Formed in November of 2001, FD Takeoff is the junior competition team of the Final Destination Cloggers. The team consists of 9 dancers, ranging in ages from 15 to 18, representing both the West Coast and Midwest United States.
FD Takeoff travels the competition clogging circuit each year. Some of their past competitions include: the Northern Colorado Clogging Championships in Ft. Collins, CO, the 2008 USA National Championships in Nashville, TN, the Indiana Fall Clogging Classic in Nashville, IN, and the 2009 CCA Showdown of Champions in Spartanburg, SC.
FD Takeoff is home to the following 2008 NCHC Junior All-Star Team Members: Russell Eldridge (IN), Savanna Jilg (IN) and Allie Watson (IN).
FD Takeoff is also home to the following 2008 USA National Champions: Noel Mota (Amateur Acapella Solo), Jennifer Vargas (Masters Acapella Solo), Russell Eldridge (Traditional Solo), and Allie Watson & Russell Eldridge (Masters Short Duet).
In addition to competing, FD Takeoff members also love to share their talents by performing all over Southern California, especially for a good cause. Recent performances include: the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk in Huntington Beach, the La Mirada Meals-on-Wheels Fundraiser, the Yorba Linda Celebration of the Arts, and the Pomona Harvest Festival.