The USC Aiken Dance Team is a squad whose main function is to promote university spirit and provide entertainment at all home basketball games, university events, and community events.
The team performs jazz and hip-hop style routines that feature technical dance skills. We compete annually in the Peach Belt Conference Dance Competition and have competed in several national competitions and conventions. In addition, we also host a summer spirit camp, attend summer camp, and judge local tryouts and competitions. We are affiliated with Burns Dance Studio of Aiken and our performance routines are choreographed by Corey Burns and Kristin Allen.
Mission: To enhance university spirit and provide entertainment to the campus community.
Come dance with us! Open rehearsal and audition information for 2018-19 team below!
Open practice this week and next!!
Wednesday, March 28 at Burns Dance Studio 8:15 PM
Thursday, April 5 at USCA Convocation Center 5:15 PM
Come dance with us!
Auditions and Open Practices for the 2018-19 Team are just around the corner! Come check out our fantastic program! 😊
AUDITIONS = Sunday, April 15, 2PM at USCA Convocation Center
OPEN REHEARSALS = a great opportunity to come take a class with our current team and prepare for tryouts.
March 21, 8-9:30 PM, at Burns Dance Studio
March 22, 5:15-7:15 PM, at USCA Convocation Center
March 28, 8-9:30 PM, at Burns Dance Studio
April 5, 5:15-7:15 PM, at USCA Convocation Center
April 11, 8-9:30 PM, at Burns Dance Studio
April 12, 5:15-7:15 PM, at USCA Convocation Center
Summer auditions start this month! Come join us on June 20th for the first opportunity!
There are a couple of new opportunities for open rehearsals coming up this month!
April 10 - 7:30 PM in the Group Fitness Room in the Wellness Center
April 12 - 8:15 PM at Burns Dance Studio in Aiken
Hope to see you there!
2017-18 Dance Team Auditions are coming up soon! Open Practices start this week (March 22) and Auditions are next month on April 23! All the details are right here!
Congratulations to the USCA Dance Team their great showing at CANAM -- First in Open Pom, Second in Open Jazz.
Congratulations USCA Dance Team on your second place finish at the 2017 Peach Belt Conference Dance Team Competition!
Dance Team Friday night fun with a performance at the United Way Bachelor and Bachelorette Auction! Thanks for the photos, Mark Hudson!
Great job by the USCA Dance Team at Pacer Madness last night!
AIKEN, S.C. – The University of South Carolina Aiken dance team put together a pair of routines for Pacer Madness on Oct. 20.
Happy Birthday to our fabulous choreographer, Corey Burns!
SUMMER AUDITIONS: Four Spots Remain on 2016-17 Roster!
· Wednesday, June 22 @ 7:30 PM
· Monday, June 27 @ 7:30 PM
· Wednesday, July 13 @ 7:30 PM
· Monday, August 17 @ 7:30 PM
All sessions held in the USCA Wellness Center Group Fitness Room (B&E 147)
Come prepared to stretch, to learn a jazz combination, and to demonstrate technique
Once the roster is filled, any subsequent audition sessions may be cancelled.
For more information: Angie Osbon 803-641-3301 or [email protected]
Scholarships, In-State Tuition Rates, Competition, Friendships, and Fun!
Congratulations to our team MVP for 2015-16, Courtney Templeton and to the winner of the 2015-16 Female Excellence in Sportsmanship Award, Kayla Calvert (USCA Dance Team AND Women's Tennis)! We are proud of you both!
2016-17 USCA Dance Team Tryouts are coming up soon - Sunday, April 17! Open Practices start this week - Wednesday, March 23 at 8:15 PM at Burns Dance Studio! Come learn more about the USCA Dance Team! Complete information and audition dates are below.
And we are back! First USCA Dance Team practice of the fall semester! Looking forward to a great year with these talented ladies!
Congratulations to our 2014-15 Dance Team MVP, Stephanie Harper!
Congratulations to these two beauties who are graduating in just a couple of weeks! Our 2014-15 team captains, Celeste Workman and Stephanie Harper - just one of the many beautiful lifelong friendships brought together by the USCA DT! Much love and appreciation to you both. DT4Life :)
USCA Dance Team Auditions and Open Rehearsals are just around the corner! Auditions are April 19 and there are four Open Rehearsal opportunities beginning March 23. Complete details below and on www.pacersports.com. Come check us out!
PBC Spirit Competition Results
The Peach Belt Conference held its annual Spirit Competion on Saturday morning in Pembroke, N.C.
Congratulations to the 2015 PBC CHAMPS!
More fabulous Homecoming photos! Lots of great ones of our beautiful cheerleaders, dancers and alumni!
The USC Aiken men's basketball team celebrated Homecoming on Saturday, Jan. 24 with a hard-fought, scrappy 74-72 win over Francis Marion. Dominic Early came off the bench to score a team-high 19 points, including the game-winning free throws with :13 left on the game clock. Early was just one rebound shy of a double-double while fellow big man Arbry Butler was just two boards shy of the feat as he chipped in 11 points and three blocks. The Pacers' floor general, Andre Anthony, finished the night with 12 points including two three-pointers.
Saturday night was also a cool night for another reason. Earlier this season, an NBA Hall of Famer graced the Convo Center with his presence as an assistant coach for Armstrong State. This time, a current NFL player, Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, was in attendance to watch his brother, Hendrix Emu.
Homecoming basketball photos by the very talented Milledge Austin Photography/M. Austin Productions! Look out, DT and Cheer alumni -- there might be a few of you in here, too! #dt4life
The USC Aiken women's basketball team registered a third win in a row on Saturday, Jan. 24 as the Pacers defeated Francis Marion 74-70 in overtime. The Pacers, who have won 8 of their last 10 Peach Belt Conference games, were led by four players in double figures. Freshman forward Emry Tsitouris (32) continued to make her case for Freshman of the Year honors heard as she led all players with 17 points to go along with six boards while junior Kassy Johannsen (30) continued to assert her dominance down low as well with 12 points, five rebounds and a season-high-tying eight blocked shots. It was also Homecoming so the Convo Center was packed and loud.
Men's victory over Armstrong Atlantic! Fun night to sit near the AASU bench listening to NBA Hall of Famer Cazzie Russell in his role as assistant coach for the Pirates. Thanks to Milledge Austin Photography/M. Austin Productions for the beautiful pictures of our talented basketball players and beautiful cheer and dance teams!
The USC Aiken men's basketball team opened the 2015 portion of the season with a strong showing, downing Armstrong State 87-71. The Pacers had little trouble with the Pirates as they were led by 5 players in double figures, including three off the bench. Dominic Early (42) netted a game-high 19 points.
One of the highlights of the night was seeing Armstrong assistant coach Cazzie Russell. Russell played his college ball at Michigan where he led the Wolverines to two Final Four appearances (1964 and 1965) and three consecutive Big Ten titles. He was the 1966 College Basketball Player of the Year and was that year's first pick in the NBA draft, going to the Knicks. He was a member of the Knick's 1970 title team and was named a 1972 All-Star.
Excited to celebrate the New Year with Pacer wins! Fabulous photos from Milledge Austin Photography/M. Austin Productions featuring some great shots of USCA Cheer and Dance!
The USC Aiken women's basketball team kicked off a doubleheader sweep by USC Aiken over Armstrong State on Saturday, Jan. 3. The Pacers defeated the Pirates 87, 72 and dominated the entire game. Freshman Emri Tsitouris led the scoring drive with 19 points while senior Mackenzie Reese corralled in 16 rebounds. All 13 players on the active roster got in on the action with 10 scoring points.
As always, thank you to Milledge Austin Photography/M. Austin Productions for including us in your beautiful and expressive photos! Great shots of both USCA Cheer and Dance included!
The University of South Carolina Aiken women's basketball team went up against a tough, undefeated Livingstone team on Saturday, Dec. 6. The Pacers came back from an early deficit to establish a couple of big leads in the second half. However, they were unable to hold off the Blue Bears down the stretch. Precious Roberts scored the last 10 points for Livingstone in a span of 1:47, including the game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer.
Merry Christmas from the beautiful USCA Dance Team!
More beautiful photos from Milledge Austin Photography/M. Austin Productions! Thanks for always including our cheerleaders and dance team in your fabulous pictures!
The USC Aiken men's basketball team applied the reins to a rare 3-game skid on Tuesday, Dec. 3 as they defeated the Tigers of visiting Benedict College 89-75. Freshman forward Caleb Stewart , who has proved to be a threat from anywhere on the court, led all scorers with a career-high 27 points including four three-pointers. Teammate Dominc Early recorded his second double-double of the season with20 points and 10 boards.
Beautiful photos by Milledge Austin from our Women's Game on Saturday! Lots of great shots of USCA Cheer and Dance included!
The USC Aiken women's basketball team earned an 11-point, 62-51 win over visiting Barton College on Saturday, Nov. 22. The Pacers shot 46.9% from the field, but it was their defense that ultimately won the game as they held the Bulldogs to a 25.7% (18-70) shooting performance for the game.
2014-15 USCA Dance Team!
Stephanie Harper, Laura Rudnick, Kayla Calvert, Courtney Templeton, Madison Ringer, Stephanie Hollis, Taylor Shelley, Natai Thomas, Hailey Forbes, Mercedes Egan, Jasmine Edwards, Alexus Johnson, Rachael Morrison, and Celeste Workman
Meet one of our new freshman team members, Kayla Calvert!
In previous generations, children grew up playing or competing in whatever sport was in season. In today’s society, many children grow up and give up his or her passions in order to focus on a singular sport or activity.
Meet one of our new team members, Laura Rudnick!
Beautiful and breathtaking are two words that junior dance team member Laura Rudnick uses when she describes ballet.
An exciting basketball season is underway. Lots of great photos of our players, cheerleaders and dancers in this album. Thanks, Milledge Austin Photography/M. Austin Productions!
The USC Aiken men's basketball team dropped a heart-breaker on Saturday, Nov. 22. The Pacers fell 80-76 to Winston-Salem State to close out their Tip-Off Classic. The home loss snapped a streak of 11-straight home victories for the Pacer men.
Congratulations to these beautiful and talented ladies for winning their divisions at Cheer Ltd's CANAM competition in Myrtle Beach last month. Champions in Collegiate Jazz and Collegiate Variety! First runner-up in Collegiate HipHop!
Tryouts for the 2014-15 Dance Team are just around the corner! We've got one more open practice - Wednesday, April 9 at 7:15 PM at the USCA Convocation Center with Kristin Allen! Tryouts are scheduled for Sunday, April 13 at 2:00 PM at the USCA Convocation Center. Looking forward to a great turnout!!
We host auditions for the team each April. Scholarships are awarded.
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