Alyson and Caitlyn Vincent '12
Alyson and Caitlyn Vincent, junior elementary education majors at Transylvania University, are six-time Clogging Champions of America (CCA) National Overall Duo champions and currently the reigning National Duo Champions. They were also CCA National Short Duo Champions in 2009 and 2010.
The Vincents have been clogging for nearly 14 years at Studio One School of Dance in Winchester, Kentucky. The passion for dance that they have developed has afforded them many opportunities to travel and perform all over the country and gain memories that are irreplaceable. Among their many appearances, they performed shows at Silver Dollar City in Missouri in 2002, 2003, and 2008, auditioned for America’s Got Talent in Chicago, and entertained for Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former president of India, at a celebration in his honor.
Alyson and Caitlyn have been named to the Clogging Champions of America All-Pro Team five times and are now considered All-Pro Team Legends. Individually, they have also been nationally awarded–Caitlyn was named CCA National Female Solo Champion in 2006 and 2010 and Alyson was named the CCA National Female Solo Champion in 2009. In their 14 years of dancing, they have received 288 duo awards, Alyson has received 102 individual awards, and Caitlyn has received 90 individual awards.
Throughout the years, clogging has instilled in them that it is not just about winning trophies and trying to be the best. It has shown them the values of determination, self-confidence, and the importance of relationships. Currently, both Alyson and Caitlyn help to teach clogging at Studio One in Winchester.