Hall of Fame Inductees2019-07-18T12:21:54+00:00


Teri Rowe

Teri Rowe has a B.A. in Physical Education/Dance/Gymnastics, and a M.S. in Exercise Physiology. She has choreographed for, coached and judged dance teams at the middle school, high school, and college levels for over 30 years. Teri also owned a private dance and cheer studio with seven competitive all-star dance and cheer teams.


Joyce Pennington

Joyce Pennington is the current President, CEO and owner of American Dance/Drill Team® which was established in 1958 by Gussie Nell Davis and Dr. Irving Dreibrodt, and is located in Salado, Texas. Joyce and her husband, C.R., bought majority stock of the company in 1984. She was a charter member of the Haltom High School Highsteppers and holds a degree in Physical Education and Dance, with a minor in English, from the University of North Texas (1972). Joyce was selected as Campus Beauty in 1972, representing Angel Flight.


Cindy Clough

Cindy has been the coach of the award-wining Brainerd Kixters, in Brainerd, Minnesota for 43 years. She was named Minnesota Dance Coach of the Year in 1987, 1999 and 2012, voted as one of the top 5 directors in the Midwest in 2000, and inducted into the Brainerd, MN High School Athletic Hall Of Fame in 1995. She is also a member of the North Dakota Drill Team Association Hall Of Fame, Let’s Cheer Magazine’s Hall Of Fame, Minnesota Dance Team Coaches Hall Of Fame, and Wisconsin Cheer and Dance Hall of Fame. Cindy was also the recipient of the Breaking Barriers Award, presented at the Minnesota State Capital in 2004 for contributing significantly to Women’s Sports in MN.



Gussie Nell Davis

Davis was born in 1906 in Farmersville, Texas, and enrolled at the Texas Woman’s University in 1923, where she was to become a concert pianist..  She later switched her studies from music to physical education.  She graduated in 1927 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and began her professional career at Greenville High School as an instructor of physical education and pep-squad sponsor.


Kay Teer Crawford

Dr. Kay Teer Crawford was born in 1914. She was raised in Grainger, Texas and lived in extreme poverty during her childhood. Crawford attended Edinburg High School where she started the first “modern dance drill team” in 1929 after she had earned a spot on the school’s cheerleading squad but 90 of her schoolmates did not.