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Ohio Dance Team

Anna GaydosSenior (Senior Captain)
Kelley ByrneJunior (Junior Captain)
Lauren BrehlJunior (Junior Captain)
Kristin HeffelmanJunior (Junior Captain)
Dani ThomasJunior
Hayley HerockJunior
Melody BryantSophomore
Taylor LykinsSophomore
Erin SwansonSophomore
Claire AbrahamSophomore
Jac'lene ConklinFreshman
Laina CulleyFreshman
Madison KelleckFreshman
Dana EastonFreshman
Jordan TucholskiFreshman

About the OUDT

The Ohio University Dance Team serves as representatives of Ohio University as well as leaders among the student body. The purpose of the OUDT is to support intercollegiate athletics and their fellow Bobcats on to victory. The team participates in dance routines to encourage crowd attention on the court or field.

The Ohio Dance Team is a student-run program affiliated with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Officially, the Dance Team is a registered student organization. The Squad consists of 15 members with three serving as captions every year, two seniors and a junior. The dance team performs on the sidelines at all home Men's Football games and court side, halftime and post-game at all home Men's Basketball games. The team also performs at special University and community events. The OUDT joins with the Football players, Marching 110 Drumline and Men's Cheerleaders for partner dances also. The Ohio Dance Team travels with the Men's Basketball team to the Mid-American Conference Tournament in Cleveland.

Dance Team Policy Statement (.pdf)


  • Football Season- M, T, Th, 7-9:30
  • Basketball Season- M, T, W, Th, (F) 7-10
  • All practices are mandatory

Requirements for try-outs:

- Try-outs are held every Fall semester during the 2nd or 3rd week of school.

Must be able to display:

  • Strong jazz and hip hop background
  • Toe-touch
  • Double/triple pirouette turn
  • Leap series
  • Alicicone turns (turns in 2nd)
  • Special trick/skill of your choice


Anna Jensen
Senior Captains:
Kelley Byrne
Kristin Heffelman
Junior Captain:
Melody Bryant

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