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The Best College Dance Teams  

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List Rules Vote up the college teams that do the best job on the dance floor.

Cheerleaders may be the first spirit group you picture at a college game but, for some colleges and universities, it's the dance team that takes the gold. Although cheer and dance teams can have elaborate choreography, it is the dance squads that bring flags and other props into their already highly skilled technical performances. The best college dance teams excel in jazz, hip hop, lyrical, and pom spirit routines.

US college dance teams are a year-round sport, with each squad performing pre-game, at halftime, and even on the sidelines of each season's sport. Along with other spirit squads, college dance teams help keep student spirits high so they can cheer their teams to victory.

Check out some amazing performances by the best collegiate dance teams in the country. Members practice 20 maybe even 30 hours a week, and not only perform at games, but also compete in national competitions like the UDA College Nationals. Which are the best college teams? Make your voice heard and vote for your favorites.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

Team name: University of Tennessee Dance Team

The University of Tennessee is a public sun-grant and land-grant university headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Founded in 1794, two years before Tennessee entered the Union as ...more
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Team name: University of Minnesota Dance Team

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is a public research university located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses are approximately 5 miles apart, and ...more
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Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Team name: University of Kentucky Dance Team

The University of Kentucky is a public co-educational university in Lexington, Kentucky. Founded in 1865 by John Bowman as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, the university is ...more
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Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Team name: Ohio State University Dance Team

The Ohio State University, commonly referred to as Ohio State or OSU, is a public research university in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1870, as a land-grant university and ninth university in Ohio ...more
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Ruston, Louisiana, United States of America

Team name: Regal Blues

Louisiana Tech University, colloquially referred to as Louisiana Tech or La. Tech, is a coeducational public research university in Ruston, Louisiana, United States. Louisiana Tech is designated ...more
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

Team name: UNLV Rebel Girls

University of Nevada-Las Vegas is a public research university located in the Las Vegas suburb of Paradise, Nevada, USA. The 358-acre campus is located approximately 1.5-mile east of the Las ...more
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East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Team name: Michigan State Dance Team

Michigan State University is a public research university located in East Lansing, Michigan, United States. MSU was founded in 1855 and became the nation's first land-grant institution under the ...more
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Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Team name: Iowa Dance Team

The University of Iowa is a flagship public research university in Iowa City, Iowa. Founded in 1847, Iowa is the oldest university in the state, and it is considered a Public Ivy. The University ...more
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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

Team name: Golden Poms

Colorado State University is a public research university located in Fort Collins, in the U.S. state of Colorado. The university is the state's land grant university, and the flagship university ...more
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Cookeville, Tennessee, United States of America

Team name: The Tennessee Tech Dance Team

Tennessee Technological University, popularly known as Tennessee Tech, is an accredited public university located in Cookeville, Tennessee, US, a city approximately 70 miles east of Nashville. ...more
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Team name: Lobo Spirit Squad

The University of New Mexico is a public research university located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is New Mexico's flagship research institution, the largest post-secondary institution in the ...more
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Collegeville, Minnesota, United States of America

Team name: St. John's Dance Team

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Morehead, Kentucky, United States of America

Team name: Morehead State University Dance Team

Morehead State University is a public, co-educational university located in Morehead, Kentucky, United States, in the foothills of the Daniel Boone National Forest in Rowan County, midway ...more
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Team name: UC Dance Team

The University of Cincinnati is a comprehensive public research university in Cincinnati, in the U.S. state of Ohio, and a part of the University System of Ohio. Founded in 1819 as Cincinnati ...more
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Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Team name: University of Nebraska Omaha Dance Team

The University of Nebraska Omaha is a four-year state university located in Omaha, Nebraska. Founded in 1908 as Omaha University, the institution became the public Municipal University of Omaha ...more
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Lafayette, Louisiana, United States of America

Team name: Ragin' Jazz

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, or UL Lafayette, is a coeducational, public, research university located in Lafayette, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. It has the largest enrollment ...more
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Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

Team name: University of Memphis Pom Squad

The University of Memphis, also called the U of M, is an American public research university located in the Normal Station neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee. Founded in 1912, the university has ...more
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Pullman, Washington, United States of America

Team name: Crimson Girls

Washington State University is a public research university based in Pullman, Washington, in the Palouse region of the northwest United States. Founded 125 years ago in 1890, WSU is the state's ...more
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New Britain, Connecticut, United States of America

Team name: CCSU Dance Team

Central Connecticut State University is a regional, comprehensive public university in New Britain, Connecticut. Founded in 1849 as Connecticut Normal School, CCSU is Connecticut's oldest ...more
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

Team name: Grand Canyon University Lopes

Grand Canyon University is a private, for-profit Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. GCU was founded in 1949 as a non-profit liberal arts college, and was purchased ...more
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Springfield, Missouri, United States of America

Team name: Sugar Bears

Missouri State University is a public university located in Springfield, Missouri, United States and was founded in 1906. It is the state's second largest university, with an official enrollment ...more
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San Diego, California, United States of America

Team name: SDSU Dance Team

San Diego State University is a public research university in San Diego, and is the largest and oldest higher education institution in San Diego County. Founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal ...more
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Team name: Diamond Gems

Temple University, commonly referred to as Temple, is a comprehensive public research university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The University was founded in 1884 by Russell ...more
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Team name: Golden Girls

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is a public university in Birmingham in the U.S. state of Alabama. Developed from an academic extension center established in 1936, the institution became ...more
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Norman, Oklahoma, United States of America

Team name: OU Elite Dance Team

The University of Oklahoma is a coeducational public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma. Founded in 1890, it had existed in Oklahoma Territory near Indian Territory for 17 years ...more