BYU Cougarettes

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Cougarettes
Established 1946
Type University dance group
Director Jodi Maxfield
Students 20
Location Provo, Utah, USA
Affiliations Brigham Young University, College of Fine Arts and Communications, Department of Dance
Website byucougarettes.com

Coordinates: 40°15′N 111°39′W / 40.250°N 111.650°W / 40.250; -111.650 The BYU Cougarettes are a pom and dance team for Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah. The Cougarettes were named by "Dance Spirit" as one of the top 25 collegiate dance teams in the nation,[1] and they have won 10 national championships.

About the team[edit]

The Cougarettes are an audition only team. In order to be considered for the team, those auditioning must be accepted as students at Brigham Young University, must be experienced dancers, and must learn and perform the audition material provided. The dancers are required to have knowledge and practical abilities in ballet, modern, and jazz techniques. Each year over 100 dancers audition for the team of 16 to 18 dancers.[2]

History[edit]

The Cougarettes were originally established in 1946. In 1998, "Dance Spirit" magazine named the Cougarettes as one of the top 25 collegiate dance teams in the nation,[1] and in the year 2000, they Cougarettes began performing with the Cheer Squad at sporting competitions in halftime performances.[3] The squad has won 10 national championships. They also won first prize in the New Prague Dance Festival in 2012.[4][5]

National College Dance Team Championship[edit]

Year Standing Reference
1996
1997 1st [6]
1998 1st [6]
1999 1st [6]
2000 2nd [6]
2001 1st
2002 (did not compete; performed in Olympics) [7]
2003 2nd [8]
2004 2nd [8]
2005 1st [6]
2006 1st [6]
2007 1st [6]
2008 2nd [8]
2009 (did not compete) [8]
2010 1st [6]
2011 2nd [8][6]
2012 2nd [6]

National Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship – Hip Hop[edit]

Year Standing Reference
2011 1st [6]
2012 1st [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://byucougarettes.com/info.html
  2. ^ http://byucougarettes.com/audition.html
  3. ^ http://www.et.byu.edu/~keshiamt/index.htm
  4. ^ Wimmer, Nadine (11 July 2012). "Cougarettes win international dance competition". KSL. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "New Prague Dance Festival". Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "BYU Cougarettes again National Dance Champions in Hip-Hop". Brigham Young University. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "About Cougarettes". Brigham Young University. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c d e Maxfield, Lindsay (18 April 2011). "BYU Cougarettes stun competition, win national Hip Hop championship". KSL. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 

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