Meet Our Boiling Springs, SC Dance & Tumbling Instructors

The BDC Crew is so excited to have you join our family! Below, you will get a chance to know our fun & professional Crew Members!

Seany Urick

Co-Owner/Director

Seany is the Director & Co-Owner of Backstage Dance Connection. She has studied dance for 21 years, and still continues her dance education today. Seany danced on competitive dance & tumbling teams in all styles for 11 years where she won multiple titles on local, state and national levels. Seany was also selected to perform with a professional dance company, E’Clatez, in Myrtle Beach, SC in 2011.  Seany has had the privilege to perform at many local events, and has also performed at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. She has always dreamed of opening her very own dance studio so that she can share her passion and love for dance with others. She has always believed that every day is another chance to make your dreams come true, which is why her and her Mom decided to open BDC in 2012! In 2016, Ms. Seany followed another dream of hers, which was to marry her Prince Charming, Trevor. This summer Mrs. Seany travelled to New York City with the rest of the BDC Crew to further her dance education at the “Dance Teacher Summit”, a conference with other dance studio owners from all around the world. There, she attended seminars and master classes with well-known choreographers from the hit show, So You Think You Can Dance!

Seany enjoys working with children everyday and helping each and every one of them develop into better dancers and performers.  She invites you to come join the BDC family, where you will create friendships and memories that will last forever!

“There are shortcuts to happiness, and dance is one of them.”

Debbie Cobb Turner

Co-Owner/Office Manager 

Debbie Turner is the Owner/Office Manager of Backstage Dance Connection.  Before forming BDC, she worked as the Office Manager of another local Dance Studio, but has been familiar with the Dance World for over 19 years.  Before pursuing a career as a Studio Owner, she worked for 15 years as the Human Resource Director for a chain of family owned Convenience Stores in the Upstate.  Debbie attended Wofford College for 3 years and graduated from USC as a Gamecock with an Elementary Education major and a minor in Mathematics. In August 2011, after 15 years of marriage, Debbie’s husband lost his battle to a very rare form of cancer.  That’s when she realized that time is short & precious & not to take anything for granted! She is blessed with an AMAZING family as a Mom, a Grandma DD, and recently became a wife…again.  She married Chris in 2016, gained a “Bonus Son”, Taylor, and can’t wait to see what God has in store for her as she begins this new chapter! It has always been Debbie’s dream to open a Dance Studio with her daughters and in August 2012 they formed BDC!  Her daughters, Corey & Seany, were raised with Gymnastics and Competitive Dancing and both are employed at BDC! Debbie cannot believe that after 4 short years, they have already expanded with a Tumbling Headquarters, & an After School & Summer Camp Program! She cannot wait to see what future talented performers will emerge from behind these doors.

A “FUN FACT” that you may not know about her is that she was crowned as the runner-up to Miss Georgia’s State Typing Champion!  Debbie is known for sporting a ball hat and she hopes to hang her hat at BDC for many years to come!

Corey Harris

Dance Instructor & VIP Dance Instructor

Corey Harris joined Backstage Dance Connection in 2012 as one of the VIP Competitive Instructors, as well as, a Class Instructor, specializing in Hip-Hop. Corey has danced for over 14 years and continues to further her dance education today. She is trained in various styles of dance, but Hip-Hop remains her favorite. She has performed and competed all over the Upstate. She is a native of Spartanburg, South Carolina and is a graduate of the Spartanburg Day School. Corey continued her education at Spartanburg Community College majoring as a Medical Assistant.  She is employed at Family Physicians of Spartanburg and loves working with Dr. Karl. Corey married her childhood sweetheart, Ashton, and met him when they took a Competitive Hip-Hop class together!  They have a son named Beckham, who is destine to be a Hip-Hop dancer.  Corey is passionate in all that she does and is so excited to be a part of the Backstage Dance Connection Family! She is looking forward to a lasting relationship with ALL of her dance students.

Benita James 

After School & Summer Camp Headquarters Director

Benita James joined Backstage Dance Connection in 2015 as the director of BDC’s After School  & Summer Camp Headquarters! Her passion for helping students and showering each with love is tremendous and shines through in every moment she spends with our precious children.  Her dedication to nurturing and providing our students with love and kindness is overwhelming.  She is the perfect fit for serving our students and parents. She is the mother of 2 beautiful daughters, Neija & Niya, and the newest addition to their family is Baby Brayden….as well as being a “mother” to our after-schoolers & summer campers! “Miss B” is always present at every event and has coined our team chant of “Who You With?”.  We are so blessed to have her as part of the BDC family and know that she will care for your children in the same fashion she cares for hers! 

Amy Ledford Rogers

Tumbling Headquarters

Ms. Amy started taking gymnastics when she was 10 years old and was on dance and gymnastics team until she was 14 where she held many regional and national titles.  Then Ms. Amy began school cheer and teaching gymnastics at the age of 14.  She has been teaching gymnastics and cheer/tumbling for 34 years now.  She has taught at several gyms and other dance studios around our area.  Ms. Amy coached and judged cheerleading at junior high, high school, and all star level for 20 years.  She is now the owner of Tumblebus Spartanburg, and is so excited to be here at backstage dance connection! Ms. Amy is so thrilled to help your children continue to grow!

Kinsey Beyer 

After School & Summer Camp Headquarters 

Kinsey Beyer is a student at the University of South Carolina Upstate. She is an active member of Upstate’s Zeta Tau Alpha fraternity as well as the Panhellenic Chair on the Executive Council. Kinsey has been involved with childcare since she was 14 as a baby sitter and a counselor at various local day camps such as Kid Fuge. Kinsey is the newest member of the BDC Crew and is so excited to be working with your children at BDC’s Afterschool & Summer Camp!

Luciana Lord 

After School & Summer Camp Headquarters

Luciana is very excited to join BDC’s  after school and summer camp program. She moved here from Brazil 12 years ago after a professional exchange program sponsored by The Rotary Foundation, during which she met her husband of 11 years. They have 2 daughters who both are a part of the VIP Competition Teams at BDC. In Brazil, she worked as a Science and Biology teacher for 11 years. She has been a BDC mom since BDC opened its doors, and she is very proud to witness its growth! She loves to be around kids and considers it an honor and privilege to be part of BDC. She absolutely  loves anything craft-related and loves to cook- especially Brazilian recipes, travel, and spend time with her family!

Niya Powell 

Apprentice

Niya Powell has been involved with Allstar cheerleading and competitive dance since 2012. She is an apprentice at Backstage Dance Connection and is the daughter of Ms. Benita, BDC’s Afterschool & Summer Camp Director. Niya has always shown great leadership qualities as a member of the VIP Competition Teams, which earned her an apprentice position. She has an infectious smile in which all the children love. Niya lovse to teach her students new skills and enjoys watching them succeed. She cannot wait to share her dance knowledge with all of her students!

Bailey Soden 

Apprentice

Bailey Soden is an apprentice at Backstage Dance Connection, has been dancing for over ten years, and a dancer at BDC for three years. She excels in clogging, hip-hop, jazz/lyrical, tap, and irish styles of dancing. She has shined as a dancer for years, which is why she earned her position as an apprentice at BDC. Bailey is so devoted to teaching children and loves watching them learn. She cannot wait to be apart of your child’s life!

Pricilla Ramirez

Apprentice

Pricilla Ramirez is an apprentice at Backstage Dance Connection and has been involved with dance for many years and has competed at local and state levels through BDC. She excels in all styles of dance, but her favorite is lyrical. Pricilla loves to inspire children while furthering her skills in dance. She looks forward to working with your beautiful children!

Emma Henderson

Apprentice

Emma is an apprentice at Backstage Dance Connection and. Emma has been in dance for six years and has been learning to play the piano for five years. She won the Miss Mabry beauty pageant in 6th and 7th grade and she is a Jr. Beta Club member. Emma loves to dance, her favorite styles of dance are clogging and hip-hop and she would love to own her own studio one day! She is excited to teach and share her knowledge of dance with other students!

Makayla Thomas

Apprentice

Makayla is an apprentice at Backstage Dance Connection and has been dancing for three years. Her other hobbies include reading and painting. Makayla’s favorite styles of dance are hip-hop and lyrical, but she is always willing to learn new styles and try them out. She loves sharing her passion with the BDC students, and can’t wait to share her knowledge of dance with all of the new dancers! 

Monica Johnston

Apprentice

Monica is an apprentice at Backstage Dance Connection and she has been dancing for five years. Her favorite style of dance is hip-hop, but she also has a love for lyrical and is always open to learning more styles and new skills. Her hobbies include eating, sleeping, and dancing, but she is a hard worker and is always ready to learn. She can’t wait to work with kids and share her love of dance!

Mackenzie Carey

After School & Summer Camp Headquarters

Mackenzie Carey is a student at USC Upstate.  She is a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha fraternity, where she is the acting Vice President.  She is a Special Education Major and loves working with children of all ages.  Mackenzie has a background in Cheerleading & Tumbling in the Upstate.  Mackenzie looks forward to working with your children at BDC’s After School and Summer Camp.

 

 

 

Located in Boiling Springs, SC, our dance studio draws students from all over Spartanburg County, including Greer, Woodruff, Inman, Landrum, Chesnee and beyond.