Clogging Champions of America developed the Youth Leadership Council so that dancers from different teams in the United States would get to know each other and facilitate friendships and in doing that would form lifetime friendships and a healthy environment at competitions.
We host a yearly Retreat in the summer to bring these dancers under one roof and discuss what they can do as individuals to further reach out to dancers everywhere. At this time we decide what they can do to help in their community as well as the clogging world.
At the end of each year each director of our CCA community nominates 3 people from their team, based on their knowledge of the dancer, who would make a nice fit into our select group. Once the nominations have been made the CCA Board then selects 2 from each team.
A few things that the YLC does though-out the year is: Volunteer their time at clogging events, help design the program for the Retreat and further meetings throughout the year. Assist in raising money to support their group, create food drives and raise money for certain communities such as cancer and heart disease and keeps their eyes open for dancers who are in need of our Sponsor a Dancer program, which donates money to a student who is going through tough times. CCA believes they need to stay in their dance program so we donate money to their studio which would pay for their dance classes and shoes.
CCA believes that these younger people will continue our organization and make sure the younger dancers will have the same opportunities and friendships that we all have had.
|Power Taps||Ashton Crow and Montana Schwebs|
|Dynamic Edition||Alyssa Tidwell and Spencer Shirley|
|Indiana Dance||Olivia Hastings, Lyndsey Gravelin, and Evan Burdette|
|Studio One||Emily Rice, Lyric Campbell|
|Ultimate Dance||Danny Hardwick, Macy Danielson|
|Southern Dance Academy||Erica Quinn, Bailey Jolley|
|Carolina Sound||Abby Hawkins, Madison Dunn|
|UCDC||Chandler Hurley, Emma Fricks|
|Southern Belles||Kylie Zimmerman, Ryleigh Watson|
|Tennessee Hoedowners||Gavin Cox, Abby Simpson|
|Taps in Motion||Julie Rigsby, Jacey Griffith|
|Clogging Premier||Alyssa Keller, Emily Linden|
|Hearts Ablaze||Ellie Roudabush, Carlie Dahlquist|
|Hotfoot||Preston Finley, Holly Whiten|
|MAC Queen||Emma Kate McCoy|
|Mentors||Abby Peters (Southern Belles), Sara Beth Martin (Southern Dance Academy), Lauren Thomas (Studio 1), Kaylee Thomas (Studio 1), Rebecca Griffin (Southern Dance Academy), Maddie Wright (Indiana Dance)|
|Advisory Board||Leslie Adams, Kelly Joyce, Erica Robinson, Baylie Weeks, Brack Duncan, Taylor Squires|