ALCO ~ Adult Learning Center Osceola

Dance Classes

 

Dance Studio Slides

Faculty & Staff

Below is a short Bio of each staff member at Glenda's Dance Center.

Ms. Glenda Langford, Owner / Instructor

Glenda started dancing at the age of three. She has a degree in Modern Dance from the Florida School of the Arts. Along with performing in many productions, plays and musicals, she has won numerous competitions in both dance and cheerleading. She has also been a judge for various dance competitions. In 1989, Glenda performed in NBC’s Grand Opening Special for MGM Studios. Previously working as a dancer for Walt Disney World, most recently, Glenda entertained with many of her students as "guest talent" in Walt Disney World. Glenda trained for 17 years in various studios, colleges and workshops. In 30+ years of teaching, 30 of those have been in St. Cloud. "My dream, when I was a little girl, was to be a dance teacher. I never wanted to be or do anything else. How fortunate I am to be living my dream and grateful I’ve been given the opportunity to meet and work with so many wonderful people." Glenda resides in St. Cloud with her husband, David, and children, Trent 24, Caleb 23, Payton 22, & Anna 15.


Ms. Kim Matheny, Instructor

Kim started dancing at the age of three. In addition to taking classes locally, she studied one summer at the University of Kentucky. She has competed in various competitions and workshops along the eastern coast. In 1993, Kim performed in the televised half-time show at the Florida Citrus Bowl. Kim has performed at Disney parks as "guest talent" for 7 years. She has been with Glenda’s Dance Center since Glenda opened her doors. Kim resides in St. Cloud with her husband, Doug, and their children, Blake and Morgan.


Ms. Tena Alise, Instructor

Tena has been dancing and teaching dance and theater for more than 20 years.  She was the Dance Director for several high school in North Florida and Osceola County. She was an active part of the dance and theatre community as she was on the Board of Directors and resident choreographer of the Quincy Music Theatre. She also performed in numerous musicals in North Florida as well as directed. Some of her favorite shows were Gypsy, Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Beehive and Pippin. Tena was a member of the Nationally Ranked and Championship Tip Top Tappers, and performed and competed until she was 30. She is Currently the dance teacher at St. Cloud High School and is the choreographer and coach of the Golden Girls Dance Team at SCHS. This is her 10th year as an instructor at Glenda's Dance Center. “Being able to teach the young students that attend Glenda’s Dance Center is the highlight of my day! The studio is warm, friendly, and challenging and I appreciate every student in my classes!” Ms. Tena resides in Kissimmee with her husband, Jason, and 4 kids, Justin, Kaitlyn, Hailey and Paige. Looking forward to another creative year!


Ms. Payton Hinton, Instructor

This is Payton's sixth year as an instructor with Glenda's Dance Center. She has been an assistant teacher for 10 years and a faculty member for 6 years. Payton has been dancing and training in various studios, workshops and conventions for 20+ years. She is a current member and choreographer for our LTD Dance Company, where she has won various awards and recognitions. She also entertains at Disney and other venues. Payton was selected to be on the faculty of the Eastern Dance Association. She also was on her high school cheerleading squad for all 4 years, and was a Captain on the Elite Cheer squad her Senior year. Payton was also a member of the Panther Paws Dance Team at Gateway High School for 3 years as well, under the direction of Ms. Tena Alise. Ms. Payton has graduated from Valencia with a degree in Dance Performance. She was a member of the Valencia Dance Theatre Company, and she was also President of the Valencia Dance Department.  Ms. Payton is now pursuing her teaching degree at the University of Central Florida as well as a math tutor for the AVID students at St. Cloud High under Ms. Orlansky.  We look forward to another fun year with her.

Ms. Lindsey Scherer, Instructor

Lindsay has been taking dance for over 25 years.  She was accepted to Columbia University's Summer Dance Program.  Lindsay was a member of our LTD Dance Company for many years, winning awards and recognitions over the years.  She has also entertained in Walt Disney World as guest talent for over 10 years with our studio.  Lindsay has been an assistant instructor for 10 years and a faculty member for 6 years.  She resides in St. Cloud with her fiancée, Mike and their son, Emmerson, 5.  We welcome her back for another fun dance year!


Ms. Anna Langford, Instructor

This is Anna's first year as an instructor with Glenda's Dance Center.  She has been an assistant teacher for the last 5 years.  Anna has been dancing since the age of 2.  Ms. Anna is a current member of our LTD Dance Company, where she has won numerous awards and recognitions.  She entertains at Disney and other venues, as well as trains in various workshops and conventions.  Ms. Anna has participated in the Valencia College Summer Dance Institute for the past 3 years, where she learns from College Professors and gets the opportunity to perform in the College Summer Showcase.  This year Ms. Anna is currently a full-time Dual Enrollment student at Valencia College.  Ms. Anna is very excited to begin this journey as an instructor.


Teachers Assistants

Ms. Hailey Alise Ms. Emma Crawley Ms. Abby Dombo Ms. Kourtne Griffin Ms. Aynslie Miller
 

Ms. Hailey Newgent Ms. Alicia Oppel Ms. Karley Story Ms. Alexia Wigand