How to make the school dance team

Top 10 Tips to Make Your Dream Dance Team


Top 10 tips you want to consider while seeking a position on your dream dance squad.

Competitive Dance and a Dance Squad

Dancing is a highly competitive activity. There are various kinds of teams such as Youth/association, middle school, high school, collegiate, all-star, and professional teams. The competition is at local, regional, state, national, and international levels.

Competing dance teams are judged on criteria sic as form, team unison, precision, movements such as jumps, leaps, turns, choreography, enthusiasm, and, the use and visual appeal of props such as pom poms.

In a routine, a squad or team will incorporate a specific dance style (i.e., hip-hop, jazz, or lyrical), technical work (leaps, turns, kicks, splits, jumps), and, depending on the routine, pom-poms, and cheers.

Dance teams are also popular in performance dance, especially at sporting events, most commonly performing during the pre-game and halftime periods (and, in some cases, on the sidelines) of football and basketball games.

A Dance Tryout

Given the immense popularity of dance teams, getting into a favorite dance squad is not an easy task. Every girl in their freshman year wants to be one of the girls in a sparkly top dancing on the sidelines on every Football Friday night throughout the fall. To achieve this dream, a dancer requires dedication, commitment, skills, talent and more.

Anyone interested in being part of a dance squad, both in high school and college is required to attend a tryout. Tryouts are usually held in spring or early summer, so the teams are ready before most sports begin.

There are several aspects to a dance team tryout with the first thing being to know the basic dance techniques that will be used during the season. These techniques usually comprise of toe touches, fouetté turn combinations, kicks, and switch leaps.

One of the critical expectations included in a dance team tryout is that a dancer can quickly master multiple short routines in different styles. You must know specific styles or forms of dance for certain team tryouts. For example, NDA teams compete with routines that incorporate jazz, hip-hop, and poms styles, so in an audition, you will learn a routine in each of these types of dance and then perform them shortly after that in front of the panel of judges.

Tips to conquer Dance Team Tryouts

You have been following a particular dance team for years and have all their performances imprinted in your mind. You even know your favorite dancers by name and signature moves from pieces they've choreographed. Your life mission is to be on the stage with rehearsing, hanging out, training with them. Whichever dream dance team it is – you can be a part of it.

Whether you're trying out for a high school team, or one at the college or professional level, use these tips and tricks to navigate through every step of what can be an emotionally and physically demanding experience.

1. Think About Why You Want to Join a Specific Dance Team

Is it because you look up to certain choreographers and directors? Because you want to grow in that team's style? Because your mission as a dancer aligns with the team? A clear and compelling reason will help you keep your focus on your goal, especially when you run into obstacles or experience hardships during the journey.

You will be interviewed, and knowing answers to why you want to audition for a particular team will make a difference. Considering you will be playing the role of an ambassador when you attend charity events or local events, you need to remember your real purpose for being part of a team, so it shines through in front of fans.

2. Train as if You're Already on the Dream Dance Team

A dance team spends a lot of time together, what with the weeks and months and years of rehearsing and performing and travel. Teams are families and little communities. For a newcomer to belong to a team and be welcomed, they have to vibe with the team, as a dancer and just as important as a person.

To achieve this, you need to belong to that community and one way you can do that are by taking classes from/with members of the team, especially the directors. You will start to get familiar with their style, teaching methods, and personalities. You will also get to know the other members of the team who are taking those classes. Use the lessons to not just learn about the choreographer or director's style by observing them; even analyze how they move, how they take instruction, and how they interpret the music.

Being familiar with the style that is expected will give you confidence, and even if you mess up during auditions, the team and directors will have already seen you train and dance outside of that!

3. Form Relationships with the Team Members

If part of the reason why you want to join a dream team is the culture and kind of people on it, then you need to understand if in the long term it will resonate with you. Each team has its own culture, a brand, personality, and history that were shaped by its members since the team's beginnings. Do you vibe with it? Remember – the team has to be a good fit for you, too, as much as you are for it. So get to know the team members and you will get a sense of if it's the place for you. And if you can get along with most of the people on the team, you're good.

4. Get Details

And by that, I don't mean the audition dates. Dig around to find out about any team skill requirement; specific techniques in dance forms that you will need to know, like splits or double pirouettes. Checking on other important details such as participation fees, weight limits, and what the day's event schedule looks can help you feel prepared and in control. Getting the lay of the land before the big day arrives will not only help you prepare better, but you'll feel calmer and focused as a result.

Find out if there are a 'pre-audition workshops' before the actual audition too and ensure you go to those!

Ask around to see what the audition process will be like, how many cuts they will have if there will be callbacks if it is an all-day event or will take a few hours. Be prepared accordingly and bring a change of clothes, water, snacks, and of course the right mental makeup.

5. Take Classes from a Professional Studio

When you are preparing for being part of a top-notch dance team, your dance skills will be the most critical consideration. Hone them to a razor sharp edge by taking professional dance lessons ahead of time. A strong background in dance will also give you an advantage over other dancers who have little or no formal training.

Before signing up to dance classes, research to identify what style of dance will best help you in your tryouts. Ballet helps with balance and poise while Jazz can help boost your precision and technique. A hip-hop class will help you take your style up a notch. 

6. Improve Your Technique

So you have always danced and felt prepared to take on the toughest audition? Don't let it lead to complacency. Becoming a collegiate dancer means you still have room to improve as the expectations you must meet have been drastically raised. Practice your turns, practice your jumps, practice your leaps, and especially practice unique skills that could set you apart- such as wearing your hair and makeup and interview skills. 

Sign up for classes that can give you the practice you need and help you perfect required skills. The coaches can share their own stories, and you can certainly benefit from the tips and advice from those who have been around. 

7. Get in Your Best Shape Ever

Supplementing your dance classes at a professional studio with a workout plan at least a few weeks before your tryout will up your endurance and flexibility significantly. A good workout plan should include a combination of cardiovascular exercises balanced with stretching or yoga.

If you do make the team, you will have to most likely participate in a training camp with the rest of the team, so it’s best to be prepared in advance. Doing a split requires daily stretching; you will also need a lot of strength and stamina to be a dance team member. Work on building muscles in your back and stomach, and condition yourself by raising your heart rate each day by exercising. 

8. Be Teachable

When auditioning for college programs, judges are looking for more than proper technique and knowledge of dance forms. Having a teachable personality means staying loose, staying engaged, laughing at your mistakes, and holding your head up high. And don't rest unless you get answers to your questions.

Your determination will not go unnoticed. Auditors want to know you are not smug about your achievements till date and are looking for those who they want to hang out with for the next four years, people who are open to learning, growing, and improving! 

9. Remember That Performance Scores Points

College Programs are looking for people who are good at two of the three triple threats (dancing, singing, and acting) but the golden ticket that will get your acceptance letter has to be your potential in the third realm. The judges are observing your willingness to go for it, and enjoying your performance the joy on your face, so, SMILE!

Personality is a big part of an art form like dancing, so make sure yours shines through; hold your head up at all times and keep a pleasant look on your face and show them how excited you are to be auditioning for a spot on the team. It is also essential that you speak well and are personable.  

10. Dress Appropriately

In the collegiate world, expect to appear on television and real close-ups. Thousands of fans see your shining face on the field or court, and thousands more will also be watching behind a television screen. With this being said, it is vital that you look your best at a collegiate tryout.  

Most dance teams have dress code requirements for tryouts. If the team doesn't tell you what to wear for tryouts, wear black stretch pants and a bright tank top or even a fabulous leotard. Brings two pairs of shoes, as there may be two rounds, one focusing on jazz (carry jazz booties) and the other for hip hop (use non-marking dance sneakers) 

Booty shorts and a crop top with nude fishnet leggings works excellent. Some bling on the top like diamante or sequins helps you shine, and of course, colors of the team you are trying to make will be a huge plus!

Keep Perspective

While your whole mission in high school and college may be to make that coveted position on the school, college, all-star or State dance team, going for a dance tryout is more than that. Auditions have an element of unpredictability, and there are as many stories of disappointed freshmen as there are of successful ones. Just know that the life lessons you will learn in the process of preparing for and giving a dance tryout are as precious as wearing the colors of the team.  

All the very best in making it to your Dream Team! 

How to Make Your College Dance Team

B10 College Dance Teams: University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin, University of Iowa, The Ohio State University (left to right)

A college dance team is a great way to further your dance experience while also getting a college degree.  If you attend a university or even a 2-year college, there is most likely a dance team for their school. Thousands of dancers try out for a college team every year. Although, there are many dancers that audition, many high school dancers don’t even know where to begin. There are numerous tips and tricks to learn about making a college team, but many people won’t talk about them. One of the reasons is that they don’t want to share their secrets because it is a highly competitive process and no dancer is guaranteed a spot, even if you are a returner! 

When I started preparing for my college tryout, I was lucky because trying out for a college dance team didn’t have the fierce competitiveness that it does today. I had former college dance team members willing to help me and gave me advice on how to make my college team. Although this was only three years ago, each year brings young new talent with skills and tricks better than the year before.  

Choosing a Team

The first tip they gave me was to narrow down the colleges I wanted to attend. After I narrowed down my list then do research on the college dance teams. Each dance team has its own unique niche and reputation. Some are highly competitive dance teams that compete at the national level and that is their main focus. Other dance teams are strictly game day dance teams.

Most college dance teams like a hybrid of both. They balance their time between national dance routine preparation and game day events. In addition to whether the team is competitive or not, the type of style they specialize in differs with each team. Some teams have a jazz style while others are more lyrical or contemporary. Others specialize in hip hop while still others focus on pom. While I was getting ready for my college audition, I made sure I knew what the team’s style was and whether it coincided with my strengths as a dancer.   

College Dance Team Clinics

At the time that I tried out, there wasn’t a lot of recruiting; however, that has since changed and college coaches seek out the best dancers, just like any other highly sought-after college athlete. College dance teams will hold dance clinics for high school and middle school dancers throughout the year. There, the dancers can meet the coach and current team. In turn, the coach and team can see the dancers that may audition for the next school year.

One way to help make the decision easier as to which dance team a high school senior would like to try out for is to attend some of these clinics.  Sometimes, however, it is not that easy- particularly if the college is far away or there are conflicts with the dates. if you cannot make the trip to a particular college dance clinic, not to worry- you can also do research online. Many college dance teams have social media accounts where you can see if the team competes or if they just do game days.  Many post their dances so one can see what type of genre, they perform the best and most often. Today, trying out for a college dance team has become more competitive, so while attending a clinic in person is not mandatory, it has become vitally more important.   

UDA Dance College Combine
The Recruitment Process 

The pandemic has changed the way we live and it has also changed the way dance team members are selected especially on the collegiate level.  The recruitment process is a relatively new way of discovering and selecting new team members for college dance teams and it came about as a result of not being able to hold traditional college dance team tryouts.  For the University of Iowa as well as many highly competitive university dance teams across the country, the 2021-2022 dance team was actually the first year of the recruitment process for most college dance teams. To be recruited, it is important that you go to the recruitment clinics. Although tryouts have turned into a recruiting process, these prep clinics give coaches an idea of who they want to recruit next year.

Each college that is recruiting new members will have its own clinics throughout the year. You can find the specific dates and locations of these clinics on their social media pages or their online websites. When you go to these clinics, they will teach you dance combos in the specific dance styles that the college team does. It is important that you do your research before attending these clinics so you know what styles they do and you are able to perform the skills that the dancers on the team can perform. While it is helpful if you can get help from a dancer affiliated with that team, you can also watch performance videos online.  

Looking like You Are ALREADY a Member of The Team

At these clinics, you may also have to do a dance improvisation by yourself in front of a live audience. During this portion of the clinic, you should show off your best tricks and turns and don’t forget to perform. It is also very important that you look professional when attending these college dance team clinics. You will be meeting the current team and coaching staff. Not only are they going to visualize you as a member of their team, but a representative of the University. Another reason why it is important that you do research before attending these college dance team clinics is that different teams also have different looks.

Some college dance teams want their dancers to have a clean athletic look. An example of an athletic look is having your hair pulled back in a bun. Other teams want their dancers to have more of a “glam” look. In this case, wearing your hair down with some make-up and rhinestones on your dance top would be more appropriate.  Again, this information is easy to find on the college dance team’s social media account. You can look up past years and see what their current members looked like when they were at tryouts.

What to Expect During The Recruitment Process

At these recruitment clinics, coaches may also observe how you interact with others and members of the current team. Most coaches want to make sure that the girls she places on the team can get along with each other. In addition, they are looking for a dancer who not only has great technique but also one that works hard. Coaches also like looking for a dancer that is “coachable”. Being “coachable” means accepting and welcoming constructive feedback while also being quick to learn. When a coach sees potential in a dancer, she may ask for contact information or express interest in them.

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After the clinic, the coach may invite you to join the team or request to send in a tryout video. It is important that you attend recruitment clinics and combines. Attending these will help you practice auditioning and meeting coaches at schools you want to attend. Another important factor is to let individual coaches and current team members know that this is your dream! You want them to know that you want to be a part of that particular team and dance for them!

Performance Teams vs. Competitive Teams 

Different college dance teams can also differ from one another based on what type of team they are. The two main types of college dance teams are performance teams and competitive teams. Performance teams do not compete at the national or regional level, they just perform at games. Performance teams will dance on the sidelines and during halftime and will also attend public relations events for the university. These teams are often classified as clubs. Similar to a competitive team, you still must audition or get recruited to be part of that college dance team. An example of a performance team is the University of Kansas.  Rock Chalk dance team is the official dance team for the University of Kansas. They perform at their football and basketball games and attend public relations events.

The University of Iowa Dance Team at Iowa vs. Indiana

Competitive teams dance also dance at sporting events like the performance teams do. A big difference is that they also compete at the regional and national levels. Most college dance teams that are competitive compete at either the NDA Nationals or the UDA nationals. It doesn’t matter if the team is a performance or a competitive team, it is still competitive to get on a college dance team. It just depends on the time commitment you want to devote  and the type of style you want to do during your college dance team career.

College Nationals
NDA College National Official SiteThe University of Iowa Dance Team at UDA Nationals. UDA Nationals is held at The ESPN Wide World of Sports Center in Orlando, Florida.
The “It” Factor 

The recruitment or audition process for a college dance team can be intimidating. It is not only highly competitive, it is also subjective- based on someone’s opinion. Some college dance teams will have over 200 dancers trying out to make the team. Many dancers with talent won’t dance in college because there are so many dancers that want to. Everyone can think of a person they know who has that “it” factor. That “it” factor that makes them stand out in a crowd of hundreds. 

Some dancers are born with that “it” factor- that magic when performing while others have to practice to stand out. One way to do this is to do your research, know the skills you need and come looking professional. When you show up at the clinic, you must look like you’re already a member of their team. Find out what skills that team usually performs and practice your best tricks. Practice makes perfect! After doing that, you can confidently go into the recruitment process! If you accomplish these three things, you will have that “it” factor at your college dance team recruitment, and hopefully earn a spot on that team!

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How to name a dance group

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People danced at all times and epochs, moreover, each nationality, during the period of development, formed its own unique dance. Dancing can express your attitude to what is happening or a person, show your mood and emotional state. In addition, dancing is a good helper for improving health. Therefore, in every city you can find a club or a dance school. If you decide to create your own team, we will help you choose a name for the dance group, which will reflect the direction and your ambitions.

Read: Interesting questions to think about.


  1. Principles The name of any dance or musical group is a name. A name that should attract and explain, so you need to choose wisely. To do this, there is a simple algorithm that will help you briefly and clearly find the name.

    First, let's break all the names into groups. There are approximately five of them, where each group emphasizes a certain direction.

    1. A group in which the words "Dance" or "Ballet" are played. You can highlight the direction of dance or its homeland. Such names immediately determine the direction and weed out strangers. For example, the "School of Oriental Dance" or "Classical Dance" immediately determines the clear direction in which the team works.
    2. The second group is the group associated with experiences, emotions that dance gives. Names can do without dance themes, but they certainly emphasize positive feelings. For example, “Happy Faces”, “Midnight Inspiration”, “Charmed” or “Young Soul” - such names convey the mood of the whole team, and can work in any direction.
    3. A group where some movements, rhythm, energy are actively used. Here you can pick up a name in which the word "Dance" is not even used. For example, "Rhythm", "Light steps", "Smooth movements" or "Russian pirouette".
    4. A group whose name contains a reference to a locality. Everything is simple here - "Moscow movements", "Rostov mix" or "Volgograd umbrellas".
    5. A group whose name has nothing to do with dancing, but sounds biting and immediately attracts attention. For example, "Constellation", "Milky Way", "Light of Russia" or "Snow Leopards".

    Choosing a beautiful name for your team, you need to use all the nuances. It is they who will attract the attention of strangers. There are a lot of tips for this.

    1. Be sure to consider the genre in which you will move and develop. For example, modern and classical art have practically nothing in common. Accordingly, the names should clearly correspond to the style and genre.
    2. The age category of participants is an important factor. Child group names are simpler and contain catchy words. Adults should convey a deeper meaning.
    3. It is desirable to choose a name that is easy to pronounce. Do not choose complex names, as a rule, most people do not remember them.
    4. If you open a studio that will develop in national directions, be sure to consider this fact.
    5. Try not to include more than two words. It is believed that long names are repulsive. In addition, all catches in the title must be combined or continue each other.
    6. The new name should not be similar in spelling and sound to an existing group. The mirror effect will work here - people will draw a parallel with a well-known group. This can be very damaging to young dancers.
    7. Simple but specific words can be used. For example, the names of countries, the direction and style of dance, some elements of national costume clothing or musical items.
    8. Name is the name that creates your image. Remember - the audience will always draw an image in their head, even before the moment of your performance. This means that even before you came out, he had an impression of the band from the name.
    9. If you work in several directions, you can allow a little humor. This applies to children's groups. However, here you need to be careful not to overdo it.
    10. The last point - a new name should be remembered, create an image and emphasize individuality. This is the only way to achieve recognition from the audience. Remember - you are not the first to decide to create a dance group, there are many of them, so the key to success is a bright image.

    How to name a children's dance group

    Children's groups are always a surprise, joy and delight. Therefore, the name of a children's dance group should be like a miracle or cause a smile.


    1. Sky swallows.
    2. Sunshine.
    3. Sunbeams.
    4. Sunbeams.
    5. Sun glare.
    6. Colorful clouds.
    7. Asterisk.
    8. Constellation.
    9. Ursa Major constellation.
    10. Orion constellation.
    11. Constellation of dance.
    12. Rainbow.
    13. Iridescent glitter.
    14. Drop.
    15. Funny drops.
    16. The world of dance.
    17. Pathfinders.
    18. Children's dance school.
    19. Kolobok.
    20. Pestrels.
    21. Parsley.
    22. Pinocchio.
    23. Smile.
    24. Rain.
    25. Raindrops.
    26. Fairy tale.
    27. Visiting a fairy tale.
    28. Wind.
    29. Wind.
    30. Joy.
    31. Hope.
    32. Debut.
    33. Spring.
    34. Spring.
    35. Children's modern dance.
    36. Children's classical dance.
    37. Children's variety dance.
    38. Children's popular dance.
    39. Children's fun.
    40. Fun.
    41. Bouquet.
    42. Rose.
    43. Chamomile.
    44. Tulip Children's Dance Studio.
    45. Cornflower.
    46. Ghost Riders.
    47. Voskhod.
    48. Sea coast.
    49. Bright day.
    50. Primer of dance.
    51. Dancing alphabet.
    52. Letters.
    53. Freckle.
    54. Cherry.
    55. Sunflower.
    56. Pea.
    57. Firefly.
    58. Beetle.
    59. Mountain Eagles.
    60. Courageous eagles.
    61. Mountain peaks.
    62. Wide steppe.
    63. Meadow.
    64. Forest fairies.
    65. Forest robbers.
    66. Polyanka.
    67. Rhythms of childhood.
    68. Ray of hope.
    69. Cheerful smiles.
    70. First step.
    71. Enthusiasm.
    72. Children's happiness.
    73. Rowan.
    74. Rowan.
    75. Willow.
    76. Willow.
    77. Twig.
    78. Dance energy.
    79. Heart.
    80. Birch.
    81. Birch.
    82. White birch.
    83. Oak.
    84. Oak.
    85. Poplar.
    86. Feather.
    87. Light feather.
    88. Arrow.
    89. Arrows.
    90. Ring.
    91. Ring.
    92. Rosa.
    93. Dewdrops.
    94. Morning dew.
    95. Evening dew.
    96. Fidget.
    97. Bee.
    98. Bees.
    99. Kalinka-raspberry.
    100. Caramel.
    101. Icicle.
    102. Cascade of happiness.
    103. Cascade of smiles.
    104. Cascade.
    105. Snowflake.
    106. Snowman.
    107. Cheerful girls.
    108. Cheerful boys.
    109. Moth.
    110. Swifts.
    111. Crane.
    112. Crane.
    113. Amur tiger cubs.
    114. Forest squirrels.

    How to name an adult musical group

    Adult groups can be called more complicated, include several words. It is also recommended to use foreign words. It is believed that this gives a higher status to the female and male team.


    1. Dance set.
    2. Energy of the night.
    3. Victoria.
    4. Contemporary ballet.
    5. Dance energy.
    6. Energy of movement.
    7. Recalcitrant.
    8. Wild hearts.
    9. Revolution.
    10. Dance revolution.
    11. Dance revolution.
    12. Rhythms of the night.
    13. Destroyers.
    14. Black rabbits.
    15. Black Panthers.
    16. Night Wolves.
    17. Wild cats.
    18. Golden age.
    19. Silver age.
    20. Bronze Age.
    21. Pedestal.
    22. Moonwalk.
    23. Night pearls.
    24. Diamond movements.
    25. Frank movements.
    26. Dancing in the rain.
    27. Hurricane of feelings.
    28. Storm.
    29. A storm of emotions.
    30. Restless guitar.
    31. Mountain river.
    32. Noisy city.
    33. City hooligans.
    34. Night robbers.
    35. Dancing bandits.
    36. Speakers.
    37. Dynamite.
    38. Storming the brain.
    39. Dancing smiles.
    40. Orient Express.
    41. Northern Lights.
    42. Dancing skeleton.
    43. Musical assault.
    44. Music attack.
    45. Soldiers of music and dance.
    46. Wizards of rhythm.
    47. Wizards of dance.
    48. Urban legends.
    49. Dance legends.
    50. Legendary movements.
    51. Waterfall of the senses.
    52. Dancing bones.
    53. Explicit movements.
    54. Noisy crowd.
    55. Night hooligans.
    56. Night wolves.
    57. The best time.
    58. Animals on stage.
    59. Snipers of hearts.
    60. Dirty dancing.
    61. Walking on the heads.
    62. Seeking the light.
    63. Dancing skeletons.
    64. Frantic rhythm of the night.
    65. The celebration of the dance.
    66. Atamans.
    67. Loose legs.
    68. Angina.
    69. Crazy dancers.

    Cool name for a dance group

    The name of the group is the business card of each member. Therefore, each group tries to stand out. However, you can overdo it here, so choose carefully. Below are options for dance groups for girls and guys.


    1. High heels.
    2. Cool guys.
    3. Restless dancers.
    4. Restless legs.
    5. Whirlwind of dance.
    6. Dancing hurricane.
    7. Dances of the world.
    8. The world is in motion.
    9. Bright heads.
    10. The art of movement.
    11. Correct movements.
    12. Musical rhythm.
    13. Heart rhythm.
    14. Light spot.
    15. The fifth element.
    16. Favorites of the scene.
    17. Night performers.
    18. Modern movement.
    19. New wave.
    20. The best group.
    21. Ideal movements.
    22. Graceful movements.
    23. The grace of a cat.
    24. Grace.
    25. Kaleidoscope of dance.
    26. Dance mix.
    27. Dance disc.
    28. Light step.
    29. Leaf.
    30. Diamond smile.
    31. Crystal step.
    32. Wild cal.
    33. Easy jump.
    34. Oxygen.
    35. Poisonous movements.
    36. Toxic group.
    37. Dangerous movements.
    38. Fierce dancers.
    39. Pearls on stage.
    40. Pirate ship.
    41. Jolly Rogers.
    42. Electronic bunnies.
    43. Catastrophe.
    44. Dancing on a hospital bed.
    45. Soaring mountains.
    46. Amazons from Moscow.
    47. Dancing fantasy.
    48. Dancing on the bones.
    49. League of Movements.
    50. Stop on demand.
    51. Perfect movements.
    52. Psycho dance.
    53. Poisonous dancing.
    54. Bright heads.
    55. Toxic dancing.
    56. Sulfuric acid.
    57. New wave.
    58. Pirate dances.
    59. Blackhare.
    60. Dance league.
    61. Upper leg movement
    62. Paranoia.
    63. The right direction.
    64. Straight road.
    65. Bright path.
    66. Angels of light.
    67. Guiding star.
    68. Alone on the planet.
    69. Dancing in the dark.
    70. Subway entrance.

    Dance group style

    When choosing a name for your group, pay attention to the style in which you will develop. It can be used in the name of the group. However, as practice shows, over time the name becomes irrelevant. The fact is that, developing, the group will go further, which means they will adopt other styles.

    Examples of dynamic, modern style

    1. Heart beats.
    2. 120 bpm.
    3. Pulse.
    4. Pulse.
    5. Grace of hip-hop.
    6. Hurricane on stage.
    7. Storm in a teacup.
    8. On the last breath.
    9. Movement by notes.
    10. Metro.
    11. Rhythm car.
    12. Revolution.
    13. Next move.
    14. New generation.
    15. Liners.
    16. Street Jazz.
    17. Step up.
    18. Crazy dancers.
    19. Kamatosis.
    20. Dance on glass.
    21. Dancing with a scythe.
    22. Zebra.
    23. The best dance mix kids.
    24. Smooth movements.
    25. Smooth movements.
    26. Soaring above the dance floor.
    27. Breaking dance floors.
    28. The road to paradise.
    29. Stage angels.
    30. Endless rhythm.

    Examples of classical and national styles

    1. Flamenco classics.
    2. Tango of the heart.
    3. Curtsy.
    4. Modern ballet school.
    5. Mountain Eagles.
    6. Caucasian rhythms.
    7. Mountain hearts.
    8. Ararat.
    9. Classic style.
    10. Steppe rhythms.
    11. Movement lines.
    12. Fashion foxtrot.
    13. Timeless classic.
    14. Northern melodies and rhythms.
    15. The Great Four.
    16. Rhythms of the Caucasus.
    17. Rhythms of the steppes.
    18. Hot South America.
    19. Classical revolution.
    20. Dances of the peoples of Russia.
    21. Endless dances.
    22. Dance palette.
    23. Forest spirits.
    24. Harmony in motion.
    25. The illusion of fear.
    26. Illusion of the heart.
    27. Heartbeat.
    28. Beating of the heart.
    29. Colors of the world.
    30. Heart paint.

    Name and location

    A good name for a dance group would be to mention the area where the group is going to start. It can be a city, state, or country. However, there are groups that only mention a street or neighborhood.


    1. Petersburg umbrellas.
    2. Petersburg classic.
    3. Moscow night.
    4. Altai Dawn.
    5. Caucasian rhythms.
    6. Steppe patterns.
    7. Kuban fidgets.
    8. Russian rhythms.
    9. Rhythms of Ukraine.
    10. Kazakh steppes.
    11. Dance school of the peoples of the North.
    12. Rostov mix.
    13. Kemerovo melodies of the heart.
    14. Lights of Moscow.
    15. Ogonyok Rostov.
    16. Stars of St. Petersburg.
    17. Beauty of Altai.
    18. River fairies.
    19. Angora witches.
    20. Light of Khabarovsk.
    21. Dancers from the outback.
    22. Rhythmic village.
    23. The rhythm of the steppes.
    24. Forest demons.
    25. Krasnoyarsk ladies.
    26. Rhythm of night Omsk.
    27. Sunny Caucasus.
    28. Northern vortex.
    29. Night Moscow.
    30. Club Moscow.
    31. Novosibirsk smiles.
    32. Hollywood smile.
    33. New York at night.
    34. Dirty streets of Washington.
    35. Outcasts of Siberia.
    36. Siberian bullfinches.
    37. Black Sea coast.
    38. Crimean melodies.
    39. Dancing near the Black Sea.
    40. Berry mix from Altai.
    41. Proud Baikal.
    42. Moscow rhythm.
    43. Russian joy.
    44. Novgorod pride.
    45. Made in Russia.
    46. Made in USSR.
    47. Storm of the East.
    48. Dream of Siberia.
    49. Tear of the Caucasus.
    50. Highlanders.
    51. Steppe dwellers.
    52. Amur tiger cubs.
    53. Siberian cubs.
    54. Forest squirrels.
    55. Krasnoyarsk rabbits.
    56. Baikal waves.
    57. Cote d'Azur.
    58. French quadrille.
    59. Power of Siberia.
    60. Petersburg stars.

    When choosing a name for a dance group, pay attention to the number of people, style and age of the participants. This will make it much easier for you to come up with something original. A dance group of girls will sound softer. The male team will have a more brutal name. And the children's bright and sunny.


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    Top 25 College Dance Teams in the USA | 2022 ranking

    Being on a college dance team can be a dream come true. It can also be incredibly difficult to get on a college dance team. You will need to demonstrate your worth before being admitted. I can tell you from experience because I had to apply twice before getting the cut.

    Starting a college dance team can be the first step to enjoying your college life. A college dance team is a great way to expand your dance education and earn a degree at the same time. You will learn how to work hard to develop your abilities and reach your full potential.

    At every stage of life, the ability to work well in a team is valuable. Athletes develop teamwork skills through dance as they develop short and long term goals and strategies to achieve them.

    Read on as we review some of the best college dance teams in America.

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    College dance teams

    College dance teams perform at football and basketball games, television competitions, annual concerts, and a variety of dance genres, from pom and jazz to hip-hop.

    Students must find a way to work within their academic schedule because rehearsals usually take several hours a week.

    Students who wish to continue in the program must audition and commit themselves to weekly lengthy practice and rehearsals. Many students majoring in dance or the arts join dance teams for fun rather than academic excellence.

    You don't usually need an art degree to join a college dance team; anyone with a talent for dancing and performing is usually allowed to join.

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    College dance team benefits

    Dancing was a kind of therapeutic technique. Although it requires a lot of physical effort and stamina on the part of the dancer, it excites and entertains the audience.

    Partner dances, such as couple dances, couple dances in groups, and couple dances, promote social interaction and unite social groups.

    Dance was a form of communication prior to the creation of written characters. Contrary to what many people think, dancing is very common in the US. Today, formal education in the United States includes dance. In addition, there are many dance groups in the country's colleges.

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    What you need to know about choosing a college dance team college dance team. Once you've narrowed down your list, check out the college dance teams.

    Each dance group has its own market niche and reputation. Some dance teams compete at the national level and focus on that. Other dance groups specialize in performances only during the games.

    Most college dance teams prefer a combination of both. They divide their time between rehearsing the dance to the national anthem and practicing on matchdays. Each team has its own style specialization in addition to whether it is a competitive team.

    Some dance teams are more poetic or trendy, while some teams have a jazzy aesthetic. Some focus on pom poms while others are hip hop experts. Knowing the dance team's preferred style will allow you to assess whether it complements your dancing skills.

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    What are the best college dance teams?

    University of Nevada #1: Rebel girls & Co.

    Rebel Girls & Company represent the University of Nevada in national competitions and attend every home men's basketball game, as well as several football games. They are a mainstay in many hip hop divisions due to their well known dancing skills.

    They have won several national championships. Members of Rebel Girls & Company endeavor to maintain their high academic standards by performing, competing and representing the institution as representatives at sporting events. Rebel girls & Co is one of the top college dance teams in the US.


    # 2. University of Kentucky

    In 2017, the University of Kentucky dance team set a new record by finishing second in the hip hop category of the Universal Dance Association. At the International Cheerleading Union World Championships, they competed in honor of Team USA.

    Middle and high school students and college students can attend training workshops hosted by the University of Kentucky Dance Team.

    Participants can look forward to learning a real University of Kentucky fight song as well as a hip hop style.


    # 3. University of Tennessee

    With seven national titles, the University of Tennessee Dance Team is undoubtedly one of the most successful dance programs in the country.

    They perform during home basketball, volleyball, Lady Vols basketball and football games when they are not claiming title rings.

    The team won the last title (2021), which made them seven times national champions! These achievements place The Dance Team at the top of America's top college dance teams.


    #4. University of Cincinnati

    With seven national and ten world titles, the University of California dance team is one of the top college dance teams in the United States.

    Over the years, the team has won national championships in the hip-hop genre. At the 2022 UDA National Dance Team Championships, the University of Cincinnati dance team triumphantly placed fourth in the D1A Pom category and sixth in the D1A Hip Hop category.


    #5. University of Minnesota

    The outstanding dancers of the University of Minnesota Dance Team compete nationally. Due to Covid-19, when they were still runners-up in BOTH Pom and Jazz despite a shorter season, in 2021 they competed virtually.

    The dance team also hosts an end-of-season event showcasing their dance prowess and that of dancers from other studios, in addition to performing at several school fundraisers and dance performances throughout Minnesota.


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    #6. San Diego State University

    The San Diego State University dance team is focused on energizing and positively portraying the university while entertaining audiences at all home football and basketball games, as well as countless campus, charity and business events throughout the city.

    Students with technical knowledge can keep their love of dance alive and support the school by achieving their academic goals by joining a team. This is one of the best college dance teams in the US.


    No. 7 Ohio State University

    The Ohio State University dance team represents the Ohio State Athletics. Each year, the Ohio State dance team competes in their particular discipline at the UDA Collegiate National Championships in Orlando, Florida.

    The team has finished in the top 5 in the previous seven years, having last won the D5A Pom and Jazz titles in 2018. The dance group requires great dedication from its members.


    #8. University of Colorado: Buff Gold Dance Team

    The Buff Gold Dance Team competes annually in national college competitions sponsored by the Department of Collegiate Athletic Clubs.

    It is not easy to be accepted into the team, as new members must have certain abilities, such as double, triple and quadruple pirouettes.

    The team participates in various fundraising events to raise money and support the community. This is one of the best college dance teams in America.


    No. 9. Arizona State University: Sun Devil Dance Squad

    Arizona State University's famous Pride Squad, the Sun Devil Dance Squad, as they are more commonly known, promotes school spirit and interest in student activities.

    They often perform in support of many sports programs. Members of the dance team have the opportunity to practice and hone their dance moves.

    In addition, large audiences can count on them to show great character development and deliver top-notch entertainment. This is one of the best college dance teams in the US.


    #10. University of Michigan

    Both high school basketball and football games include performances by the University of Michigan dance team.

    They fulfill the academic requirements as full-time students, with challenging practice sessions about five times a week.

    The dance team won the "Most Student" award during the dance team camp in August 2012. The Michigan dance team is one of the top college dance teams in America.


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    No. 11. Florida State University: Seminole Dance Team

    As the official dance team of the Florida State University Athletic Club, the Seminole Dance Force was founded in 2001.

    Since then this team has competed in several national competitions. The dance team is now ranked fifth in the country in hip-hop D1a and sixth in jazz D1a.

    In addition to the annual demonstration in February, the entire team performs at other school events, including the Homecoming Walk and Homecoming Live.


    #12. University of Wisconsin

    The University of Wisconsin Dance Team is a prominent and renowned undergraduate student-athlete club that promotes badger athletics.

    The dance team primarily performs at all home men's basketball and soccer games in addition to many PR and university events.

    The UW Dance Team usually cheers for the football team at the Bowl game, as well as at one road game each season. They are widely regarded as one of the best college dance teams in the United States.


    # 13. Rutgers University

    Rutgers Scarlet Knights official dance team is the Rutgers University dance team. At various sporting and social events such as basketball and football games, they represent the institution.

    The team has a reputation for supporting philanthropy and local events. The team members are from all over the country and have a lot of dance experience. The team puts a lot of effort into technique to help them dance in harmony, in addition to learning and performing new dances every week.


    No. 14. North Dakota State University: Bison Dance Team

    The Bison Dance Team represents North Dakota State University. They often watch home football games from the sidelines, cheering for the university team.

    Particularly during the basketball season, they play at halftime. In national competitions, the team demonstrates its exceptional potential. They have finished in the top five in six separate events over the past few years.

    At the 2010 Universal Dance Association National Competition they placed sixth for their jazz and hip hop performances.


    # 15. California State University

    The highly acclaimed Titans Dance Team and the Titans Cheer Squad make up the California State Fullerton Spirit Squad. Each year, teams take part in numerous community events and enhance the Titan Athletics gaming experience and fan engagement.

    Encouraging collaboration between teams, the student community and the athletic community, CSUF Spirit Squad focuses on promoting Titan Athletics.


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    No. 16. University of Rhode Island: Ramettes dance team

    The official dance team of the University of Rhode Island Athletic Department - the Ramettes.

    As one of the university's spiritual groups, the Ramettes' primary responsibility is to provide energy and entertainment during each season's men's and women's basketball games, as well as football games.

    They put on short performances to keep the Rodi fans interested throughout the game and are the main halftime entertainment. Their energetic dancing, incorporating jazz, hip hop, pom and contemporary genres, is well known.


    No. 17. Missouri State University: The Sugar Bears Dance Team

    The MSU Sugar Bears are a prominent and exciting part of the Missouri State University Spirit Squads. They are focused on providing the University with first-class, collegiate and professional representation.

    Sugar Bears have the opportunity to play at important MSU sporting events such as all of the state's football and basketball games.

    On January 31, 2021, they honorably inducted the Missouri Sugar Bears into the State Sports Hall of Fame.


    No. 18. Boston College: Golden Eagles dance team

    The official dance team of the Boston College Screaming Eagles - Golden Eagles. The Golden Eagles perform throughout the fall season at all home football games, post-season games, and major events throughout Boston and beyond. Pom, hi-kick, jazz and modern are some of their genres.


    No. 19. University of Connecticut

    You'll find the University of Connecticut dance team entertaining the crowd at home basketball, football, and other campus/social events. Dance team dancers perform hip-hop, jazz, pom, kick and novelty dances according to the script.

    The official dance team of the university visits the NDA camp every summer, where they have the opportunity to work with the best choreographers in the industry.


    # 20. University of Delaware

    The University of Delaware dance team competes annually in the UCA/UDA National Championships at Walt Disney World theme parks in Orlando, Florida.

    Nationally recognized applicant. In addition to home basketball and football games, the 15–18-member ensemble also travels with basketball teams to play in post-season tournaments and occasionally participates in other sporting events.

    At many academic and social events such as Parent's Weekend and Homecoming, as well as entertainment shows and fundraisers.


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    # 21. Grand Canyon University

    The Grand Canyon University dance team is a Permanent Member of the renowned Universal Dance Association (UDA).

    They won the US DI Jazz Championship in 2019year and the UDA DI Game Day National Championship in 2020, respectively. They also take part in community initiatives throughout the year.


    No. 22. Riverside City College

    The Riverside City Collegiate Cheerleading and Dance Team performs jazz, hip hop and cheer music. They are constant and formidable contenders in regional and national college dance competitions.

    A well-known student dance team often performs at campus basketball and football games and graces social events throughout the year. They are also one of the top college dance teams in America.


    No. 23. Havard University: Crimson Dance Team

    The Crimson Dance Team has been part of the Harvard community for 25 years since its founding in 1995. They are very satisfied with their achievements in competitions, academic performance and school spirit.

    Throughout the school year, the Harvard Crimson Dance Team actively promotes school spirit and promotes Crimson pride.

    Both regional and national competitions are part of the team's regular schedule. At the UDA New England Dance Championship in Westfield, Massachusetts, the team took home the Division I jazz trophy. In the United States, the crimson dance team is one of the greatest.


    No. 24 Fairfield University: Fairfield Stags dance team

    At every home basketball game, the Fairfield University dance team performs at the Alumni Hall on campus and at the Webster Bank Arena, where they host away games.

    At the discretion of the Department of Athletics, a team may qualify for additional post-season competitions, including the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), NCAA championships, and the National Invitational Tournament (NIT).


    No. 25 St. Joseph University

    Walt Disney World hosts the annual UDA National Dance Competition, which features the best St. Joseph University dance team.

    In the 2021-22 dance season, the group placed fifth in D1 pom at the UDA Nationals.

    Hawk basketball home games and other school and community events typically include performances by the university's elite dance troupe that specialize in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyricism, and tap.


    Dance Team Skill Requirements

    Studio dancers who want to join a university dance team need to be prepared for a lot of things: advanced acrobatics and technical prowess are required.

    Get a head start in mastering these challenging skills if you want to earn a place on your fantasy team's roster.

    It is extremely important to figure out what advanced talent each college dance team needs because each team will have a certain skill level. Among the most common prerequisites for the trick are:

    • Engage a combo with change points
    • Double and triple toe touches
    • Headstand (Stand): Standing on your head as you raise your legs in the air.
    • Antenna: Handless Wheel
    • From a standing position, roll over onto your hands, lifting your body, and then landing on your feet.
    • Kick-Up: Start on the ground, roll onto your back, and then quickly get up.
    • Spring: Identical to the spring but lands on both hands and head.
    • Band: Perform a back flip and then stand up again.
    • Double turning disc: Chaîné in a turning jump, legs wide apart
    • Back Flip: Begin standing, enter rear bridge, then return to standing.
    • Leg Hold Turn: Arm Raise Turn

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    The process of recruiting a college dance team

    Getting selected or auditioned for a college dance team can be intimidating. It's not just tough competition; it is also based on someone's opinion and therefore subjective.

    More than 200 dancers will participate in several college dance groups. Due to the inability to organize traditional college dance team auditions, the recruitment process was developed, a relatively new method of finding and selecting new team members.

    It is essential that you visit recruitment clinics if you want to get a job. These prep clinics give coaches an idea of ​​who they want to hire next year, even if tryouts have become a recruiting process. Each school wishing to recruit students will run their own clinics throughout the year.

    In their social media profiles or websites, you can get information about the exact dates and locations of these clinics. You will learn dance combinations in the unique dance styles that the college team uses by attending these classes.

    In order to be able to perform techniques that dancers in a team can perform, it is imperative that you complete your research before visiting these clinics so that you know what styles they use.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How many people make up the college dance team?

    The number of members in a dance team usually depends on the school. It usually fluctuates between 18-46.

    What is the best college dance team in the US?

    The University of Tennessee dance team is one of the top college dance teams in the United States.

    Do college dance teams travel to away games?

    Most college dance teams cannot compete in road games.

    What skills do you need for US college dance teams?

    You will need advanced acrobatic skills.

    What should I wear to tryout for the dance team?

    Avoid overly bright colors.

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