Meet the Grand Canyon University Dance Team

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Team/studio name: Grand Canyon University Dance Team

Team nicknames: GCU Dancers

Website: http://www.gcudancecamps.com/

Instagram: @gcudanceteam

Coach: Jacque Genung-Koch

Does your team do an annual trip/camp? We usually compete at College Dance Nationals either in Florida or California

Team fun facts/stories to share:

  • In 2018, we were ranked 6th in the nation at the USA Dance Nationals.
  • Many of our dancers are in health science majors such as PT or Nursing

Team charity and fundraiser activities: We have cheered at the Walk to end Alzheimer’s and have participated in on campus donations

Game day traditions: Getting ready together in the locker room and playing music

Coach: Jacque Genung-Koch

Captains:

  • Head Captain Madi Reimers
  • Senior Captain McKenna Ross
  • Senior Captain Brittany Ferguson
  • Graduate Captain Ashley Vest
  • Junior Captain Madi Given
  • Rookie C­­aptain Anna Ellwein

Founding Year: 2010-2011

Awards

  • 4th Place – 2018 UDA College Dance Nationals in Division I Jazz
  • 3rd Place – 2018 USA College Dance Championships in Division I/IA Dance

Game Day Traditions:

  • Lope-A-Palooza
  • Midnight Madness
  • Purple Pregame Party
  • New routine at every basketball game
  • Collaborative performances with: Thunder (mascot), Cheer, Pep Band, Athlete partner dance

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