The Best of the Best show takes place in early January and is hosted by the University of Minnesota Dance Team, one of the most dominant of Minnesota’s athletics teams for the past decade and a half, and serves as a live dress rehearsal for the UDA Nationals, held later in January.
This year an estimated 3,500 dance fans lined up around the block to watch their favorite teams showcase their dances. The styles included jazz, high kick, hip hop, and pom with high school and college teams from Minnesota, North Dakota and Nebraska.
Teams included (click on your team below)
- Benilde-St. Margaret’s
- College of Saint Benedict
- Eden Prairie
- Eden Prairie Pom Squad
- Lakeville North
- Millard North*
- Minnesota State University Mankato
- North Dakota State University
- Premier Dance Team
- Prior Lake
- Saint Cloud State University
- University of Minnesota
- University of Minnesota Duluth
- University of Saint Thomas
- West Fargo*
*team has requested a delay in releasing photos pending their national competition.
Due to a variety of dates that teams have requested the photos be released, please keep checking back. Between now and Feb. 7 all the photos will be released.