An exercise science major from Madawaska, Maine, Renee Cyr '07 has created a sensation on campus - the wildly popular Dance Team. Last year, she won the Innovator Award on campus for helping to start the club, which moves to primarily hip-hop.
My mom and I used to dance to Mariah Carey in the living room. I started classes when I was 6. My mom loves to dance and she says ever since I was in her belly, I was dancing.
I like jazz, hip-hop and lyrical. I'd say hip-hop is really my favorite.
When I graduated from high school, I wanted to keep dancing. I heard you could start your own club here ... so another girl who was always in the dance room and I put up posters. We had a meeting that 50 girls came to.
We have 45. We actually have two teams, one that is more experienced, one with less experience.
Yes. I do it in my car. A few of the dances I learned previously, but tweaked them to fit our group.
Yeah. It's a 6-hour drive to Madawaska ... I get in the "dance zone."
Yes. The summer I graduated from high school, I started a summer dance camp in my hometown ... through the town "rec" program. I've been doing it every summer since then.
It's beautiful ... the movements, the expression, the way dancers incorporate dance with the music.... It's so natural.
We perform at halftime of the basketball games and we have a spring performance on campus.
I love performing. I like to hear the crowd cheering us on.
I want to open a dance studio when I graduate, either down here or up home.