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Auditions set for Kelley’s Fine Arts Camden Crew Junior and Camden Crew Senior Dance teams

Posted: July 18, 2014 12:50 p.m.
Updated: July 21, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Camden Crew Junior Dance Team

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Summer dance students will have the opportunity to audition for the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) and Kelley’s Fine Arts (KFA) Junior and Senior Camden Crew Dance Teams, Friday, July 25 in the FAC Dance Studio. Times are set by dance styles and are as follows:

• 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Tap

• 5:15 - 6 p.m. Jazz

• 6 - 6:45 p.m. Ballet

• 6:45 - 7:30 p.m. Clogging


Students will be divided into age and skill levels during these times as well. Dancers will learn their audition routines Monday-Thursday, July 21-24. Then, on Friday, they will audition for spots in both Junior and Senior Crews.

Girls and guys should wear dance attire, but no particular colors or outfits required for class. When students come in for Camden Crew, they will receive a packet of information about fees, shoes, costumes, etc. A late audition date will be set after school starts for those who were unable to attend in July. Dancers between the ages of 7 and 18 are eligible to audition for placement in the KFA Dance Company with two different age/ability levels available - Junior Camden Crew and Camden Crew.


About the Instructors

Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, & Clogging are taught at the FAC through a partnership with Kelley’s Fine Arts. Alexis Kelley (daughter of KFA founder Burnadene Kelley) is offering a variety of dance classes for ages 2 and up. Alexis has been dancing since before she could walk. Her two strongest passions in life are performing and children. She was a featured singer and Dance Captain in Myrtle Beach's High Steppin’ Country and is also a former Florence County Dancing with the Stars Technical Winner. She is currently an Early Childhood Education major and Music minor at the University of South Carolina. Alexis is the Vice President of her sorority, Phi Mu and on the Executive Committee for USC’s Relay for Life. Alexis has choreographed all over the state including a piece for the Camden High School Show Choir. Alexis is assisted by Camden High School graduate, Erin Haynes. Alexis and Erin performed in last year’s production of Dancing With the Stars! last year.


What the people are saying about KFA and Camden Crew

"My name is Alexis Evans, I'm 18 years old and just graduated from high-school in May. I was a member of last year’s Camden Crew and I loved it! I’ve been dancing with KFA my whole life, and it has been one of the best experiences I will ever have. They offer everything from trips, to conventions, performances big and small, as well as a large variety of classes. What I like most is that Ms. Burnadene and her staff don’t just make an effort to cultivate talented dancers, they help us become capable individuals with a heart for loving life and caring for others."


"The family environment KFA Dance promotes allows a dad to be a part of the fun and exciting moments in his child’s life!"


"KFA is more than just a dance studio; it's a dance family! My teacher, Miss Alexis, is not solely focused on dance skills; she is concerned with all aspects of her dancers' lives."

—Molly Creel


About Camden Crew & Junior Camden Crew: Competition and More

If you love to dance, love the sound of applause, and love to perform in front of a


crowd, then the Kelley’s Fine Arts Camden Crew is for you. The Camden Crew and Junior Camden Crew provide dancers more training and more performance opportunities. This dedicated group of dancers compete in competitions all over the state and perform at special events such as halftimes of USC and Coker College’s basketball games. Last year Camden Crew brought home numerous awards including Dance Troupe’s First Place Overall Group. Register at the FAC office for this great opportunity. Fall classes will begin late August, early September and will continue through the spring. There is a one-time registration fee of $15 for dance lessons.

For more information on dance classes at the FAC, please call 425-7676 or visit You may register by phone using Visa, MasterCard or Discover at the FAC Office, located at 810 Lyttleton Street. Operating hours are 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. on Thursday. For more information on classes and/or becoming a member of the growing Camden Crew contact KFA at or visit them on the web at

The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the Nationa


l Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.


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