Runnels named to two UGA dance squads

Published 8:26 am Thursday, September 29, 2011

AUDREY RUNNELS OF BAINBRIDGE is a member of both the Dance Dawgs and the Georgette Dancers at the University of Georgia.

Audrey Runnels of Bainbridge was recently selected as a Dance Dawg and Georgette Dancer at the University of Georgia for the teams’ 2011-2012 season.

The Dance Dawgs perform at the university’s basketball, volleyball and gymnastic events, while the Georgettes perform with the UGA Redcoat Marching Band in addition to making numerous community appearances throughout the year.

Runnels is a 2010 honor graduate of Bainbridge High School and is the 19-year-old daughter of Keith and Tamara Buckhaulter, and John Runnels of Bainbridge. She was a member of the Danceline during her four years at BHS and an assistant teacher at Lucretia’s School of Dance. Runnels has been dancing for the past 14 years. Her plans are to obtain a degree in Exercise and Sports Science and pursue a career in the medical field.

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Audrey participated in the two-day tryouts that consisted of learning a 60-second dance, a band dance, the UGA fight song, a filler dance and a down on the floor combination. After learning the material on the first day of the tryouts, the second day consisted of performing in front of a panel of judges. Another vital part of the tryout process was a personal interview. There were over 100 girls during tryouts with only 16 selected for each team.