Tiger Girls Dance Team – The Tiger Girls are St. Agnes Academy’s award-winning dance team that promotes school spirit and generates enthusiasm for St. Agnes Academy.
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Tiger Girls Dance Team
The Tiger Girls are St. Agnes Academy’s award-winning dance team who perform during half time at the Strake Jesuit home football games, select St. Agnes and Strake Jesuit athletic games, dance competitions, St. Agnes pep rallies and annual shows. Each year the dance team, soloists, duets, and officers continue to bring home regional and state championship titles! Tiger Girls is a dance family and strives to grow as a community cultivating lifelong friendship, leadership, teamwork, and discipline. The Tiger Girls practice various levels of dance techniques and styles while developing physical strength, flexibility, stamina, and coordination. Auditions for Tiger Girls occur in late spring and each member attends various dance camps in the summer. All grade levels may audition and no previous dance training is required. Practices are held in the morning five days a week from 6:15 a.m. - 7:40 a.m. in the dance room during the school year. Tiger Girls will be eligible to earn a P.E. credit for membership.
Dance Officers and Student Leadership
The dance officer line is a leadership program that is designed to train returning members to lead by service in promotion of the dance team as a loving, supportive community. The officers work closely with directors and must be familiar with everything expected of a team member, cooperate with the directors and other officers, maintain a sense of responsibility for the organization, and represent St. Agnes Academy and the Tiger Girls dance team in a positive manner. Each officer sets an example for her fellow teammates by demonstrating a positive attitude, striving for academic excellence, and setting a high standard for herself and others. Officers are selected by a panel of judges and through a team vote. Auditions occur after the conclusion of contest season. All officers are required to attend a leadership training camp in June.
The TG Elite dancers are St. Agnes Academy’s elite dance company that performs at special school events and competes at NDA Nationals in Orlando, Florida, every spring. This advanced dance team is focused, determined, and committed to excellence in dance technique, flexibility, strength, and endurance. TG Elite specializes in ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, kick, and pom styles. A student must be entering grades 10-12 to audition. Each company member is required to attend a mandatory NDA camp in the summer. Dancers are chosen by team audition scores and by director recommendation. TG Elite dancers will be required to enroll in the Competitive/Advanced Dance Class and practice on occasional Saturdays. TG Elite dancers will earn a Fine Art credit for the course.