Welcome Wildcats, Meet The 2017-2018 Kentucky Dance Team!

Welcome Wildcats, Meet The 2017-2018 Kentucky Dance Team!
Photo: @ukdanceteam
The University of Kentucky Dance team is back and better than ever! Coached by Head Coach Dawn Walters and Assistant Coach Erin Acevedo, the Wildcats are ready for the 2017-18 season to be just as successful as the last.

In 2017, the Wildcats had an incredible season! At the UCA & UDA College Cheerleading & Dance Team National Championship in Orlando, FL, UK placed fourth in Division lA Pom, and second in DlA Hip Hop. [If you haven't watched 'Decide To Rise', the Varsity TV documentary following the team through this experience it is a MUST WATCH!]

After college nationals, Kentucky Dance continued their success as they were selected to represent USA Dance as the U.S. National Hip Hop and Pom squads. When the Wildcats traded in their Kentucky Blue for red, white and blue they earned the silver medal in both divisions!

Being a part of Kentucky Dance gets even better, when you aren't taking the competition mat, you are dancing for one of the best basketball teams in the nation!

The 2017-18 University of Kentucky Dance team is made up of 47 athletes. The team is then separated into two groups, Blue Squad & White Squad. When it comes time to choose the team for UDA College Nationals, the dancers can come from either squad.

Kentucky Dance is made up of a total of 12 freshmen, 15 sophomores, 7 juniors and 13 seniors; in total this season, there are 13 new dancers on the team!

Meet The 2017-18 Team!

First Name Last Name
Cortland Anderson
River Banks
Karah Braboy
Kaelyn Buchholz
Megan Calitri
Paige Camp
Victoria Carcaise
Danielle Corliss
Leah Crawford
Lanie Dawson
Lexie Dawson
Olivia Dickerson
Kennedy Fails
Lauren Fetzer
Savannah Guzman
Erin Herston
Sarah Hunter
Lily Johnson
Nicole Kaeka
Hanna Long
Sadie Long
Shelby Luna
Andie MacDonald
Felicia Marino
Cara McNiel
Olivia Medley
Holly Michel
Kelsi Miller
Brooklynn Mitchell
Kleine Powell
Sidney Prince
Kristen Ratliff
Casey Sartore
Savannah Stallcup
Natalie Swarts
Tory Thomas
Maddy Tourt
Cianna Vo
Briana Wagner
Ally Wallace
Madison Walsh
Caroline Ward
Katie Wesley
Kaylee Williams
Allie Wood
Ashley Wood
Shelby Woodhull
To learn more about UK Dance visit the official UK Athletics website.

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