Comet Spirit Programs

Power Dancers

Power Dancers are the official dance team of UT Dallas. Members perform at varsity athletic events, make special appearances on campus throughout the year, and are a source of school spirit. In addition to performing at university and community events, Power Dancers have appeared on ESPN College Game Day, Good Morning Texas and the Dallas Cowboys Halftime Show. They perform hip hop, pom, jazz and a variety of other dance styles. Being a member of the Power Dancers family provides an opportunity for students to exercise initiative, leadership and creativity through dance. The team travels to Florida each year to compete at the National Dance Alliance (NDA) College Nationals.

Power Dancer Auditions

We have stopped taking applications for the Fall 2019 semester. If you're interested in trying out for Spring 2020 please fill out our application.

Our 2020-2021 Power Dancers tryouts will be held sometime between April and May. Please follow our social media for fast updates.

Please contact Miguel Hernandez if you have anymore questions.

Application Requirements

  • Incoming freshmen are eligible to tryout.
  • Transfer students with 2.0 GPA or higher are eligible to tryout
  • Current UT Dallas students must be enrolled fulltime (12 hours) in order to tryout.
  • All required paperwork (proof of admission, proof of insurance, physical and application) must be submitted.

Camps and Practices

Camp Information

  • Summer Boot Camp: July 16-19 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (mandatory)
  • NCA College Camp at SMU: July 20-22 (mandatory)

Practice times for fall semester:

  • Tuesdays, 7-9:30 a.m. at Rec Center West and 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Cheer Athletics Plano
  • Thursdays, 7-9:30 a.m. at Rec Center West

Practice times for spring semester:

  • Mondays, 7-10 p.m. at Rec Center West
  • Tuesdays, 7-9:30 a.m. at Rec Center West
  • Thursdays, 7-9:30 a.m. at Rec Center West

Practices consist of technique training, learning choreography and rehearsing for performances. Dancers also will be expected to workout throughout the week. In the spring, additional rehearsal days will be added to prepare for nationals in Daytona, Florida.

Benefits

Because we are an NCAA Division III school, we do not offer scholarships for dance. The university does pay for uniforms, camp and travel expenses to games and to the NDA Collegiate National Championship in Daytona, Florida Uniform expenses paid for by the university include:

  • Warm-up
  • Shoes
  • Practice gear
  • Uniforms
  • Bag
  • Poms
  • Accessories

Dancers also enjoy priority enrollment, which means they are among the first to enroll each semester, no matter their classification.

Contact Us

Miguel Hernandez

Miguel Hernandez
Power Dancers Coach
[email protected]
972-883-2483

Request a Power Dancers appearance at your event.

2019-20 Roster

Rachael Ashiry

Naomie Avila

Nicole Bauer

Carola Del Castillo

Victoria DeLozier

Jasmine Dushime

Laura Eads

Madison Ferrer

Lily George

Eden Harris

Madeleine Haydek

Victoria Jones

Allyson Kizer

CeAra Latson

Andrea Miller

Christel Ngantcha

Cassandra Servin

Megan Stewart

Kerr Sun

Kelsey Vong