An important aspect of the excitement and pageantry of the University of Cincinnati is the UC Dance Team. Along with performing at Football, Basketball, Volleyball and Soccer games, the team can be seen performing at several community events and working local fundraisers around the city of Cincinnati. The team consists of 33 members, who average a GPA of a 3.2. This dedicated group of individuals provides more than just entertainment. Like all Bearcats athletics teams, the Dance Team has brought national recognition to the University.

Holding seven National Titles and ten World Titles places the UC Dance Team among the nation's elite. In 2009, the team was selected to represent our country as Team USA Dance at the first ICU World Championship. They were also selected to be Team USA again in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. The team holds three consecutive National titles in the Hip Hop category for the years 2004, 2005 & 2006 and then won the title back in 2009 and again in 2014 and 2015. The team currently holds the 2017 Division IA Hip Hop National title.

National Rankings 
National rankings earned by the UC dance team in national competition.

Year Ranking

1st in Hip-Hop
6th in Pom

2013 (Team USA)

Gold/1st in Pom
Silver/2nd in Hip-Hop


2nd in Hip-Hop
2nd in Pom

 2012 3rd in Hip-Hop
3rd in Ppm
2011 (Team USA) 1st in Hip-Hop
1st in Pom
2011 2nd in Hip-Hop
2nd in Pom
2010 3rd in Hip-Hop
4th in Dance
2009 (Team USA) Gold/1st in Hip-Hop
Gold/1st in Pom (freestlye)
Gold/1st in Jazz
2009 1st in Hip-Hop
4th in Dance
2008 2nd in Hip-Hop
5th in Dance
2007 2nd in Hip-Hop
2nd in Dance
2006 1st in Hip-Hop
6th in Dance
2005 1st in Hip-Hop
4th in Dance
2004 *first year of
Hip-Hop category
1st in Hip-Hop
6th in Dance
2003 8th Dance
2002 16th Dance
2001 13th Dance
2000 13th Dance
1999 7th Dance
1997 5th Dance
1996 6th Dance
1995 14th Dance
1994 6th Dance
1991 10th Dance

2nd in Hip Hop

2nd in Pom