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Swampcats prepare to dance

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Saturday, Feb. 4 at Weldon Auditorium, Laurence Manning will host its first Dancing with the Swampcats event. The funds raised from this event will go towards supporting the school's athletes as the event is a Booster Club fundraiser. Tickets are $35 for the social that begins at 5:45 and the show that will start at 7:00 p.m., or $20 for the show only.

The following couples will be participating:

Porter Davis and Jackson Brown: 

Porter Davis is a senior and a member of the varsity cheerleading squad and the Lady Cats varsity basketball team.  She has many years of dance experience. Jackson Brown, also a senior, is a member of the varsity football team and the state championship baseball team. Jackson isn't quite sure about this, but he never backs down from a challenge

Hailey Lynch and James Olden:

Hailey Lynch is a senior and has 15 years dance experience. She is currently a member of the Carolina Dance Academy Inferno Senior Team, and she is a soloist. James Olden is a senior and a member of the varsity football and basketball teams. James loves to entertain and is looking forward to his dancing debut.

Caroline Weaver and Kameron Miller:  

Caroline Weaver, a sophomore, has been dancing for 12 years. She is currently a company member at Miss Libby's Dance and Gymnastics. She is a member of the varsity cheerleading squad and the LMA High School Dance Team. Kameron Miller is a sophomore. Kameron is a member of the LMA Shotgun and track team. Kameron is nervous, but he is ready!

Campbell McInnis and Bryson Hodge:

Campbell McInnis, a sophomore, has been dancing for 13 years at the Dancer's Workshop. Campbell is a member of the varsity cheerleading squad. Bryson Hodge is a junior. Bryson is a member of the varsity football team and state championship baseball team. Hodge believes he has just the moves to win that mirror ball trophy!

Katie Clark and Bennett Lee:

Katie Clark, a junior, has been dancing for 15 years. She is a member of Carolina Dance Academy's Inferno Senior Team and she is a tap soloist. Katie is a varsity cheerleader and member of the LMA track team. Bennett Lee, also a junior, is a member of the LMA Boys Golf team. Bennett is always up for fun and a challenge and is looking forward to taking the stage!

Maddie Clark and Zach Durant:

Maddie Clark, a sophomore, has been dancing for 13 years. She is a member of Carolina Dance Academy's Inferno Senior Team and a soloist. Maddie is a member of the varsity cheerleading squad and the LMA High School Dance Team. Zach Durant, a junior, is a member of the varsity basketball team. Zach knows this is right up his alley and is excited about participating in Dancing with the Swampcats.

Hailey Quintanilla and Ace Lynch:

Hailey Quintanilla is a sophomore and has been dancing for 12 years. She is a member of the Carolina Dance Academy Inferno Senior Team and she is a soloist. Hailey is a member of the varsity cheerleading squad and the LMA soccer team. Ace Lynch, a freshman, is a member of the LMA Lacrossse and soccer teams and runs track. Ace is stepping outside his comfort zone for this, but knows he will have fun!

Autumn Bryant and Thomas Sumpter:

Autumn Bryant is a freshman. She has 8 years experience dancing at the Dancer's Workshop. Autumn is a member of the JV cheerleading squad and JV basketball and softball teams. Thomas Sumpter is a junior. He is a member of the varsity football and basketball teams and  the LMA track team. Thomas knows he has the moves to win!

Kinsey Hatchell and Drew Ferriell:

Kinsey Hatchell is a sophomore with 13 years dancing experience. She is a company member at Miss Libby's School of Dance and Gymnastics and a soloist.  She is a member of the varsity cheerleading squad.

Drew Ferriell is a freshmen. He is a member of the Swampcat football and baseball teams. Drew knows Kinsey will be able to make him look like a natural dancer on that stage!

Mary Brooke Mooneyham and Ian Harris:

Mary Brooke Mooneyham is a junior. She has been dancing for 6 years and is a member of the Carolina Dance Academy Inferno Senior Team and a soloist. Ian Harris, a junior, is a member of the varsity football and state championship baseball teams.  Ian believes he has the flair and moves that will bring home the win!

Lainey Baggette and Brandon King:

Lainey Baggette is a sophomore with 13 years dancing experience at the Dancer's Workshop. Lainey is a member of the varsity cheerleading squad. Brandon King is a senior. He is a member of the varisty football and basketball teams.  Brandon may seem quiet and shy, but he will bring it all to the dance floor.

Ashely Rae Hodge and Gavin Ard:

Ashely Rae Hodge, a freshman, has been dancing for 12 years. She is a member of the Carolina Dance Academy Inferno Senior Team and a soloist. Rae is a member of the varisty basketball and softball teams. Gavin Ard is a sophomore. He is a member for the Swampcat football and baseball teams. Gavin is excited to show off his moves for the audience and bring home the victory!

For more information or to purchase tickets please contact one of the dancing duos or Ella Clark at eclark@lmaedu.org  or call 803-435-2114 ext 105.

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