Fresh talent anticipated at Hampton U. Majestic dance tryouts

By Anthony Phillips

On Wednesday and Thursday, Hampton University's Majestic Dance Troupe will host its annual tryouts in the Student Center atrium. Students will rehearse Wednesday night starting at 5 p.m. and audition on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Majestic dance captains will teach the choreography to two songs Wednesday which will then be performed during auditions Thursday.

If chosen, the students will be inducted into the dance troupe

Students must submit applications, including headshots. Once they learn the choreography, they are allowed to choose their best number for the audition before peers and faculty.

For years, the Majestic Dance Troupe has performed at Hampton University and off campus. They contribute entertainment, school spirit, and inspiration to the regional dance scene.

Students and residents of Hampton, Virginia, speak highly of the dance team.

"The Majestic team is dope man. I've always wanted to be a part of them," said David Baker, a Hampton resident. "They look like they have a lot of fun. Their choreography is lit."

The captains of Majestic ­– Justin Jones, Chloe Harper, Amaiyah Beverly, and Khalil Harris – are working hard to make the troupe even better this year.

"Being the captain of such a well-known organization makes me feel proud," said Harris, who promised great things out of the auditions. "I guess everyone will have to wait and see what we have in store."

The anticipation for new talent is high this year, the captains said, urging those who love to dance to give it a try.

Note: The Majestic Dance Troupe on Sept. 15 inducted 62 new members out of 80 people who auditioned during annual tryouts in the student center atrium.

The writer is a student at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications.

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