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Island Waves

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The Stage Dance Group outshine others



On Nov. 4, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Student Foundation Association(SFA) presented the Islander Revue for the 17th consecutive year.

This year, the show, sponsored by Whataburger, had a theme of One Hit Wonders. Each of the nine participating organizations were given a 10-minute time frame to showcase their talents and the winning organization, The Stage Dance Group, was awarded the $1,000 grand prize.

“[We thought] if we win, that’d be awesome,” said Jacqulyn Hatfield, sophomore education major representing The Stage Dance Group. “Because we want to be able to have the winning money for our organization.”

Although the show is intended to raise funds for student scholarships, it is also an event that allows not only the audience, but also the participants to enjoy themselves.

“We were really just doing it for fun,” said Melina Ortiz, senior biomedical sciences major representing Alpha Epsilon Delta. “[Being in the show] was something that allowed us to bond more.”

First to the stage, was Zeta Tau Alpha, who did a skit mimicking that of the movie “Pitch Perfect” and dancing to one hit wonders songs. Up next was The Stage Dance Group, whose skit was formatted as a music video audition which showcased their talent through several different styles of dance.

The crowd became a part of the show as the third performers from the Islander Improv team got on stage and asked the audience for their help in choosing the themes to their live improvised skits. Following up was Delta Delta Delta who acted out a skit including a host and co-host calling out the other members to dance to iconic one hit wonder songs.

After the forth performance, the audience was released to a 15-minute intermission. Once the 15 minutes concluded, the first to reopen the show  was Gamma Phi Beta dancing to some more of the decade’s most memorable singles. The following act, Alpha Epsilon Delta, also performed a skit which introduced the songs they danced.

As the performances began winding down, Singer’s Theatre was the sixth group to compete as they sang their way through the entire performance. Up next, was Alpha Gamma Delta who also performed a series of dance routines to a variety of one hit wonders. Last but not least, the African Student Organization brought the show to a close as they got the crowd clapping to their cultural dance routines.

According to the audience’s reactions, each competing group put on an entertaining show.
“It was pretty fun because most of us have our noses in our books all the time and being up there let some of us break out of our shells,” Ortiz said.

Ultimately, the People’s Choice Award was given to Gamma Phi Beta after the crowd cheered them on the most as all the teams were called out one more time on stage. And finally, the winner of the 2016 Islander Revue was The Stage Dance Group.

“When I heard our name I was completely shocked just because we didn’t come in with a ‘we have to win’ mindset, we just came in wanting to have fun,” Hatfield said.

For more information on SFA’s Islander Revue, visit


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