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.
Team name: University of Tennessee Dance TeamThe 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
Team name: University of Kentucky Dance TeamThe 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
Team name: Ohio State University Dance TeamThe 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
Team name: UNLV Rebel GirlsUniversity 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
Team name: Golden PomsColorado 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
Team name: Michigan State Dance TeamMichigan 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
Team name: The Tennessee Tech Dance TeamTennessee 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
Team name: Lobo Spirit SquadThe 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
Team name: St. John's Dance Team
Team name: Ragin' JazzThe 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
Team name: University of Memphis Pom SquadThe 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
Team name: Crimson GirlsWashington 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
Team name: CCSU Dance TeamCentral 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
Team name: Grand Canyon University LopesGrand 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
Team name: Morehead State University Dance TeamMorehead 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
Team name: Golden GirlsThe 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
Team name: University of Minnesota Dance TeamThe 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
Team name: University of Nebraska Omaha Dance TeamThe 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