If you want a challenge this dance is for you! This jazz routine is full of leaps, turns, and floor work. It is easily manipulated into a more intermediate for those that are not up to the advanced level but can add extra turns and sequencing for the more advanced dancers.
Brittany Watkins: Brittany Watkins danced at McLennan Community College (2005-2006) where they were ranked #3 in the nation by NDA and were 1st Place National Champions at the American Collegiate Championship. She was also named the Top Gun Leaps & Turns Winner at college summer camp. This is Brittany's 6th year with American Dance/Drill Team and she is currently the Assistant Director for the award winning Calicos Dance Team in Corsicana, TX.
Int/Adv Novelty – “Tea Party” by Kerli – Time: 2:03 There’s no downtime with this novelty! Tea party is super fun, sassy, and full of charisma! It includes many high-energy sections, double pirouettes, jeté, and a tilt leap. This routine is definitely going to WOW the crowds and make them want to get up and dance! Int/Adv Pom – “Kick It” by: Nina Martine (Stereoheroes Remix) – Time: 1:58 Fast paced and full of energy, this pom is one that is sure to get the crowds bouncing to the beat! The technical elements include double pirouettes, tilt leaps, Leaps in 2nd position, and calypsos. There are many visual parts, fast and sharp pom arms, and fun choreography that is sure to be a crowd pleaser every time! Int Jazz – “When Love Takes Over” by Kelly Rowland (feat. David Guetta) – Time: 2:07 This is a jazz routine that is full of smooth transitions, clean lines, and basic technique including single/double pirouettes, jetes, and a calypso. This Jazz is easy to polish and is sure to “take over” the crowd!
Meredith Walraven: Meredith Walraven is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Dance. She started her teaching career at Rowlett High School as the Junior Varsity director; under her direction, the Rhythmettes earned Regional and National titles. She is now currently finishing her third year at Plano Senior High where she is the Varsity Director of the recently named 2010 Super Large Team and Officer National Champions. This is Meredith's sixth year on staff and has choreographed many routines for line and officer camps as well as area dance team's contest routines.
Int/Adv Kick – “Cowboy Casanova” by: Carrie Underwood – This fun upbeat and country inspired kick routine will sure leave you energized and your crowd wanting to see more of those beautiful hick kicks. This routine could be paired with a cowboy hat and boots to make it even more fun for the crowd at pep rallies, games, and contest. Int/Adv Military – “Be Reckless” by: Techno Remix – This military is for groups that want a challenge. The fast paced and always moving choreography is what makes this military routine great. Not a lot of technique besides a lot of arms and quick motions. It is a sure way to get an arm workout as well as the crowd pumped after performing this upbeat number. Int/Adv Lyrical – “What Do I Know of Holy” by: Addison Road – This beautiful song will allow any group to really feel this faith inspired dance. This lyrical is a soft piece that turns powerful with the change in music. More advanced groups will enjoy the challenge this dance brings.