Photo provided by Katie Broenneke: Performing at various Lewis sporting events is just one of the many duties carried out by the Flyerettes.
Anthony Lyen, Tempo Editor
You’ve probably seen them strutting their stuff at some of the sports games throughout the academic year. Now, the Flyerettes are taking their talents to a whole other level, hosting the first Flyerettes Showcase.
The Flyerettes are a group of 19 female Lewis students who work hard and dance harder. The girls have a passion for dance, and it shows. The Flyerettes are often cheering on their fellow Flyers at the Neil Carey Arena, putting on a wonderful show and getting the crowd into the game as much as possible.
Fifteen of the Flyerettes will be performing in this year’s showcase. The performance allows the dancers a unique opportunity to show off their talent in a way you wouldn’t normally see at a sporting or social event. Various Flyerettes will star in a variety of dances, including tap, hip-hop and lyrical.
The showcase required hours upon hours of dedication, work and practice. The numbers must be rehearsed almost daily, and materials need to be gathered. All in all, though, the Flyerettes are excited to prepare a delightful show for the Lewis community.
“We have a great line up of dancers, a great crew working with us and everyone has been working extremely hard to perfect their numbers,” said Katie Broenneke, a senior elementary education major and Public Relations Executive of the Flyerettes. “We plan to have fun and hope Lewis students, faculty and staff will too!”
Broenneke has been on the team for two years, but she has been dancing for much longer, just like the rest of the Flyerettes.
Like several other organizations on campus, the Flyerettes aim to keep school spirit up whenever they perform. The Flyerettes Showcase allows the girls to continue that tradition while also demonstrating their many other talents.
This includes choreography. Every single dance at the showcase was choreographed by one of the Flyerettes, which once again displays the true commitment, dedication and talent the performers have.
“The showcase gives us an opportunity to literally ‘showcase’ the different styles of dance we have experience in and bring a versatile look to our group,” said junior early childhood education major Stephanie Daley, who is the captain of the Flyerettes. “We’re really excited.”
The Flyerettes Showcase will dance its way into the Philip Lynch Theatre April 25 at 7:30 p.m. The event is free for all guests, and it is sure to entertain all who come.