Austin College Dance Team Offers Spring Show - Rescheduled
SHERMAN, TEXAS—The Austin College dance team Spring Show, scheduled for April 18-19, has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 3, at 7 p.m. in Sid Richardson Center of Robert T. Mason Athletic/Recreation Complex. The 2014 theme for the Aussies’ annual fundraiser is Disney: “A Dance is a Wish Your Heart Makes.” The event is open to the public; tickets will be sold at the door for $3.
Funds raised help offset costs for costumes and props for the group’s performances throughout the year. The Aussies perform at numerous events, including football and basketball games, as well as Freshman Orientation, Family Weekend, and Homecoming.
The show, focused on Disney songs this year, will include a variety of dance styles—lyrical, jazz, hip hop, and more—choreographed and performed by the Aussies.
Leslie Wynn, a junior from Alvin, Texas, completing a major in chemistry and a minor in computer science, is the captain of the squad. "The dance team has been working really hard this semester to give Austin College a great performance,” she said. “It will be a magical time!”
Other team members are sophomore Brianna Blackburn of McKinney, Texas; sophomore Kaitlyn Casmedes of Sherman, Texas; Jordan Family Language House teaching assistant Jenny Castelblanco of Bogota, Colombia; freshman Brittany Dimock of Houston, Texas; junior Carla Garcia of Houston, Texas; freshman Savannah Lee of Friendswood, Texas; and honorary members Riina Pinto and Teju Koka.
The Aussie Dance Team was established in 1995 and took the name of Aussies since one of the team’s aims is to promote the spirit of the Austin College athletics programs, which have the mascot of the Kangaroos.
Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, has earned a reputation in academic excellence, international study, pre-professional preparation, leadership development, and hands-on, adventurous learning opportunities. One of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives, Austin College boasts a welcoming community that embraces diversity and individuality, with more than 36 percent of students representing ethnic minorities. A residential student body of 1,250 students and a faculty of more than 100 allow a 12:1 student-faculty ratio and personalized attention. The College is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and cultivates an inclusive atmosphere that supports students’ faith journeys regardless of religious tradition. Founded in 1849, the College is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original name and charter.