The prestigious McKinley High School Pantherettes represent one of the most established high school dancelines in East Baton Rouge Parish. The line consists of a very talented group of young ladies who are chosen each spring by a special audition and try-outs. The Pantherettes are the premier dance line of McKinley High School. While accompanying McKinley’s “Big Blue Machine” Marching Band, this danceline has maintained a history of excellence on the MCK campus and abroad for decades. Interested girls must be current or transferring McKinley students for the fall semester. Due to the rigorous schedule and requirements, incoming freshmen are not allowed on the squad. Those selected for this dance line must maintain and uphold the standards of the school, and squad. Pantherettes must have and maintain a 2.5 grade point average each grading period, in order to audition and remain on the squad. Previous dance training is highly recommended. The Pantherette Dance Team was formed as an extension of the band. The girls on our team are held in high esteem by their peers as well as members of the community. The Pantherettes are well-known for their high skill level and school spirit.