Rockettes’ Pick for Dancer of the Week: University of Central Oklahoma Fraternity

Who: The University of Central Oklahoma’s Sigma Tau Gamma chapter

Their dance:

Why we chose them: Who can leap, flip, cheer, shake their booty and drop into the splits … all while wearing jorts (aka jean shorts!) and a fanny pack? A Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity brother, of course!

Twenty-four members of the University of Central Oklahoma’s chapter have achieved Internet fame since a video of their annual Cheer and Dance 2017 routine went viral. And for good reason! In a nearly 3½-minute high-energy routine, the guys nail the formations, the lifts, the tosses and the choreography—and are clearly having an amazing time doing it.

And their success was well-earned: The guys practiced from 9 p.m. to midnight four days a week starting in September; and once the week of competition came around, they extended practice to 2 a.m.

But the real reason they’re our dancers of the week is that they’re using their recognition for a good cause. Once their video started getting attention, the group set up a GoFundMe page, aiming to raise $5,000 for the Special Olympics.

Part of the proceeds will be used to host a semi-formal dance for Special Olympics athletes, and proceeds from that event will also go to the organization. Plus, who doesn’t love another reason to dance! Way to go, guys!

Fun fact: Their jorts and fanny packs were DIY! The guys spent a day cutting their own jorts and spray-painting their fanny packs.

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