The University of Delaware Dance Team is a Nationally ranked team who competes annually at the UCA/UDA National Championships in Walt Disney World. The 15-18 member team performs regularly at home football and basketball games, travels to post-season play with the basketball teams, and also performs at other sporting events as available. In addition the team also performs at various university, and community events such as Homecoming, Parent's Weekend, variety shows and charity events.
The Dance Team performs jazz, hip hop, and pom style routines with skill and technique attained through years of dance studio experience. The team practices 3-4 times a week for 2-3 hours each practice, as well as participation in AM workout sessions 2-3 times a week in order to maintain optimal fitness.
The season begins in August with camp, and concludes with the basketball tournament in March. Auditions are held in April to select the following year's team. Each member receives a partial scholarship applied to their tuition.
Introducing your 2014-2015
University of Delaware Dance Team
Alyssa, Class of 2015, Nutley, NJ
Brianne, Class of 2015, Glen Rock, NJ
Jess, Class of 2015, Yardley, PA
Ilona, Class of 2015, Brookville, MD
Kimi, Class of 2015, Huntington Station, NY
Lauryn, Class of 2015, Wilmington, DE
Megan, Class of 2015, Marlton, NJ
Samara, Class of 2015, Pompten Lakes, NJ
Becky, Class of 2016, Brick, NJ
Daphne, Class of 2016, Kendall Park, NJ
Laura, Class of 2016, Dagsboro, DE
Taylor, Class of 2016, Fairfax, VA
Alex, Class of 2018 Commack, NY
Gianna, Class of 2018, Little Silver, NJ
Melissa, Class of 2018, Middlesex, NJ
Olivia, Class of 2018, Mountain Lakes, NJ
Raquel, Class of 2018, Commack, NY
Nicole Daliessio-Zehnder: Nicole is an alumnus of both the University of Delaware and it's Dance Team. She has had years of experience in coaching, consulting and judging in both cheer and dance. As a member of the team, she was both captain and choreographer and competed nationally with many years of success. Upon graduation Nicole continued dancing with several companies, teaching dance classes for local studios and danced for the USBL Valley Dawgs and other venues. She received her Masters in Counseling in 2003 and currently practices within the field.