Pacesetters Earn Accolades


Gussie Nell Davis was a pioneer in the world of drill team dance. Not only was she the founder and first director of The Kilgore College Rangettes, but she also brought “show biz” to the field with innovative and groundbreaking routines. Kilgore College hosted the annual Gussie Nell Davis Dance Classic on Saturday, Feb. 8, on the KC campus in honor of the memory of Davis. Spring Hill Pacesetters, along with their director Nikki Fulps, were among the more than 30 teams from around the region to enter the American Dance/Drill Team School event.

The American Dance/Drill Team School was established in 1958 by Gussie Nell Davis and Dr. Irving Dreibrodt “to provide a medium for professional instruction for dance/drill teams around the United States.”  In 1984, Joyce and C.R. Pennington bought the company and “continued the legacy of presenting the highest quality of camps, contests, and clinics available.”

The Spring Hill Pacesetters earned Division I ratings for their performances at the competition. Please visit  facebook  to see videos of the performances.

You can also see these girls at the annual Spring Show May 8-10.