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2017 - 2018 Rangerettes Line Tryout Information

 


Tryout practices are scheduled for April 10 and 11.  Formal auditions are on April 12.  New Parent/Student interest meeting is set for Monday, April 10 at 6:00pm.  Auditions are open to all Ursuline Academy incoming Freshman and current Ursuline Academy students.  For more information, please follow us on social media - www.facebook.com/jesuitrangerettes/  www.instagram.com/jesuitrangerettes/  Please register at www.jesuitrangerettes.org

In addition, please come see us at our Annual Spring Show on Saturday, April 1, 7pm at Ursuline Academy. 

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The Rangerettes from Ursuline Academy, under the direction of Linda Coffin and Debra Roth, received high honors in the North Texas Regionals Dance/Drill Team Competition in Rockwall, TX.

The Rangerettes Team won the Sweepstakes Award as they received a 1st division rating for the performance of ALL of their dances.  In addition, the team received the Gussie Nell Davis Award of Excellence as the team received 90’s and above on all of their dances from all of the judges.  The Judges also selected the Rangerettes for the Judges Award for all four of the team routines.  As the tradition continues, the Ursuline Academy Rangerettes won the Academic Champions in the Large School category bringing in the highest GPA for their team.  The team also won Best in Class, Best Overall Choreography, Best Overall Presentation, and Best Overall Technique.  The team wrapped up the awards winning Best of the Best Teams and placing in the top 10 of the 52 teams that competed.

In addition to the many team routines, the Rangerettes Officers won big in the Officers division.  These 6 young ladies – Grace S, Lindsey H, Lexi Z, Allyson P, Natalya H, and Alex T - brought home the Sweepstakes Award and the Gussie Nell Davis Award of Excellence.  In addition, they won Runner up Best in Class Officers, the Judges Award and Best Overall Choreography.

Courtney L and Allyson P won the Large School Division for their duet.  Sixteen of our ladies performed solos at the Regionals Competition.  Tied for 5th place was Lindsey H, Mattia C, and Allyson P.  Natalya H placed 4th and Courtney L was the First Runner Up.

Finally, our Director, Linda Coffin was awarded American Outstanding Director.  This is a big honor in addition to great timing as this is her 20th year directing the Rangerettes. 

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Hannah Salinas, a graduate of Ursuline Academy of Dallas, and a member of Girl Scout Troop 1897 completed her Girl Scout Gold Award by working with the Texas Department of Family Protective Services.  She redesigned one of the meeting spaces used by parents and children who are experiencing family issues.  The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) works with communities to protect children, the elderly, and people with disabilities from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It also works to protect the health and safety of children in daycare, as well as foster care and other types of 24-hour care. We do this through investigations, services and referrals, regulation, and prevention programs. Hannah spent over 80 hours working with DFPS to redesign the meeting space. 

The Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn, combines leadership development, career exploration and community service.  It culminates in an 80 plus hour leadership project that each girl plans and executes according to her own interest and passions. Each girl must discover an issue in the community, connect with experts and community members, and take action to effect positive change. 

For more information about Girl Scouts, call Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas at 972-349-2400. Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas is 26,600 girls and 12,500 adult members strong. That's nearly 40,000 girls and adults who believe every girl can change the world! We have girls reaching their fullest potential in 32 northeast Texas counties. Our girls are discovering what’s important to them, connecting with their community, and taking action to make the world a better place!

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Alex Tedeschi, 16, a student at Ursuline Academy of Dallas, and a member

of Girl Scout Troop 485 recently completed her Girl Scout Gold Award by

building a large 700 plus library and game center at the Genesis

Shelter.  Genesis Women's Shelter & Support was established in 1985 as a

shelter for women and their children fleeing domestic violence. Since

its founding, Genesis has added a transitional housing facility -

Annie's House - and a non-residential counseling facility - Genesis

Women's Outreach - to assist victims of domestic violence. Each year,

Genesis serves hundreds of women and children through its residential

programs, with hundreds more receiving counseling at its Outreach facility.

 

Genesis Shelter - Annie's House is a safe haven for victims of domestic

violence.  The shelter gives women an opportunity to find a new

beginning to their lives. Women and their children will stay at the

shelter for months. During this time having a form of entertainment and

education is important.  While volunteering at the shelter Alex realized

these residents did not have a collection of books and games at their

disposal. Alex spent over 125 hours brainstorming, planning, leading

volunteers in cataloging the items into an electronic check in/out

system, building and painting the shelves, organizing the products on

site and training the staff.

 

Since the completion of the library, Genesis has asked Alex to become a

member of their teen board, STAR. Students Tackle Abusive

Relationships.  During her time on the board Alex will be able to show

her support through holiday parties for the children at the shelter,

various fund raising events, educating the community about Genesis and

speaking to youth in her community about domestic violence.

 

Alex has been a member of Girl Scouts since 2nd grade and says the

program has taught her valuable life skills. "I realized my potential

for making a small difference in the world," she said. "Girl scouts

showed me that it is important to work hard for my goals and issues I

believe in. I learned I can lead a large group of people over an

extended period of time and I expanded my written and communication

skills by asking for donations and managing the delivery, installation and

unveiling of the new library at Genesis.  Huge thank you to Half Price

Books for their donation!"

 

The Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn,

combines leadership development, career exploration and community

service.  It culminates in an 80 plus hour leadership project that each

girl plans and executes according to her own interest and passions. Each

girl must discover an issue in the community, connect with experts and

community members, and take action to effect positive change.

 

For more information about Girl Scouts, call Girl Scouts of Northeast

Texas at 972-349-2400. Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas is 26,600 girls

and 12,500 adult members strong. That's nearly 40,000 girls and adults

who believe every girl can change the world! We have girls reaching

their fullest potential in 32 northeast Texas counties. Our girls are

discovering what’s important to them, connecting with their community,

and taking action to make the world a better place!

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The Jesuit Rangerettes celebrate successes at the American Dance/Drill Team Officer camp in Rockwall, TX and Line camp in Dallas, TX.  The Officers brought home All American Team of the Day and All American Team of the Week. In addition, the Officers were awarded the Diamond Sweepstakes award for performing 3 routines with scores of 90 or above. Our Officers were also awarded the Home Routine Award and Creative Choreography Award. 

During line camp our ladies achieved great success by bringing home multiple awards.

  • Angelina S, Natalya H, Courtney L, Laura C & Cydian W were awarded All American Kick Company. 

  • Miss High Kick recipient was Courtney L.

  • Taylor L, Michelle A & Eva H won the Gussie Nell Davis Dancers of the Week.

  • Spirit of ADTS recipients are Christina D, Catherine M & Jillian C.

  • ADTS Pizazz recipients are Cydian W, Zoe G & Abigail W.

  • All American Honorable Mention recipients are Lauren O, Mattia C, Cydian W, Caroline K, Hannah B, Kaylin H, Pier G, Jordan V, Ashton A & Caitlyn J.

  • All American Dancer recipients are Alex T, Natalya H, Grace S, Allyson P, Jordan P, Maggie S, Molly H, Courtney L, Lexi Z, Lindsey H & Laura C.

  • Allyson P, Grace S & Courtney L all received the prestigious All American Dance Company.

  • The Drill Down recipients are Natalya H, Allyson P, Lindsey H, Grace S, Laura C & Pier G.

  • Miss Drill Down was awarded to Lindsey H.

  • The highest individual award of Most Outstanding Performer went to Grace Sakalas. 

    The Jesuit Rangerettes team received the “Award of Excellence.” With so many accomplished dancers on our team over 70% of them earned the opportunity to perform at the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl New Year's Day Halftime Show and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. 

    Meanwhile, you can find us performing half time at all of the Jesuit Rangers Varsity Football games and multiple showings for Ursuline Academy.  Please keep up with us through Social Media and our website www.jesuitrangerettes.org

 

 

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The Jesuit Rangerettes Officers celebrate
successes at the American Dance/Drill Team
Officer Camp. Our ladies brought home All
American Team of the Day and All American
Team of the Week. In addition our team was
awarded the Diamond Sweepstakes award
for performing 3 routines with scores of 90 or
above. Our Officers were also awarded the
Home Routine Award and Creative Choreography
Award.

In addition to the team awards, our ladies won
multiple individual awards. Grace S and Allyson P
were awarded All American Dance/Drill Team;
Lindsey H, Lexi Z, Natalya H, and Alex T were
awarded All American Honorable Mention. In
addition to these great accomplishments, Grace S
and Allyson P were awarded the most prestigious
award of All American Dance Company and Grace S
earned Outstanding Performer for exceptional talent,
effort and leadership. All of our Officers earned the
opportunity to perform at the Buffalo Wild Wings
Citrus Bowl New Year's Day Halftime Show and the
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

Next on the schedule for the Jesuit Rangerettes is
line camp. All of our young ladies will attend as we
learn and perfect our performances for Football
season and beyond. Please keep up with us through
Social Media and our website www.jesuitrangerettes.org   

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Katie Murray, 16, a student at Ursuline Academy of Dallas, and a member of Girl Scout Troop 485 recently completed her Girl Scout Gold Award by helping preteens with self-confidence and self-esteem. At the Boys and Girls Club, a nationwide organization with Clubs all around the city of Dallas and throughout our country, kids of all ages are provided a safe place to learn and grow while their parents are working. During Katie's time with the youth she noticed some of the kids, especially girls, suffered from self-confidence and self-esteem issues. Katie spent around 100 hours brainstorming, planning, and performing a project to help these girls. She decided since she was involved in her school dance team, the Jesuit Rangerettes, and found so much comfort in dance, that she wanted to share it with the girls who looked like they needed something to be passionate about. Katie claims that, “dance not only keeps you entertained and active, but is a good boost for your confidence.” During the summer, she hosted a week-long dance camp for a group of preteen girls, where she taught them a dance she had choreographed herself. Sometime during each day of this camp, she would lead them in self-esteem boosting exercises. She says, “by the end of the week, [she] could definitely see an improvement in the confidence and happiness of the girls." Finally, Katie created an opportunity for the young ladies to perform their new dance skills and show their friends and family everything they had worked on. 

Katie has been a member of Girl Scouts since 1st grade and says the program has taught her valuable life skills. "I realized my potential for making a small difference in the world," she said. "Girl scouts showed me that it is important to work hard for my goals and issues I believe in.  It also helped me to strengthen my communication and leadership skills. My experience in Girl Scouts helped me to learn how to work as a member of a team and encouraged me to do things that I might not have otherwise done."

The Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn, combines leadership development, career exploration and community service.  It culminates in an 80 plus hour leadership project that each girl plans and executes according to her own interest and passions. Each girl must discover an issue in the community, connect with experts and community members, and take action to effect positive change. 

For more information about Girl Scouts, call Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas at 972-349-2400. Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas is 26,600 girls and 12,500 adult members strong. That's nearly 40,000 girls and adults who believe every girl can change the world! We have girls reaching their fullest potential in 32 northeast Texas counties. Our girls are discovering what’s important to them, connecting with their community, and taking action to make the world a better place!

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The Jesuit Rangerettes from Ursuline Academy became stars of their own Disney show on February 14, 2016, when they entertained guests at Waterside Stage in Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.  They traveled over 1000 miles from Dallas to take part in the Disney Performing Arts Program.

The performers, under the direction of Linda Coffin and Debra Roth, put on a wonderfully choreographed performance for the guests visiting the unique entertainment area.  Their performance included dances to Cotton Eye Joe, Hold My Hand, Last Dance and many other songs.  By being part of this special show production, the students got an inside look at what it is like to be a professional in the entertainment industry. 

This was the premier performance for the Jesuit Rangerettes with Disney Performing Arts.

Vocal, instrumental and dance ensembles from around the world apply to perform each year as a part of Disney Performing Arts at both the Disneyland Resort in California and the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.  Once selected, they are given the opportunity to perform at the resort for an international audience of theme park guests.  Millions of performers have graced the stages of the Disney Parks in the more than 25-year history of the program. 

Videos and pictures of the performance can be viewed on our facebook page.  www.facebook.com/jesuitrangerettes

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The Jesuit Rangerettes work year round to perfect their dance routines for Jesuit College Preparatory School football games, Jesuit and Ursuline basketball games and drill team competitions.  While the Rangerettes dedication to to their squad is clearly evident, another passion that is close to their hearts is Serviam - latin for "I will serve."  On December 12, 2015 the Jesuit Rangerettes were invited to make a difference in the lives of many children by performing at the Opening ceremonies for Snowball Express 2015.  Since 2006, the mission of Snowball Express has been a simple, yet profoundly important one:  Provide hope and new happy memories to the children of military fallen heroes who have died while on active duty since 9/11.  We bring children together from all over the world for a four-day experience filled with fun activities, like sporting events, dances, amusement parks and more.  Parents of children of the fallen often tell us that their child is reserved or unwilling to talk about their loss.  Participating in Snowball Express changes that, making each child feel special and giving them an opportunity to share their feelings about losing something so precious, their parent.  More can be read about this organization at http://snowballexpress.org/ and the performance can be viewed at www.jesuitrangerettes.org/home-1.html

Keep up the the Jesuit Rangerettes on our website at www.jesuitrangerettes.org and you can follow us facebook, instagram and twitter.

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The Jesuit Rangerettes work year-round to perfect dance routines for Jesuit College Preparatory School football games, Jesuit and Ursuline basketball games and drill team competitions. While the Rangerettes dedication to their squad is clearly evident, another passion that is close to their hearts is Serviam - latin for "I will serve." On October 28, the Jesuit Rangerettes and the Jesuit Rugby team partnered together for the 3rd Annual Booktacular book donation drive and collected 152 books for Earning by Learning. Serving more than 100,000 children since its inception in 1996, Earning by Learning (EBL) is a nationwide literacy movement. Through its headquarters in Dallas and satellite centers in Richmond and Seattle, EBL provides reading incentives to children in grades K-6 in communities concerned with academic success of their young children. 

Keep up with the Jesuit Rangerettes on our website at www.jesuitrangerettes.org and you can follow us on facebook, instagram and twitter.