The Iowa dance team is made up of the best overall dancers at the University of Iowa. This team performs at football, volleyball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, wrestling and other athletic department events. As an Iowa Dance Team member, you are a representative not only of the athletic teams you support at this University, but also the entire state of Iowa. You are the most visible ambassadors of the athletic department and you are expected to conduct yourself accordingly, on and off the playing field.
The proud tradition of the Iowa Spirit Squad is carried on by over 50 dedicated student-athletes who devote 15-20 hours every week to practices, games, special appearances, camps and competitions. Like all student-athletes at the University of Iowa, Iowa Dance Team members must maintain high academic standards and carry a full credit load in order to participate.
Because of these responsibilities, we are looking for skilled and talented athletes and well-rounded students who embrace the ability to be coached. Our team members come from all over the nation and have very diverse dance backgrounds. We perform pom, jazz and hip hop routines throughout the year. Imagine performing in front of 70,000 people inside Kinnick Stadium, or breaking attendance records at Carver-Hawkeye Arena for the nation’s top wrestling program! The ultimate goal each season for the Iowa dance team is to compete against some of the top dance programs in the nation at UDA College Nationals.
Being a member of the dance team comes with many exciting opportunities, but it is also a major commitment and requires an extraordinary work ethic. Please be sure to thoroughly review the FAQs and the time commitment required. This is our first season utilizing the recruiting-based model for team selection, and want to be sure that you have the most up to date information on how this process works. Please reference the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more information.
If you are serious about attending the University of Iowa and being on the dance team, please fill out the recruitment questionnaire to be considered. You will also need to submit 2 YouTube video links (see FAQ page for a list of items to include), as well as a letter of recommendation. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to me, coach Jenny Eustice.
Every once in a while you come across an opportunity and make a decision that will change your life forever. The Iowa Dance Team is a family and performing for the Hawkeyes is an experience that you will never forget! We are excited to get to know you and watch you dance. We look forward to meeting you soon.
University of Iowa Dance Team