MC Scotties welcomes new members

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This year holds both new members and new ideas for the MC Scotties dance team.
Recently, one success for the dance team was at the Shamrock Classic competition, where they were paid to help at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium, the competition’s venue. They helped to set up the stage, warm up areas, and managed both areas during the completion. They help take down the stage once all routines are over as well. This year they raised nearly $1800.
In addition to new members, the dance team has innovative plans for this season.
“We are hoping to bring in a new team, fresh routines and new uniforms,” said Allyson Boling, new captain for the dance team. Boling is currently a senior and has been with the dance team for four years.
The new coach is Jennifer Evans and the new advisor is Lori Christopher. The team has seven members and is largely run student, with the members having officer positions.
Their dances consist of jazz, hip-hop and POM routines (dances that incorporate use of pom-poms). The routines last from one-half to two minutes. The dance team plans to do 15 to 20 dances this year, including more jazz routines, and performances will take place at all home football games and basketball games.
During the tryouts, the members look for more than just dancing skills, according to Boling. Many girls that try out have never had any dancing experience.
“We are definitely looking for more effort and people who have personality,” Boling said. “We want to improve performances by focusing on cleaning dance routines in small groups in order to make corrections and look more synchronized as a team.”
The three new members include Summer Lecain, Qiana Barrett and Timela Crutcher. The first performance will be on Friday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at the pep rally for the football game.

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