JUST DANCIN - Key Persons
Instructor: Tap / Jazz / Ballet for Children's Program
April Buddin has been dancing for 30 plus years. April has taken from Just Dancin' for many years, and has been a teacher at Just Dancin' for several years. April taught at Gymnastics Unlimited , assisted at Laura Smith and is a camp dance instructor for kids at nursery schools. April is a Medical Office Assistant and Youth Minister with FROG Ministries. April worked for Walt Disney World and played the role of many different characters and was a part of the light parades. April's favorite dance style is tap , but she loves all styles of dance. April will be a big part of our children's dance program.
Instructor: Tap / Jazz / Contemporary/ Lyrical/ Technique
Brooke has over 20 years of dance experience as both a performer and choreographer. She has trained extensively in tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and hip-hop taking classes in professional studios in New York City and San Francisco. Brooke has competed nationally with the Winthrop University Dance Team, as well as with a dance company overseas in Germany. She has received numerous overall and performance awards, as well as choreography awards. She teaches all ages at the studio and is looking forward to another great year at Just Dancin'.
Byron is originally for Columbia South Carolina. He received his first dance lesson under the guidance of Jessica Foxworth, and realized he had a passion for the art. He later was enrolled into Columbia Ballet in Columbia, South Carolina under a full scholarship to train in classical ballet and modern technique. At the age of 16, Byron relocated to Dillon, South Carolina where he began to train under the guidance of Sherrie Adams at Dance Dimensions. While dancing at Dance Dimension's he was crowned Mr. Dance of South Carolina for the Southern Council of Dance masters. He then went on to be accepted into the Governor's School of the Art's in Greenville, South Carolina under full scholarship.
In 2002 at the age of 20 he landed his first job as a professional dancer in Charlotte, North Carolina at Paramount Carowinds as main stage dancer. In 2004 he was named America's Mr. Dance and became a title holder and alumni for the Dance Machine organization. In 2006 he began a new journey as a dancer and aerialist for Celebrity cruise lines. He has been performing with this cruise line for 10 years and has decided that the time has come to close this chapter in his life of performing. Byron is now a full time student at Central Piedmont Mont Community College where he is studying to become a physical therapist's assistant.
Instructor: Tap/ Jazz/ Lyrical/ Hip Hop/ Contemporary/ Acro/ Tumble/ Cheer Dance/ Technique
Lee Ana has been dancing for twenty years and has ten years of teaching experience. She grew up dancing at Just Dancin' Dance Studio. Growing up, Lee Ana traveled around the region to compete in cheerleading and dance, also attending various conventions and workshops taking classes from many world renowned choreographers. Over her competitive years, she earned numerous regional and national overall awards, titles, and scholarships. Since becoming a dance teacher, she has also won choreography awards.
After graduating from Northwestern High School in 2013, Lee Ana attended Newberry College on a dance scholarship and performed with their first ever pom team. Lee Ana now has two sons, Conner (7) & Mason (5), and a daughter, Lily (1), who also have a love for music and dance. During competition season Lee Ana is a staff member of two dance competitions, Boogie Fever USA Dance Championships and Dance Machine ANDC.
- Owner / Artistic Director -
Lori Grissom-Sneed is the Owner and Artistic Director of Just Dancin' Dance Studio. Lori has danced for 48 years and has 38 years teaching experience. She has traveled the country taking classes under numerous choreographers such as Gregory Hines, Frank Hatchet, Debbie Dee, Savion Glover, Debbie Allen and many many more. Lori has also traveled to New York many times taking master classes in various studios, including Broadway Dance Center. She is currently the Regional Director for a national dance competition, Dance Machines Productions Americas, and also a staff member of Boogie Fever USA dance competition and Xtreme Dance Challenge. Lori is also the Dance Team Coach at York Preperatory Academy in Rock Hill, SC.
She and her students have competed up and down the East coast and on Carnival cruise lines. Her students have won many regional and national awards over the years. Lori has also yearly won many choreography awards at regional and national competitions. Several of Lori's dancers have gone on to dance in shows and on cruises. She also has students and former teachers in training who have opened their own studios. Lori was also previously the Spirit Coordinator / Dance Team Coach for Winthrop University for 7 years.
Lori's goal is to have every child she teaches have the best dance experience they can and bring out the best in every dancer through training and technique. Dance is life to Lori and she wants all of her students to feel the same. She treats students like family because family is important. Lori is married to David Sneed and they have four children Kassidy 19 yrs, Tristan 14 yrs, Preston 13 yrs, and Anniston 10
yrs old. Lori looks forward to teaching your child and hopes her training will be an asset to your child in his or her dance life.
Instructor: Tap / Jazz / Ballet Children's Program
Summer is one of our newest Teachers on staff. She is dedicated and loves teaching in our Pre School Childrens program.
Summer Freeman has been dancing for 15 years and took dance all of those at Just Dancin' Dance Studio. She was a Competiton dancers and won many Regional and National Titles throughout the years.
Summer is skilled in Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Ballet and Technique. She is full of energy and loves teaching dance. She will be attending York Tech to become a Radiology Tech.