solos
3rd Place: Word Up
performed by Chelsea Hough
4th Place: Speechless
performed by Chrissy Rodefer
6th Place: Weakness in Me
performed by Jordyn Rotroff
8th Place: Eternal Flame
performed by Kendyl Osbourne
15-19 Duo/Trios
4th Place: Control
15-19 Small Groups
1st Place: Runaway Bride
4th Place: Videophone
15-19 Large Groups
1st Place: It Doesn’t Hurt
3rd Place: A Glimpse of Heaven
1st Place: Will Love Reign?

Facebook Video of the Week Nominee Criminal Intent
Most Entertaining: Turf War
“Party Time” special award: Where’s the Party?
KAR Convention Scholarship: Chelsea Hough

Kids Artistic Revue!

This weekend, the competition team is attending their 5th competition, Kids Artistic Revue.
KAR is one of our favorite competitions and¬†HDA¬†attends their nationals each year (this year it’s in Panama City).
The team is super excited ūüôā

Wish them luck!
Updates on the competition results to follow…

For more information about Kids Artistic Revue, click the link below.

Kids Artistic Revue

Advice on Becoming a Professional Dancer

Have you ever thought of becoming a professional dancer?

Andrea Woodward shared this video with me from KARtv (Kids Artistic Revue).
If you have ever considered becoming a professional dancer, watch this video. It includes some hints and advice from very successful professionals in the dance world every day.
(This section starts at about 2 minutes and 20 seconds into the video)

Want more videos like this one?
Visit KARtv’s YouTube Channel below.
KARtv videos

HDA on KarTV!

KarTV is a series of dance driven webispodes with kid-friendly content meant to inspire and educate competititon dancers.  Kids Artistic Revue, a competition that we attend and that Andrea Woodward judges for, hosts KarTV.

In this webisode, Andrea talks about her competition tip of the week, correcting sway back! Enjoy ūüôā


Also, on the end credits, it says that Brienne Barnett is dancing (which she is an esteemed alumni of HDA) but it’s actually Chrissy Rodefer! She is a senior this year at HDA and has been dancing on the competition team for¬†about 10 years!

For more KarTV videos, click here.

For more information about Kids Artistic Revue, click here.