I was the owner and Artistic Director at Reagan Dance & Gymnastics for 12 years. There, I ran a recreational and competitive dance, gymnastics, and cheer program. I prepared my students for college level dance training as well as high school dance teams and cheer squads. I give the beginner, recreational student, the same level of attention as the advanced student. I worked with students ages two through adult. I am a dance educator and choreographer for classical ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, and hip hop.
I currently reside at the Rez in Brandon with my husband and two daughters. We are active at Pinelake Church.
A few highlights in my dance training include time with the Moscow City Ballet, teacher training in New York City, and instruction from David Keary with Ballet Mississippi, In Step Dance Club, dance workshops with the Twin City Ballet! I enjoy continuing my dance education yearly through classes, workshops, Children’s Dance Technique workshop for proper training, as well as other dance related programs.
Roger is a native of Jackson, TN. His visionary and entrepreneurial spirit has been in operation throughout his life. At an early age, he was recognized as gifted in the arts. Through successive competitions, scholastic achievements and performances, he honed his abilities as a hip hop dancer, choreographer and artist. He is now owner of Go Long Productions in Ridgeland, MS
Since 2001, Roger has been a dance educator and choreographer. His high energy hip hop dance choreography has become a trademark and featured at competitions, camps, workshops and events throughout the South. He created the renowned dance program, Choreorobics Dance Off, in 2001 and its success is largely due to his powerfully thorough, positive and motivating instructional method along with his solid reputation for delivering consistent high energy classes.
In 2003, he was recognized as one of Who's Who in America's top art professionals and in 2004 among Who's Who in the World as a noted contributor to contemporary performing and visual arts. Today he continues to offer hip hop choreography and coaching through Go Long Productions .
Go Long Productions is the arts-based business headed by Roger. It offers an original range of dance and visual art services, classes, events and innovations and all by Roger and Tena Long. For years, the couple been dedicated to enriching the lives of their students, teaching, choreographing and coaching both young and old, beginners to professionals, solo performers to dance teams at classes, workshops, events and camps. They have trained dancers for national dance and dance team competitions, talent searches, invitationals and more.
A native of Nassau, Bahamas, Tena has had training in different facets of the entertainment and performance arts. She received formal vocal training and performed as a vocalists for over five years in both Florida and Mississippi with touring bands. She spent many of her formative years performing.
Tena also holds in B. A. in Mass Communications from Belhaven University where she graduated in 2002. She is certified as a group fitness instructor with the Athletics and Fitness Association of America and is an avid health and wellness enthusiast.
As a dancer coach and instructor, Tena believes strongly in standards of excellence and encourages positive thinking and wellness. She works along with her husband, Roger, at Go Long Productions offering select dance and performing arts services.
Courtney grew up in North Carolina where she attended Arts Evangelica, a Christian studio and performance company. She also attended NC School of the Arts summer program. Courtney graduated from Belhaven in 2001 with a BA in Dance. She taught beginner jazz and ballet at Xpress Dance for five years and performed professionally with Polarity Dance Theatre. She also taught intermediate/advanced ballet, jazz, and lyrical at Mississippi Ballet Theatre in Clinton from 2004-2010. During this time, she was Artistic Director of their competition/performance company. She also taught musical theatre jazz and beginner tap at Mississippi College. Courtney choreographs for the competition team at Dance Works Studio in Clinton. She currently helps coach and teach technique for the Northwest Rankin Middle School dance team. Courtney lives in Brandon with her husband and three children.