Atmore has talent!

Published 9:27 pm Wednesday, March 21, 2007

By By Adrienne McKenzie
Atmore has many more talented individuals than I ever imagined.
Within the past couple of months that I have been employed at The Atmore Advance I have been to many different events. At these events there have been different forms of entertainment.
Friday night I attended the Mr. and Miss Escambia County Middle School Pageant. The contestants in the pageant showed their skills by dancing in their casual wear, performing physical fitness routines and strolling around in their evening wear.
The contestants did a great job in each of the categories and it was obvious they had worked hard to learn and perfect their routines. I was proud of all of them for showing the courage to participate in the pageant.
While the participants were fabulous, the entertainment portions were also amazing. The Expose' Dance Team the Expose' Step Team, the Lil' Expose' Step Team, the Lil' Expose' All Star Dance Duo, da Voices of Expose', the Atmore Elite All Star Senior Bad Gurlz, the Atmore Elite All Star Junior Candy Gurlz, the Atmore Elite All Star Mini Pretty Gurlz and Jordan McGill performed.
I had seen the Expose' groups a few times before but each time I see them I am equally impressed as the time before. I have no idea how they get their feet and hands working in unison, much less adding words to their step routines. Every time I see the Expose' groups I think, Wow, if I tried to move like that I would break something.
The Expose' groups did more at the pageant than step routines, they also performed an inspirational piece, Maya Angelou's "Still I Rise."
Da Voices of Expose' sang a medley of spiritual songs. The girls had beautiful voices and I, again, was impressed with their talent. I had no idea such strong sound could come from such tiny people.
Friday night was the first time that I had the pleasure of seeing any of the Atmore Elite All Star groups. I never knew this group existed in Atmore but I think it's great that there is something for the young women of this town to be involved in and to be excited about.
These groups were full of talented young women and I was awed by their level of skill. Not to say negative things about my alma mater, but the T. R. Miller cheerleaders could learn a thing or two from the Atmore Elite All Star groups.
The Atmore Elite All Star Mini Pretty Gurlz consisted of the youngest girls performing and were adorable not to mention they had more coordination than I do at age 22.
Needless to say, I am surprised by all the local talent this town has and I look forward to attending more events to see the dance moves and stepping by both the Expose' and Atmore Elite All-Star groups. I think it is great that there is something for the young people to do in this town to keep them out of trouble and to keep them busy.
Adrienne McKenzie is a reporter for the Atmore Advance. She can be reached at 368-2123.

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