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The Carolina Coquettes dance team is an elite and integral visual component of the Carolina Band, and a prominent organization on the USC campus. Comprised of experienced dancers from across the United States, the Carolina Coquettes perform with the Carolina Band at all functions and perform in a variety of styles ranging from jazz and high kick to pom.

The Carolina Coquettes rehearse daily throughout the fall season and members are selected through a highly competitive audition process in the spring before each football season. Members participate in all rehearsals and performances and receive a scholarship for their participation in the Carolina Band.

Kortnei Seabury, Instructor

Kortnei Seabury is the Carolina Coquette Instructor. She is a Troy University “Sound of the South” Dance Team alumna, where she served as a captain for her senior year. She was also a member of the Troy University Basketball Dance Team and held the captain position for two years. During her years at Troy, Kortnei worked with several high school marching band dance teams across Alabama, providing instruction and choreography for their marching seasons. She was also a clinician and choreographer for the Troy University “Sound of the South” Summer Leadership Camp for dancers. After graduating from Troy with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, she returned to Troy to choreograph and participate in the Alumni Marching Band shows. She also became a semi-finalist for the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders.

Kortnei now lives in the Columbia metro area with her husband, Bailey, the Carolina Band Drumline Instructor/Arranger. She is in her fourth year teaching as a 5th grade math and science teacher at Langford Elementary. Kortnei is excited to get back to dancing and begin her first season with the Carolina Band Coquettes.

2017-2018 Coquette Roster

Questions about the Carolina Coquettes? Call the USC Band Office, 803-777-4278 or email