D-N-D Staff


Lynn Ramey - Owner

Lynn has been teaching in the Tyler Area for the last 28 years and has gained the reputation of being a teacher with strong Christian values and a respect for her profession.

Lynn is the Director for the Tyler Golden Girls city-wide drill team.

Masters Degree - Texas Tech University

Director / Choreographer for the Texas Rose Festival Coronation

Internship with the New York City Rockettes

Drill Team Director for the Grace Community High School "Cougarettes"

Featured at Super Bowl XIL, NFL Cowboys Game, Senior Bowl, Six Flags and Cotton Bowls.

Represented in Glamour Magazine Top 10 Women of the USA

Miss Halftime USA - Baylor University

Children's Teacher / Bible Study Leader at Grace Community Church

Graduate of Proverbs 31 Ministries.

Lynn is married to King Ramey, owner of Razzmataz Dancewear Store.  They have a 21 year old son, Archer, and an 19 year old daughter, Joy, that both attend Baylor Univeristy.  Lynn and King are members at Grace Community Church in Tyler.



Renee' Allen - Instructor

Renee’ is entering her 12th year back as a teacher with Dance-N-Drill.  Renee’ started with Mrs. Lynn 28 years ago as a member of the “Tyler Golden Girls.”


Renee’ is the Director of the Dance-N-Drill Dancers, Jazz Competition Team, and “Extreme” Hip Hop Teams, Assistant Director for the “Tyler Golden Girls” as well as Head Coach for the D-N-D “Flyers” All-Star Cheer and Hip Hop Teams.


*Professional Private/Public Choreographer for 20 years and Qualified Judge for Dance and Cheer Competitions and Auditions



*Former Choreographer for the University of Texas at Tyler Patriot Singers



*Marching Auxiliaries Best Choreographer Award in Modern and Character



*Certified USASF Cheerleading Coach in Training and Safety



*Choreographer for the 1997 Pollen Weed Eater Independence Bowl Pre-Game Show



*Former Tyler Junior College Apache Belle (Traveled and performed in Nice, France)



*Former Director/Choreographer for the Continental Basketball Association Shreveport Crawdad Cheerleaders



*Former Owner of “Center Stage Dance Company” and Director of the Nationally ranked “Red River Southern Belles” in Shreveport, Louisiana



*Former Director/Choreographer for the Louisiana State University at Shreveport Dance Team



*Former Robert E. Lee Southern Belle (1987-1989), Officer (1988-1989)



Former Dance-N-Drill Dancer (Traveled and performed at the Festival of Lights in Montreaux, Switzerland


Renee’ has been married 21 years to her husband Jack.  They have a 14 year old son and live in Whitehouse. The Allen's attend the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Tyler.







Jay Childress - Instructor

*Power Tumbling Specialist and Coach for the “Flyers” All-Star Cheer Teams


*Assistant Coach for the “Flyer” Hip Hop Teams


*Former Coach at Flipnastics Gym in Austin, Texas


*Successfully trained 5 of the top gymnasts in the state of Texas


*Recently trained under The Pro’s cheerleading staff at a summer cheerleading camp


*Currently trains many cheerleaders from schools around the area.


Jay does private lessons to train girls and boys in power tumbling skills and jumps to prepare them for auditions and competitions.





Katherine Floyd - Instructor

This is Katherine’s third year as a teacher at Dance-N-Drill.



*Former Dance-N-Drill Student for 15 years



*Former Dance-N-Drill Dancer 2004-2007



*Former Tyler Golden Girl 2003-2004



*Former Robert E. Lee Southern Belle Drill Team member 2005-2008



*Dance-N-Drill Assistant for 5 years, 2nd year teacher



*She has worked with children through Vacation Bible School and Nursery at Pollard



*United Methodist Church for 4 years



*Katherine does private lessons and choreography for solos, duets and trios 





Tara Hargrove - Instructor


This is Tara's 9th year as a teacher at Dance-N-Drill.



*Cheer Director/Coach for the Grace Community High School Varsity Cheerleaders 2012


*Spirit Squad Director at Grace Community High School 2007 – Present


*Director of the D-N-D Junior Jazz Team at Dance-N-Drill 2011-Present



*Choreographer for area high school drill teams



*Judge for high school drill teamtyrouts, officer tryouts and cheer auditions



*Assistant Coach for the D-N-D Flyers All-Star Cheer Teams 2003-2009



*Former Tyler Junior College Apache Belle 2002-2004  (Traveled and performed in Hawaii and China)



*Bullard Middle School Twirling Sponsor 2000-2003



*Harleton, Texas High Varsity Cheerleader 1999-2000


*Granbury, Texas High School Stowaway Drill Team Member: Co-Captain 1997-1998, Captain 1998-1999



Tara and her husband, Justin, attend Grace Community Church in Tyler.





Jeanne Hines - Instructor

*Dance-N-Drill Teacher for 15 years



*Green Acres Baptist Church Day Camp Director for 10 years



*Kid’s Kaleidoscope Pre-school Teacher for 8 years



*Substitute Teacher for Tyler Independent School District and All Saints Lower School



*Ford Foundation Ballet Scholarship



*U. T. Austin Graduate (Don’t tell my Aggies!)



Jeanne is married to Mike Hines.  They have 2 daughters, Kirby and Kendall.  Her passion is working with young children.  It is a joy to see their confidence, self-esteem and talent grow.  She feels blessed everyday at the studio. Jeanne is also a 12yr Cancer Surviver.





Yayoi Jones - Instructor

*Director of Dance-N-Drill’s Wings Ballet Company



*Graduate from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance



*Started classical ballet dance at Wakabayashi Ballet School, Japan at the age of 3



*Her ballet repertoire in “The Nutcracker” – including Arabian, Russian, Snow, Waltz of the Flowers, and Dew Drop.  Other ballets include “Pas De Quatre”, “Coppelia”, Raymonda”, “Swan lake”, “Giselle”, Sleeping Beauty”, and “Don Quixote”



*Former dancer with Kista Tucker Danced Company and Houston and Sam Houston State University Dance Company 


Yayoi and her husband Michael have been married for three years.  They have a daughter that is one!!






Jaime Tschirhart - Instructor

*Green Acres Day Camp Director 2010-Present


*Former Dance-N-Drill Student for 9 years


*Former Dance-N-Drill Dancer


*Assistant Green Acres Day Camp Director 1999-2000, 2009


*Former Robert E. Lee Southern Belle Drill Team member 1994-1996


*Performed at San Antonio Spurs Basketball Game 1995


*Former Tyler Golden Girl and Officer 1990-1993


*Traveled and Performed in Mexico 1991


*Graduate from Stephen F. Austin University 2001


*T Bar M Camps Timothy Team Member 2001 2002


*Traveled to Zambia, Bolivia, Bahamas and Panama to put on sports camps


*T Bar M Day Camp Director and Registrar 2002-2004


*Baptist Student Director’s Assistant at Tyler Junior College 2006-2007


Jaime has been married to her husband Nick for 7 years.

They have three boys, Weston, Colson and Maverick.