This summer Connected will be bringing the hottest dance instructors together in one convention! What sets Connected apart from any other dance convention is that it includes not only ballet, jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop, but we include extensive clogging classes because, after all, clogging IS a dance style. So no matter what your training is- there is a variety of classes for you! At Connected we are dedicated to preserving the integrity of dance technique and recognizing dance as an art form. Our instructors are carefully selected based on their technical background and choreographic skills. It is important to us that the dancers have a great time and learn new choreography- but, most importantly, that they learn more about themselves as dancers and recognize their true potential. We challenge you to come and get inspired by the best event of the year.
Kim Fore and Shauna Godwin
Kimberly Ann Fore, from Glade Spring VA, began dancing at age 4. Kim competed and performed with the professional clogging team Bailey Mountain Cloggers for two years. During her time at Mars Hill College she had the opportunity to travel to Belfast, Ireland to perform in the show “Making a Difference” and in New York City for the Peter Gennero Tribute. Kim is owner/director of Xtreme Dance Company Performing Arts Center with locations in Bristol and Chilhowie, Virginia. Kim's choreography grabbed the attention of the San Francisco Hip Hop festival, when her young adults were the first ever to be chosen to perform their Clogging/Hip Hop ARMY themed dance routine. Kim is the head of the Dance Department at Emory and Henry College and Virginia Highlands Community College. She also coaches the Lady Falcon Dance Team of Abingdon High School. Kim has also taught at the prestigious Broadway Dance Center, Chelsea Studios and National Dance Institute in New York City. She recently received the "Choreographer's Award" at Broadway Dancer Center's The Pulse Tour in Secaucus, New Jersey. Kim also lead her senior clogging team to dance at the Dancers Responding to Aids Charity Event in New York City as well as her junior and senior hip hop teams to dance at the New York Knicks Basketball game. Kim’s latest accomplishments include ABC's reality show "Dance Machine".
Shauna Annette Godwin is a native of Boone, NC where she received her early dance training at Northwestern Studios and Dancer’s Corner School of Dance Arts. After high school she moved to New York City to train at the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre. While living in New York she choreographed musicals including "Hair", "The Producers", “Cabaret” and "Love" for private theatres in Manhattan. She taught creative movement around NYC while studying at Broadway Dance Center. Shauna performed with New York theatrical companies including Michael Chekhov Theatre Company, The Native American Opera House, Goldmine Theatre Company and Indigenous Taino Productions. Ms. Godwin currently choreographs for dance studios throughout the Southeast and teaches at regional dance conventions. Shauna is an instructor and choreographer at Xtreme Dance Company (Bristol, VA), Northwestern Studios (Boone, NC), and High Country Dance Studio (Boone, NC.) She is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse and is currently completing her double major in Theatre Performance and Dance Studies (and her Authentic Pilates© Certification) at Appalachian State University. Shauna’s dance styles includes ballet, jazz, tap, modern (Graham), contemporary, musical theatre, lyrical, clogging, and hip-hop.
Executive Directors: Kim Fore and Shauna Godwin
10142 Crescent Road, Glade Spring, VA 24340 - 276.466.0400- firstname.lastname@example.org