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Elon’s fraternities and sororities heat up gym with annual dance competition

April 25, 2009

Jessica L. Dexheimer

April 25, 2009

The basketball court was turned into a dance floor Wednesday night as 16 teams performed dance routines for a rowdy audience in Alumni Gym.

The event was Elon’s annual Greek Week Dance competition, the much-anticipated highlight of a week-long series of events targeted towards the Greek community.

Each of the university’s eight sororities performed a choreographed dance routine that many had been practicing for at least two months. The seven fraternities presented skits or interpretive dances that often included loud rap music and partially closed brothers. The eight NPHC organizations, which traditionally have fewer members than the PHC sororities and fraternities, competed as one organization and were judged as a fraternity. 

Each seven-minute routine had been pre-approved for theme, content, costumes and music by the Greek Week Committee, headed by Director of Greek Life, Jay Anhornn, and his intern, senior Kammie Shaw. 

The dances were judged by a panel of nine members of the Elon community, including professors, a cheerleading coach and Jodean Schmiederer, Assistant Dean of Student Life. The event was open to non-affiliated members of the university and surrounding community, and tickets cost $5.

Ultimately, Sigma Kappa sorority won the competition for the second year in a row, winning bragging rights and $1,000 for their  philanthropy, Alzheimer’s disease research. Sigma Phi Epsilon placed first for the fraternities. Alpha Xi Delta sorority and the NPHC both came in second, followed by Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and Sigma Chi.

“The event is really just intended to be fun and bring the Greek community together,” said sophomore Nick Dyer, a Greek Week coordinator for the Interfraternity Council. “It is hard saying that one group deserved to win because everybody did really, really good.” 

Click to see the stepping segment of the NPHC skit.