Congratulations to the new members of Texas Dance!
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Recent NewsNDA Camp 2012 This summer Texas Dance attended NDA Camp in Dallas, TX from July 20-23. The camp was held at SMU. UTDT walked away with a silver bid for NDA Nationals in Daytona. This is a great achievement for the team. We are already very excited for Nationals in the Spring! Two girls received the honor of All-American including our Director, Kismet Ceullar, and New Member, Michelle Moreleon. The team worked hard all throughout the camp and it paid off in the end!
Spring Show 2012 UTDT Spring Show was held Saturday May 5, 2012 at S.F. Austin High. 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 Daytona Beach, FL 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 Quinton Weathers and our Hip-Hop routine was choreographed by Taylor Johnston, Kimberly O’Bryant, and Allan Truong. For the Open Division Texas Dance went to the Challenge Cup and placed 9th overall, beating another rival Texas school. Our hard work did not go without recognition. Congrats to the team for such great performances!
American Dance/Drill Team Nationals Retrieved March 24,2012
Texas Dance competed in Denton, TX at the University of North Texas and received 2nd place for their Open piece entitled, "Jumper" choreographed by Quinton Weathers. Texas Dance is very proud and honored to have achieved this award and would also like to thank Quinton for all of his hard work and dedication.
Plucker's in West Campus
November 22, 5-11 pm
Have dinner at Plucker's in West Campus to help Texas Dance go to Nationals in Daytona, Florida! If you tell your waiter that you are there for Texas Dance, a portion of your bill will go towards our trip to represent UT in Florida. Members of Texas Dance will be at Plucker's throughout the evening, happy to tell you more about our team! We would love to see everyone there!
(Note: Alcohol sales and purchases by Plucker's Club members do not count toward the fundraiser)
It costs a pretty penny to send 22 dancers to Florida, and everything we don't earn through fundraisers and sponsorships, we finance ourselves. These expenses include registration, hotel rooms, plane tickets, costumes, transportation from the airport and around Daytona, and food while we are there. Anything you can help with is appreciated.
If you would like to contribute to our team by becoming a Sponsor, please email Alyssa Burnside here. 26th Annual Hex Rally
Main Mall, in front of the UT Tower
Texas Dance won a performance in Hex Rally! We entered a competition for Facebook "like"s from Texas Exes Student Chapter members against Steel Dance Company and Redefined Dance Company. Each of the teams submitted a preview video, and the video with the most "like"s from TESC members won. Thanks to your views of our video, support, and "like"s, we have earned our position! Hex Rally is the pep rally before the annual Thanksgiving Texas/Texas A&M football game. It started in 1941, when Longhorn fans lit red candles in an attempt to break a losing streak at Texas A&M's Kyle Field. The Longhorns beat #2 ranked Texas A&M 23-0, and we have been lighting red candles before this game ever since. The rally features performances from Texas Cheer and Pom, The Longhorn Band, and TEXAS DANCE, and words from Coach Mack Brown, Coach "Mad Dog" Madden, and two Longhorn football players. We hope you will come to Hex Rally to watch the performances and get the Longhorn football team ready for their game in College Station! Click here for information about Steel Dance Company. Click here for information about Redefined Dance Company. Click here for information and the history of Hex Rally. Clinic for High School Dancers
November 12, 9 am - 1:30 pm
Place: RSC 1.104 Registration Fee: $25 by check in advance
Join Texas Dance for a day of dancing tailored toward high school students! The clinic is open to all dancers in 9th - 12th grade. We will do some technique across the floor, and team members will teach a Hip Hop routine, and Jazz routine, and a third routine, style to be determined. Family and Friends are invited to join us at 1 pm and watch their dancers perform what they learned. Registration fee and more detailed information will be made available as it is decided. We hope to see all of you there!
PLA: Performance Linking the Arts
November 11, 8 pm
UT Union Theater
Hosted by Steel Dance Company, PLA is an annual performance for various dance teams to show the community what they can do. Come see Texas Dance show of our technique and talent and learn about other dance teams around UT.
November 8, 5 - 10 pm
Chili's Grill and Bar at 45th and Lamar
Enjoy dinner at the Chili's on 45 and Lamar and help Texas Dance raise money to represent The University of Texas at NDA's Collegiate National Dance Competition this spring! All you have to do is show up for dinner and when it's time to pay, tell your waiter that you are there to support The University of Texas Dance Team. We receive 10% of whatever sales are made that night from Texas Dance supporters. As always, thank you for support! We hope to see you at Chili's!
We hope you brought the kids in their costumes to see Texas Dance perform at Longhorn Halloween! Longhorn Halloween is a fun and safe Halloween carnival put on for children of UT Austin faculty, staff, and students. Admission is free and the event features games, face painting, a haunted house, a fire truck, and more! We performed two routines and stayed after for pictures with the kids. It was great to see all the children in their costumes and get more involved in the UT community.
AHA Start! Heart Walk
The American Heart Association's Start! Heart Walk is an annual non-competitive 5K walking event designed to bring public awareness to physical activity and a heart-healthy lifestyle, while raising critical dollars needed to fund the lifesaving mission of the American Heart Association. Texas Dance was at the starting line to support the walkers, and performed two routines. Heart complications are so common and we were happy to participate in this event!
Charming Charlie Fundraiser
Texas Dance hosted a meet-and-greet and fundraiser at Charming Charlie at the Domain. Team members hung out at the store to meet with dancers and promote our upcoming clinic for high school students. Also, shoppers who donated to Texas Dance received a discount on their purchase. We appreciate everyone for coming to support us and enjoyed meeting with you. We hope to see all the eligible dancers we met at our clinic in November! Congratulations to the winner of the raffle for free clinic registration!
Interested in fundraising with us or sponsoring us? Email Alyssa Burnside here for more information. Wish us luck!
What's Up Next...American Dance/Drill Team Nationals March 23 University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Each year, Texas Dance travels north to UNT in Denton, TX to compete in ADTS Nationals. The competition is primarily for high school teams, and between routines we are given a chance to meet and speak with high school dancers who may be interested in our team. The competition is also an opportunity to compete against many teams we will see again in Daytona, FL at National Dance Alliance's Collegiate National Competition. We know that it is hard for family and friends to travel to Florida to support us each spring, so we encourage our fans to come watch us compete in Denton.
National Dance Alliance Collegiate National Competition
Daytona Beach, FL
NDA Nationals is the focus of Texas Dance's spring semester. We spend Wednesday through Sunday in Daytona dancing for a national title. It is the hardest but most fun and rewarding part of our year. Texas Dance competes two dances in the Open division and Hip-Hop division. Of course, there's time for the beach when we aren't dancing!
Spring 2013 Auditions April 20, 2013
If you are at all interested in joining Texas Dance now is your chance! Come try out for our team we would love to have you on it! Auditions consist of learning a few dance combinations usually hip hop and jazz. Also showing off your skills by doing kicks, leaps, turns, and your best tricks across the floor. Prospective members who make it in the spring are able to travel with the team to NDA Summer Camp in July 2013. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Texas Dance Spring Show April 27, 2013
Come watch the dancers of Texas Dance perform their favorite routines from the year. This is a great opportunity to support the team after all they have accomplished in the past years. Time and location will be posted soon. Make sure to check back so you do not miss out on this great event!
These are our only events scheduled so far, but we will be sure to keep you updated! Keep checking back, and make sure to "Like" us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter for more event updates! And as always, thank you for your continued support.
WE'RE TEXAS!"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 events ranging from children's camps to hip-hop clinics.
Each dancer on the team brings her own individual style to the group, making for an amazingly 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.
WE WANT YOU!
Each fall and spring, we host auditions for new members. We do not have a set number of dancers, so we never have a specific number of spots to fill. If you love to dance like we do, we'd love to have you!
Before fall auditions we host an optional clinic to give interested dancers a feel for what will be expected of them at the actual audition. It follows the same format as the day of auditions, but has nothing to do with the selection process. During the audition we stretch and learn across the floor combinations and a team dance. Current members take the audition class right alongside those auditioning, and are always there to help out!
Technique is very important to us, and skills such as extensions, double and triple turns, and Russians, are always part of the audition - don't be scared! Though we emphasize technical ability, we're not perfect. Individual style is what catches our eye and regardless of your technical ability, if you're a performer, we're definitely going to be impressed!
Information about Fall Auditions will be updated here next semester!
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!Want to talk to us about the team? To email our Director Susie Kim with any questions you may have, click here. Although we practice up to five days a week, the entire team practices each Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8 to 10 pm, and Sunday from 7 to 10 pm in RSC 1.106, if you'd like to take a peek at what we're up to!
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