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Two dance groups pursuing new members

By Mark Smith
Posted on January 24, 2013 | News,Showcase | Comments Off on Two dance groups pursuing new members
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Members of Sanctify perform during Christmas Slam last month. (Optimist photo by Mandy Lambright)

Two dance groups on campus are actively looking for new members with spring tryouts as they prepare Sing Song performances.

SHADES step team has been conducting tryouts each night this week, and will again Friday evening in the Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building room 115 from 8 – 10 p.m. It’s the first time the group will welcome open tryouts.

“For the first time, we had an all-girl group,” said Victoria Jones, SHADES head captain. “But we have missed the variety men have traditionally brought to our group.”

Jones, senior psychology major from Dallas, said the SHADES tryouts will consist of two steps and a dance.

“Nothing too difficult,” she said.

Sanctify, an on-campus hip-hop dance group, will be conducting its own tryouts on Feb. 4. Jacob Kilpatrick, Sanctify captain, said the group has lost a few members and wants to replace them for its spring shows.

“This semester we have a lot of people in theatre, so we’ll have some spots that will need to be filled,” Kilpatrick said. “We encourage everyone in Sanctify to put school first.”

Kilpatrick, junior ad/PR major from Mesquite, said Sanctify plans to be picky when selecting new members from the auditions.

“We’re not taking a full group like we did last semester,” he said. “We’re going to need, at the most, about five new members. The tryout dances won’t be as hard as last time, but we will be picking people on a tougher scale.”

The Sanctify tryouts location has yet to be set, but the group will advertise the auditions next week on campus.

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