The Emporia State Stingers Dance Team is a premiere ensemble that represents Emporia State at a high level. The team is part of academics and is housed under the Athletic Bands. During the fall they perform at every home football game in the pregame show and halftime show with the marching band. During the winter and spring, they perform at all home basketball games and travel for tournaments.
The Stingers Dance Team competes during the spring semester both regionally and nationally. In 2021, they were named DTU regional champions for a pom routine and have taken second and third place awards in virtual competitions. In the spring of 2024 the Stingers Dance Team will be competing in the DTU College Classic in Orlando Florida.
Each spring the Stingers Dance Team hosts a dance team workshop that is open to all those dancers entering grades 9-12 and college. This event will take place on Saturday, March 23rd, 2024. Information can be found here: https://emporia.link/stingersdanceworkshop Auditions will take place Saturday, April 27th, 2024 and information can be found here: https://emporia.link/stingersauditions