Center Stage: Purduettes Camp - Day 3
Purduette dance leaders Ashlea Lidester and Laura Bohlander demonstrate graceful form while teaching the choreography to their new song, “Brand New You.”
Assistant Director Jon Ranard reviews pitches with the Alto I section during “Ride on King Jesus.”
The ladies practice their performance poise while rehearsing a new tune, “Wouldn’t Trade it for the World.”
During lunch the women were joined by members of the PMO staff. Here, Kent Shoults, the Business Manager for PMO, mingles with the ladies over a delicious meal.
Wednesday was a day full of rehearsal for the women. As members of the Purduettes, the ladies have an excellent work ethic that allows them to quickly memorize their music in preparation for their show this Friday.
In the afternoon, the ladies participated in leadership activities at the Camp Tecumseh facilities. Here, new woman Christina Shaw keeps her eye on the ball as her sisters in song cheer her on.
Members of specialties also had many rehearsal opportunities throughout the day. Here, Jon rehearses new music with the ladies of “The Flappers.”
As the day continues, the ladies review their new heartfelt ballad, “Blessings,” under the direction of Jon.
Each year at camp, the new members display what they have learned over the course of the week for their fellow sisters in song. Here, Manager Alex Robinson and Assistant Manager Rachel Lane give guidance to the new women as they prepare a show for the old women.
Daily Student Perspective
Camp as a sophomore is such a great, new experience! I love seeing the new women grow daily and get more comfortable as Purduettes. Being an old woman has come with new responsibilities, and I think that everyone is stepping up to the plate with an open mind and a positive attitude. This coming year looks so bright, and I can’t wait to be a part of it and represent Purdue with class.
- Jenna Engelberth, Sophomore