Two Tampa dancers took center stage coast to coast on "So You Think You Can Dance."
Courtney Kirby and Danielle Dominguez represent Florida on the show.
"We're all super excited. We're all here to watch the show together. These are her dance friends. Danielle's been dancing since she was 5," Yvette Brehney said.
It's the second year a member of Yvette's company, Centerstage Dance Academy, landed national attention.
"I think in the back of her head the whole time she was thinking about it herself," said mother Liza Dominguez.
This year, the Gaither High School grad is the one in the spotlight, making a name for herself as the bacon-lover from Tampa.
"It says a lot for Tampa because there's also another studio that has a dancer," offered Brehney.
"It's a huge deal and it couldn't have happened to a nicer person. Courtney is a shy, quiet girl who expresses herself through dance," said Terri Howell of All American Dance Factory.
Her grandmother was not so quiet. She got some national airtime, too.
"It was awesome. I couldn't believe it. And they were so nice to me," Booth said.
Courtney is 19 and was home schooled in Tampa. She comes from a family of dancers, dating back to her great grandmother.
She got her start at American Dance Factory. It's their second year with a contestant on the show, too.
"It does show that you can train right here and reach for your dreams," Howell said.
"I can't tell you how proud I have been from the day she was born. Every thing she has done she has done right," Booth added.
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