Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble (TCDE)

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2018-2019 Ensemble Members

 
 

Shelby Wade Potter (senior)

I love dance because it is an art form that helps me express what I normally can’t. Dance just makes life easier.

Sydney Aikens

I love dance because it is good for my body and relieves stress. I enjoy dancing and taking classes to focus on improving myself.

Ella Baldwin

I love dance because it makes me feel special. To be in tune with your body and your movements is a true gift! Like playing the violin, dance is a way for me to express myself without having to say a word.

Rose Boder

I love dance because it gives me a way to express myself, and gives me purpose in life.

Kimberlee Cox

I love to dance because it is such a fun way to express my feelings and emotions. Dance allows me to pay attention to details and teaches me that hard work and dedication is rewarding.

Dexy Davis

I love dance because it helps you get through hard times.  When you're down, it helps you get up.  When you feel you are falling, it helps you fly.

Neila Hudson

I love dance because it makes me feel better. It makes me feel confident.

Sammie Kayastha

I love all the different types of dance, and the different feelings that I can express.

Hannah Lynch

I love dance because it makes me happy. When I dance I can express my emotion.

Sarah Lynch

I love dance because it makes the impossible possible. It relieves stress and I feel as if I can do anything.

Henley Prochaska

I love dance as a perfect medium to express your feelings and to create a sense of community. It has and always will be my favorite thing to do, and has always been there for me.

Gwythian Ramsay

I love dance because it gives me a way to express myself and feel confident in myself. Whenever I feel stressed, dance makes me feel better and makes me happy.

Caroline Scoonover

Dance is my outlet; it lets me know that I am the one who has control of my future. I can be a change, a light. It makes me feel hopeful.

Madeline Seals

I love dance because I can inspire others through movement.

Mary Elizabeth Shore

I love dance because it challenges me in every aspect of life. People grow through challenges so I can truthfully say I’m a better person because I am a dancer.

Peach Taylor

Every time I walk into dance, I know I will come out a different person. I will have grown. Dance has helped me to mature and develop very important skills and characteristics. That is why I love it.

Elizabeth Zucker

I love dance because it helps me express myself and not be so shy. It is also a great opportunity to make new friends.

 

 

Apprentices

 

Amelia Fielden

I love dance because it allows me to express feeling and creativity through movement. Dance allows me to be myself and follow my true passion. 

Camille Hunt

I love to dance because it gives me the opportunity to express my feelings and to create. I am excited to be there and learn. Just saying that I have dance makes me excited.

Calista Stratigeas

Dance makes me feel joyful. When I was little I could never stop moving, and I love channeling that energy into something beautiful.

Madison Walsh

I love dance because when I saw the Nutcracker as a little girl, I wondered if I could do that one day.  Then we found Dancers Studio and I've loved dancing ever since.

Katie Watson

I love dance because it makes me feel wonderful. People have always celebrated with song and dance. It is ingrained in us. To study and perform the art of dance is truly inspirational.