UM Dance Team first to compete nationally in university, state history

Between performing in front of crowds exceeding 26,000 and committing to a lengthy season that spans July through April, the University of Montana Dance Team knows how to face a challenge together.

The team is about to take on a new and historic challenge: dancing on behalf of the university and the entire Treasure State at a national championship competition.

The team’s competition routine is an ambitious dance that requires each teammate to be perfectly synchronized.

Coral Scoles-Coburn, University of Montana

“This is the first time in program history, in school history and in the history of the entire state of Montana that a college team is going to represent our state at the national level,” said UM Dance Team Coach Alli Baumgardner. “This is such a huge step for our program. Our momentum with the team is just exploding.”

The Dance Team, along with their coach, spirit squad director, Monte and a few very excited moms, will travel to Orlando, Florida, for the College Classic National Championship on April 10-15. They will face off against others from around the country to

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