Kelsey Fernanda Garcia
Badgerettes Bring The Hype to Halftime
The Snow College dance team, also known as the Badgerettes, are ready to perform their epic halftime routines at football games. Head coach of the Badgerettes introduces the new team, coaching position and upcoming plans for their season.
The Badgerettes have welcomed a new head coach this season, Bekah Ackerman. Originally from Manti, Ackerman was already familiar with Snow College prior to her new coaching position. Ackerman said she is “beyond excited to be around really talented girls with good energy. The freshman Badgerettes fit right in and the sophomores in general love being at college. I’m also excited that the girls are excited to be dancing at a college level”.
For the 2022-2023 season the Badgerettes have a total of fifteen dancers. Each year they have four captain positions and for this season the captains are: (1) Brooklyn Guevara/ Head Captain; (2) Sierra Roberts/ Co-Captian; (3) Shalyce Cook/ Game Day Captain; (4) Cortney Christensen/ Dance Captain.
One week before the first day of classes, the Badgerettes had a whole week of practice where they learned and cleaned halftime routines. Now that the academic season has started they have practices five days a week for two hours, 7-9 am, where they continue to clean routines. During their summer practices they learned a total of four routines for football halftime season.
Typically for football season the Badgerettes perform hip hop, jazz and pom style routines. The hip hop and pom routines are choreographed by choreographers outside of Snow College and their jazz routine is choreographed by the head captain. Ackerman said “ the girls are excited and in love with the choreography. Something a little different with our upcoming routines is we have a few more tricks and lifts.”
The Badgerettes may be in the process of cleaning and performing their football halftimes routines but they are already preparing for the winter season. They have learned their lyrical routine and a couple girls from the team are choreographing a new hip hop routine. The Badgerettes do not compete at any competitions but you can still catch them at halftime for basketball games. When asked why people should come watch the Badgerettes. Ackerman said, “ They are beautiful, talented, perfectly, high energy class act performers.”