Rollins Community Dances to the Beat of Lip Sync

March 29, 2011

Photo by Katie Hubbell

More than 1,000 students, faculty, staff, and family members filled the gymnasium Wednesday, March 23, for the 10th Annual Rollins Lip Sync. Before the show even began, the audience was anticipating the perennial favorite event by dancing in the bleachers.

“It was such a positive atmosphere with friendly competition,” said Brent Turner, director of student involvement and leadership. “Lip Sync this year showcased not only expression but also community. There was a huge sense of Rollins pride.”

Lip Sync is an opportunity for student organizations to show their personalities and their support of other organizations on campus.

“Organizations really present themselves at Lip Sync, and provide a way for students to learn more about the personalities of each and decide if they would like to join,” said Alexandra Mozzicato (Class of 2013) and events chair for Student Government Association (SGA).

For the first time, Lip Sync included two surprise faculty and staff performances in addition to the student performances. The first team included members from across campus who performed a routine to Glee’s “Umbrella/Singing in the Rain,” decked out with tap dancing and umbrellas. The second team, comprised of the Office of Residential Life staff, choose a Mister Rogers' Neighborhood performance spiced with hip-hop attitude.

All performances were judged on five criteria: appearance, creativity and taste, crowd response, professionalism and synchronization, and time specification. Awards were given in several categories, including Best Faculty and Staff Team, Best Male Team, Best Female Team, and Best Overall/Lip Sync Champion. In addition to the recognition and awards, each winning team was awarded money to the philanthropy of its choice.

Brandy Burgess, a judge for this year’s Lip Sync and coordinator for scheduling and events services, had difficulty choosing which acts were the best. “The music mixes were definitely great, top to bottom the costumes looked fantastic and put together, and the performances were the best I’ve seen for as long as I’ve been at Rollins.”

The award for Best Faculty/Staff team went to the Office of Residential Life. The award for Best Female Performance went to the Alpha Omicron Pi team. The award for Best Male Performance went to The X-Club. The Lip Sync Champions and overall winners were the ladies of Chi Omega with their theme “Chi-O Dollhouse.”

By Mary Neville (Class of 2013)

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