- As UNI athletes, dance team members must maintain full-time student status and a minimum 2.0 GPA.
Practices and Performances
- UNI Dance Team members perform at all home football, men's basketball, and women's basketball games.
- Members of the UNI Dance Team are required to attend all practices, games, community appearances, and competitions scheduled. The number of events varies from year to year.
- In addition to half time and timeout performances, dance team members are responsible for promoting spirit and motivating the crowds at athletic events.
- Practices are typically held three evenings and two mornings throughout each academic week. Additional practices may be added at the coach's discretion. In addition, there are three/four required practice sessions in the summer as well as practices and performances over the holiday break.
Community Service Points
- In addition to games and performances, dance team members are required to attend and/or assist in community service events each season.
Conditioning and Health
- Working out in addition to practice is necessary for team members to remain in excellent physical condition and to prevent injury. Every squad member is expected to work out at least three times a week in addition to scheduled practice and performances.
- All team members must receive a physical which will be conducted by UNI Athletic Training at the beginning of each season. Team members who cannot attend the scheduled physical will be required to reschedule and/or receive an examination at his/her own expense.
- Injuries that occur during university performances, practices, or appearances will be treated by UNI athletic trainers.
Conduct and Discipline
- UNI Dance Team members are representing the university, athletic department, and state at all times and may be recognized in and out of uniform. Team members are expected to conduct themselves accordingly and are held to a higher standard than the general student populace. Dance team members should maintain a positive and respectful attitude toward peers, professors, fellow athletes and other university staff members.
- As a representative of the dance team, members should maintain a neat and well-groomed appearance. Hair should be pulled away from the face while in uniform, and the only jewelry to be worn is earrings.
- All rules, regulations, and other matters of disciplinary action are discussed in the UNI Dance Team Rules and Regulations. The dance team coach and/or spirit squad advisor will handle all attendance and disciplinary matters directly.
Fundraising and Expenses
- The UNI Dance Team members are required to fundraise and in addition may incur out-of-pocket expenses.
- Items to be fundraised for and/or possible expenses may include camp deposit, travel and hotel fees, airfare, meal expenses, costumes and uniforms, practice clothes, bags, shoes, make-up and hair accessories.
- The UNI Dance Team strives to qualify for and compete in the UDA National College Dance Championship in Orlando. The competition is usually held mid January requiring team members to meet several times over the holiday break for practices.
- Should the UNI Dance Team qualify and receive partial funding for a national competition, team members are required to participate
- The UNI Dance Team attends camp in Milwaukee the first week in August. While in attendance, team members will compete with a home routine as well as learn and compete with a fight song routine. In addition, team members will learn several individual routines that can be used throughout the season.
**For further information, please contact Coach Megan Wolcott at firstname.lastname@example.org.**
Updated on 2/16/12