Picayune Dancers to Compete at the World Dance Championship

Twenty years ago, Tonya Barnum opened Center Stage School of Dance in Picayune, Mississippi in efforts to bring the art of dance to town. For the first time, she has had a team preparing to compete on a global stage.

Annie Mae Kellar, Aly Klingenberger, Treasure Lacoste, and Heidi Wise have been dancing together for four years before competing with their contemporary dance routine “Already Gone” at a competition in Biloxi. There they won a golden ticket securing their spot for the only World Dance Championship in New Jersey.

The four dancers and Tonya joined Rebecca Turner on Good Things to talk dance, excitement about the upcoming competition, and how you can help them get there.