Alisha began clogging with the Capital City Cloggers in 1995 and was a part of the studio’s first national champion team, Whiplash, in 2001. Alisha now owns Studio 15 Dance Academy in Holt County, Nebraska where she teaches clogging and directs the Sandhills Elite Clogging Team.
Allie was born and raised in Lincoln, and grew up training in all styles of dance. In 2011, she moved to California and spent 3 years taking classes from some of the most in-demand teachers on the West Coast, before returning to Lincoln in 2014 to attend UNL. Since then, Allie has taught hip hop, jazz, contemporary, and lyrical to students of all ages. She is currently teaching at Chase Dance in Lincoln and Create 308 Dance Academy in Grand Island, and is an instructor at Pure Barre Lincoln – a local fitness studio. Allie has been a guest teacher in both dance and fitness studios across the country, from Omaha to California, and is so excited for this year’s Dance Your Socks Off!
Averie is a senior at Lincoln East High School who is apart of the Apollonaires Dance Team and dances at Intermix Dance Company. She has competed since age 9 and plans to continue her passion for dance as a career. Averie has worked with many choreographers across the nation and has been awarded many scholarships from conventions like Radix, Nuvo, WCDE, Velocity, etc.
Becka has been competing in clogging competitions all over the nation for the past fifteen years and has received numerous awards with her team, Tap This! Becka and her team, Tap This! have won the National Championship Clogging title consecutively from 2011-2014. From her competition days to now, Becka has continued on to owning her own dance studio in Beaver City named Clicks Dance Studio since 2015.
Blake has been clogging for 19 years. He has been completing since age 5 and begin teaching at age 10. He was a member of the four time national champion team Tap This and also help taught both Tap Attack and Sole Patrol receive nation titles as well. He has travel around the country helping studios with choreography and giving them the right training to help them achieve there potential. Currently he is a senior studying Advertising and Public Relations with a double minor in Communication and English. He is so excited to be teaching once again at the 2019 Dance Your Socks Off Workshop, and is looking forward to another successful year!
Brighton’s love for dance started with Mommy-&-Me class at 18 months old. Since then, she has trained in various styles of dance including ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, Pom, and clogging. Growing up, she was always a part of a competitive dance team. She had the honor to be apart of the Nebraska Spirit Squad as a Cheerleader. With this opportunity, she participated in many Lincoln appearances throughout community. She has choreographed for competition troupe teams as well as taught recreational classes at Chase Dance.
Kami has been competing in clogging competitions all over the nation for the past fifteen years and has received numerous awards as a soloist and also with the teams she coaches. Kami and her team, won the Clogging National Championship title consecutively from 2011-2014. Along with the national title, Kami has earned her way to the top with Overall Female Soloist awards in several dance competitions and also two National Championship Duet Awards in 2011 and 2012. She has also been inducted into the All Pro Team from 2013-2015.
Kiley has been clogging since the age of 7. In 2011, she became a member of competition team, Sole Patrol. Since then, Kiley has traveled all over the country competing against the top clogging teams in the Nation. In 2016 her team won the Junior NCHC National Championship, followed by the 2017 CCA Showdown of Champions Junior National Championship. In addition to her competitive career with Sole Patrol, she also got the opportunity to travel to New York in August of 2018 with 4x National Clogging Champions, Tap This! to dance on TV show, Wonderama. Performing and competing dance continues to be Kiley’s greatest passion.
Kobe has been clogging for nearly 15 years, a cheerleader for 4 years, and a clogging and hip-hop dance instructor for 4 years. In 2012, He began clogging competitively, traveling throughout the nation. He earned nine national championship titles throughout various categories. He has competed in both the CCA and the NCHC circuits. In 2017 he started to branch out to different styles of dance such as ballet, contemporary, and lyrical. In 2018 I played the role as “Russian” and “Mouse King” In the annual Nutcracker for the Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company.
Lila Swope is currently employed at True Dance and Company. She has been dancing since she was two years old. She has taught all ages ranging from beginners to advanced. She teaches all different genres of dance including lyrical, contemporary, ballet, hip hop, and jazz. Lila was on the True Dance and Co. competition team for 13 years and on her high school dance team for three. Senior year, Lila was captain of the team where she led them to the National Dance Team Championship for the second year. Lila has received the title of All-American Dancer from the Universal Dance Association twice and has won many regional and national awards/scholarships throughout her dance career.
Maddie has been clogging since the age of 5. In 2012, she became a member of the competition team, Sole Patrol. With Sole Patrol, she has won numerous regional titles while traveling around the country competing. In 2016, her team won the Senior NCHC National Championship title, followed by the 2017 Clogging Champions of America Junior National Championship Title. In 2016, she also won the NCHC National Championship for short duo/duet with her partner, Kobe Brown. In addition to competing, she has also been teaching clogging since 2013.
Madison Mallum began clogging at the age of 5. At the age of 9, she began competing all over the country. Throughout the years, Madison and her sister, Morgan, have won numerous regional and national awards for their duets together. Madison was a member of the four time national championship clogging team, Tap This!
Morgan began clogging at the age of 5. At the age of 9, she began competing all over the country. Throughout the years, Morgan and her sister, Madison, have won numerous regional and national awards for their duets together. Morgan was a member of the four time national championship clogging team, Tap This!, which included a 14 time winning streak through 2011-2014. She received the opportunity to perform with the team in New York on the TV show, Wonderama, in August of 2018. Morgan is in charge of the clogging program at Dance Out Loud Productions in Omaha, NE.
Peyton is a sophomore from Lincoln studying business marketing at UNL. She hopes to use her degree to work for an athletic marketing team after college. She is currently on her second year of Husker Cheer. You can see her at football, volleyball, and basketball games cheering on the Huskers! Before cheer, Peyton was a clogger for 11 years! Now she stays busy with campus activities, school, and cheer!
Rebecca has always had an overwhelming passion for dance but specifically, clogging. Since she was 3 years old, she has been training in clogging and hip-hop from some of the best instructors in the country. Rebecca taught clogging and hip-hop from 2008-2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska at Capital City Dance Shack. Her passion for clogging only grew deeper after getting the opportunity to teach other dancers that were as in love with clogging as she was. She now teaches at Elements Dance Concept in Milford, NE.
Rikki has been teaching hip-hop/breakdancing for the last 16 years as well as dancing the last 18 years. He’s also been racing professional BMX bikes for the last 17 years racing a total of 20 years. He loves to learn and teach and show the world and everyone who he is and what he stands for and how this art of dance can be fun and anybody can do it