Delta Belles Dance Team

The Delta Belles perform with the Pride of the Delta Marching Band for home football games and marching band festivals throughout the state.

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The Delta State University Delta Belles began in 1957 under the leadership of Band Director Ralph Franklin.  Mrs. Dorothy Franklin assisted in the training. They were a group of twenty-six dancing majorettes and performed precision dance steps as they marched alongside the Delta State College band. Now the Delta Belles can be seen dancing with the Pride of the Delta at every home football game, performing fun routines at student pep-rallies, and marching in DSU and community parades.

The Delta Belles perform a variety of dance styles throughout the season. At home football games, the Belles dance alongside the Pride of the Delta Marching Band. They are featured in a jazz/precision style routine during the half-time show, and dance pom routines in the stands to cheer on the Statesmen. At student pep-rallies, the Belles show off more contemporary/hip-hop routines to get everyone pumped up for the games.

Scholarships are awarded to each member of the team. Scholarship offers may be made only after a student has been admitted to the university. More information about music scholarships.

Auditions for 2014-2015 season

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00am-5:00pm

Registration 8:30-9:00am

**Clinical will be Friday, April 25, 2014, 5:00-7:00pm. This is optional**

Where: DSU Wyatt Gym

Requirements:

  • Right and left pirouettes (doubles required)
  • High Kicks
  • Leaps
  • One Minute Solo Routine
  • Splits and toe touches (preferred)

Anyone interested in trying out for the team must meet Saturday morning to register. Each dancer will perform a one minute solo routine. The solo may be in any dance style and should showcase the dancer’s skill and personality. After the
solo routines, each dancer will learn a group routine to be performed Saturday afternoon. Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing for auditions. **Clinical is for those that want to know what to expect at tryouts on Saturday. It is not required to attend in order to tryout on Saturday.**

For more information please contact:

Dr. Joe Moore
Band Director
Department of Music
662-846-4629
jmoore@deltastate.edu

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