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SPECIAL REQUESTS

This area is dedicated to special requests made by dancers and teams in need.  Please help, if you can!

1.  12 Retired Uniforms Needed.  (Contact: Misty Little)

2.  High School Team Needs 20 Uniforms (Contact: Raven Williams) 

3.   Old Uniforms Needed for Muskegon Heights dance team. (Contact:  Andrew Walker)

To Help Out or Make a Request:

Contact us at info@HBCUDance.com.

HBCU DANCE AWARDS ARE ALMOST HERE!!!

VOTING STARTS ON NOVEMBER 15, 2014!

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JOB BOARD

Choreographers & Trainers Needed for 2015 Summer Camp.  For more details and to submit your resume, click HERE.   
 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR HALFTIME BATTLE WINNERS!

1st Place - Lovejoy Dancing Diamonds

2nd Place - Cedar Grove Sapphire Angels

Showmanship Award Winner - Cedar Grove Sapphire Angels

Honorable Participant Award Winners - TriCities Creme de la Creme & Creekside Golden Essence

Prediction Poll Winner - Cedar Grove Sapphire Angels (with 1710 votes online)

 

If you missed the the #Halftime Battle on Saturday, you missed an absolute treat!  Although there could be only one winner, you best believe that all of the teams were on their "A" game.  They all went HARD!

 

Enjoy images from this FLAWLESS event on our photos page. 

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2014 HBCU Dance Scholarship Recipient

HARD WORK PAYS OFF FOR AN ALABAMA A&M STUDENT

Not only is HBCU Dance Corporation, Inc focused on helping performers learn the dance skills they need, the company also encourages students to work hard academically as well.  The hard work of one Alabama student has paid off. 

Each year, HBCU Dance Corporation offers dance scholarships to young ladies who perform on the marching band dance team at Historically Black College & Universities (HBCU) and who maintain a 3.0 GPA (or higher.)  During the application period of February 1 – April 1, candidates from over 50 HBCU schools are able to apply.  Only one scholarship is awarded per year.

HBCU Dance Corporation, a not for profit organization dedicated to promoting healthy living through dance at HBCU Schools, proudly announces that the presentation of their 2014 HBCU Dance Scholarship took place in Alabama on August 16, 2014.  The company is no stranger to Alabama as they selected the Alabama State University (ASU) Stingettes to perform at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA).  However, this year’s works are directed towards ASU’s rival university – Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical (A&M) University. 

The recipient of this prestigious scholarship is an extraordinarily smart, humble and well-balanced young lady and dancer, Mikaila Hoskin.   Mikaila is a sophomore from Columbus Ge orgia.  She is a rising second year veteran on the Alabama A&M Marching Maroon & White Dancin’ Divas team, in which she has been re-selected for the 2014-2015 performance season.    Mikaila states, “being a member of an HBCU dance line has influenced my life positively in various aspects. I have improved with time management skills by juggling dance schedules, academic work load, volunteer activities, and family/life balance.” 

To complete the scholarship application, Mikaila received praiseworthy recommendations from the dance team’s coordinator and captain, who both had nothing but great things to say about Hoskin, who at the time was only a freshman.  The team’s coordinator, Chrishana Granger, referred to Hoskin as “an exceptional leader among her peers.”  Adrienne Henderson, 2013-2014 Captain of the Dancin’ Divas, wrote, “She has always been a hardworking and determined young lady.  No matter what the challenge was, she never gave up and always led by example by working hard in front of her peers.” 

There are no days off for this hard-working young lady as she continues to build upon her dance skills on and off the field, as well as during the off-season. As a result, she was selected by her peers to represent the band auxiliary in the Birmingham Times Newspaper and at the University’s High School Senior Day football game.

For more information on HBCU Dance Scholarships, visit: www.HBCUDance.com

WE HAD A BLAST AT OUR 2014 HBCU DANCE SUMMER CAMP!

To view more images from camp, go to our Facebook Page - HBCU Dance.  Feel free to LIKE US while you're there!  :-)

DANCE Hard! PLAY Hard!

Not only is HBCU Dance focused on helping you learn the dance skills you need, but we also understand that, in order for you to live a well-balanced, healthy lifestyle, you need to work hard AND play hard!  As a result, we're always looking for new and creative ways for you to have fun and meet new people.

HBCU Dance is proud to announce a partnership with Allied Moxy - a marketing and promotions company for some of the top entertainment corporations and venues in the world including Lion's Gate Entertainment and 20th Century Fox.  We will make sure that you're" in the know" of the cool events, films and projects in your area.  For example, on August 2, HBCUDance.com members received an email informing them to register for the ticket giveaway for the pre-screening of 20th Century Fox's  "Let's Be Cops" - one of the funniest comedies of the summer!  The film will be available to the general public in theaters on August 13.  However, it will be available to 30 of our members on Tuesday, August  5 in Atlanta GA.  The drawing will be held on August 3. 

HBCU Dance has also been promoting Lions Gate Entertainment's "STEP UP ALL IN" - a follow-up dance movie to "STEP UP."  In the next exciting chapter of the international phenomenon "Step Up," all-stars from previous installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers.  This movie will be in 2D and 3D theaters on August 8.  Posters and other giveaways were available at our HBCU Dance tent during the V103 "Peace In the Streets" Summer Block Party on July 17.  See the movie trailer here

We're so excited about this partnership!  You should be too because as a member of HBCUDance.com, you will get all of the perks!  :-)

HBCU Dance Rocked the V103 Block Parties This Summer!

This summer, V103 The People's Station (CBS Radio) invited HBCU Dance Corporation, Inc to be apart of their Peace in the Streets Block Parties which are hosted at various recreation centers across the Atlanta area.  These fun-filled events are all about promoting anti-bullying and are held once a month from May until September.   These events are awesome - packed with lots of music, fun, and food!  Some of the top celebrities, radio personalities and companies were on site, including: Kandi Burress, Gregg Street, Big Tigger, NAACP, WNBA Atlanta Dream, and HBCU Dance Corp (of course!)   We've had more than a blast at these events!!

A special thanks and shout out to the teams that we've featured so far at these events. 

For May, the Honey Bees of Brown's Mill Recreation Center blew the crowd away.  They taught stand routines to the kids and to a few adults.  They kept the everyone moving!  Celebrity DJ, Greg Street was honored to snap a shot with these hard-working young ladies. 

In June, the MLK High School "Queens of Halftime" commanded the floor with approximately 30 dancers.  The audience absolutely loved them!  When they danced, everyone at the event stopped to watch these beautiful young ladies.  Not only were the kids and parents engaged, but many ladies from the WNBA's Atlanta Dream Shooting Stars dance team also joined in to learn and perform some of their stand routines.   The Queens are shown here with Mrs. Kandi Burress!

Westlake High School's "Lion's Mane Attraction" was our featured team for July.  They rocked the stage with a fabulous field show performance and stand routines that made the crowd want to dance!  These beautiful young ladies are shown here with celebrity DJ, Big Tigger.

The August Block Party is coming up on August 21 at the South Cobb Recreation Center and Boys & Girls Club (location pending) from 2pm - 8pm!  Be there to see who will be featured next! 

THE ROBIN THICKE EXPERIENCE - 2013 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS AND VIDEO SHOOT

Check out behind the scenes videos of the Albany State University Golden Passionettes and the Alabama State University Stingettes at the Robin Thicke "Give it 2 U" video shoot in Los Angeles, CA and the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) in Brooklyn, NY.   ENJOY! #HBCUDanceDidTHAT

 

 

 
 
 

Where Are They Now!

At HBCU Dance, we try our best to track our participants - especially if we know they're auditioning for a collegiate danceline soon after attending one of our training events.  This month, we'd like to feature Ms Courtney as our "WHERE ARE THEY NOW" dancer.

Courtney participated in our first annual HBCU Dance Summer Camp in June 2013.  The following school year, she auditioned for the Alabama State University (ASU) Stingettes and made the squad!  As of OCT 2014, you can still find her shutting down the Alabama State University (ASU) football games! 

CONGRATULATIONS, COURTNEY!!

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