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Texan Star Dance Team

Texan Stars

Congratulations to the New 2016-2017 Texan Stars!

3 Tristyn Mills*                                               36 Sarah Mussey*
5 Darian Moya                                                 37 Emily Sine
7 Adrian Rivas*                                               39 Shaniece Jackson*
9 Mackenzie Tambunga*
12 Madeline Leigh
13 Brandy Winstel
14 Miranda Rangel*
15 Sadie Gamez
16 Kaelyn Edgeworth
18 Briana Scott
19 Madison Jordan*-Officer
20 Chassity Solomon*
21 Danielle Montemayor*
22 Amber Hallowell*-Officer
23 Libby Stone
25 Maria Castro*
26 Bailey Watkins
27 Kayla Azua
28 Taylor Bjelland
29 Shelbi Wehmeyer
31 Brandi VanDusen*
32 Jordan Howard*
33 Gabrielle Abowd
34 Brittany Adamcik*
35 Haley Gaskill*-Officer

*Purple Squad(Elite Team)

Texan Star Dance Team

The Texan Stars Dance Team has been an integral part of Tarleton State University and one of the most recognized student organizations on campus. The Stars were formed in the spring of 1974, and the precision dance team has had a tradition of excellence and perfection ever since.

The Texan Stars Dance Team is active throughout the entire school year. During the fall semester the Texan Stars perform at halftimes of all Tarleton home football games. Also, the Texan Stars perform for those in attendance at the Traditions Rally, "Midnight Madness", pep rallies, and many of the homecoming activities.  Additionally, the Texan Stars continue their support for the Texans and TexAnns by attending and performing at home basketball games.

Spring events include ADTS Championship in Denton, Texas and NDA Nationals in Daytona, Florida.  The Texan Stars Dance team won the title of Collegiate Champions at the American Dance and Drill Team Collegiate Competition in 2002, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.  The team has placed third academically at ADTS in the past years.  The Stars placed second at NDA Nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida in 2008 and 2009.  In the Spring 2010, the Stars placed sixth and Spring 2012 8th in Hip Hop(first time to enter category).  The Stars ended the 2013 season with a 7th place finish in Team Dance performance at the NDA nationals(which put the team back in finals). In 2014 and 2015, the Stars moved up to 6th placed.  The Stars took a break in 2016 and will head back to Nationals in Spring 2017.

The Texan Stars are considered an athletic team and must abide by the same regulations as the other recognized sports teams. Scholarships can be awarded to a dance member.    The Texan Stars Dance Team consist of 15-18 members.

The Texan Stars are coached by Leticia Ryan-Carr. Tryouts for the team are conducted during the Spring semester. For more information check out the tryout information.

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