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Saturday, March 18, 2006

College Dance Team Blog Spotlight on the West Coast

Getting to know four dance teams out west...

Pacific Tiger Girls

The University of the Pacific Tiger Girls perform at UOP athletic events and are coached by former San Francisco 49er Goldrush cheerleader and San Jose Saberkitten Jenise Mills-Fitzpatrick (pictured at right). Mills-Fitzpatrick has also worked extensively with E2K Entertainment group and has helped choreograph a number of NFL halftime productions. She has been a judge at both the collegiate and high school level for the United Spirit Association for five years. Tryouts for the 2006-07 Tigers Girls will be on April 8, 2006.

For more information on the Tiger Girls Click Here

Cal State Fullerton Dance Team

One of the top dance teams in the nation, the Cal State Fullerton Dance Team won its sixth national title in the last seven years at the UDA Nationals in January. The dance team is coached by former team members and alumnae Sam Shen and Jennie Volkert. Dance team members perform at every men's and women's home basketball game. In addition, the team headed to Las Vegas Feb. 4-6 for the United Spirit Association Nationals and took another first place finish. Tryouts for the 2006-07 Cal State Fullerton Dance Team will be on May 4, 2006.

For more information on the CSF Dance Team Click Here

Long Beach State Dance Team

The Long Beach State Dance Team is a competitive squad that performs and cheers at scheduled volleyball and basketball home games. With three national titles, the CSULB Dance Team has, over the past 10 years, been rated a Top 10 Dance Team in the country. In 1999-2000, they placed 2nd in the United Dance Association National Championships and 2nd in the National Dance Association Championships. In 2000-01, they were crowned UDA National Champions and placed in 2001-02.

For more information on the CSULB Dance Team Click Here

Washington State Crimson Girls

Washington State created a dance team in the spring of 2003 under the direction of Spirit Coordinator Amanda Hoppert and Dance Coach Jenne Kissell, and the WSU Crimson Girls have been a tremendous success. They can be seen performing at Cougar football, volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball games. The Crimson Girls most current ambition is to attend the Collegiate National Dance Championships.

For more information on the Crimson Girls Click Here


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