February 3rd & 4th Wilkesboro, NC Xtreme Convention


The John A. Walker Center 
292 First Citizens Bank Ln
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

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Wilkesboro, NC February 3 & 4


Hampton Inn Wilkesboro
1300 S Collegiate Dr
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
(336) 838-5000
RATE: $119.00
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Red Roof Inn & Suites
1206 River St
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
(336) 990-9650
RATE: $89.00
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Lauren Alston is a native of Columbia, South Carolina. Her dance career began under the direction of Donna Lewis (Founder of Dee Crump School of Dance) and later flourished under the direction of Dale Lam (Director of Columbia City Jazz Dance School). While under the guidance of Dale Lam, she was taught by many reputable choreographers including:  Stacey Calvert (Principle Dancer at New York City Ballet), Nick Lazzarini (Winner of So You Think You Can Dance), Travis Wall (Emmy Award Winner and Co-Owner of Shaping Sound), and Trey Holloway (Back up Dancer for Whitney Houston). Ms. Alston’s professional career began at age 16, when she was invited by the Chinese Cultural Council to tour various cities in China for 32 days and perform over 40 shows. Soon after, she performed in several music videos and commercials, including Huggies, and Carolina Imports. As she continued her quest to fulfill her artistic zeal, she became Creative Director for DJ Bois Obscur, Co-Director of Columbia City Jazz’s Company II, Hip Hop and Jazz Competition Team Director at Griffin School of Dance, and national and regional judge and instructor for several dance competitions. As her ambition continues to cultivate, Ms. Alston looks forward to sharing her passion and insight with more eager artists.

Lanell Brennan was born in a small town in Pennsylvania and started dance at the age of four. She continued to dance throughout high school and studied dance at Muhlenberg College, earning her Bachelors in Elementary Education and Psychology with a Dance Minor. Lanell was a founding member of Muhlenberg Tap Ensemble and T.A.P. Company based out of Easton, PA. She has performed with legendary tapper Buster Brown and was a featured dancer in many regional theater productions including 42nd Street and Anything Goes  choreographed by Germaine Salsberg          (Broadway Dance Center). She opened her own dance studio, Gotta Dance! Studio in 2005 in a very small town in Tennessee where she teaches and choreographs for tap, ballet, jazz, musical theatre, local drama productions, and competitive teams. Since then she has seen her studio grow to become a nationally awarded dance studio. Her dancers have won many regional and national competitions, as well as multiple choreography and entertainment awards as well as scholarships. Gotta Dance! Studio has been awarded the ADCC Studio of Excellence Award four years in a row both regionally and nationally. Lanell’s biggest accomplishment is instilling a love of dance to all of her students; from the littlest recreational dancers to her senior competitive team members. When not teaching dance, or judging with the ANDC family, Lanell likes to travel and enjoys being a full time sports mom to her sixteen year old son.

Aaron Burr is a tap dancer from South Carolina. He's taught at NYC's Broadway Dance Center, Showstopper Dance Conventions, Joffrey Ballet School’s Musical-Theatre Summer Intensive, Broadway Artist Alliance, Bold Dance Project, and more! Credits include A Celebration of Cole Porter featuring Harry Connick, Jr (Broadway), Tap Dogs (International Tour), Dr. Dolittle featuring Tommy Tune (National Tour), and Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now (National Tour). Burr has also been seen tap dancing on NBC’s World of Dance, NBC’s America’s Got Talent, and ABC’s Good Morning America.

Daniel Browning is the Creator and CEO of Dance 2 Inspire and the Unleashed Convention. He has been featured on So You Think You Can Dance and NBC Dancing with Myself and has worked with artists all over the country, dancing, choreographing, and directing. He has recently launched Augusta University’s first dance team Jag Elite and was a dance finalist for Spread The Cheer’s Cheer Choice Awards in Las Vegas. He’s worked with Leon Lee (Beyoncé, Ciara, Beth Spangler from The Voice), Stevo Jones (Lyndsey Sterling, Step Up, Lloyd), and He has been featured in many commercials and feature films such as Baywatch, Baby Driver, and Harley Davidson. His passion is to empower the younger generation, providing resources and opportunities that he never had. Daniel is a favorite in the ANDC Family and known not only for his exciting classes but the inspiration he projects to every dancer he has in his classes.

Amy Howard is an accomplished dancer, choreographer, and studio owner.  Born and raised in Simpsonville, SC, Amy began dancing at age 4.  Amy grew up competing with a strong focus in tap, jazz, and ballet.  At age 14 she began student teaching and age 19 opened her own studio.  Amy has trained in many different styles including tap jazz, ballet, hip-hop, contemporary, lyrical, modern, improvisation, musical theater, pointe, clogging, and ballroom.  She has also studied with the industries top names and choreographers.  Amy holds national and state titles for multiple genres and as led many students and groups to national titles.  Amy has choregraphed for Clemson University Dance Team, several high school dance teams, and for multiple studios in the Southeast.  Amy was voted best dancer of the South Carolina Upstate.  She teaches at conventions and judges for multiple competitions.  She is a favorite in the ANDC Family.  Amy finds joy instilling her passion into younger generations.  When Amy is not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and working out. 

Eileen Juric draws from a multi-layered history in the dance world. She began her career training on full scholarships at the Joffrey Ballet School and the School of American Ballet, afterwards dancing professionally as a soloist with the Chicago Lyric Opera Ballet. After her performing career, Eileen shifted to teaching children and later opened her own studio in New Jersey. Recognizing first-hand how traditional approaches fell short in a mainstream setting, she came to understand the need for a fresh approach to technique. Eileen began developing an innovative technique program called “BalletBarreNone”, and she produced the acclaimed 3-DVD series “The Children’s Hour of Power” for ages 3-9.  The highly-rated,  5-star reviewed series is based on the Joffrey Ballet School’s pre-ballet curriculum, has sold in over 23 countries, and was hailed by Dance Teacher Magazine as “unique and inspirational”. She has continued to refine and expand her progressive teaching methods for dancers of all ages and backgrounds. While creating her latest content, Eileen decided to rename her program "PowerDance Technique" to better reflect its essence and reach its audience.  The “Elements” Series, for ages 9 and up,  was sponsored by Revolution Dancewear. Since that time, Eileen has taught locally and traveled internationally as a faculty member for CLI Studios and for such conferences as the Dance Teacher Summit, the DanceLife Teacher Conference, Dance Masters of America, and the Florence Summer Dance Intensive in Italy.