Law Announces Gunpowder Girls Jr. Dancers Program
January 21, 2014 - Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL) - Dodge City Law News Release
The Gunpowder Girls, the official dance team of the Dodge City Law football organization, are launching the Gunpowder Girls Jr. Dancers Program, which will allow young girls to develop their dance skills, perform in public and interact with dancers from Dodge City's only professional dance team.
The Gunpowder Girls Jr. Dancers Program will give girls between the ages of three and eighteen the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of dance, build confidence, meet new friends, perform as part of a team, and help create an entertainment experience for a large audience.
The Gunpowder Girls Junior Program will be divided into three age groups: Minis 3-7, Lils 8-12 and Teens 13-18. Each group will be led by Gunpowder Girls coach Lesa Dencklau and members of the Professional Gunpowder Girls team.
Throughout the season, junior dance team participants will be able to take part in three half-time performances. In addition, the junior dancers will also be able to bring their family and friends to an exclusive "Meet and Greet Party Night" with the Gunpowder Girls.
The Gunpowder Girls Jr. Program is a great way for young girls to gain dance experience and become exposed to a variety of new dance routines and performance situations.
"The girls will get to learn routines that have pom, jazz and hip-hop elements," Dencklau said. "Each team will have a themed spotlight routine throughout the season as well as the opportunity to perform side by side with the Gunpowder Girls in our half-time spectaculars. My job with the Law is to provide sports entertainment to our season ticket holders, sponsors and fans. I want the crowd to have a memorable experience with each routine they see and the Junior Dancers are a huge part of that."
Experienced and inexperienced dancers will find the program to be fun and rewarding.
"We take pride in creating a fun, stress-free and non-competitve environment," Dencklau said. "Even though we aren't prepping for competition we still have the reward of showing off all the dancers hard work in a beautiful arena with thousands of supportive fans."
"The Professional Gunpowder Girls team is made up of accomplished and talented young ladies who are good role models, enthusiastic dance teachers and even some aspiring choreographers", Dencklau said.
"The Gunpowder Girls and I will be there to teach the juniors all of the routines and choreography," Dencklau said. "The program will give the younger dancers a chance to learn basic dance techniques as well as qualities that are important as they grow up, such as confidence, cooperation and teamwork. The older dancers involved will learn dance team style skills necessary to hopefully one day be a Gunpowder Girl themselves."
Dencklau created a similar program last year for an indoor-football team in Cedar Rapids, IA. She expects the idea to be very well-accepted in Dodge City, as it was last year in Cedar Rapids.
"I hope that the girls will take advantage of the opportunity to be involved with our program," Dencklau said. "It is a great chance for them to make friends, develop as dancers, and be an extension of the Dodge City Law organization."
Beginning on Saturday, February 8, the Gunpowder Jr. Dancers will meet two Saturdays per month until the football season ends in June.
The costs for participating in the program are $50 per month for the instruction and a $65 enrollment fee. The enrollment fee goes to pay for a practice t-shirt,official team poms, team bag, team shoes, team photo, and an autographed photo of the Gunpowder Girls. Members will also receive online video instruction of all the dances for extra practice at home. There will be an additional fee to cover the cost of a custom-made and custom-designed uniform.
Enrollment will begin on Friday, January 24, 2014 at KaleidEscape Kansas at the Dodge House Hotel and Convention Center. The Gunpowder Girls will perform on Friday at 5 p.m., on Saturday at 1 p.m, and Sunday at 3 p.m with in-person registration immediately following each performance. The routines will give those interested in the junior program the chance to see what this opportunity is all about.
Those wishing to sign-up for the Gunpowder Girls Jr. Dancers can also stop by the Dodge City Law/Gunpowder Girls booth between the hours of 4-8 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. on Sunday.
Registration will also be available online at www.dodgecityfootball.com, in person at the Law Office, or by contacting coach Lesa.
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