Meet the University of Minnesota Premier Dance Team

Team name: University of Minnesota Premier Dance Team
Nickname: PDT

Social Media:
Twitter: @PremierDT

Coaching Staff: Michelle Staack (Head coach), Caitlin Boelsen (Assistant coach)

2018-19 Captains: Kylie Amundson, Ali Clasen and Carissa Riemers

Year team was established: 2006

Annual camps & trips: We attend a competition in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Team fun facts & stories: Our head coach, Michelle was one of the first members of the Premier Dance Team and our assistant coach, Caitlin was our senior captain last year!

The Premier Dance Team is holding open auditions starting September 12.

Questions for Premier Dance Team? Send them a note at

Team charity & fundraisers: We have been lucky enough to perform at charity events such as Minnesota Dance Marathon, Relay for Life, and other events.

Winter schedule:

  • Thomas Invite
  • Ashwabenon Dance Invite
  • Minnesota Best of the Best
  • UDA Spirit of America
  • University of Minnesota Homecoming Party & Parade
  • Hopkins Dance Show
  • Farmington Dance Invite
  • University of Minnesota Ballyhoo

Game day traditions: We have a crazy jazzercise routine that we do before big performances. We also make sure to huddle for our pdtwuuuut.