July 2, 2014
The 14-time national champion University of Minnesota Dance Team recently held auditions for the 2014-2015 season. After an intense weekend, the team was finalized on Sunday, April 13th. Dancers from all over the United States attended the audition in hopes of receiving a spot on the team. Requirements for the audition included executing elite technical skills, performing various styles of dance, including jazz and pom, and conducting an interview with Coach Amanda Gaines. On the final day of auditions dancers performed in front of a panel of respected alumni judges. The talent level of all of the dancers was exceptional, leaving the judges with a tough decision to make.
The 2014-2015 University of Minnesota Dance Team consists of 17 members, including 10 returning veterans and 7 incoming freshmen. The team is excited to begin this new journey while upholding the legacy of UMDT.
We look forward to seeing Gopher fans at the first home football game on Thursday, August 28th!
2014-2015 University of Minnesota Dance Team:
*The team will be led by senior captains Ashley Hanne and Mary LeVoir.
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