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Dance Team

Dance Team

The Hofstra University Dance Team (HUDT) is an exciting and competitive collegiate dance team that performs at University athletic events as well as other events held on and off campus. The members of the team support the Hofstra athletic programs and promote general school spirit. They are a group of dedicated individuals that are determined to improve in their abilities and entertain audiences with their exhilarating routines.

The Hofstra Dance Team has developed into one of the premier college dance programs in the United States. HUDT has been nationally ranked for over 25 years and has been in the top ten for 23 of those years, top five for 21 of those years, top three for 14 of those years, and has been named National Champions in 2006, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. They are currently nationally ranked 5th in Jazz and 1st in Pom, and are also the 2017 Pan-American Championship Gold Medalist.  In 2016, HUDT was named Gold Medalists as the US National Team for the International Cheer Union (ICU). The team has also competed locally and is ranked #1 among colleges on Long Island.

Due to the team's demanding schedule, they dedicate approximately 18 hours per week toward practice, athletic events, University events, technique, and weight/strength training.

Kelly Olsen-Leon
Head Dance Team Coach
Hofstra Fitness Center
235 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
Email: Kelly.Olsen[at]Hofstra.edu

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Dance Team