By MONICA KELLY
Tech’s Regal Blues dance team has been off the radar for
a while with no dances or performances, but that does not mean the girls are
taking a vacation.
The Regal Blues have been hard at work preparing for
their Spring Dance Showcase at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Thomas Assembly Center.
Erica Timmons, coach of the Regal Blues and a senior
mathematical education major, said the team will be performing most of the
dances from this past year, as well as a new one they just learned.
“They are doing about eight routines, including their
second place, award-winning home routine, Beastie Boys Medley, ‘There It Go’
Mix, Higher Ground and more,” Timmons said.
Timmons also said the team is really excited about the
show because the team will get to show off a little and build up the program.
“Tryouts for next year’s team will be April 20 to 22, so
this show will set the standard and show that we are raising the bar and trying
to improve a little each year,” Timmons said.
Sabrina Clark, a member of the Regal Blues, a former
Jacksonville Jaguar cheerleader and a junior business management major, said
besides performing the team’s favorite dances, she will be performing her Miss
Tech pageant solo, “I Am What I Am.”
“It’s going to be fun, and not too formal,” Clark said.
“We will be giving away door prizes in between dances as well. Everyone should
be listening to KLPI 89.1 for our promo about the show.”
Jennifer Canterbury, coordinator of spirit events, said
this is the first time the girls have done the showcase, and the girls hope it
is successful so they can continue it in the future.
“It was actually the girls’ idea, and they have been hard
at work preparing for it,” Canterbury said. “We are also using it as a
recruitment tool, so we have a few local high schools performing in between the
Kim Ashy, coach of the Choudrant
High School danceline, a member of the Regal Blues
and a sophomore communication design major, said she is going to help the girls
at Choudrant as much as she can to prepare for their
performance at the showcase.
“The girls have a couple of shorter dances they have done
throughout the year,” Ashy said. “These will be easy to clean up and perform in
the slots between our [Regal Blues] performances. We are very excited.”
Timmons said the team is very excited to get the school’s
“We want to get as many people there as possible; it is
going to be amazing,” Timmons said.
Tickets can be purchased for $2 from any of these members
or at the door the day of the show.
For more information about the show, contact Canterbury