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Leticia Carr

Leticia Carr

Director/Instructor Kinesiology Department

Email: ryancarr@tarleton.edu

Office: Kinesiology 138

Phone: (254) 968-9258

Ms. Leticia Ryan-Carr has been dancing almost as long as she has been walking, joining her first dance team at the young age of four years old.  Mrs. Carr has been a dance team director since the age of 19, receiving her start as the Dance Director of Ranger College, and has continued in the field for the past 19 years, leading her teams on to receive many accolades at both the state and national levels.  Upon receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Sport Studies from Tarleton State University, Leticia went on to coach high school drill team at Copperas Cove High School and her former alma mater, West Mesquite High School. Upon leaving the high school level, Mrs. Carr received her Master of Education Degree in Physical Education from Tarleton State University and became the Director of the Tarleton State University Texan Stars, where she currently still serves as both the Dance Team Director and an Instructor in the Kinesiology Department.

In addition to her college position, Mrs. Carr is also a member of the American Dance and Drill Team Staff where she directs many dance workshops, choreographs and serves as a dance adjudicator.  She choreographs for many high school teams all over Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. Leticia's choreography has received many awards and recognition.  Leticia also holds a certification as a Physical Fitness Trainer in Biomechanics and Resistant Training and Water Aerobics. In 2004-2006, Leticia was a dancer and captain for the Texas Tycoon Professional Dance Team in the American Basketball League. She later went on to assist in 2005.  Mrs. Ryan-Carr started the CenTex Barracuda Babes Dance Team for the Indoor Arena Football League in 2006.  She resigned and became full time at Tarleton State University.

In her spare time, Leticia enjoys dancing, working out, reading, playing sports, watching her son play sports, spending time with her many friends and loving family.  Leticia is married to Charlie Carr lll and has two sons, Cameron and Cayden and a step-son, Charlie IV.

Mrs. Ryan-Carr believes that respect is essential for a team, but the three D's are vital for success: Dedication, Determination, and Discipline.

"Life is constantly changing.  Always stay true to yourself and never settle for less than what you deserve."

Stacey

Stacey

Assistant

Assistant, Mrs. Stacey Elkins has been a part of the Texan Star Organization for 4 years. She danced for 2 years as a Texan Star and interned during her senior year.  Stacey graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with a emphasis in Fitness Management in December 2012.  Stacey than became a Graduate Assistant during the Fall.  Stacey is now part of The Texas Revolutions Dance team, which is an Indoor Football League.  Stacey will plan on graduating with a Masters of Education in Kinesiology in August 2013.  She lives in grandbury with her husband, Joey of 2 years and their precious dogs, Ranger and Atlas.  Stacey plans on continuing her passion for dance as a professional dancer and a director.  Her hobbies include: fitness, crafting, and hunting.  

Nichole

Nichole

Purple Squad

Senior Captain 2013-2014
Hometown:  Mansfield, Tx
High School:  Legacy High School
Major:  Kinesiology
Years:  4th (1st semester Fall 2010), Soph Captain 2011-12; Jr Captain 2012-13
Star of the Week:  October 23, 2010
Hobbies:  Shopping, Taking care of puppy, Hanging out with friends, family, and boyfriend 

Callie

Callie

Purple Squad

Junior Captain 2013-2014
Hometown: North Richland Hills, TX
High School:  Richland High School
Major:  Education
Years: 1st Semester Fall 2012
Star of the Week:  9-15-12
Hobbies:  Dancing, Crafting, Shopping, Hanging out with friends

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Purple Squad

Senior Captain 2013-2014
Hometown:  Garland, TX
High School:  Naaman Forest High School
Major:  Family & Consumer Science
Years: 2nd (1st Semester Fall 2012)
Star of the Week: 11-10-12
Hobbies:  Dance, Being with friends and family

Ashlee

Ashlee

Purple Squad

Freshman
Hometown:  Forney, TX
High School:  Forney
Major:  Nursing
Years:   1st Semester Fall 2013
Star of the Week: 9-14-13
Hobbies:  Dance, Reading, Hanging out with friends

 

Kaysie

Kaysie

Purple Squad

Freshman
Hometown:  Sachse, TX
High School:  Sachse High School 
Major:  Elementary Education
Years: 1st Semester Fall 2013
Star of the Week:  9-14-13
Hobbies:  Watching movies, Dancing, Acting goofy
Jazzmine

Jazzmine

Purple Squad

Sophomore
Hometown:  Grand Prairie, TX
High School:  Arlington High School 
Major:  Business Management
Years: 1st Semester Fall 2012
Star of the Week:  9-22-12; 10-13-13
Hobbies:  Dancing, Reading, Cooking, Spending time with loved ones, and bleeding purple!

Adelheid

Adelheid

Purple Squad

Hometown: Stephenville, Tx
High School:  Stephenville High School
Major: Nursing
Years: 1st semester Fall 2013
Star of the Week:
Hobbies: Swimming, Drawing, and Singing

Addy

Addy

Purple Squad

Sophomore-Transfer
Hometown:  Stephenville, TX
High School:  Stephenville High School 
Major:  Nursing
Years: 1st Semester Fall 2013
Star of the Week: 
Hobbies:  Dancing, Eating, Sleeping, Cooking, Traveling, Photography, Spending time with family and friends
Emilie

Emilie

Purple Squad

Senior-Transfer from Tyler Jr 2012
Hometown:  Allen, TX
High School:  Lovejoy High School
Major: Jinesiology/Mathematics with Teaching Certification
Years: 1st Semester Fall 2012
Star of the Week:  9-8-12
Hobbies:  Running, Eating, Movies, Sleeping, Hanging out with friends and family

Kaity

Kaity

Purple Squad

Sophomore
Hometown:  Allen, TX
High School:  Allen High School 
Major:  Nursing
Years: 2nd (1st Semester Fall 2012)
Star of the Week:  9-22-12; 10-13-13
Hobbies:  Music, Writing, Reading, Fashion, and Hanging out with friends

Sametria

Sametria

Purple Squad

Senior
Hometown:  Aledo, Tx
High School:  Western Hills High School
Major: Communications emphasis in Journalism/Broadcasting
Years: 2nd  (1st semester Fall 2012) Manager 2011-12
Star of the Week: 10-20-12; 9-14-13
Hobbies: Cooking, Writing, Photography, Spending time with family and friends

Katy

Katy

Purple Squad

Freshman
Hometown:  Mesquite, TX
High School:  John Horn High School 
Major:  Pre-Dental
Years: 1st Semester Fall 2013
Star of the Week: 11-9-13
Hobbies:  Country Dancing, Spending time with friends and family, Dancing
Miranda

Miranda

Purple Squad

Freshman
Hometown:  Flower Mound, TX
High School: 
Major:  Education
Years: 1st Semester Fall 2013
Star of the Week:10-26-13 
Hobbies:  Video gamer, Dancing, Hanging with friends, Watching movies
Taylor

Taylor

Purple Squad

Freshman
Hometown:  Wiggins, MS
High School:  
Major:  Nursing
Years: 1st Semester Fall 2013
Star of the Week: 
Hobbies:  Running, Working out, Dancing, Spending time with family
Doran

Doran

Purple Squad

Freshman
Hometown:  Grand Prairie, TX
High School:  
Major:  Pre Pharmacy(Chemistry)
Years: 1st Semester Fall 2013
Star of the Week: 
Hobbies:  Watching and keeping up with Sports, Spending time with family and friends
Brandi

Brandi

Purple Squad

Freshman
Hometown:  Mesquite, TX
High School:  Mesquite High School 
Major:  Pre-Vet
Years: 1st Semester Fall 2013
Star of the Week:11-9-13
Hobbies:  Dancing, Reading, Swimming, Spending time with mom

Bailey

Bailey

Purple Squad

Freshman
Hometown:  Mesquite, TX
High School:  Poteet High School 
Major:  Nursing
Years: 1st Semester Fall 2013
Star of the Week: 
Hobbies:  Listening to music, riding ATVs, Spending time with family and friends