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Carolina Dance Team

Program Overview

The Carolina Dance Team is an integral part of the University of South Carolina Spirit Program under the Department of Athletics. The team performs at all South Carolina home football games, men’s and women’s basketball games, as well as a multitude of other campus and community events.

The Carolina Dance Team also competes nationally at the National Dance Alliance’s Collegiate Championship each spring in Daytona Beach, Florida. The team has placed in the top five every year since 2010, most recently winning three consecutive national championships in Division 1A Team Performance in 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Members of the dance team must be full-time students in good academic standing at the University of South Carolina. Participation is a significant commitment from August to April, typically requiring 15-20 hours per week for training, games and appearances. The athletics department provides dancers access to many benefits including:

  • $1000 annual scholarship + opportunity for reduced tuition rate for out-of-state students
  • Priority scheduling and academic services
  • Athletic training
  • Under Armour gear
  • Team travel (bowl games and basketball tournaments)

Please complete our interest form to stay up to date on clinics and recruitment opportunities.

Carolina Dance Team Interest Form

Recruitment Process

Beginning in the fall of 2023, selections for the Carolina Dance Team will follow a recruitment model. For more information on the recruitment process, click the button below.

Carolina Dance Team Recruitment Process

Camps & Clinics

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    Check back later for 2024 summer camp dates!


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    Winter Workshop

    Featuring jazz technique class with CDT coaches + hip hop master class with Nicole Trigani!

    Sunday, February 25, 2024

    9am – 12pm | Carolina Coliseum


    Registration opens January 22



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    February 10, 2024

    8:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Carolina Volleyball Center


    Grades K – 8


    Join the Carolina Dance Team for a morning of dancing, followed by the opportunity to perform with the team at halftime at the men’s basketball game vs. Vanderbilt! Each registration includes the clinic, an exclusive T-shirt and a snack. Discounted game tickets will go on sale in January to all registered participants and guests.



2023-24 Carolina Dance Team Roster

  • Isabella Augostino

    Isabella Augostino

  • Graceyn Brown

    Graceyn Brown

  • Annie Conway

    Annie Conway

  • Makayla Davis

    Makayla Davis

  • Isabelle Dittrick

    Isabelle Dittrick

  • Ava Dresch

    Ava Dresch

  • Jordyn Gary

    Jordyn Gary

  • Gabbie Helm

    Gabbie Helm

  • Mallory Hobday

    Mallory Hobday

  • Kaylee McLaughlin

    Kaylee McLaughlin

  • Gia Mills

    Gia Mills

  • Brinley Mineroldi

    Brinley Mineroldi

  • Bridget Munter

    Bridget Munter

  • Bree Outman

    Bree Outman

  • Bailey Pleming

    Bailey Pleming

  • Hannah Rivers

    Hannah Rivers

  • Ella Samellas

    Ella Samellas

  • Madison Sgroi

    Madison Sgroi

  • Paige Spencer

    Paige Spencer

  • Emme Staton

    Emme Staton

  • Katelyn Stephens

    Katelyn Stephens

  • Erin Thompson

    Erin Thompson

  • Sammie VanHook

    Sammie VanHook

  • Sydney Winn

    Sydney Winn

Coaching Staff