Wednesday, 5 June 2013

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota Dance Team wins the 2013 National Championship in the Jazz and Pom Divisions

The University of Minnesota Dance Team has won the 2013 National Championship in the Jazz and Pom Divisions for the 4th Consecutive Year in the Row; earning the programs 11th and 12th National Championship.

The team which was selected Sunday April 22 after an intense three days audition are the current defending national champions and have once again been announced as current champions. 

The audition process included performing various styles of dance including jazz and pom, executing elite technical skills and conducting an interview with the coaching staff. Not only did the candidates prove themselves with their dancing ability, but they also impressed the coaching staff with their enthusiasm and drive to be a part of such an amazing dynasty. On the final day, the dancers auditioned with each of their routines and elite skills in front of a panel of 8 alumni judges, leaving them with a tough decision to make.

This year’s team, one of the largest teams in recent history, consists of 19 members.....13 veterans and 6 incoming freshmen.  The team is excited and honored for the upcoming season and everything it has to offer.
"We look forward to seeing Gopher Fans at the first home football game September 8th at TCF Stadium".
2012 – 2013 University of Minnesota Dance Team:
Chelsea Banken
Sam Cameranesi *
Rachel Caughey *
Mariah Champ
Shelby Feddema
Rachel Fellows
Grace Gerring
Ashley Hanne
Sabrina Hermsen*
Paige Horwood
Sam Kaine *
Sarah Keener
Leah Kongsvik
Mary LeVoir
Kristina Monsen
Kim Saunders
Rachel Saunders
Mackenzie Symanietz
Michaela Voss 

The team was led by the senior captains: Sam Cameranesi, Rachel Caughey, Sabrina Hermsen, and Sam Kaine
May we all stand up for the champions