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
WCU Dance Team Try-out Information:
WCU Dance Team Try-outs
HISTORY of THE WCU DANCE TEAM
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
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