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Dancing Classrooms

The Whistle Stop

Colors of the Rainbow

2018 Event Sponsors

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Chad Crain

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By way of Breckenridge, Texas, Chad has lived and worked on five different continents. He began his career in the fire service, where he worked as a flight paramedic.  He turned in his stethoscope and flight helmet to join the oil industry as a Safety and Training Supervisor.  While jumping from rig to rig across the globe, Chad earned his bachelor’s degree in human resources.  He met his wife, Jana, a native of Lake Charles, while working in Houston.  In 2017, Chad accepted a position as Training Manager for Cameron LNG.

Chad volunteers his free time as the Louisiana General Manager for the Outdoor Association for True Heroes (“OATH”), an organization that helps improve the lives of Louisiana veterans through outdoor activities.  He and his wife are also active in Everything Grey Greyhound Haven, an adoption program for retired greyhounds.  Chad enjoys riding his Harley, Carmella; traveling; and Crossfit.




Lauren Morris

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Lauren is a native of Sulphur and a graduate of Sulphur High School. She was a Cowgirl Kicker and graduated magna cum Laude from McNeese State University with a bachelor’s degree in English and an associate degree in art. At Tammy Palmer’s Center Stage, Lauren prepares dancers for competition, choreographs dance routines, and designs costumes for many of the competition pieces. Lauren was also a Teaching Artist for Dancing Classrooms for seven years and is currently the dance coach for the McNeese Cowgirl Kickers. Lauren has two miniature dachshunds named Molly and Margot. This is Lauren’s seventh year to participate in Mad Hot Ballroom as an expert dancer.  She and her celebrity partner, Dr. Tyson Green, won both the 2012 Mirror Ball trophy and People’s Choice Award.  Lauren won the 2015 People’s Choice award with her partner, George Cestia. Last year, she and her partner, Adam Stelly, won 2nd Place. 





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Gigi's Downtown

Tammy Palmer’s Center Stage