Susan Cassidy has coached the Dance Team for two years.
The Randolph-Macon College Dance Team competed at the U.S. Finals Dance Competition
in Virginia Beach, Virginia on May 5-6, 2012. R-MC won 6th place and earns a national
ranking among more than 1,700 teams across the United States. The rankings will
be released on May 18. This was the first time that the Dance Team has competed
in a U.S. Finals event.
Susan Cassidy, head coach of the Dance Team, is thrilled with the outcome.
“I am so proud of the team,” says Cassidy, who has served as R-MC’s coach for two
years. “Several team members learned skills for this routine that they never dreamed
they’d be performing, and they executed them well. We received compliments from
other gyms and dance-performance companies, as well as praise from longtime industry
Prior to Cassidy's appointment, the Dance Team was coached by Elsie Cimorelli (Center for Career and Personal Development).The
following students are members of the Dance Team: Kendyl Work ’12, Jennifer Watson
’14, Jasmine Harris ’12, Savannah Kaiser ’15, Mariam Ihsane ’13, and Katharine Winters
The R-MC Dance Team competed in a qualifying competition called the Capital City
Extreme Championships. The team was judged on dance technique, routine choreography
and originality as well as how well they performed their routine.
Cassidy is a former University of Pittsburgh Cheer captain. Throughout her collegiate
experience, she cheered not only across the United States, but internationally as
well. She has more than 30 years’ experience in dance instruction, choreography
and competition at the local and national levels. In addition to serving as coach
of the Dance Team, she has coached R-MC's cheerleading team for 10 years.