I am SO excited that you will be joining us in Alabama this year for our Ms. Alabama Sr. America 2020 Pageant!
This will be your page of complete instruction for all events. There will be several performance numbers this year for
Queens, both at the Welcome Dinner on Friday Night and at the Pageant on Saturday, June 6.
I will add all new updates on this page.
If I have your email address, I will forward you quick email each time I upload new information on this page.
If you ANY questions, please ask me. Someone else may be wondering the same thing!
Please send me an email if you would like to participate in any of the following Queen Performances.
All Queens who will be appearing in Military Uniform, please learn the simple motions of the ladies in the video below. You
will be featured in this Patriotic number.
The D-Day Darlings have taken the internet by storm! In 2018 we performed the very song that has made them famous at our
inaugural pageant in Alabama...The White Cliffs of Dover. We will do it again in 2020. I am looking for Queens who served
in the military, and can still wear their military uniforms, to form the outline of the V. We want you to be front and center
to Celebrate your service to America. Also, PLEASE, ALL you ladies who served in the Military, please send me a picture of
you, in uniform, while you were serving. We will scroll them on the big screen during our performance.
All the other Queens will be in evening gowns and be standing inside the V. This year we will also have the giant screen
behind us which will add magnificent power to our song! Above is the video and the actual song we will be singing is at 1:12.
In 2018 we had 26 Queens from 6 different states. In 2020 I would love for us to have 100! Even though the Pageant is
about selecting a new Queen to represent our Great State, the Queens represent the beautiful sisterhood and should be highly
celebrated, which we intend to do!
As you practice with these ladies, you should practice the moves exactly as they do them. You will not mirror them; you
will do them with the same arm motions as they. That can be a little tricky if you are looking straight at them, therefore,
the best way to practice is to set a mirror in front of your computer and practice looking in the mirror, then you will be
doing the correct motions while mirroring the ladies. If this sounds confusing, give me a call and we can talk.
AND...one of the coolest performances we will do is an interpretive dance to...
"The Eye of the Tiger!" (with a few of the words changed to reflect the Power and Tenacity of Senior Women!)
I have purchased 24 voile over-lays for the dancers to wear over black long-sleeve t's and black leggins. The over-lays
have colored tiger striping down the front and sides with multi-colored rhinestones around the neckline. You will need to
provide your own black T and black leggins.
This dance will not be for beginner dancers. You must already be a dancer, to some degree, to participate. Although the
moves will be doable by our ladies, they will still be mildly challenging and passionate!!! I have already had ladies email
me telling me they want to be a part of the Tiger Dance! So, let me know if you are an experienced dancer and wish to participate.
The first 24 to let me know will have the opportunity to dance.
I have someone who is choreographing this number for us. I will have a video to send in late February to all those who
let me know they would like to participate. That will give you 3 months to memorize the dance. Then we will have a rehearsal
on Friday afternoon, June 5th.
If you are not a seasoned dancer, but have great rhythm, and would still like to participate, send me an email and let
me know that. If I don't have 24, I will certainly give a position to you.
Tigers are the largest felines in the world, and they are a symbol of strength, courage and dignity! No two tigers have
the exact same markings. Their stripes are as individual as fingerprints are for humans. They are breathtakingly beautiful
creatures, just like our Queens!
NOTES CONCERNING PARTICIPATION IN THE ALABAMA PAGEANT:
(1) Although I will offer some great opportunities to dance and sing together, have fun, Celebrate our Sisterhood, Celebrate
our service in the Military, Celebrate our accomplishments, it will still be up to each individual lady to do her due diligence
in learning the songs and the dances before she arrives at Pageant. Should any lady arrive at rehearsal in Alabama and it
is obvious she does not know her part, she may have to forfeit her opportunity to perform as there will be no time to learn
it after you arrive in Alabama. This is the 24-year Music Teacher coming out in me! We have 5 months to learn, which is
more than enough time. Let's blow the audience away!!!
(2) The Ms. Senior America Handbook, Page 31, speaks to the State Administrator...
K. No Conflicts of Interest
The Administrator agrees and acknowledges that, during the term of this Agreement, that she will not hold a current title,
or serve as a contestant, volunteer or employee, in any pageant not sanctioned or otherwise approved by National. The administrator
further agrees that no volunteer service, in any capacity, shall be accepted from any person who holds a current title or
is serving as a contestant, volunteer or employee, in any pageant not sanctioned or otherwise approved by National........."
Therefore, in keeping with my requirements as an Administrator for Ms. Senior America, if you are affiliated with any
other pageant system, in any capacity, please let me know. If you are an active participant, or a current title holder, in
any other pageant system, you may not participate in Ms. Alabama Sr. America. If your reign is over by June 5, you may participate.
Additionally, because of the recent series of events in Alabama, if you are currently affiliated, in any capacity, with
Ms. Senior USA, you will not be able to participate, in any capacity, in Ms. Alabama Sr. America 2020.
Rita Young Allen, Keynote Speaking Professional / Concert Soloist / Published Author
And, For Fun!...Emcee / Pageant Judge / Social Media Director
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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (Concentration in Counseling) from Jacksonville State University.
Master of Science in Management Leadership (Healthcare Administration) from Troy University.
Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Minor in Music, from Jacksonville State University.
Associate of Science in Music Education, Vocal Performance
Snead State College, Gadsden State College, and Wallace State College.
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