Dancing Stars

Sammi Paradice ('13), left; Kara Robinson ('13) second from left; Jessica Stewart, second from right; and Kendra Dorsey ('12), right. (Photo by Jonathan Reynolds)The Dallas Cowboys 2013 Rhythm and Blue Dancers hip-hop team will sport a little green -- a UNT student and three alumnae will perform with the squad before Cowboys games.

Sammi Paradice ('13), made the team for the first time. Kara Robinson ('13), junior dance student Jessica Stewart and Kendra Dorsey ('12) will join the team as veterans. The high-energy hip-hop dance team, break crew and drum corps performs on the plazas of AT&T Stadium before games and on the west end zone platforms after the Cowboys score.

Paradice credits the strong modern-based dance program at UNT for helping her grow.

"This was my first experience auditioning for a professional team and it was nerve-wracking," she says. "I knew once I made it that being a part of this team is exactly what I should be doing. If you work hard and show your passion, it will ultimately pay off."