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Our History
Tracy Self, the current owner, took over DancinKids in January 2011. Tracy has over 20 years of dance and teaching experience. She has been teaching since age 17. Tracy is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern/contemporary and hip-hop. She graduated in 2009 from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte with a BS in Psychology/Biology.Tracy has attended Governer's School for Dance, and several workshops/conventions including Tremaine. DancinKids is a place that welcomes all levels of dancers. We offer recreational classes in a fun, relaxed environment while teaching the fundamentals of dance. We have also started a competition program for the more serious dancer.We hope to have you join our dance family!

Instructors


Kimmy Alexander     

Kimmy Alexander began dancing at the age of 2 in Davidson, Michigan. When her family relocated to Huntersville, NC at the age of 5 she started dancing at Dance Techniques.  Her love for dance only grew stronger as the years passed. While she enjoyed being a part of a competitive dance team it was her time assisting dance classes that she loved the most.  She started to assist at the age of 14 and by the age of 16 was teaching on her own. When one of her mentors said to her "Their are many dancers out there but it takes sometime special to be a dance teacher", she knew teaching was her passion. When Kimmy is not at the studio you can find her with her husband, Travis, and 2 children, Tessa and Corbyn. They enjoy days on the lake, movie nights, and (of course) dance parties. 

                                                                                                                                                       


Amanda Pawlowski

Amanda Pawlowski is mom to two amazing girls, Lilah and Chloe. She has been in love with dancing almost her entire life, beginning at the age of 3. She danced at The Next Step Dance Studio for 11 years until the age of 14, competing nationally for 7 years. She began cheering at games in middle school and focused on competitive cheering through high school. Once in college, her love of dancing brought her back, where she was on the dance team at UNC Wilmington all 4 years, leading the team her Sophomore through Senior year and competing nationally in Florida all 4 years. After taking a long break, to get her Masters in Art, meet and marry her wonderful husband Dean and have her two children, she back doing what she loves and wants to pass on her passion for dancing to your beautiful children.


Phillip McRorie

 Phillip McRorie is a recent graduate of Appalachian State University with a BA in Dance Studies and BS in Recreation Management. He completed his dance training in ballet, pointe, modern, contemporary, and jazz under the faculty at Appalachian State University and Western Carolina Youth Ballet in Boone, NC. While in school, Phillip was able to work with organizations including the Appalachian Dance Ensemble, Momentum Dance Club, SG Dance Theatre, and Verge Dance Collective. After graduating, Phillip has performed, choreographed, and taught with various companies in NC including the Asheville Ballet and Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance. He is excited to continue teaching, performing, and choreographing in and around the Charlotte area!                                                              


Brette Linkenhoker

  Brette Linkenhoker has been dancing since the age of 2. She is originally from Virginia where she trained at various studios until high school where she focused more on competitive running. She then came to North Carolina to attend Belmont Abbey College where she will graduate in May 2020 with a BA in criminal justice and a minor in dance. She is also an active member of their dance team. She is very excited to start teaching dance and share her passion to others!