We have not yet had the opportunity to interview the University of Rhode Island Dance Team, if you are associated with the University of Rhode Island Dance Team please have someone from the team email us at Brittany@BDancewear.com to set up an interview (only takes a few minutes and it’s free).
In the meantime here is some quick insights about this University of Rhode Island Dance Team from their website.
The Ramettes are the official dance team of the URI Athletic Department. As one of the University’s Spirit Groups, the Ramettes’ primary role is to offer spirit and entertainment at the Men’s and Women’s Basketball games each season. They are the featured halftime entertainment and also perform short routines to keep the Rhody fans involved throughout the entire game. Performing dances to everything from Katy Perry to Lady Gaga, the Ramettes are a dynamic and versatile group of URI’s best dancers. They are a long-standing tradition at the University of Rhode Island, with the first Ramettes squad created in the 1960’s; however, they were revived in the late 1990’s with a new image that mirrors many of today’s collegiate dance teams. They are noted for their high-energy dances that include jazz, hip-hop, pom and contemporary styles. In addition to performing at the Men’s and Women’s Basketball games, the Ramettes also perform at University events like Midnight Madness, Rhody Rally, and Homecoming. The Ramettes participate in UDA training on an annual basis, where they fine-tune technique, take master classes, and receive evaluation on numerous routines that they learn during the pre-season camp. The Ramettes practice two to three times per week.