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Shantrell Scott

December 1, 2007

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USF Total Praise Gospel Dance Ministry

“Gospel Extravaganza 2007 

December 1, 2007 6:18pm: After rushing to the event, Gospel Extrav ( a night of dance, mime and worship) I finally made it to the program eighteen minutes after it was supposed to start. However, there were only maybe 20 people in the whole entire room.  I was in a hurry for nothing.

December 1, 2007 6:26pm: The program still has not started yet. Just sitting, looking at the same 20 people that had already showed up to the ULH building.

December 1, 2007 6:34pm: The opening prayer was done by Total Praise Advisor, Natalie Leonard. 

December 1, 2007 6:38pm:The introduction of the master of ceremonies, Pastor Williams from Harvest Ministries.

December 1, 2007 6: 40pm: Now he is on stage and is talking about why he was invited as the host of tonight’s program.     

December 1, 2007 6:44pm:The master of ceremonies is almost done talking, and is now introducing the first performance known as the “The Dancing Disciples”. I believe that these two girls are sisters and are doing a mime piece to Donnie McClurkin. 

 December 1, 2007 7:02pm:The duo’s dance is over. The audience is cheering for the “The Dancing Disciples” and the girls look so tired and their makeup is running down their faces. Now the master of ceremonies is back on the stage and is ready to introduce the next act, but before he did, they played a little music while waiting for the next performance. 

December 1, 2007 7:05pm:The next group is a rap group called, “Christian Soujaz”. It consists of two guys and one girl. They did a rap and told the audience to do a certain hand clap to the music. It was fun with a good message. 

December 1, 2007 7:17pm:The next act was a poem by the advisor of Total Praise, Ms. Natalie. I’m going to the rest room at this time. I really was getting bored. 

December 1, 2007 7:23pm:The master of ceremonies is now introducing the next person to perform by the name of Brilliance. He was dressed up in a waiter’s uniform and lip sung to a gospel artist’s song. I am not really liking his act too much. He wasn’t really dancing but just squirming around on stage.  

December 1, 2007 7:34pm:The next performance is by the Total Praise mimes, and they are dressed in all black with half of their faces painted white. They are dancing to “Enlarge my territory” by Donald Lawerence. They are actually doing very well.

December 1, 2007 7:46pm:The next guy to perform is known as “Ed” and he too is doing a mime piece. (Why does this whole program consist of mime performances?) Out of all the performances, he is the best one so far. He has a lot of energy up on stage! 

December 1, 2007 7:59pm:Wow, that was awesome. I never seen a guy dance so good and not be ashamed of doing it because he is a male. He was good. I liked his performance.  

December 1, 2007 8:03pm:Man, time is going by so quick. We are now ready for the last performance, but the group is nowhere to be found. 

December 1, 2007 8:08pm:Where is this group? I believe it’s another group from Total Praise and they are running late. The master of ceremonies is now trying to stall and talk us to death. 

December 1, 2007 8:13pm:The last group is finally here and they are dressed in white with red scarves tied around their waste. The young ladies are doing a liturgical piece to the song “East to the West” by Casting Crowns. I love that group.

December 1, 2007 8:19pm:WOW, those girls are strong! They did a stunt where they picked up a girl and lifted her in the air. It was very pretty how they did it where she was in the air acting like Jesus on the cross. I  believe that their dance was the best dance of the night and I’m glad they saved the best for last. 

December 1, 2007 8:25pm:The program is now over and the advisor is praying and calling people up to the stage to receive salvation. However, no one is coming up.  

December 1, 2007 8:33pm: Now it is time to go and I see friends that I haven’t seen in a while. I got to talk with some people that I knew and didn’t know too. Now it is time for me to head home.  

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