The Pioneer Pride’s purpose is to serve the university through spirit and support. The dance team is part of the Athletics department. You will see the Pioneer Pride dancers at home volleyball and basketball games, New Student Orientations, Family Weekend, community events, and many other performance venues. The team will also compete at ADTS Nationals in Denton, TX and NDA Nationals in Daytona Beach, FL.
The number of team members varies from year to year. A final number will be determined by the coaching staff and judges. We are looking for both quality dancers and quality students. In order to perform and be considered for travel opportunities team members should aim to have no less than a 3.0 GPA. A Pioneer Pride dancer is expected to put forth full effort at all times in practice, in class, and outside school. Each individual is a reflection of the team and the university. Our core values include integrity, spirit, respect, confidence, and pride.
Interested students should be committed, respectful, and have good time management. The dance team will practice 10-15 hours a week in addition to weight and strength training. The style is primarily jazz and pom, but the team will occasionally perform hip hop and contemporary as determined by the venue/event.