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The University of Texas Dance Team, also known as Texas Dance, is the official dance team of the University of Texas at Austin! We have been in existence for over 35 years, and look forward to welcoming new faces to our team each year. Our team has performed at many UT events, such as Camp Texas, the OU Torchlight Parade and Rally and Texas A&M Hex Rally, and Basketball halftimes.

We are overseen by a RecSports advisor, team officers, and a part-time coach who work extremely hard to manage the team. Although performing for crowds is our main focus, we also make time for philanthropic and social activities. We constantly seek to spread our passion for dance to the the UT community, the city of Austin, and beyond through local and statewide events.

Each dancer on the team brings their own individual style to the group, making for a diverse group of artists whose talents extend far beyond what is seen on the surface. We are athletes and academics who come together on the dance floor as a closely knit family with a common goal to dance our hearts out and entertain our audience.


Leslie Garcia


Alyssa Burnside, Captain
Ashley Olson, Co-Captain
Lauren Pasher, Treasurer
Mali Putwatana, Public Relations
Melissa Mair, Fundraiser>/i>
Sloane Silverman, Social>/i>

Team Members

Katie Allison
Channing Baker
Ana Cantu
Rachel Clear
Jillian Edgerly
Jackie Feuge
Amanda Finney
Ashleigh Friday
Riley Neuheardt
Cara Nielson
Erin Rhynes
Have any questions about the University of Texas Dance Team?
Interested in requesting a performance or appearance, fundraising with us, or just showing us your support?
Please feel free to email Alyssa Burnside at


Past Performances

Computer Science Tailgate!
Our first performance as a team was at the Computer Science Alumni Tailgate for the Oklahoma State game!

Longhorn Halloween
Every year we attend and perform at Longhorn Halloween where we have the opportunity to perform for the Longhorn community at the Frank Erwin Center and donate our services as a part of the UT Community!

West Virginia Pep Rally!
Texas Dance was invited by E+E Events and Entertainment to do a performance at their Road Trip Event!

Winter Showcase
Texas Dance had our first ever Winter Showcase this year where we performed all our dances from this semester, new dances choreographed by team members and soloists!

First practice with Rebeca Gamborino

Texas Dance out looking for fundraisers for Nationals!