• 63°

Blue Angels, Liberty Lionettes perform at Heritage Assisted Living

Blue Angels from James Clemens High School and Liberty Lionettes from Liberty Middle School danced to and sang Christmas music at Heritage Assisted Living and Memory Care. CONTRIBUTED
Blue Angels from James Clemens High School and Liberty Lionettes from Liberty Middle School danced to and sang Christmas music at Heritage Assisted Living and Memory Care. CONTRIBUTED

MADISON – Dance teams from two Madison schools shared their Christmas spirit with an appreciative audience of senior citizens.

James Clemens Blue Angels and Liberty Lionettes performed for individuals at Heritage Assisted Living and Memory Care, 11682 County Line Road on Nov. 30.

“We visited in hopes of giving a blessing to the residents there. In turn, we were the ones who were blessed,” Blue Angels sponsor Rebecca Brooks said.

“Coaches at Liberty, Thomasena Garner and Hillary Bowen, and myself and our assistant coach Katie Weir are thankful to have teams made up of true angels that have a desire to make an impact in our community,” Brooks said.

“Residents had constant smiles as the girls visited, danced and sang Christmas carols. Everyone joined in the singing,” Brooks said.

The dancers sang “Jingle Bells,” “Rudolph,” “Deck the Halls,” “Silent Night,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and more. The girls danced the “Whip/Nae Nae” to “Jingle Bells.”

In addition, they performed routines to “Uptown Funk” and a “Top 40’s Mix,” “which they call ‘Team Routine.’ It showcases dance technique from various genres like hip-hop, pom and jazz,” Brooks said.

The girls’ energy climbed as they saw smiles on the audience’s faces. “Several hugs and sweet words were exchanged between the girls and residents,” Brooks said. “They definitely felt a connection.”

Blue Angels are a ‘standalone’ dance troupe for football and basketball games and regional, state and national competitions. They qualified for national competitions with Universal Dance Association and National Dance Alliance in February 2016 in Orlando.

Girls auditioning for Blue Angels are evaluated on grades, teacher evaluations, discipline, technical skills and performance of a choreographed routine. Dancers must exhibit positive behavior.

“We hope to continue making a positive impact in our community and giving our time and resources to those in need throughout this holiday season,” Brooks said. “We also hope others will join in on our efforts to make an even bigger impact.”

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – Feb. 28, 2024

James Clemens High School

German program at James Clemens impresses national group

Madison

Triana welcomes opening of Smithsonian exhibit

Huntsville

Thomas Fleming wins American Legion Oratorical Contest

Harvest

Try Spring Break camp at Fantasy Playhouse or botanical garden

James Clemens High School

Flagg, McDougal accepted in State Superintendent’s Art Exhibit

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones Blue Knights take Overall Championship in Hazel Green

Bob Jones High School

Madison claims first-place wins in All-Girls State Chess Championship

Madison

Madison Fire & Rescue responds to second baby surrender through Safe Haven Baby Box

Bob Jones High School

Robertson finds ‘perfect fit’ as Special Education Coordinator

Liberty Middle School

Liberty’s Mardi Paws Parade raises funds for shelter animals

James Clemens High School

11-day tour to Korea, Japan in summer 2025 open to Madison teens

James Clemens High School

Players eager for 2024 Grade-Level City Chess Championship

Harvest

‘Brews for Enable’ at Yellowhammer to benefit Enable Madison County

Bob Jones High School

MCCL members, teams grab awards at Rookie Rally

Madison

State board lauds Heritage in ‘Top 25 Percent Schools’ for Alabama

Harvest

Parker composes, performs and mentors songwriters in lifetime of music

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones AFJROTC named Grand Champions at Hoover

Bob Jones High School

TVA’s School Uplift grants can reduce energy costs and improve campus

Bob Jones High School

Warm-up Quads on Feb. 24 to prepare players for City Chess Championship

Liberty Middle School

Chander, Grieve, Rajput win national awards in PTA Reflections

Bob Jones High School

Knights of Columbus’ donations buy pods for MCS Special Education

Madison

Love is alive and well in the heart of this special artist

Love is alive and well in the heart of this special artist

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – Feb. 14, 2024

x