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The WCU Dance Team

Entering the 2006-07 Academic year, the WCU Dance Team joined the Fitness Center umbrella in the Division of Student Affairs. The WCU Dance Team, which originated in 1995, brings school spirit to WCU home football and basketball games and serves as entertainment at other campus and community events. Dance Team members have the opportunity to grow as dancers, performers, and representatives of Western Carolina University.

The 2006-07 edition of the WCU Dance Team is lead by co-captains and seniors Shannon Brindley and Laura Beth Gibson. Both individuals enter their fourth year as Dance Team members and provide the energy and charisma to successfully carry the team. The advisors of the 06-07 squad are Kellie Monteith and Shauna Sage.

The WCU Dance Team looks forward to another successful year and hopes that everyone "Backs the Cats" during 2006-2007. GO CATS!!!

Below is a listing of the 2006-07 WCU Dance Team members:

        Shannon Brindley       Senior - Captain
        Laura Beth Gibson      Senior - Co-Captain
        Kristen Redmond        Senior
        Heather Mathews        Junior
        Ashley Smith           Junior
        Carley Abbott          Sophomore
        Melissa Athorn         Sophomore
        Brittany Inskeep       Sophomore - Choreographer
        Melanie Jones          Sophomore
        Kaitlyn Moore          Sophomore
        Stephanie Moore        Sophomore - Choreographer
        Whitney Sutton         Sophomore
        Kendall Winslow        Sophomore
        Katie Brothers         Freshman
        Kacie Mabry            Freshman
        Jessica Vidal          Freshman
        Dance Team Advisors: Kellie Monteith and Shauna Sage

2006-07 WCU Dance Team Photo Gallery - Football Season

2006 Fall Youth Dance Clinic Photo Gallery

WCU Dance Team Try-out Information:

WCU Dance Team Workshops
March 19, 2007 (7:00 - 8:30 pm, Reid Gym)
March 21, 2007 (6:00 - 7:30 pm, Breese Gym)
March 28, 2007 (6:00 - 8:00 pm, Breese Gym)

WCU Dance Team Workshops Flyer
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WCU Dance Team Try-outs
Fri., March 30, 2007 (6:00 - 9:00 pm, TBA)
Sat., March 31, 2007 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm, TBA)

2007-08 Dance Team Tryout Information
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The WCU Dance Team was started in 1995 and has been successful in adding school spirit to home football and basketball games as well as adding pre-game, halftime, and timeout entertainment for games and other special events. It has also provided many students, who have a dance background, with an opportunity to continue to grow as dancers and performers.

Tryouts for the squad are held each year in the spring beginning with a workshop for the purpose of teaching the technical, hip hop, and sideline routines. Tryouts also include the following technical moves: Double Pirouette (both), Triple Priouette (best side), Fuete, Toe Touch (Russian), Switch Leap (both), Axel Turn, and Leap in Second (both). In addition, points will be given for showmanship, posture, and appearance. Those wishing to tryout will also be asked to perform a timed, 1.5 mile run (for endurance). Incoming students must provide a copy of their WCU Acceptance and while current Western Carolina students must show proof of a minimum 2.0 semester and cumulative GPA.


2005-06 WCU Dance Team Photo Gallery

2005-06 WCU Dance Team

Kristin Davis (captain)          SR
Kimberly Baker (co-captain)      JR
Hailey Caldwell                  SR
Ashley Dolman                    SR
Elizabeth Hester                 SR
Michaela Layman                  SR
Abigail Leatherwood              SR
Shannon Brindley                 JR
Laura Gibson                     JR
Kristen Redmond                  JR
Suzanne Shirer                   JR
Heather Matthews                 SO
Brittany Inskeep                 FR
Kaitlyn Moore                    FR
Stephanie Moore                  FR
Megan Otto                       FR

Head Coach: Teresa Crum

2004-05 WCU Dance Team Photo Gallery


Site last updated December 7, 2006