Badgerettes Rock the Show

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The Snow College Badgerettes perform a kickline as part of their "Aura" routine at the Badgerette Showcase. "Aura" was choreographed by Alexis Reynolds & Alexandria Loreen. Photo by April Carver

The Snow College Badgerettes perform a kickline as part of their “Aura” routine at the Badgerette Showcase. “Aura” was choreographed by Alexis Reynolds & Alexandria Loreen. Photo by April Carver

The Badgerettes often perform during school sporting events, but their annual showcase is the night to showcase and focus on the skills they have been working on for the last year.

Several teams and dance studios participated in the 2017 Badgerette showcase and are as follows:  Snow Cheer Team, Gunnison G-Gettes, Just Dance, Manti Templarettes, The Danz Studio A Team, Dance Works, North Sanpete Spiriteers, Airborne, Sr. Black Dance N’ Toes, and Juab Provita.  The other performances helped to give the dancers a break and switch costumes.

The Badgerettes preformed a total of 9 songs at the showcase, one of which was performed and choreographed just by officers called “This Is What You Came For”. The officers for the Badgerettes are President Taylor Tattersall, Vice President Alexis Reynolds, Secretary MiKayla Roberts.

“In preparation for the Badgerette showcase, a lot of handwork and time is put into it and is required. In those practices we would learn dances who were choreographed by guess choreographers and the officers of Badgerettes. Many of the members of Badgerettes got sick and injured during our preparation for our showcase but they pushed thorough the sickness an pain because of their love for dancing and performing.” said Taylor Tattersall.

“The dancers have worked hard all year on these dances and have had a great time performing and supporting our athletic teams” said Karen Johnson, the Badgerette coach.  Earlier this semester, the Badgerettes even performed with the USUE Spirit Squad.  The performances were during both the men’s and women’s basketball half time shows.  The games were Snow versus Utah State University Eastern and were held at both campuses.

“I love being a Badgerette because I can continue doing what I love while showing school spirit! Performing with my team at school activities is just so fun and brings everyone together” said Bailee Anderson.

There are still a couple of events this semester in which the Badgerettes will perform, including  the ballroom dance concert “Swing, Brother, Swing”, April 18-19 at 7:30 pm. They will also be guest performing at the dance ensemble concert, April 21-22 at 7:30 pm.

Snow College is also holding a summer dance intensive offered in two sessions June 26-29 and July 10-13.  Ages 8 & up are welcome to participate. There will be guest artists from Utah Valley University and Utah State University. For more information about this event contact Karan Johnson at karen.johnson@snow.edu or Tiffany Tree at tiffany.tree@snow.edu.

There are auditions for the 2017-2018 Badgerettes, on April 15 in the dance studio at the Horne Activity Center from noon until 3 pm. If auditioning, dancers must bring $5, a 3×5 head shot, one minute solo, and a completed application form. Contact karen.johnson@snow.edu for more information.

 

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