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Rangerette tryouts this week, new freshmen will be announced Thursday

The Kilgore College Rangerettes will announce new freshman members Thursday after this week’s pre-training rehearsals and tryouts.

Pre-training rehearsals began Sunday and will last through Wednesday, June 29, in the Deana Bolton-Covin Rangerette Gymnasium on the Kilgore campus.

New freshmen will be announced at a closed meeting 10 a.m. Thursday, June 30, in Dodson Auditorium.

This year the Rangerettes received tryout applications from 84 young women hoping to earn a spot on the 83rd line of the Rangerettes.

The new Rangerettes will be chosen by outside judges, director Dana Blair, assistant director Shelley Wayne and assistant choreographer and dance technician Angela Aulds.

“Hopefuls trying out will learn various routines during the week such as kick, jazz and studio combinations,” Wayne said.

The announcement of the new freshmen on Thursday is closed to the public.  Visitors will be allowed to enter Dodson Auditorium as soon as the announcement of the new line has been made.

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About the Rangerettes:

The Rangerettes were the first of their kind when they began in 1940 as a vision of the late Gussie Nell Davis. The organization created a unique combination of dance moves and precision drills that quickly earned them the reputation not only as the originators of dance/drill teams, but as the best in the world. Known for their high kicks and the jump splits, the organization has traveled around the world, entertained millions and spurred a multi-billion-dollar dance/drill team industry worldwide.

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