The Angelo State University Angelettes dance team won a national championship and had two other top placings at the recent ADTS American Dance Collegiate Nationals competition at the University of North Texas in Denton.
The 12-member ASU Angelettes took first place in the Collegiate Division II Hip Hop competition to win the national championship. They also finished as second runner up in the Collegiate D-II Jazz competition and in the Collegiate D-II Overall standings. They posted the highest scores in team history on their way to winning the team’s first-ever national title.
“As an Angelo State and Angelettes alumna, I am extremely proud to see this team excel far beyond anything I would have imagined,” said Lauren White, head dance coach. “It means a great deal to be a part of this experience with each of these individuals, and I am so excited to see how much we can grow and achieve together in the future. Last year, we were a team of only four members attending ADTS Nationals as spectators. This year, we were able to compete in two dance categories and bring a national title back to the university. Proud is an understatement.”
ASU Angelettes members include:
- Kena Bolding of San Angelo
- Edina Darnell of Killeen
- Kelly Eichorst of Lubbock
- Kennedi Evans of Midland
- Kourtney Gore of Wolfforth
- Mia Henton of Arlington
- Olivia “Liv” McNamara of Uvalde
- Marissa “Mari” Muniz of Brownfield
- Jasmine Quintana of Odessa
- Kaylen Shetler of Chesapeake, Va.
- Heidi Tabbert of New Braunfels
- Alyah Williams of Nolanville
As ASU’s official dance team, the Angelettes perform during all home and select away football games and men’s and women’s basketball games, as well as at local and out-of-town appearances and recruitment events.
An invitational recruitment clinic for current and incoming ASU students interested in joining the 2023-24 Angelettes team is scheduled for April 15 with auditions set for April 29. More details and the online registration form can be found at https://linktr.ee/angelostatedance.