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1967-1968 Highstepping Majorettes
1967-1968 Highstepping Majorettes

The John L. LeFlore *Lovely Lady Strikettes Dance Team* is the Mighty Marching Rattler Band's multi-faceted dance line that began as Toulminville's Highstepping Majorettes in 1968. Having discontinued the use of batons in 1990, these ladies have defined and set the standard for prep dance teams in the state of Alabama and Mobile County. DΦG, as they're known in the band, are noted for their expeditious, highly-technical, dance routines which are developed through the reception of disciplined, rigorous, and strict guidance through LeFlore's Jo Ann Christopher School of Dance and/or Moving Images Dance Company, which assists in the heightening of their propensity to dance. Many Strikettes' dancing careers are furthered as they graduate to become featured on prestigious, collegiate, dance programs which have included, but are not limited to:

  • Alabama A&M University Divas
  • Alabama State University Stingettes
  • Grambling State University Orchesis Dance Company
  • Jackson State University Prancing J-Settes
  • Miles College Golden Stars
  • Mississippi Valley State University Satin Dolls
  • Morehouse College Mahogany in Motion
  • Southern University Dancing Dolls
  • Tuskegee University Piperettes
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazerettes

The Mobile County Public School System acknowledged the Strikettes as one of the finest dance teams in the state for placing 1st in the 2007,2008, and 2009 adjudicated, invitation-only, battle of the bands in Montgomery, AL. The competitions included magnificent dance programs, but the fierce Rattlers swept them all and dethroned the 2007 champs with authority. The ultimate prize for winning the 2007 competiton wasn't just a trophy, but an all-expense paid trip to perform with the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League exemplifying Rattler Pride, precision, and exciting show-band entertainment.

Coming from an extraordinary dance season, the "Top 10" transitioned to the "Divine 9" by graduating four seniors, returning four juniors and two sophomores, and adding three lovely ladies to form the 2010-2011 Strikettes Dance Team.


*LeFlore's Lovely Lady Strikettes* 2010-2011 Dance Team

"Divine 9"

                                            Miss Bria Abrams

                                            Miss Teresa Daniels

                                            Miss Alexandria Drakeford (Captain)

                                            Miss Chelsey Gardner (Co-Captain)

                                            Miss Demesha Hale

                                            Miss Tiffani Hill (Co-Captain)

                                            Miss Bridgette Moore

                                            Miss Amber Sanders

                                            Miss Breanna Walker


*The LeFlore Family would like to extend our biggest and warmest congratulations to the Lovely Lady Strikettes that are currently furthering their 2010-2011 dance careers with the following dance programs:

  • Mallory Brewer-Alabama State University Stingette
  • Meagan Callier-Southern University Dancing Doll
  • Alexis Dulaney-Alabama State University Stingette
  • Kelli Foster-Morehouse College Mahogany in Motion
  • Lauren Gamble-Jackson State University Prancing J-Sette
  • Shalinda Henry-Alabama A&M University Diva
  • Victoria Shoots-Alabama A&M University Diva

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