Send the UT Dance Team to Nationals
Hello all! Due to the generous donations we've been receiving so quickly, we've decided to create a stretch goal of $7,500. Our Hornraiser campaign is designed to help out our trip rather than fully fund all of our expenses. The more help we can get through Hornraiser, the more time we'll be able to focus on our dancing instead of our funding.
The University of Texas Dance Team is the competitive dance team at the University of Texas that goes and represents the university on a national scale at the National Dance Alliance (NDA) competition in Daytona, Florida. We are an organization under RecSports and we compete annually at two competitions and various performances around campus. We compete at the NDA summer camp to allow us to be eligible for nationals, where we received the honor of a "silver bid," as well as the American Dance/Drill Team Society (ADTS) regional competition in Denton, Texas to prepare us for NDA. We also host our own winter showcase and perform at various other events around campus and the Austin area. At ADTS, we receive critiques on our performances that we apply to our pieces before we travel to Florida and compete in the largest collegiate dance competition with the hopes of becoming national champions. Last year, we won our division in Hip Hop at ADTS, and we finaled in Jazz and placed 10th in the country overall at NDA.
We are a fun and accomplished group of young women who, astoundingly enough, are very diverse when it comes to our studies at UT - there are team members studying everything from Engineering to Business to Psychology to English, on top of commitments to other clubs, volunteer organizations and sororities. We all came to UT with our unique passions and goals, and our shared love for dance brings us together and forms our tight-knit group.
Unfortunately, because we are not under the athletic program at our university every member of the team has to pay their own way to nationals every year. This includes the round trip plane ticket to Florida and back, competition fees, choreography fees, music editing, and costumes for both the jazz and hip hop pieces we compete. These necessities can add up very fast, which is why we need your help!
We are so thankful for any gift given, and everything you give will be put to our nationals expenses. We are always aiming to better our selves, our team, and other fellow Longhorns, and with your help, you are making it much easier for us to focus on our passion and sharing that passion with our university and community!
Thanks for reading about our story and goals for the year! Donations can be made in any amount, but we've suggested some amounts based on what dance team cost could be covered by that donation on the right hand side. And, of course, HOOK'EM!!!