strutters in a kick line at a TXST football game

Founded by Mrs. Barbara Guinn Tidwell, the Texas State Strutters dazzled audiences for the first time in 1960. The Strutters hold the distinction of being the first dance team organized on any major university campus in Texas.

The Strutters have performed at two U.S. presidential inaugurations, participated in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and appeared on television and in feature films. In 1976, the Strutters were selected to represent America’s Bicentennial in a commercial for Coca-Cola. They have kicked their way through more than 26 countries on four continents and were the first U.S. dance team to perform in the People’s Republic of China along with delighting crowds at NFL and NBA games, as well as car races and rodeos throughout the country.

Happy smiling strutter