GSU dances for Disney

Laurianna Cull

Last night Hanner Fieldhouse had a line outside starting at the door and wrapping around the building with students waiting to get in and see the Doo Dah step show.

The show had over 20 performance groups ranging from Greek life to dance organizations. The groups were judged by a panel based on aspects such as creativity, execution of the routine and how well the dance portrayed this year’s Disney Homecoming theme.

This year’s Disney theme excited many performance groups and fueled their energy for participating in the event.

“I loved the Disney theme. That’s the whole reason we did it. I was like yes, let’s do Disney,” sophomore writing and linguistics major, and Swing Cats Society performer Kristen Flippl said.

Each group incorporated Disney but in different ways. Some groups went back to films released in the 1930’s such as Snow White while other groups went with much more recent Disney releases like the popular Disney channel show Phineas and Ferb.

When the dancers were not on stage, they were very eager to cheer on and talk about their competitors.

“There were a lot of great groups. I absolutely love Diversion and Euphoria. They are always amazing groups to watch. They are so talented, and I loved that they both did Phineas and Ferb themes,” theater major and Theater South performer Ibi Owolabi said.

The performance consisted of three genres, doo dah, step and dance. The first place winner of Doo Dah was Alpha Delta Pi. The first place winner of step was Step Forte and the winner of dance was Euphoria.

Chrystal Messam, chemistry major and event attendee, said, “There was such a cool variety of performances. I loved them all. Some groups were really funny like the fraternity who did Snow White and the seven dwarfs.  I liked the step groups the most.  Doo Dah really showed how much talent Georgia Southern students have.”