Redline Express
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Redline Express

As the "official" dance team of Illinois State University, the Redline Express Dance Team proudly performs at all home ISU football, basketball and volleyball contests. During football season, Redline Express performs during pre-game and halftime, alongside the Big Red Marching Machine (BRMM), the official marching band of Redbird Athletics.

The Redline Express often have the opportunity to participate and perform in local parades, Illinois marching band competitions, as well as the occasional chance to perform at places like the Chicago Bears and football halftime shows at Northwestern University and other collegiate opponent schools. During the basketball and volleyball seasons, the Redline Dance team performs during halftime and on the sidelines throughout the games. In addition, they perform at the Missouri Valley Conference basketball tournaments each year and post-season tournaments when possible.

Being a proud member of the Illinois State Redline Express Dance Team is not only a year-round commitment, but an endless part of "Backing the 'Birds." For more information about the Redline Express Dance Team, please contact Coach Jessica Riss-Waltrip at