Mizzou Golden Girls

Being a member of the Golden Girls is a prestigious and honored position that takes dedication, pride, time and hard work.


In 1957, Charles Emmons, the director of the band, added the sparkle to Marching Mizzou by founding the now-famous Golden Girls, a twirling line of six to eight majorettes and two feature twirlers. The group first danced in 1966, when then-director Dr. Alex Pickard had the girls throw down their batons and do the “Charleston.” In 1970, the twirling line officially became the gold-sequined, high-kicking dance line that it is today.


The Golden Girls won the national championship in the pom-dance category in 1991, 1992 and 2003. Their 1991 title netted them a trip to Japan, where they performed at the Japan Classic Basketball All-Star series.


Shannon Fry, the head coach of the Golden Girls, was a Golden Girl at Mizzou from 1990-94 and was a four-time collegiate all-American. She competed on both the 1991 and ’92 national champion squads. After graduation, Shannon cheered for the Kansas City Chiefs, and has been leading the Golden Girls since 1997.


Please contact Shannon Fry at frys@missouri.edu with any questions regarding workshops.


March 2019

Golden Girls College Prep Dance Workshop

03/20/2019 ~ Wednesday Registration Ends: 03/20/2019$40.00 | Tiger Performance Complex 251 E. Champions Drive, Columbia, MO 65211

Ages: High School & College Dancers | Starts: 5:00pm / Ends: 8:00pm


Workshop Description

The University of Missouri Golden Girls will be hosting College Prep Dance Workshops for high school and college dancers who strive to be a part of a college dance team in their future or wish to work on their technique and style.


Participants will be taught the technique and skills required at many college dance team auditions. The workshops will feature technique class, sideline routines, choreography, tips on auditioning for a collegiate team, Q & A with Golden Girls Director, Shannon Fry, and more! The College Prep Dance Workshop with the Golden Girls is a MUST for any dancer hoping to dance at the collegiate level and strongly encouraged for anyone trying out for the University of Missouri Golden Girls!


The cost of the workshop is $40.00 per session. Space is limited to first 40!


Workshop Waiver Information

Information & Medical Release Form will be attached to your e-mail confirmation. It is also available in this camp listing. Please print fill out, sign and deliver this form to the registration check in on the first day of camp. You will be unable to attend the workshop without this form. Download Waiver



Tiger Performance Complex:  251 E. Champions Drive, Columbia, MO 65211


Miscellaneous Information

No refunds will be given, rather transfer to another clinic. Clinics will not be canceled due to weather.


Contact Information

Please check your email regularly as this is our primary way we communicate. Any additional information that we need to convey as the workshop draws closer will be passed on to you via the e-mail address that you supplied when you signed up. Please make it a habit to check your e-mail daily, this will eliminate any confusion and or miscommunication.