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2012 Greek Groove

It is that time of the year again, where dancing, sorority girls, and an assortment of colored spandex leggings will come together in a friendly dance competition.

Monday, Feb. 27 marks the second annual Greek Groove, the culmination of months of hard work and various levels of dancing abilities. Each sorority on campus has been working diligently on choreographing a unique dance to be put on display to the entire Greek community for a single performance that not only wins them bragging rights, but an opportunity to join together all Panhellenic forces for a good cause: the UNC Eating Disorders Program.

In 2011, Greek Groove donated $6,115 to the overall cause, as well as $1,500 to the top two finishers’ philanthropies. The jump-roping sensation, Tri Delt, finished in first and was allotted $1,000 to their philanthropy; Zeta Tau Alpha, a close second, recieved a $500 check in their name to their philanthropy.

Even though there were winners announced, every sorority gained something from Greek Groove.

Simone Carrillo, the head choreographer of Pi Beta Phi’s 2011 Greek Groove, said it was rewarding to see the dance come together at the end.

“It was such a proud moment to see [the dance] develop and have that feeling of accomplishing something with a group of girls.”

But if anyone has ever been fortunate enough to feast their eyes on the hit television sensation,
Dance Moms, they know dance competitions are not always fun and games.

“The hardest part about [Greek Groove] was all the practicing, time and dedication it took,” said Rachel Napolitano, a member of Zeta Tau Alpha.

“The practices were long and sometimes extremely tiring, but in the end it was worth it to put on an awesome performance and get to see the other sororities hard work, too.”

Greek Groove has come full circle and is ready for its shot at success – round two. The proceeds will once again benefit the UNC Eating Disorders Program in hopes to help those in need get proper treatment.

Tickets can be purchased online for $10 at http://memorialhall.unc.edu/. For further questions about Greek Groove please email [email protected] or visit the Facebook event page at http://www.facebook.com/events/136792989773306/.

[Photo Credit: Anna Wong, http://www.annaseeswong.com/2011/04/greek-groove.html]

[Photo Credit: Anna Wong, http://www.annaseeswong.com/2011/04/greek-groove.html]

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