Iowa Dance Team

The Iowa Dance Team is at the forefront of the University of Iowa, providing the BLACK and GOLD at intercollegiate athletics and UI campus/community events staged annually at the University of Iowa, throughout the state and nationally.

The Iowa Dance Team provides entertainment for the 70,000 fans who routinely fill Kinnick Stadium to capacity for home games of the nationally-ranked Iowa Football team.

Crowds of up to 15,500 who cheer on Iowa’s men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling and volleyball teams rely on the energy of the Iowa Dance Team at events staged inside Carver Hawkeye Arena and Extreme Arena.

The student-athletes that make up the Iowa Dance Team are full-time ambassadors for the University of Iowa. Made up of the best overall dancers at UI, they also represent Iowa on the competition stage at ISDTA and UDA College Nationals.

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!


  • 3rd – Highest placement achieved at UDA Nationals (2017 and 2020)
  • 11 – Years of consecutive Top 10 finishes at nationals
  • 5 – States represented on the Iowa Dance Team