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Jackson State University Prancing J-Settes win
‘Best HBCU Dance Line’
WASHINGTON, DC (March 3, 2015) – Jackson State University should be very proud. With over 17% of nearly 40k votes, the J-Settes sashay their way to being the Best HBCU Dance Line of the 2014-2015 school year. The line even received honorable mention from hit television show, Dancing Doll for Life (DD4L), for originating the ‘J-Sette’ style of dance. The Jackson State University Band program began in 1971 and since this time, has raised the bar in the marching band arena. The band has several achievements including halftime performances for the New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals, Atlanta Falcons, and Detroit Lions. Unsurprisingly, the vivacity isn’t limited to those holding instruments. The Sonic Boom of the South, the Jackson State University Band was named Best HBCU Band earlier this year in the Top 5 HBCU Band Competition, with nearly 21% of over 80k votes.
The flaming, blue ladies of Ebony Fire earned second place in the Top 5 HBCU Dance Line Competition. Hailing from their home by the sea, the Hampton University ladies earned over 5.3k votes, nearly 14% of the entire poll. The line even brought class and heat to Washington, DC when they danced in the Inaugural Parade for President Obama.
Buzzing in for third place are the beautiful and sensational ladies of ASU. The Alabama State Stingettes won more than 4k votes, nearly 11% of the entire vote. The Stingettes are known for their sideline action and are rumored to be the best thing in black and gold. Honorable mention goes to its sister organization, The Honey Bees. The Alabama State University Band also won third place in the TOP 5 HBCU Bands Competition earlier this year.
In fourth place with almost 3k votes, are the ladies that are just “as sweet and sexy as can be”. The Golden Girls of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) not only shine on the field, they shine in the community, with its mini Golden Girls support system.
The last line of ladies that earned the right to be a TOP 5 HBCU Dance Line is the Hot Ice Dancers from Norfolk State University. The ladies pride themselves on being a sisterhood and are known to be smooth, sexy and precise.
Each of the Top 5 HBCU Dance Lines campaigned hard and earned their spots at the top. Alone, they represent more than 50% of the votes collected from over 30 historically black colleges and universities. Marching Bands are not complete without Dance Lines and Jackson State, Hampton, Alabama State, UAPB, and Norfolk State each highlight the value of the sisterhood designed to entertain on the field.