Starpower Nationals in Orlando was an amazing
5 day experience. KDC's 34 dancers competed against 100+ studios, 2,000 routines and some of the fiercest competition from around the country!
KDC won the petite small group, petite duet/trio, junior duet/trio, teen duet/trio, and petite and senior solo categories; placed 20 of its 40 routines in the Top 10; and received 6 Battle invitations (out of 7 potential invites)! Truly an amazing, humbling accomplishment against powerhouse teams of 200+ dancers, and categories with as many as 50, 100, and even 300 entries!
In the Battle of the Stars, where 23 teams and 102 routines left it all on the stage, not only was the Red Team the only Florida team to bring home a trophy, but all 6 of its Battle numbers placed in the Top 3!
After a long, exciting, memory-filled week at the country's largest National competition, KDC had been crowned National Champion six times! Congratulations to our entire Red Team family on an amazing Season 8 and for never losing focus on what matters most...
KDC ended its regular season with an un-Believe-able weekend in Orlando! It was truly a humbling and inspiring experience to compete against such strong, talented dancers!
Congratulations and THANK YOU to the entire KDC family – coaches, dancers, Prop Dads, parents and grandparents – on an amazing last regional competition of SeasonGr8!
Starpower Lakeland 2015 was one of the largest, longest, and most competitive regional competition KDC has ever attended. The Red Team performed beautifully and powerfully, exhibiting grace and good sportsmanship along the way. After almost 1200 routines took the stage, KDC had won 3 of 4 Star Dance Alliance Power Championships (high scores) and placed 29 numbers in the Top Ten – 22 of those in the Top Five, including 9 First Place and 6 Second Place awards! Congratulations to the dancers and coaches, and the entire Red Team Family!
KDC gave a perfect effort at Starpower Jacksonville and made a clean sweep in the Power Division! KDC won all four SDA Power Championships, all four Miss Titles and placed 42 of 47 numbers in the Overall Top Ten, including 18 First Place Overall awards! Congratulations to all the KDC dancers, coaches, Prop Dads, Fairy Godmothers, parents and families!!
FAITH. SISTERHOOD. PERFECT EFFORT.
KDC kicked off Season 8 at Revolution Orlando with commitment, perfect effort & love! Congratulations to the entire Red Team family on placing 41 numbers in the Top Ten -- including 15 First Place Overalls -- and winning 3 Star Dance Alliance High Score Awards, 4 Miss Dance Titles, 2 Choreography Awards and 2 Entertainment Awards!
#seasongr8 #perfecteffort #theexperience
Season 7 brought more than its share of challenges and setbacks, but the KDC dancers pulled together and proudly showed what it means to wear the red jacket... to have a collective determination and sense of pride... to value teamwork, perseverance, humility, character, trust, sense of family. KDC is blessed to have had those challenges—those experiences—this season, and to have shared them and overcome them together.
#season7 #redteam #family
KDC kicked off Season 6 with an amazing showing at Hall of Fame in Lakeland! Miss Heather's team placed 31 numbers in the Top Ten, including 8 First Place and 5 Hall of Fame Inductees!
At Starpower Jacksonville, KDC dancers won the 11 & Under and 12 & Over High Score, all 5 Titles and First Place in all but one of the categories they entered!
KDC finshed the season Keegan Strong at Revolution in Ft. Lauderdale placing 42 of 51 numbers in the Top Ten and winning the Petite, Junior and Senior Star Alliance High Score Awards!
Season Six came to a close with Miss Heather's team competing against the nation’s top studios at the largest competition KDC has ever attended (1,500 entries). After an intense, emotional week filled with tough competition and inspiring performances by our graduating seniors, KDC got its storybook ending… three 1st Place Nationals Championships!!!
Congratulations to all the KDC dancers and coaches for placing 28 of KDC’s 60 routines in the Top Ten, for qualifying a Battle of the Stars dance in every category KDC competes in, and for placing all seven KDC Battle dances in the Top Three!
Congratulations to Miss Heather on winning an 11 & Under Choreography Award for Papa, Can You Hear Me and a 12 & Over Choreography Award for Mermaid Song.
And Congratulations to the entire Keegan family on another successful season! Thank you to all the parents and Prop Dads for your continued support, for generously volunteering your time, for trusting the Keegan coaches, and for helping to prove There is no end to what you can achieve when your determination has no limit!
2012 STARPOWER NATIONALS
KDC took 26 dancers and 55 numbers to Starpower Nationals in Orlando and ended Season 5 shining brighter than ever! The Green Team took home 8 Championships, 2 Titles and a coveted Victory Cup!
12 & Over VICTORY CUP!
Congratulations and Thank You to the KDC dancers for giving their all, believing in themselves and for always trusting their Miss Heat!!
Thank you to all the KDC coaches and teachers, Prop Dads and Moms, and to all the parents who selflessly and endlessly help the dancers and coaches! Thank You to all who make the KDC Family what it is!
KDC SHINES IN SOUTH FLORIDA!
Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to produce uncommon results!
KDC kicked off Season 5 at Showbiz in Lakeland and proved once again there is No End to what they Can Achieve… KDC dancers placed 43 numbers in the Top Ten -- 27 in the Top Five!
Miss Heather Southwell won two Choreography awards and her junior lyrical small group, Papa, won the coveted Diamond ICON award!
Corey Anderson was named Mr. Showbiz and Jordan Goldean was crowned Miss Petite Showbiz. Marrin Espy won the Teen Lyrical ICON and Hailey Perry won the Petite Jazz ICON! KDC also won the Petite, Junior, Teen and Senior Solo Costume Awards!!!
Congratulations to the all of Miss Heather's dancers and the entire KDC Family!!!
CONGRATULATIONS to Miss Heather and her KDC dancers for an amazing showing at the Starpower 2011 Nationals in Orlando!!!
Miss Heather's 42 AMAZING dancers fought hard at the end of the season. In true KDC fashion, they pulled it all together and performed at their highest level when it mattered most!
KDC competed against some of the nation’s top-ranked – and largest – teams from Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Canada at the Starpower Nationals in Orlando, and came out on top!
Petite Large Group Champion: Bridge Over Troubled Water
Junior Small Group Champion: My Alabaster Box
Junior Large Group Champion: Two Steps Away
Teen Small Group Champion: Dear John
Teen Large Group Runner-up: My Hiding Place
Senior Small Group Runner-up: Lost Love
Senior Large Group Runner-up: The Chain
11 & Under VICTORY CUP WINNER (High Score): My Alabaster Box
12 & Under VICTORY CUP 2nd Runner Up: Dear John
KDC also won a National Choreography Award and had soloists compete in every age group of the World Title Competition!
The level of success KDC has achieved in 4 short years is amazing and proves There is NO END to what you CAN ACHIEVE when your DETERMINATION has NO LIMITS!
KDC capped off its successful third season at the Starpower Nationals in Orlando, competing against some of the biggest and best teams from Ontario, New York, Illinois, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Ohio, Washington and Florida.
KDC's 34 amazing dancers did an awesome job, placing 15 of 28 group numbers in the Top 10 and winning the 9 - 11 Large Group Category and Miss Teen Starpower Title!!!!
Miss Heather's dancers performed exceptionally at the Battle of the Stars final competition and proved once again that there is No End to
what You Can Achieve when your Determination has No Limits....
KDC burst onto the competitive dance scene in 2007 under the direction of Miss Heather Southwell and quickly earned a reputation as a contender.
Named an FDC Top 50 Dance Studio in 2009, KDC became a Regional Top 25 in 2010, and has won 46 fiercely contended National Championships!
Miss Heather is an award-winning choreographer, master teacher, and a respected competition judge. She strives to inspire a true passion for dance in all of her dancers, and to produce a competitive repertoire that stands toe-to-toe with the best companies in Florida and around the nation.
If you are Interested in auditioning for KDC or would you like to attend an Open Class, or book Miss Heather and/or Miss Marrin for classes or choreography, please email us...
"There is no end to what you can achieve when your determination
has no limit!"
– Heather Southwell, 2007