Orientation guide!

Orientation guide!


Its been roughly two weeks since my first visit to the big apple. It was also my first flying experience.Needless to say it was a wonderful flight. I spent the weekend with my roommate who is originally from Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina.I went down the day before my flight to stay with her because our flight was a 7:30 a.m flight. Airport security even checked my hair because I wore hair extensions…haha:) Once we landed in NYC the shooting at the empire state building was also going on at the same time. My phone immediately blew up with text and phone calls from people to check up on me…my luck, there would be a shooting right when I land haha:) we changed into some casual clothes and walked all through New York, getting adjusted to the city. Allowing everything to soak in. Of course, I am in such amazement of the city.We found the school me and my roommate were attending, which was on 61st Street.On the Upper Westside of Manhattan. We walked back and got ready for AMDA’s Dinner with the Pros. This consisted of a dinner with the newly accepted student and what we didn’t know at the time, a workshop class. Thank the lord we brought dance clothes along with us. This dinner allowed us to get a feel of the classes at AMDA, meet the new students and of course meet with the nutritionist that we have,and meeting with financial aid if needed. After the dinner, we hopped on the subway. Which was something we were still trying to get used to as well. I even had trouble with my metrocard literally saying “too slow”…I guess that’s what I get for living in the south. haha:) The next day, we had an appointment at the campus to tour and meet new people that are affiliated with AMDA. After the appointment we headed over to Starbucks,one of thousands they have there. We even enjoyed some high priced Applebees haha. That evening we met up with one of my roommates friends who was a student at Marymount Manhattan. We tried to eat at Olive Garden, but even at 9:00..we had over an hour wait. We explored more of the city, times square night life is AMAZING! The next morning, we had a late flight so we decided to do some shopping. We visited Capezio, M&M store, Forever 21 ( pure perfection), and a few others. Another visit to Starbucks to meet with some more friends that live in the city. They were super nice and willing to help us out once we got there. Around lunchtime, we ate at Juniors. Which is pretty much an upscale burger joint.. delicious. Then we headed over to our cab driver to head back to the NY airport to board the plane. Once we landed in Columbia, South Carolina, I headed back to my roommates home to stay because it was well past midnight. We went to breakfast the next morning before we parted ways until time to move in together.


hello world!,

I am beyond thrilled to start my first blog to keep up with the whole NYC experience. My goal is to post as many pictures, post, videos,etc. while im there, and the moments traveling back and forth from my hometown of South Carolina. Now that Ive gotten this up and running,lets start with a little bit about me. I was born and raised in Greenville,SC. A 2012 graduate of Travelers Rest High School in Travelers Rest, SC. Where I participated as a Varsity Competitive Cheerleader my Junior and Senior year, serving as one of three captains my Senior year. A member of our schools yearbook staff for 2 years. Ive been a dancer going on 17 years now. A competitive dancer for 7 years. I have had the ultimate priveledge to work with dancers from all over the nation such as Brooke Lipton, back up dancer for Britney Spears. Mark Meismer, who has been featured on George Lopez and Dancing with the Stars. Martha Nichols from So You Think You Can Dance. Bobby Newberry the official choreographer for the Pussycat Dolls. Lindley Mayer who was featured on Glee and plays the Magic Carpet in the Aladdin show in Disney World. These people have helped develop me into the professional dancer I want to become and so much more. In 2012 I was selected for the CTG agent award to work with a dance agency. Dance is my everything and something I love to call..my happy place. I look forward to sharing all of my post from the wonderful city I now call my home. Much Love to everyone
xoxo -Stephanie


I gotta have Roots before branches. To know who I am Before I know Who I wanna be And faith. To take chances .To live like I see. A place in this world for me.

One of the dance rooms at AMDA

One of the dance rooms at AMDA



The library at AMDA-New York

The library at AMDA-New York


A day in times square

A day in times square



Roomie love:)

Roomie love:)


Boarding the plane to head to NYC

Boarding the plane to head to NYC