The Andrew Jackson Middle School Colonelettes Dance Team is a performance team founded on the values of respect, responsibility, hard work, and dedication. While the main focus of this team is dancing, the coach, Ms. Kaylin Courtade strives for academic excellence for all members. To be a Colonelette, members must demonstrate their ability to simultaneously juggle education and the rigorous performance and practice schedule dance team requires. The Colonelettes perform at various community and school events such as football games, pep rallies, fundraisers, festivals, parades, and competitions. For the last five consecutive years, the Colonelettes have earned 1st place at competition for their kick routine and for the past three consecutive years, the Colonelettes have earned 1st place home routine, 1st place competition routine, and overall camp champs at American All Star dance camp. In addition to these awards, the Colonelettes were chosen for the "Judges Award" at camp during the summer of 2015 and the "Most Admired" team at camp for the 2016 summer camp. In 2017, the Colonelettes hosted their own American All Star Camp with St. Bernard Middle and Trist Middle. The awards do not end here as the Colonelettes have also placed in the jazz, solo, duet, and officer categories at competition. Ms. Courtade is extremely proud of these accomplishments and is excited to see what the future has in store for the Colonelettes.
Please understand that being a part of the Colonelettes dance team means that you are joining a very special family: one that cares for and supports each other. The Colonelettes work daily to build the confidence of their teammates and anything less will not be tolerated. Ms. Courtade utilizes practice time to reinforce positive social skills that allow our team to enhance the reputation of Andrew Jackson Middle School. If you are seeking more information about dance team, please email Ms. Courtade at Kaylin.Courtade@sbpsb.org or call the school at 504-301-1500. We would be glad to assist you and answer any questions that you may have. Also, please take time to attend one of our performances. We are confident that you will be just as amazed as we are every time the Colonelettes take the floor! :)