Alana Dawson '17

Major: Civil Engineering
Hometown:Coshocton, OH

My ultimate career goal is to become a civil engineer for an engineering firm that will allow me to travel. I want to travel the world, and engineers have many opportunities for this.

Mount Union Dance Team

The Mount Union Dance Team, is a student organization with tryouts open to all students. They provide entertainment at all home football and basketball games and various campus events in an effort to promote school spirit throughout the year. Tryouts are held in the spring semester each year. Incoming students are welcome to tryout during this process, although there may be a separate tryout process in May/June for those students unable to participate during the academic year.

Tryouts will be held in the MAAC multipurpose room and auxiliary gym on Saturday, April 29 from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm.

There are practices and routines which typically include jazz, hip-hop, pom, and lyrical elements. The Dance Team season lasts the entire school year or August-April. There will be two to three mandatory practices held during the summer months prior to the beginning of the academic year.
In the past, the Dance Team has performed at a number of special venues, including the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl and the pre-game of a Cleveland Cavaliers game. Also, the team is currently working on becoming a college-level competition dance team.

Although the Dance Team has a small budget to assist members with the cost of uniforms or equipment, members of the team may be asked to participate in a number of fundraisers during the year to offset costs of uniforms and other apparel. If fundraisers are necessary, members of the team are expected to participate in them. Members may be asked to purchase separate uniforms pieces, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and/or other miscellaneous dance items such as tan jazz boots, tights, etc.

The Dance Team is situated under the University of Mount Union Band Program which is led by Dr. Otis French, Director of Bands.  The Team performs during home football pregame and halftime shows with them.  If you have any questions please contact the Dance Team Coach, Emily Yoder.  She can be reached at


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