Dance-N-Drill
 

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D-N-D Staff


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Lynn Ramey - Director

Lynn has been teaching in the Tyler Area for the last 33 years and has gained the reputation of being a teacher with strong Christian values and a respect for her profession.

 

Lynn is the Director for the Tyler Golden Girls city-wide drill team

 

Masters Degree - Texas Tech University

 

International Dance Teacher

 

Teaches Leadership classes for the Tyler Junior College Apache Belles and Band

 

Director / Choreographer for the Texas Rose Festival Coronation

 

Internship with the New York City Rockettes

 

Featured at Super Bowl XIL, NFL Cowboys Game, Senior Bowl, Six Flags and Cotton Bowls.

 

Represented in Glamour Magazine Top 10 Women of the USA

 

Miss Halftime USA - Baylor University

 

Children's Teacher / Bible Study Leader at Grace Community Church

 

Graduate of Proverbs 31 Ministries.

 

KVNE/KGLY Board of Directors

 

Lynn is married to King Ramey, owner of Razzmataz Dancewear Store.  They have a 27 year old son, Archer, who graduated Baylor Law School and a 24 year old daughter, Joy, that also grduated from Baylor University.  Lynn and King are members at Grace Community Church in Tyler.

 

 

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Renee' Allen - Instructor

Renee’ is entering her 18th year as a teacher with Dance-N-Drill.  Renee’ started with Mrs. Lynn 33 years ago as a member of the “Tyler Golden Girls.”

 

Renee’ is the Director of the Dance-N-Drill Dancers, Junior Jazz Competition Team, Youth, Junior and Senior Contemporary Teams and Junior and Senior “Extreme” Hip Hop Teams, Assistant Director for the “Tyler Golden Girls” as well as Head Coach for the D-N-D “Flyers” All-Star Cheer Teams

 

Professional Private/Public Choreographer for 26 years

 

Qualified Judge for Dance and Cheer Competitions and Auditions

 

Former Choreographer for the University of Texas at Tyler Patriot Singers

 

Marching Auxiliaries Best Choreographer Award in Contemporary, Modern, Hip Hop, High Kick and Character

 

Certified USASF Cheerleading Coach in Training and Safety

 

Choreographer for the 1997 Pollen Weed Eater Independence Bowl Pre-Game Show

 

Former Tyler Junior College Apache Belle (Traveled and performed in Nice, France) 1989-1991

 

Former Director/Choreographer for the Continental Basketball Association Shreveport Crawdad Cheerleaders

 

Former Owner of “Center Stage Dance Company” and Director of the Nationally ranked “Red River Southern Belles” in Shreveport, Louisiana

 

Former Director/Choreographer for the Louisiana State University at Shreveport Dance Team

 

Former Robert E. Lee Southern Belle (1987-1989), Officer (1988-1989)

 

Former Dance-N-Drill Dancer (Traveled and performed at the Festival of Lights in Montreaux, Switzerland

 

Renee’ has been married 26 years to her husband Jack and they live in Whitehouse, Tx.  They have a 20 year old son Jackson who attends Northwestern State University majoring in Criminal Justice/History. The Allen's attend the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Tyler.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jody Crocker - Instructor

Jody is a new addition to the Flyers staff and is originally from Henderson, Texas.  

He currently resides in Tyler and attends Tyler Junior College where he is pursuing an associates degree in Health Studies. He will then attend the University of Texas at Tyler where he sill pursue a Bachelor’s of Applied Science of Health Studies.

Jody does private lessons to train athletes in jumps, tumbling and strengthening.

His qualifications include:

  • Taekwondo, Hapkido, Judo, hand-balancing, tricking, Olympic power lifting, and most importantly cheerleading, stunting and tumbling.
  • Certified from the American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers and AHA’s Heart Savers First Aid. Future certifications include a Group Exercise Instructor from the American College of Sports Medicine.

 

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Jeanne Hines - Instructor

Dance-N-Drill Teacher for 20 years

 

Green Acres Baptist Church Day Camp Director for 10 years

 

Kid’s Kaleidoscope Pre-school Teacher for 8 years

 

Substitute Teacher for Tyler Independent School District and All Saints Lower School

 

Ford Foundation Ballet Scholarship

 

U. T. Austin Graduate (Don’t tell my Aggies!)

 

 

"All my friends are under 5 and can't drive" is Jeanne's favorite quote.  Her passion is working with the younger girls, and she just completed 16yrs with Dance-N-Drill.

It's exciting to see the students change and grow in their confidence and abilities!

 

 

 

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Yayoi Jones - Instructor

Director of Dance-N-Drill’s Wings Ballet Company

 

Graduate from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance

 

Has taught College level dance at Tyler Junior College for the past 4 years

 

Started classical ballet dance at Wakabayashi Ballet School, Japan at the age of 3

 

Her ballet repertoire in “The Nutcracker” – including Arabian, Russian, Snow, Waltz of the Flowers, and Dew Drop.  Other ballets include “Pas De Quatre”, “Coppelia”, Raymonda”, “Swan lake”, “Giselle”, Sleeping Beauty”, and “Don Quixote”

 

 Former dancer with Kista Tucker Danced Company and Houston and Sam Houston State University Dance Company 

 

Yayoi and her husband Michael have been married for 7 years.  They have a daughter, Yuki, that is five and a boy named Kenji!!

 

 

 

 

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Jermarcus Walker - Instructor

JerMarcus is entering his 1st year as a D-N-D Flyers Coach

The opportunity came to join the D-N-D Flyers and I’ve been overjoyed with the opportiunity.  I have been around cheerleading for 19 years and it is my passion.

Former Co-Owner of Cheer Knowledge where he coached for 5 years

Grambling State University Cheerleader

Tyler Junior College Cheerleader

1998 Graduate from John Tyler High School

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Stephanie Walker - Instructor

*Taught ballet and modern dance classes for 8 years at Peggy's Dance Studio (Baker, LA)
*Trained through Dance Masters of America (New York)
*Former Founder & Director of Revelation Dance Company (Baker, LA)
*Has taken dancers to participate in Project Dance (outreach in New York City)
*Has led mission trips; teaching ballet in orphanages and shelters in several countries
*Former member of the Sacred Dance Guild
*Has performed in theatrical productions of the Tyler Civic Theatre

Stephanie and her husband, Jeff, are newly married and have four adult children. Their most recent missions trip was working with the Syrian refugees in a middle eastern country. They are members of Crosspointe Community Church.

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Savannah Williams - Instructor

This is Savannah’s first year as a teacher at Dance-N-Drill.

 

Savannah began dancing at the age of two in Dance-N-Drill's Mommy & Me class and has never looked back.  

 

Director for the Youth "Extreme" Hip Hop Team at Dance-N-Drill

 

A former member of the Tyler Golden Girls drill team where she served as an Officer her 9th grade year

 

Former member of the Jazz Competition Team and Kick Team

 

Former member of the Dance-N-Drill Dancers, Senior Hip Hop Team, Senior Contemporary Team as well as the Wings Ballet Company.  

 

Savannah's danced for 16 year as a student at Dance-N-Drill

 

4 years of TJC's Nutcracker Ballet and Dancefest/Spring Show

 

Appearances include: Tyler Rose Parade, Mistletoe & Magic, TJC's College's International Day, Dance for Demestic Violence, Tyler's Culter Festival, Edom Arts Festival, Festival of the Arts, Flip my Food with Chef Jeff, Tyler's First Comic Con, Assistant Director and troup dance member of the Sisters of the Dance

 

Savannah has assisted numerous classes at Dance-N-Drill since the age of fourteen, teaching classes in teacher's absence and is so excited to be teaching at Dance-N-Drill!

 

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Katherine Wood - Instructor

This is Katherine’s seventh year as a teacher at Dance-N-Drill.

 

Dircetor of the Youth Jazz Team and Dance-N-Drill Dancers.

 

Grace Community High School Cougarette Drill Team Director & Spirit Squad 

 

Former Dance-N-Drill Student for 15 years

 

Former Dance-N-Drill Dancer 2004-2007

 

Former Tyler Golden Girl 2003-2004

 

Former Robert E. Lee Southern Belle Drill Team member 2005-2007

 

Traveled and performed at Disney World and for Carnival Cruise Lines

 

Was a Dance-N-Drill Assistant for 6 years and began teacher her own classes in 2009. I feel that this is what I was meant to do, I love working with young girls and teenagers! It greatly fullfills me to get to know my kiddos and watch them grow into incredible dancers and inspiring young women.  I count my blessings when I walk into work everyday. 

 

Katherine has been married to  her husband, Kevin Wood, since June of 2013. They attend Pollard UMC, where Katherine is blessed enough to teach Sunday school to 1st and 2nd graders!

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