Best of the Best was a success

The 2018 Best of the Best Dance Showcase was a smashing success attended by over 5,000 fans of dance. There really is no where in the Midwest to see a lineup such as this in one spot. Good luck to the teams competing at the UDA Nationals this week.

Members of the University of Minnesota Dance Team. Photo Credit: Matt Blewett

The annual Best of the Best Showcase took place on January 6, 2018 and was, as always, one of the best events of the year.  Check back on Monday, January 15 and 16 for more photos and results from the UDA Nationals.

Check out the gallery of photos from the Star Tribune – and make sure to grab a paper on Sunday, January 14 to see the Scene + Heard article. CLICK HERE to visit the Star Tribune gallery.

Competing this weekend?
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We are looking for some team photos to feature by reposting/sharing on our social media sites from the National events this weekend.  Please us #mndancenews or upload photos or paste in your browser to send us photos…we are looking for team photos and team building photos (at the airport, out to dinner or having fun around town.)  Make sure to send us a private message or an email to and let us know who is in the photo and who took the photo (we like to give photo credit).  Thanks!!!

Up next for the seven college dance teams and Goldy, performing at Best of the Best is just the start of a long week of preparations to go to the UDA College Nationals that will start on January 12.

Stop back on Monday after the competition to see a full gallery of all the wonderful sparkly Jazz costumes (we had requests from many schools not to publish their costumes until after Best of the Best).  You can see the first round of

Teams participating in the 2017 University of Minnesota Dance Team Best of the Best Showcase include:

College of Saint Benedict
Minnesota State University Mankato
North Dakota State University
St. Cloud State University
University of Minnesota
Goldy Gopher
University of Minnesota Duluth
University of St. Thomas
U of M Premier Dance Team
Anoka High School
Benilde – St. Margaret’s High School
Blaine High School
Brainerd High School
Chaska High School
Eastview High School
Eden Prairie High School
Eden Prairie Pom Squad
Edina High School
Hopkins High School
Lakeville North High School
Prior Lake High School
Sheyenne High School
St. Cloud Tech High School
Wayzata High School
West Fargo High School