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Dance Line 2012-13

Tigerettes receive honors at dance camp

The Cowley College Tigerettes attended dance camp August 18-19 in Oklahoma City, OK. The dance camp was hosted by the National Dance Alliance (NDA). The team attended technique sessions and learned new dance routines to perform during the school year. The team also learned a team dance on the first day and performed it on day two of the camp. The team was awarded a superior ribbon and a second place trophy for their performance. The Tigerettes also received a bid to compete in the NDA Collegiate National Championship held in April,2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. The team is coached by Lindsay Sanderholm.

All About The Tigerettes

Who We Are...
The Tigerettes were founded in 1988 by Lana Sleeper as a student organization. However, in the 1989 school year, the Tigerettes became an official support/spirit group for Cowley County athletics. Since then, the dance team has become one of Cowley’s brightest traditions. The team consists of 16-20 young ladies that wish to continue their dance careers while entertaining the sport fans at Cowley College’s basketball games. The Tigerettes are under its second director, Lindsay Sanderholm.

What We Do...
The Tigerettes perform dance routines during timeouts and halftime of all men’s and women’s home basketball games. The team also cheers on the sidelines during the games.  The team performs a variety of styles including jazz, pom, hip-hop, high kick, and novelty. In addition to performing at basketball, the Cowley Tigerettes have the opportunity to participate in other special events. The danceline has performed at Wichita State basketball games and the National VICA conference at Century II in Wichita. In 2004, the team traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to perform at the 52nd Annual Breakfast of the American Angus Beef Auxiliary. The team also performs at various community events and parades during the year. Members have also been invited to model at the Arkalalah Queen’s Tea, Safe Homes Benefit Show, and the Ducks Unlimited Dinner/Auction. The Tigerettes compete each year at the NCA/NDA Collegiate National Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida!

Financial Aid...
Cowley offers full tuition and book dance scholarships to all Tigerettes that qualify. Members must maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and be a full-time Cowley student. A $500 Academic Bonus is awarded to members with a 3.5 and above grade point average. This bonus can be received each semester the student is attending Cowley and participating on the team. Dance scholarships are available to Kansas and Oklahoma residents. Other out-of-state students should contact the coach for scholarship opportunities. Cowley provides all performances uniforms, poms, and covers most travel expenses including fees, hotel, and meals. There is minimal out-of-pocket expenses for members. Members are required to purchase the team warm-up, shoes, and practice clothes.

Team Highlights…

* 2007, 2008, 2009 COA Open National Champions!

* 2005 and 2006 Nation's Best Champions!

* 2003 and 2004 UPA National Champions!

* Full tuition and book dance scholarships available!

* Perform around 40 times a year at college and community events!

* Practice is held as a class five days a week!

* Members receive two college credit hours per year for participation!

* Tigerette of the Month Awards voted on by team members!

* Tigerette Newsletters mailed to family and friends!

* Team Days held throughout the year!

* Team members featured on Cowley web site!