2018 Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations to all of our Scholarship participants and winners from Winter Workshop!

Senior Overall Scholarship Winners:

  • First Overall: Brooklyn Bess, student of Debbie Huffman
  • Second Overall: Dalli Hensley, student of Angie Henley
  • Third Overall: Henna Reid, student of Stephanie Mayberry
  • Fourth Overall: Brenna Maloney, student of Stephanie Mayberry
  • Fifth Overall: Zoe Charles, student of Jackie Olson
  • Ballet Winner: Hailey Rollins, student of Leslie Ingram
  • Tap Winner: Haidyn Warren, student of Milicent Linens
  • Modern Winner: Sarah Pachel, student of Denise Stone
  • Jazz Winner: Skye Parris, student of Angie Henley
  • Acro Winner: Julia Panknin, student of Milicent Linens


Junior Overall Scholarship Winners:

  • First Overall: Lyndsey Ledbetter, student of Milicent Linens
  • Second Overall: Anna Leise Gaines, student of Tori Melby
  • Third Overall: Lily Beam, student of Debbie Huffman
  • Ballet Winner: Kenna Woloszky, student of Ann Freeman and Jackie Olson
  • Tap Winner: Hope Rouse, student of Laura Thornburg
  • Jazz Winner: Mackenna Brewer, student of Suzi Matthews

Congratulations to all our CDM Finalist!!!

Petite Finalists

  • EverMartin
  • Margie Lynn Mayberry
  • Eleanor Secor
  • Marlo Gordon
  • Claire Anderson
  • Brianne Harman
  • Peyton Johnson
  • Scout Diehl
  • Savannah Parker
  • Sanii Spivey


Junior Miss Finalists

  • Lilly Beam
  • Reese Kenison
  • Annabelle Jones
  • Ella Wilson
  • Marin Bhargava
  • Audrey Bucey
  • Lyndsey Ledbetter
  • Ava Ford
  • Meryl Rhyne
  • Hannah Wilfawn


Teen Miss Finalists

  • Zoe Charles
  • Hailey Rollins
  • Banks Lackey
  • Avery Rash
  • Agatha Stamatakos
  • Tabitha Rapp
  • Madeleine Teas
  • Christa Swanner
  • Calie Wrona
  • Lacy Kennedi Croker


Miss Finalists

  • Henna Reid
  • Abigael Jones
  • Grach Marley
  • Kendall Ramirez
  • Ashlyn Stanley
  • Madison Elliott
  • Kristina Stuckey
  • Kaitlyn Schmidt
  • Hailey Wrona
  • Emma Sheets

PAC Pictures of Overall Winners!








Grand Champion of Champions

Beale Fletcher Award

Teacher Choreography Award for Seniors

Spirit Award

Pink Ribbon Scholarship Winner: Breanne Goebel

Junior Member Raffle Winner: Leigh Anne Lemonds












Congratulations to all our Scholarship Participants this year at Winter Workshop.  We had some amazing talent and the judges were truly impressed!

Senior Overall Scholarship Winners

  • 1st Overall: Grace Marley: Student of Anne Freeman Dance Academy
  • 2nd Overall: Kristina Stuckey: Student of Anne Freeman Dance Academy
  • 3rd Overall: Mackenna Munavalli: Student of Miller Street Dance Academy
  • 4th Overall: Henna Reid: Student of Studio 68
  • 5th Overall: Haidyn Warren: Student of Centre of Performing Arts



Junior Overall Scholarship Winners

  • 1st Overall: Emma Frye: Student of Anne Freeman Dance Academy
  • 2nd Overall: Christa Swanner: Student of Anne Freeman Dance Academy
  • 3rd Overall: Lyndsey Ledbetter: Student of Centre of Performing Arts





Senior Class Award Winners:

  • Ballet Award: Ashlyn Stanley: Student of Dancer’s Workshop
  • Tap Award: Alexandria York: Student of Centre of Performing Arts
  • Jazz Award: Ashlyn Stanley: Student of Dancer’s Workshop
  • Modern Award: Ashlyn Stanley: Student of Dancer’s Workshop
  • Acro Award: Brooke Maness: Student of Dance Impressions



 Junior Class Award Winners:

  • Ballet Award: Hailey Rollins: Student of Tippy Toes Dance Studio
  • Tap Award: Zoe Charles: Student of Anne Freeman Dance Academy
  • Jazz Award: Audrey Bucey: Student of Miller Street Dance Academy



Senior Special Award Winners:

  • On Pointe Award: Sarah Paschal: Student of Dance Impressions
  • The Movement Quality Award: Harper Barbour: Student of Studio J
  • The Cool and Confident Award: Trista Matthews: Student of Dance Impressions






Junior Special Awards Winners: 

  • Fancy Feet Award: Ella Wilson
  • Great Performer Award: Anna Leise Gaines

Happy New Year!

Just a friendly reminder about our upcoming Winter Workshop in Raleigh,NC on February 11th-12th. Classes for students and teachers, as well as scholarship auditions will be offered. Scholarship auditions are available for Juniors age 10-12 and Seniors age 13 and up. All entries, for the workshop and the scholarship auditions, need to be registered on Dance Comp Genie. Pre-registration price ends on January 17th, 2017. 

Please complete the Scholarship Form attached and mail to: Kyla Shank 14413 Woodcrest Dr Rockville, MD 20853

Printable version of form

For any questions, be sure to check the member login at www.carolinamasters.org.

Event Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel 1707 Hillsborough Street Raleigh, NC 27605

2017 Winter Workshop and Scholarship Audition Schedule

Preliminaries 2016

Thank you to all the contestants who participated in the 2016 Preliminaries. We had some great talent and can’t wait to see all the finalists perform at Convention!

Check out some of the fun we had that day!









Mister Dance of America 2017- Sam Faulkner

Sam FaulknerSam Faulkner is 17 years and old and currently in his junior year at the George Washington University Online High School. Sam began dancing at age 9, and trains in all styles of dance; Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acro, Modern, Lyrical, and Hip Hop. He also has an extensive background in Musical Theatre, having performed in over 20 regional productions in Charlotte. Sam’s most notable role to date was starring as Billy in Billy Elliot the musical in two different productions at the Ogunquit Playhouse and North Carolina Theatre, where Sam also received his Equity Card, joining the Stage Actor’s Union. A highlight of Sam’s Billy Elliot experience was meeting and performing for former President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara Bush.

Sam previously held the title of Teen Mr. Dance of North Carolina 2013-2014, and is thrilled to have been named the new Mr. Dance of North Carolina 2015-2016, where he also won the Interview, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acro, and Congeniality awards. When not dancing, Sam enjoys singing, researching Broadway history, and playing with his kitten Pippa.

Sam attends Miller Street Dance Academy. He is a student of Michelle Rogers, Alyson Wright, and Amy Santoro.

Winter Convention and Scholarship Auditions

Winter Convention Schedule UPDATE!
We are very excited to announce that we have updated our Schedule for the 2016 Winter Convention and Scholarship Auditions to better address the needs of our membership!  Please note that both the 10-12 and 13+ scholarship auditions will take place on Saturday Feb. 6 in the morning.  13+ auditions will register from 8:00-8:30am and 10-12 auditions will register from 8:30-9:00am.  Classes for Jr Members, Advanced Students, and 10-12 year old students will take place after scholarship auditions! Cash Awards will still be handed out that day to all who participate in the Scholarship Auditions at an Awards Ceremony! The Member Social will be held in the Governor’s Parlor of the hotel following Saturday’s events. We are extending the deadline to sign up until Jan 20 to allow you time to tell your students!  We hope that you will encourage all of your students to participate in our New and Improved Winter Convention!!! 
Scholarship Auditions are right around the corner!
Scholarship Auditions will be held on February 6th starting at 8:30 a.m. for ages 13 and over and at 9am. for 10-12 years of age. Please remember to pre-register by January 20 in order to secure your spot, however on-site registration will still be accepted space permitting.
To Register on site, please print your this form and bring it to the Scholarship Audition Registration.
In addition, this year we will be offering a Scholarship Audition Class Review for all dancers who participated in Audition classes. Encourage your dancers to audition for the experience and the chance to win scholarship monies! If you have questions about Scholarship Auditions, feel free to email Kyla Stone Shank at kylarstone@gmail.com or refer to Section O in your Rules packet online at http://carolinadancemasters.org.  We look forward to seeing you at Auditions!