URI Dance Team - The Ramettes

2006-07 Ramettes
















Alexandra Levesque Senior Portsmouth, R.I.
Amanda Riddle Senior Tiverton, R.I.
Lauren Kenny Junior Cranston, R.I.
Brittany Mitchell Junior Carmel, N.Y.
Britney Watts Junior Doylestown, Pa.
Alison Maryan   Houston, Texas
Vanessa Villegas   Warwick, R.I.
Manager: Marisa Vincent
Coach: Melanie Morin
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    The Ramettes is URI's official dance team of the Athletic Department. As one of the University's Spirit Groups, the Ramettes' primary role is to offer spirit and entertainment at the Men's and Women's Basketball games each season. They are the featured halftime entertainment and also perform short routines to keep the Rhody fans involved throughout the entire game. Performing dances to everything from Stevie Wonder to Aerosmith, the Ramettes are a dynamic and versatile group of URI's best dancers.

    They are a long-standing tradition at the University of Rhode Island, with the first Ramettes squad created in the 1960's; however, they have been revived in the last seven years with a new image that mirrors many of today's collegiate dance teams. They are noted for their high-energy dances that include jazz, hip-hop, pom and funk styles.

    In addition to performing at the Men's and Women's Basketball games, the Ramettes also perform at University events like Midnight Madness, Freshman Welcome Day and Centennial Scholars Welcome Day. They attend Universal Dance Association Camp annually as well, where they fine-tune technique, take master classes, and receive evaluation on numerous routines that they learn during the four-day pre-season camp.

    The Ramettes practice approximately 10 hours per week, beginning in September, after fall auditions. They practice through March when the basketball season draws to a close and look forward to camp in the summer.

    The Home of the Ramettes - The Ryan Center