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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 30 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 an entirely student-run organization, overseen by a RecSports advisor and team officers, 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 city of Austin beyond the UT community through local events.

Each dancer on the team brings her own individual style to the group, making for a diverse group of girls whose talents extend far beyond what is seen on the surface. We are athletes, singers, and honor students 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.


Rachel Beck, President
Alyssa Burnside, Vice President
Emily Ybarbo, Publicity/Historian
Holy Jones, Treasurer
Taylor Brooks, Webmaster

Team Members

Grace Davis
Gabby Ebel
Zaida Flores
Holly Jones
Michelle Moreleon
Vania van Hulst
Susie Kim
Alyssa Hernandez

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What's Up Next...

Dance Lab
November 7 & 21, 2013

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Recent News

Project Linking the Arts
December 7, 2013
Hogg Auditorium

Texas Dance performed at Performance Linking the Arts, hosted by the Steele Dance Company.

Austin Heart Walk
October 19, 2013
Austin, TX

Texas Dance performed at the Austin Heart Walk to help support and raise awareness of heart disease for the American Heart Association. This is one of the many service events Texas Dance participates in and we could not be more proud!

NDA Camp 2013
This summer Texas Dance attended NDA Camp in Dallas, TX from July 20-22 at the Southern Methodist University. The team worked so hard throughout camp and received a bronze bid, giving us the opportunity to attend NDA nationals. We are looking forward to competing at nationals in April 2014!

Spring Show 2013
UTDT Spring Show was held Saturday, April 27 at the Hogg Auditorium located on campus at the University of Texas. The team performed dances from competition as well as new team dances, ensembles, and solos. Thank you to all the friends and family that came out to show your support for Texas Dance. Spring Show was a great way to end another year for UTDT. Thank you to Mark Tway for being the photographer for the event.

National Dance Alliance (NDA) Nationals 2013
Texas Dance competed with two dances this year in the divisions of Open Division 1A and Hip-Hop Division 1A. Our Open division routine was choreographed by Kristina Weinman and our Hip-Hop routine was choreographed by Aminya Houston. We placed 7th overall for the Open Division and 10th overall for the Hip-Hop Division. This is the first year Texas Dance has advanced to the finals for the Open Division without having to compete in the Challenge Cup. Congrats to the team for such great performances!

American Dance/Drill Team Nationals
Retrieved March 23, 2013

Texas Dance competed in Denton, TX at the University of North Texas and performed a lyrical and hip hop routine.