Appearances for University functions and events in the Milwaukee
community vary in number and length from year to year. They may
include children clinics, UWM open house, school events, Alumni
receptions, or a local school's pep rally.
Conditioning and Health
It is every member's responsibility to stay in shape. Working out
in addition to practice is necessary in order for squad members
to remain in excellent physical condition and to prevent injury.
Every squad member is expected to work out aerobically and anaerobically
at least three to five hours a week in addition to practices. This
includes stretching and flexibility exercises.
Squad members will be representing the university at all times,
and will be recognized in and out of uniform. You will be expected
to conduct yourself accordingly, as you are held to a higher standard
than the general student populace. It is part of your role as a
team member to maintain a positive and respectful attitude toward
your peers, professors, and other university staff members.
Dance team members are responsible for promoting spirit and motivating
the crowds at athletic events. Members are expected to arrive early
and in full uniform to athletic events. Squad members are expected
to be respectful and proud of school traditions, including school
song, the pep band, cheerleaders, and mascot. Attendance at games
- The team may perform at 4 soccer games and 1 volleyball
match in the fall. These games normally last two hours.
- The team performs at most home men's and women's basketball
games. There are approximately 25-30 games between November
and March. The games are approximately four hours each.
Every year the team represents our university at the Universal Dance
Association college nationals held in Orlando, Florida. The competition
is held around the middle of January. A little over a week before
the competition the team practices about 6-8 hours each day. The
team fundraises throughout the year to help alleviate the costs
In the fall we practice 4 nights a week: Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:15-11:00pm, Wednesdays 9:15-10:45pm (times can vary year to year depending on space), and Sunday 5:30-8:00pm. Then in the spring practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays
8:15-11:00pm and Wednesday evenings. Practices will include conditioning,
stretching, and working on routines. Practices are normally only
held when school is in session. However special activities such
as summer camp and competitions may require practicing during break
Attendance at UDA camp is mandatory for all members. It lasts 4 days and is usually held
in the beginning of August. In addition, the team has its own pre-camp
a little over a week preceding camp to practice and work on a routine
they compete with the first day of camp.