My name is Kaytlynn Stalcup-Fincher and I am the owner and director of Intensive Dance Company, LLC. As you scroll through this page, you will get a small glimpse into who I am and what my passions and beliefs are. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have about who I am.
At age 3, I started dancing with Ms. Theresa in Kilgore, Tx. This is when I learned the fundamentals of dance and found my love for ballet and tap. My family moved around for a few years which caused me to studio hop until we settled down in Whitehouse, Tx.
This is where I took dance from Cassie Schmidt at Cassie’s Whitehouse School of Dance. Cassie’s was my home studio; however, I trained at Candy Crocker, focusing on ballet technique, and LOVED to go to dance conventions and take classes from all of the FAMOUS choreographers.
Along with dance, I cheered and tumbled for years until I got into 10th grade and became a First Lady on the drill team at Whitehouse High School.
My years as a first lady transformed my passion for dance and opened my eyes to the immense world of DRILL TEAM.
I became an officer of the First Ladies my junior year of high school and first lieutenant my senior year. During my time as a First Lady, I learned leadership skills, organizational skills, and how to work with a team. I also received many awards for solo and group routines at officer camps and team competitions. One award that really made an impact on my future was receiving Miss High Kick from American Dance and Drill Team, this award solidified my passion and pursuit to become a World Famous Kilgore College Rangerette.
From 2012 – 2014 I served as a Rangerette for the 73rd line. During my time as a Rangerette, we performed with the Dallas Cowboy’s Cheerleaders, attended the Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Ball in Washington D.C., marched and performed in the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago, along with many other performances and appearance opportunities. Rangerettes transformed me as a dancer and has opened amazing doors of opportunity throughout my dance career so far. While being a Rangerette, I taught tap at The Dance Studio in Longview, choreographed solos for dancers on various drill teams around East Texas, and taught private lessons to those training for a collegiate dance team. After Kilgore, I moved to San Marcos to attend college at Texas State University. While attending school, I worked part time at Illusion Dance Center in Gruene, Tx. I taught classes with age groups as young as 3 years old in creative movement all the way to seniors in high school. During the summertime, I traveled back to East Texas to teach at Kickin’ It With Rains Intensive Dance Boot Camp.
I have taught, taken dance, and traveled around Texas to experience as much as I possibly could in the dance community. I love having the opportunity to share my experiences with my students and build character with dancers that will carry on well into their future endeavors.
After graduating from Whitehouse High School, I attended Kilgore College. I received two associates degrees within my two years at Kilgore; associates of fine arts in dance and associates of science. These degrees helped push my passion for the arts while also applying my love for science and the human anatomy and psyche. I continued my education at Texas State University where I received a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Before returning to East Texas to manage the studio, I attended pharmacy school for a year at The University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Tx. Although I did not continue to pursue a career in pharmacy, I soaked in an immense amount of information in regards to health, nutrition, and self-care. All of these things are pertinent in training young athletes. I believe each path I have been down has only strengthened my ability to bring light to Intensive Dance company and the Henderson community.
My goal for Intensive Dance Company is to re-establish the drive for students to be attentive and dedicated to dance class. I love for class to be fun but also beneficial and competitive. I love to allow students to tap into their inner self and let go of what is bothering them outside of the classroom. Dance class is a safe place! I am looking forward to offering new and innovative classes to spark interest in students and bring to East Texas what is offered in larger cities. I look forward to continuing to grow in my dance education along side each of my students.