Screaming, cheering, and of course, dancing were the stars of the night at the first annual Greek Groove held in Carmichael auditorium on April 12th.
UNC’s eleven Panhellenic sororities banded together in a friendly but fierce dance competition benefiting our very own UNC Eating Disorders Program. In the inaugural competition, each sorority formed a team of 20 dancers and choreographed an original 2 minute long dance routine to be performed at the eagerly awaited Greek Groove.
From the beginning of the event, the excitement of the night was more than apparent in both the sheer number of non-dancing sorority women cheering on their sisters and the eager practicing and energy of the teams. As the bass pumped and the crowd cheered, each sorority performed their artistic and athletic talents through dances that were not only high in energy and excitement, but also technically impressive. Though each team performed outstandingly, our program leader, Dr. Cindy Bulik, and four other judges had to choose a first and second place winner, each to win 1000 and 500 dollar donation to be placed towards their sorority’s respective philanthropy. The anticipation of the night was at an all-time high as the sororities awaited the judges’ final decisions on the winners. At last, the results were announced! Tri-Delta stole the show and took the coveted first place title with their spunky and energetic dance that even featured a jump-roping segment, while Zetas’ theatrical cops and inmates dance captivated the audience and the judges and earned the team second place. You can watch the Tri-Delts’ performance on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNkFhXyS-oY and Zetas’ here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBsMzxPnPI8
The UNC Eating Disorders program is incredibly honored to be chosen by the UNC Panhellenic Council as the beneficiary of this well-planned event under the directorship of Bekah Gould and for the 6,115 dollars raised! We recognize the impact that disordered eating and body image issues can have on college aged women, and are thrilled that the Panhellenic Council is embracing health and wellness of their members this year. Read more on Greek Groove http://greeks.unc.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=353&Itemid=306 .
Class of 2014
Psychology (B.S), Japanese
UNC Eating Disorders Program Undergraduate Trainee