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Shelley Wayne inducted into TDEA Hall of Fame


Shelley Wayne, assistant director and choreographer of the Kilgore College Rangerettes, has been inducted into the Texas Dance Educators Association (TDEA) Hall of Fame for 2022.

The induction took place Jan. 6 in Houston at TDEA’s annual convention.

As a member of the Rangerettes (1985-87), Wayne was both a Rangerette Lieutenant and Swingster.

After KC, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) in San Marcos.

After graduation, she returned home to Houston to direct the Westfield High School Lariettes for one year before being hired at KC in 1993 as assistant director and choreographer to Dana Blair.

Wayne earned a Master of Education in 2000 and teaches dance in the KC Department of Music and Dance.

She is a co-owner of Encore Creative Productions, a lifetime member of Rangerettes Forever and is the co-director of the Rangerette Summer Dance Camp.

In 2013, Wayne was also the recipient of a TDEA Lifetime Achievement Award.

About the Texas Dance Educators Association:

The Texas Dance Educators Association promotes the advancement of dance education throughout the state of Texas by providing opportunities through its annual convention, summer workshops, quarterly newsletters and online resources available to members.  Membership is comprised of dance educators from public/private schools, dance studios, school administrators, collegiate students, exhibitors and other individuals dedicated to supporting dance education. For more information, visit

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