Dance
15 dancers take home gold in entrancing “kaleidoscope” routine
Their synchronizaiton is incredible, can't imagine the hours of practice this took.
Eduardo Gaskell
02.22.23

No, it’s not the military, though you’d be forgiven for thinking so.

This is a drill dance, hence that military feel, but this time it’s done for show, and not for some big ceremony a military drill team performs for.

This is DrillDance Australia, and they’re out to prove that being sexy doesn’t mean shaking their booty or showing skin.

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Strong is very sexy.

You are looking at fifteen girls who have spent countless days and hours practicing and perfecting this drill routine in the hopes of impressing their audience.

That includes us on the internet.

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No military uniforms here, but the marching and knee raises will have you thinking they’re performing for some head of state who’s just arrived.

What look like indigo and green cheerleading dresses take the place of medals and button down shirts, and those glittery capes look like the girls are a superhero team from a comic book.

March away, ladies!

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The sequences are so smooth and fluid, it’s like they could do this for days.

This is literally that, “left! left! left-right, left!” march we’ve been so accustomed to seeing and hearing but done to music.

Marching looks like fun when done this way.

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Dance drill teams like this Australian team evolved from early pep squads and military-style drum and bugle corps.

Ones that performed in the stands during halftime at football games.

It all began with a pep squad at Greenville High School in Greenville, Texas in 1929.

The team called the “Flaming Flashes” performed at every football game halftime.

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That team evolved from basic marching stunts, and holding up letters, to twirling batons and basic dance steps.

With help from the band director at Port Arthur High School in southeast Texas, the “Flaming Flashes” went on to become a precision drum and bugle corps.

Such is progress.

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YouTube Screenshot-DrillDance Australia

It’s grown now, spreading all over America before finding its way to other countries.

Drill dance is a great way of instilling discipline while working on your motor skills.

Certainly way better than leaving a kid at home with a gadget and the internet at his or her disposal.

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DrillDance Australia’s youTube channel has a little over 2,000 subscribers, and this video alone has 8,200 likes so their on to something.

Check out Enigma Drill Dance to learn more about this discipline and competition.

This is precision and excellence, executed to a very dancy disco style beat.

You have to admit, even though you’re not familiar with drill dance, that this is really fun to watch!

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Surely, there are more teams out there carrying out their own version of drill dancing, so go ahead and see if you find a better team.

In the meantime, let this Australian group march and strut around like they own the place.

Bet you’ll be marching around in your house trying to emulate these girls!

Can you keep up? Watch this incredible drill dance routine in the video below!

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By Eduardo Gaskell
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Eduardo Gaskell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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