Grambling State University’s very own Black Dynasty Modeling Troupe hosted their two-day workshop and one day tryouts this week.
Tuesday kicked off the first day of tryouts, which included an informational about the organization along with introducing the executive board. Requiring them to wear heels or hard bottoms, everyone showed up in their most comfortable walking shoes.
The group separated the new comers into two groups, boys and girls. They were taught four basic techniques in all. These techniques include step turn, step look, kick turn (for guys) and spinning.
“The girls did really good considering it was some of their first time,” said walk technician Te’leisha Johnson a social work major from Monroe, La. “I’m really excited about them trying out.”
The new comers were also given the opportunity to get a taste of the runway. They were all given a chance to display what they knew or learned at the end of practice.
The second day was just a continuation of the first day and the students started where they left off. The walk technicians split the groups in two again, this time teaching them how to use the techniques while modeling.
Before closing out the work shop the e-board informed everyone on what to wear, encouraging them to dress their best.
Black Dynasty is known for its prestige style and their exciting fashion shows.
“This semester you can expect a lot of big things, we’ll be participating in a lot of campus activities. We have high school day coming up soon and the big show,” said Vice-President Lamon Wimberly a graduate student from Monroe, La.
His twin brother, Laquann Wimberly, who is the president also had something to add.
“As of right now I’m working on now the big show is a surprise, but every upcoming show we have we will announce,” said Wimberly. “Right now my main focus is to bring new things to the table, something to keep the people entertained.”
Miss Black Dynasty Kiara Williams even took time out before tryouts to help some of the ladies who couldn’t make it to the workshops.
“I’m really excited about being Miss Black Dynasty,” Williams said. “I just really love black dynasty!”
Williams also said she believes this will be a great year for the troupe. “The people need to get ready for different things, a lot of surprises, a lot of shows and just new and old people doing what they do best – you know that.”
The troupe will host tryout and announce the winners the night after judging.