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Majorettes honors African American culture

The Majorettes perform during the Pep Rally Friday, Sept. 28. 

The Majorettes are a club that represents African American Culture.

The Majorettes perform during the Pep Rally Friday, Sept. 28. The Majorettes are a club that represents African American Culture.

Gisselle Almazan, Staff Writer

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Majorette Club kicks off another year of dancing and honoring African American Culture.

The Majorette Club is apart of the African American Cultural Awareness Club (AACA) and meets everyday for practice from 3:30 – 6 p.m. in room 223.

The Majorettes are directed by club sponsor, Ms. Johnique Davis, in which they are educated on social issues and taught to dance and even go on field trips to create a bond.

“Majorette Dance here at Eisenhower allows us to embrace the culture of African Americans” said Davis. “Schools should be diverse, but within diversity there should be inclusivity”.

The Majorettes creates a safe place where African American culture can be represented. The style of dance is inspired by the African American roots, in which is shown by parts of the body being moved in opposite directions and varies hip movements.

“I choose to be apart of this team because I felt like this would be a great opportunity for young African American girls can come together and empower each other through our talents” says senior,  April Trotter.

Although the majorettes do not compete on a competitive level like the Eisenhower Dance team does, they do perform at competitions. They hosted the first annual Eisenhower Majorette Dance Competition that was held on Nov.15.

Four schools from the south suburban area of Chicago competed in the event. Although the Majorettes did not compete, it was a great experience to be exposed to different dances by other schools, says Davis.

The Majorettes currently have 27 members and is openly welcome to have more. Any ethnically is encouraged to join.

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