Two new coaches bring new moves to dance team

By Lauren Reilly
October 9, 2003

Jenna Lewandowski

What do you consider to be a good time? How about a bunch of hot and sweaty women gyrating their hips to a beat? No, this is not a dirty movie or MTV; it is the Cabrini College dance team. So move over Britney and start taking notes, because this year’s team will show you a thing or two about getting your groove on.

New coaches Kendall Neil and Alicia DelPizzo have been hard at work preparing the team for their upcoming debut at Midnight Madness on Friday, Oct. 17. Both coaches have been planning for this year’s season months before school had even started. Including Neil and DelPizzo, there are 25 women on the team, ranging from freshmen to seniors. The team members have much experience, some having a background in dance while others in cheerleading. There are a few returning dancers from previous seasons. However, most of the members are new. Nonetheless, DelPizzo is pleased with their progress. “I’m very happy with them. They’re all extremely good and dedicated, especially considering the time constraint,” DelPizzo said.

Although it is the first season that Neil and DelPizzo have coached, this is the team’s fourth season. DelPizzo and Neil divided the responsibilities for the team; DelPizzo choreographed most of the dances while Neil took care of the technicalities for the student organization. The team has been practicing three times a week from 8:30 p.m., until 10:30 p.m., since the second week of school. “They really all come in with a positive attitude. They’re all here for one reason- dancing,” DelPizzo said. Aside from Midnight Madness, the dance team performs throughout the basketball season for all the men’s home games at halftime.

What can be expected for its Midnight Madness performance? “We have a good team, great choreography, and songs that will appeal to the crowd,” Kim Larentowicz, a sophomore elementary education major, said. The dance team is scheduled to go on at 11:30 p.m., as part of the Midnight Madness festivities. As for the details, Neil and DelPizzo would not reveal much. They confirmed that there would be new music, new outfits, and three and a half minutes of up-beat booty shaking.

Posted to the Web by: Toccara Buckley

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