Until the mid 1950s, the term "jazz dance" often referred to tap dance, because tap
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Melissa Katherine Rycroft is a sales representative from Dallas, the former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader and a drill team officer at Newman Smith High School in Carrollton, Texas where she graduated in 2001. She was a contestant on the thirteenth season of ABC's The Bachelor, and CMT reality TV series Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team. She was a contestant on the eighth season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.
Rycroft was named to People magazine's list of World's Most Beautiful People 2009 and was also named as #99 on Maxim's list of "Hot 100 of 2009".