GVSU Laker Dance Team

GVSU Laker Dance Team Grand Valley State University's 6X National Championship Winning Laker Dance Team!
Proud winners of four National Championship titles, the Laker Dance Team is a group of talented, athletic women who pride themselves on being one of the most spirited and involved organizations on campus!

The Laker Dance Team performs at all home football and basketball games as well as making special university and community appearances. When they are not supporting Laker athletics they can be found practicing, conditioning, fundraising and volunteering. The team competes annually at NDA camp in Louisville, Kentucky and at NDA nationals in Daytona Florida. For more insight on the Laker Dance Team you can visit their GVSU Club Sports Page (bit.ly/LakerDance Team) and follow them on social media! bit.ly/LDT_YouTube bit.ly/LDT_Facebook bit.ly/LDT_Twitter bit.ly/LDT_Instagram

Hello July! We’re ready to embrace the new challenges and adventure this month will bring to our team! In addition to ...
07/01/2019

Hello July! We’re ready to embrace the new challenges and adventure this month will bring to our team! In addition to practicing and fundraising, we look forward to having dancers attend the ProAction Dance convention in Las Vegas and traveling to St. Louis to experience our first ever UDA camp!!

06/16/2019

Sponsor Sunday Part 2! We would like to send a huge thank you to all the generous families and friends who sponsored us during our 2018-2019 season. We couldn’t have accomplished everything we accomplished without you and are so grateful for your support! THANK YOU!💙

Gail Clark
Jack and Susan Pell
Shinevare Family
Garling Family
Sandy Atkins
Hayes Family
Oostindie Family
Murphy Family
Berman Family
Coty Family
Fabio and Nancy Franchi
Strickhouser Family
Stark Family
Elizabeth Robbins
Vanacker Family
Jennifer Hazlegrove
Joann Ward
Meloche Family
Marshall Family
Scot Stroma
Mroczek Famil

TBT and 100 day countdown to our first football game of the season! We can’t wait to cheer on our Lakers and perform a...
05/30/2019

TBT and 100 day countdown to our first football game of the season! We can’t wait to cheer on our Lakers and perform at the home opener on September 7! 💙⚓️🏈

05/12/2019

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Laker moms out there but especially our amazingly supportive LDT moms and grandmas!!💙

05/09/2019
Behind the Scenes of a Laker Dance Team Clinic

TBT to our last clinic of the season! Our clinics are one of our favorite events to host and we had so much fun creating this video for a behind the scenes look. Fun Fact: Some of the dancers who attended this clinic have since become part of our 2019-2020 team! Tag someone you know in the video or tag someone who should be at our next clinic this fall (date TBA)!

https://youtu.be/fErQRbhQ8UY

2/17/19. Join us for future clinics every Fall and Spring!

05/05/2019

Sponsor Sunday Part 1! We would like to send a huge thank you to all the generous sponsors of our 2018-2019 season! We couldn’t have accomplished everything we accomplished without you and are so grateful for your support. We encourage everyone to check out these wonderful business for your future needs!💙

Spirit Airlines
Grogan's Towne Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
Studio A Center for Performing Arts, LLC
Fast Switch, Ltd.
Rivertown Dental Associates
O's Pub & Grill
Piazza Dance Company
Moscovic Building, LLC
Rumph Chiropractic Clinic
Dance Dimensions
Wilson & Wilson Dentistry Rockford
Miss Jean's Dance Arts
Polar Seal Windows
Livonia Italian Bakery and Cafe
Body Language Dance Company - Jenison, Mi
Jim's Outdoor Power Land
Scott VanderVeen, DDS, PLLC
Midnite Sun
True Grit Fishing Charters
Cumming Cement
Wilmington Trust

05/02/2019

TBT to one of our most challenging goals of the season! After achieving a ripple of team rubberbands in 2018 we set our sites high this year to execute them in a square. It seemed difficult but totally doable except for one thing...12/13 of our freshman couldn’t do a single rubber band! Fast forward through months of hard work, dedication, practice outside of practice, progress videos and a few headaches, we achieved our goal! Special shoutout to our very talented freshman for stepping up and essentially doing 2 seasons worth of work in less than 8 months. Teamwork truly makes the dream work.💙

Congratulations to the new 2019-2020 GVSU Laker Dance Team!!💙 *Not pictured: Tara, Cam, Katie
04/29/2019

Congratulations to the new 2019-2020 GVSU Laker Dance Team!!💙

*Not pictured: Tara, Cam, Katie

04/26/2019

That’s a wrap on Day 1 of Auditions! Great work dancers!💙

Happy audition weekend and best of luck to all the candidates who will be sharing their talent with us! We can’t wait ...
04/26/2019

Happy audition weekend and best of luck to all the candidates who will be sharing their talent with us! We can’t wait to meet our 2019-2020 team!!✨

Tomorrow we audition, but today we throwback! Legs up for Nationals 2019!!🔥
04/25/2019

Tomorrow we audition, but today we throwback! Legs up for Nationals 2019!!🔥

Senior Appreciation Day! We are so proud of our seniors Amanda, Alex, Emily, Brooke and Taylor! Since their freshman and...
04/24/2019

Senior Appreciation Day! We are so proud of our seniors Amanda, Alex, Emily, Brooke and Taylor! Since their freshman and sophomore years, we have had the pleasure of watching them grow as dancers, leaders, teammates and friends. Their passion for LDT has been inspiring and is present in everything they do whether it’s dancing, encouraging teammates or reading letters to the team that leave us in tears. We will miss you next year but are proud to have you as alumni of our program!! Thank you for all of your hard work and best of luck in your bright futures!💙 #GVSU #lakersforalifetime #ldtalumni

‪Only 2 more days until we begin the process of choosing our 2019-2020 Laker Dance Team! Will you be joining us on the...
04/23/2019

‪Only 2 more days until we begin the process of choosing our 2019-2020 Laker Dance Team! Will you be joining us on the sidelines next season?! We can’t wait to find out! Email us for info today! ‬

[email protected]

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04/22/2019
GVSU Club Sports

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Women's Dance: GVSU Laker Dance Team Wins National Championship

We have so many goals and dreams for next season, now all we need is our new team! Only 5 more days until we begin the a...
04/20/2019

We have so many goals and dreams for next season, now all we need is our new team! Only 5 more days until we begin the audition process. Email us to receive your information packet and register online today to start preparing!

[email protected]

‪LAKERS! Our only auditions of the season are just 1 week away! Email us today to get your information packet and beco...
04/19/2019

‪LAKERS! Our only auditions of the season are just 1 week away! Email us today to get your information packet and become a candidate for our 2019-2020 season! ‬

‪Thank you GVSU Club Sports and Gvsu Campus Recreation for recognizing our team at the Student Life Awards last week! ...
04/17/2019

‪Thank you GVSU Club Sports and Gvsu Campus Recreation for recognizing our team at the Student Life Awards last week! We are forever proud to represent you and Grand Valley State University !💙 ‬

Lakers, don’t miss your chance to do what you love and represent our university for the 2019-2020 season as a member o...
04/16/2019

Lakers, don’t miss your chance to do what you love and represent our university for the 2019-2020 season as a member of our team. Our only audition will be held April 26-28 at GVSU. Email us at [email protected] to receive your audition information packet! Register online to receive further instruction! Go Lakers!⚓️💙

04/16/2019

We are coming home with nothing but appreciation and gratitude for our 2018-2019 season! We had a very long list of goals we wanted to accomplish this year that included things like game day presentation, volunteer work, team skills, finances, nationals performances (the list goes on). It feels great to look back and realize that we accomplished everything we set out to do and even better knowing we had support from all of you along the way. Thank you for joining us on this journey! Our sponsors, our parents, our choreographers, our school, families, friends and fans, we are so grateful for you.💙

A trip to remember!💙
04/15/2019

A trip to remember!💙

04/14/2019

“What is the battle round and what does winning it mean?”

The battle round is for fun! No scoring, just the judges choice based on entertainment value and crowd appeal. The battle takes place amongst the teams who placed first in their category in prelims. We placed first for both categories and chose to re-perform our hip hop routine! It’s one of our favorite parts of the Dance Team Union Nationals experience because of how the teams gather around the dance floor to cheer and support each other. You also get to see routines that you may not have seen during the competition! The winners of the battle round will be flown for free to DTU High School Nationals in Orlando, Florida to perform at their battle round. They also serve as a social media crew for the event. We are beyond excited to represent Grand Valley at the 2020 DTU High School National Competition and meet all of the talented teams!!💙

We are thrilled to announce we have been named the DTU 2019 DII Jazz, Open Hip Hop and Battle round winners!!🎉💙
04/14/2019

We are thrilled to announce we have been named the DTU 2019 DII Jazz, Open Hip Hop and Battle round winners!!🎉💙

‪Tomorrow at Dance Team Union!HIP HOP FINALS12:05pm (Pacific time)*3:05pm at home!JAZZ FINALS2:50pm (Pacific time)*5:5...
04/13/2019

‪Tomorrow at Dance Team Union!

HIP HOP FINALS
12:05pm (Pacific time)
*3:05pm at home!

JAZZ FINALS
2:50pm (Pacific time)
*5:50pm at home!

BATTLE ROUND begins.. We perform second!
4:20pm (Pacific time)
*7:20pm at home!

FREE livestream link: bit.ly/DTU_Livestream

04/13/2019
Dance Team Union

Dance Team Union

2019 DTU COLLEGE CLASSIC NATIONAL INVITATIONAL
HIP HOP PRELIMINARY RANKINGS
1. Grand Valley State University
2. Stonehill College
3. Johnson County Community College
4. Lindenwood University - Belleville
5. Springfield College
6. Simpson College
7. Kirkwood Community College
8. Ferris State University

04/13/2019
Dance Team Union

Dance Team Union

2019 DTU COLLEGE CLASSIC NATIONAL INVITATIONAL

DIVISION II JAZZ PRELIMINARY RANKINGS
1. Grand Valley State University
2. Bentley University
3. Wayne State University
4. Millersville University
5. McKendree University
6. Colorado Mesa University
7. Ferris State University

Don’t miss your chance to watch us compete at Dance Team Union nationals!Friday, April 12HIP HOP PRELIMS2:25pm (Pacifi...
04/12/2019

Don’t miss your chance to watch us compete at Dance Team Union nationals!

Friday, April 12

HIP HOP PRELIMS
2:25pm (Pacific Time)
*5:25pm for our friends and families at home!

JAZZ PRELIMS
4:20pm (Pacific Time)
*7:20pm for our friends and families at home!

FREE livestream link: bit.ly/DTU_Livestream

We had our last practice in Michigan yesterday and now we’re off to the airport! GVSU➡️Detroit➡️Vegas➡️Dan...
04/10/2019

We had our last practice in Michigan yesterday and now we’re off to the airport!

GVSU➡️Detroit➡️Vegas➡️Dance Team Union Nationals!

For more frequent updates, pictures and videos, follow along with our trip via Instagram and Twitter!

Instagram: @gvsu_lakerdanceteam
Twitter: DanceGVSU

The competition begins Friday, April 12:

A free livestream will be available via Dance Team Union social media. We will also post it once it’s shared.

HIP HOP PRELIMS
2:25pm (Pacific Time)
*5:25pm for our friends and families at home!

JAZZ PRELIMS
4:20pm (Pacific Time)
*7:20pm for our friends and families at home!

Sophomore Appreciation Day! Our smallest class with the biggest hearts. We are so grateful for the talent and laughter t...
04/09/2019

Sophomore Appreciation Day! Our smallest class with the biggest hearts. We are so grateful for the talent and laughter that Jessica, Landri and Meredith have brought to our team over the past 2 years!💙

Our audition information packet is now available! Email us at gvsulakerdanceteam@gmail.com to get yours today!🎉 #GVSU
04/06/2019

Our audition information packet is now available! Email us at [email protected] to get yours today!🎉 #GVSU

We would like to send a HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to support us and Gvsu Cheerleading at our Nationals Pre...
03/31/2019

We would like to send a HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to support us and Gvsu Cheerleading at our Nationals Preview show today! Performing for our alumni, friends, family and fans is the best feeling in the world, especially before we head to nationals! Special shoutout to our talented and amazingly supportive cheer teams, we will be rooting for you as you take on Daytona this week!💙⚓️💙 #gvsu #lakerpride

Practice makes progress!! Today we traveled to M2 Dance Center in Indiana to train with our amazing choreographer, Bri A...
03/31/2019

Practice makes progress!! Today we traveled to M2 Dance Center in Indiana to train with our amazing choreographer, Bri AND we got to see our friends, the Purdue Dance Team!! We can’t wait to share our routines at our Preview Show tomorrow as we continue on our road to nationals!🔥

Because everyone needs a break on their “road to nationals”.... We will be hosting HIP HOP masterclasses with JUSTIN...
03/27/2019

Because everyone needs a break on their “road to nationals”.... We will be hosting HIP HOP masterclasses with JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE’S dancers, Ivan Koumaev and Maja Keres!!😍

Join us on Wednesday, April 3 at Body Language Dance Company!

6:00-7:00 Intermediate (Maja)
7:00-8:30 Advanced (Ivan)

REGISTER: http://bit.ly/MOTW_MasterClass

Share this post and tag a dancer who NEEDS to be there!💙

‪Do you remember the flights you helped us win this fall?! Only 19 more days until we get to board Spirit Airlines for...
03/21/2019

‪Do you remember the flights you helped us win this fall?! Only 19 more days until we get to board Spirit Airlines for FREE and represent GVSU at DTU nationals! We are beyond grateful for this opportunity and can’t wait to share the rest of our journey with you!💙‬

Another day closer to all the magic in Las Vegas at the DTU College Classic! We are grateful to have this team back once again! They will be traveling from Michigan on Spirit Airlines as they are the winners of our free flight contest! Welcome back to the Grand Valley State University Laker Dancers!

It is not too late to join in the fun! If you are part of a college cheer OR dance team, e-mail [email protected] or more details!

For the first time in LDT history our seniors were honored at Senior night and we couldn’t be more proud of them! Than...
03/02/2019

For the first time in LDT history our seniors were honored at Senior night and we couldn’t be more proud of them! Thank you to GVSU Lakers and GVSU Club Sports for recognizing our dancers for their dedication to Grand Valley State University and our team over the past 4 years. Congratulations Brooke, Alex, Emily, Amanda, and Taylor! Thank you for all of your hard work and for being the first class to participate in this new tradition. We will miss you more than you know next year!!💙#123LDT #gvsu

We had the best day with our Youth Clinic dancers today! Thank you to everyone who joined us!💙
02/24/2019

We had the best day with our Youth Clinic dancers today! Thank you to everyone who joined us!💙

Next up on our calendar: Saturday, February 23: Youth Clinic & Performance!K-8 students are invited to dance with at our...
02/18/2019

Next up on our calendar:

Saturday, February 23: Youth Clinic & Performance!

K-8 students are invited to dance with at our clinic AND perform at the GVSU basketball game immediately following.

Register here➡️ http://bit.ly/LDT_YouthClinic2019

Sunday, February 24: View a practice!

This is your chance to meet our coaches and watch us work! This is a FREE event and a great opportunity to learn more about our training process and team culture.

RSVP HERE➡️ bit.ly/View_LDT_Practice

02/18/2019

‪Proud Lakers over here! We saw so much progress and talent today at our clinic! WOW! Thank you for spending the day with us at GV and allowing us to work with you!💙‬

Don’t miss your chance to meet our 4 fabulous captains and 2 amazing coaches this weekend at our informational prospec...
02/15/2019

Don’t miss your chance to meet our 4 fabulous captains and 2 amazing coaches this weekend at our informational prospect meeting! The meeting will run prior to our Spring Clinic and provide a thorough overview of our dance team program at Grand Valley State University. Parents and dancers welcome, no commitment necessary!

http://bit.ly/LDT_SpringClinic2019

A few of our valentines that are on their way to the residents at the Atrium Living Center in Allendale! Happy Valentine...
02/14/2019

A few of our valentines that are on their way to the residents at the Atrium Living Center in Allendale! Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!♥️

‪Need plans this weekend? We are selling Grand Rapids Griffins Hockey tickets for this Friday’s game, February 15 at...
02/13/2019

‪Need plans this weekend? We are selling Grand Rapids Griffins Hockey tickets for this Friday’s game, February 15 at 7pm. $13 super deal, Section 206, $2 beers & hot dogs AND free entrance to the GVSU vs Aquinas game immediately following. Message us or your favorite LDT member to get your tickets!🌭🍺🏒‬

02/10/2019
GVSU Lakers

Laker Dance Team or Sawyer Dance Team?! We’ll let you decide on February 23 at our first ever fauxback game! Did we mention there’s a beer garden?? 💙⚓️🏀🍻

‪Take a look at the GVSU Laker Dance Team in their Sawyer gear!‬
‪We are only 2 weeks from Sawyers day. Grab your tickets today!‬
‪Beer Garden: http://bit.ly/BeerGardenTix‬
‪Men’s: bit.ly/MBBSawyers‬
‪Women’s: bit.ly/WBBSawyers ‬

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