Since 1947, the Tyler Junior College Apache Belles have served as TJC’s goodwill ambassadors, entertaining crowds at home and around the world with their precision dance routines.
Through this year’s spring show theme, “For the Record,” the Apache Belles will take the audience on a journey through several of history’s most notable recordings for an experience that will inspire, uplift and entertain.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 24-26, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 26 and 27, in Wise Auditorium, located inside the Rogers Palmer Performing Arts Center on the TJC main campus.
Admission is $15 for evening performances and $10 for matinees, and tickets are on sale now at TJC.edu/BelleSpringShow.
“The Apache Belles are excited to get back on stage and do what they do best — entertain!” Apache Belles Director Jasilyn Schaefer said. “Our spring show is the culmination of a year of hard work for these college freshmen and sophomores, showcasing all their unique abilities in dance styles such as jazz, tap, musical theater, hip hop and so much more.”
Artistic director and choreographer is Christy Evans. Schaefer and Evans are both former Apache Belles themselves.
Introducing the 2021-22 team
Head dance captain is Cydney Cassidy of Montgomery. Dance captains are MaKenna Ross of Longview; Amirah Kern of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Alaina Gunn of Frisco; and Ariel Dagnino of Euless.
Sophomores and their hometowns are: Savanna Boe of Rockwall; Reagan Brown of Arlington; Cydney Cassidy of Montgomery; Keslie Cook of Lindale; Brie Cross of Richardson; Ariel Dagnino of Euless; Alaina Gunn of Frisco; Brickey Guiffre of Azle; Cassidy Henderson of Lantana; Hilary Hutchins of Channelview; Ashley Jeffrey of Rockwall; Amirah Kern of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Cassie Linthicum of Fort Worth; Lily Miller of Midlothian; Haley Neeley of Waxahachie; Natalie Minyard of Graham; MaKenna Ross of Longview; and Joselyn Saenz of Alvin.
Freshmen and their hometowns are: Cameron Arce of Cypress; Yasmin Badgett of Jacksonville; Katie Baggs of Flower Mound; Meagan Brown of Fort Worth; Katie Beth Bumbard of Brownsboro; Destiny Chandler of Port Lavaca; Caroline Cotten of Brownsboro; Bridget Cross of Denton; Kaleah Dees of Broken Bow, Oklahoma; Haley Farmer of Killeen; Caitlyn Gamel of Duncanville; Lauren Huff of Marshall; Desiree Martinez of Royce City; Dakira Mitchell of Tyler; Reagan Morris of Tyler; Amaya Peace of Denton; Brianna Peña of Round Rock; Kiley Redd of Fort Worth; Alexa Rodriguez of Midlothian; Alexis Sanford of Jacksonville; Loren Sanchez of Denton; Audrey Smith of Longview; Sydney Stone of Round Rock; and Alexandria Torrance of Fort Worth.
Belle Guards and their hometowns: Raffe Andrewartha of Round Rock; Aaron Hernandez of Corsicana; Grant Melton of Tyler; Brandon Schueler of Grand Saline; and
Tyler Thompson of Lindale.
For more information, go to ApacheBelles.com.