Xtreme Force Dance Company Alumni
Patrisha Came to Xtreme Force Dance Company in 2000 when the studio first opened with her sister. Patrisha hadn’t taken any classes before but was quick to love dancing. She loved it so much she took hip hop classes with her big sister along with combo classes. Though Patrisha started out as shy young dancer, her confidence grew as she performed at local shows. Patrisha began to dance with the competition team as soon as the studio had it first team compete. She really started to shine on stage and even began doing solos. Patrisha was able to win in her solos and groups lots of overalls. Patrisha attended conventions and was awarded scholarships for Tremaine, Hollywood Vibe to name a few. Patrisha competed for the team for over 10 years regionally and nationally. Patrisha moved to the studios top dancer quickly and the shy dancer that started grew to a confidant young woman. Patrisha danced for her high school dance team for 4 years. We were so excited for Patrisha to follow in her teacher Miss Ashley’s footsteps and be dancing for the Golden State Warrior dance team the “Warrior Girls”. We are proud that Patrisha is representing the studio, the teachers and the Warriors. She joined her friend Rachel who is also on the Warriors Girls from the studio. The two dancers competed in lots of routines together for the studio and who would of thought they would one day both dance on a professional team together. After 12 years of training at Xtreme Force Dance Company we are so proud of our alumni Patrisha.
Leigh started as a beginning dancer at Xtreme Force Dance Company. With her natural talent combined with her dedication to the training program, she progressed into an excellent dancer in no time. Now, Leigh attends UCLA as an International Economics major with an emphasis in Latin America. In her spare time, she trains at the Edge and in UCLA’s World Arts & Cultural Program. She also danced for the incredible UCLA Dance team, ACA Hip Hop. She is also helping form a new contemporary dance team at UCLA. She quotes: “Dancing is my outlet. It is the one thing I can count on to always find beauty, confidence, and power, and I have Xtreme Force Dance Company to thank for that. XFDC inspired this passion within me by pushing me beyond my limits and providing constant encouragement. With the training and faith of my teachers during my eight years at XFDC, I have found something that both challenges and inspires me, and I now have the courage to go after it on my own.”
Rachel competed many nationally ranked solos with the Xtreme Force Dance Company. She was undoubtedly a strong part of our team, and since then, she has gone on to succeed in dance, as well as many other outlets. She is currently a Nursing major at Las Positas College. She was the assistant coach of the Granada High School Dance Team for the 2008-2009 season. That year, she was chosen as a rookie member for the NBA Warrior Girls. Rachel was also selected to be their team calendar cover girl. She is now beginning her second season with the Warrior Girls squad. She quotes: “Dancing at XFDC allowed me to have a fun and stress-free experience. Their requirements weren’t too demanding which allowed me to focus on school and try other activities. I was able to grow in so many different areas as a dancer and create many friendships!”
Ericka’s fun and spunky attitude, combined with her commitment to the art of dance has made her a favorite at the Xtreme Force Dance Company. Since her time on our team, she has gone on to do so much. Ericka is currently attending Modesto Junior College as an Agricultural Science major. She has choreographed and danced for the Las Positas Dance Production for three years. She has also been a member of the elite Bay Area hip hop company, Soul Con, for four years, where she has performed in the San Francisco Hip Hop Fest. She currently teaches all styles of dance and still enjoys sharing her love of the art with all her students!
Sabina was always an extremely dedicated, hardworking member of the XFDC. She managed to balance cross country, judo, and AP classes in high school, and was also a valued member of our competitive team! Since her days at the Xtreme Force Dance Company, she has gone on to attend UC San Diego as a structural engineering major. She dances at New Style Motherlode and UFX. Sabina is also a member of San Diego’s incredible hip hop team, Ascension, which competed in VIBE XIII. She is currently a transportation project engineer at CH2M HILL in San Diego. She will be attending graduate school in the fall of 2011 to study structural engineering and geomechanics.
Kayla started dancing at the age of 10 at Xtreme Force Dance Company. She began as a beginner with jazz and hip-hop, and expanded her dance genre into tap, ballet and lyrical. At age 11 she became eligible for competitions and participated in many dance competitions as well as dance conventions around the bay area. Kayla has been helping teach dance ever since the age of 16. She is currently attending Las Positas College in pursuit of an X-ray Technologist major. She currently possesses an AA in Liberal Arts and is working on the final touches for her Administrative Medical Assistant Certificate. She has been a part of the Las Positas Dance Production as well as the San Jose Sirens Dance Team. She quotes: “My love for dance is forever growing with XFDC being the greatest influence.”
As a very shy child, Cayla expressed a desire to dance. She was one of the first students to join Xtreme Force Dance Company. She quotes: “Joining XFDC helped me build my self esteem & have pride in my accomplishments. I not only learned discipline, real passion for the dance but was able to excel in my academics and improve in my Jujitsu skills.” Her drive, dedication and competency were rewarded at the age of 15 when XFDC hired her as a teacher giving her a team to train for competitions. Teaching the young dancers made her realize that this was the career she wanted to pursue… teaching. And shortly after graduation, she moved to Honolulu Hawaii to attend the University of Hawaii. It was no surprise to find her pursuing her goals & credentials in a dual program of Education and Special Education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. To this day she utilizes the training she received at XFDC in her everyday life. Every summer Cayla returns to join her XFDC co-alumni dance team and perform at XFDC recitals.