WELCOME TO EPIC!
WELCOME TO EPIC!
OUR STORY: "As told by Owner, Shon Taylor-Keaton"
Although cheer has changed a lot over the years, I fell in love with it as a young girl. I have always said at a young age that I was going to coach and own my cheer gym to be able to give young girls and men the opportunity to be a part of a family Oriented Organization. I've been to several cheer competitions with All-star team as well Middle and High School Competitive Teams. After, high school and attending Saint Paul's College in Lawrenceville, VA where I cheered and become to love the sport even more because of the different style of cheer (HBCU.) Since, moving to Durham, North Carolina I was able to be employed by Durham Public Schools in 2001. I was hired as the Assistant Cheer Coach at Neal Middle School then took over the program as the Head Coach in August of 2002. In my 16 years of coaching I was able to win a couple of regional, and local titles.
I wanted to start out small and began my first business in Durham, NC. It was a great learning experience to start out and I loved every minute of it! Although I loved the small-town life I still believed that there was more for me to learn about the business.
I've enjoyed coaching all ages and skills levels.
I opened EPIC Cheer & Dance Academy in 2016, which for the first two years I held my practices at Neal Middle School. There were so many people that played apart in me continue success and saw the LOVE I had for other children. In 2018 we moved into our own gym that we call home.
When not coaching I Love spending a lot of time with her husband, Preston, my son Picasso, my daughter Mahogany, our dog Khloe and Family. I love the beach, tropical places and seafood. I also wish I could hibernate in the winter because I despises the cold weather.
It's that time again Epic tryouts are here May 22nd, 2021! Registration begins
Allstar Cheer 9:00am-11:00am Level 1
Ages 4 - 11
Allstar Cheer 11:00am - 1:00pm Level 2
Ages 7 - 18
Stomp N Shake
Elementary ages 5-10 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Middle School ages 11-13 3:00pm - 4:30pm
High School ages 14-18 4:30pm - 6:00pm
May 23rd, 2021 Team Reveal
12 PM - 1 PM