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GCU Dance team inspires at national competition

January 18, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

The GCU Dance team won third in Jazz and fourth in Game Day of the Universal Dance Association’s national championships in Florida last weekend. The Jazz performance was especially passionate. “It made for real and raw emotion on stage that set us apart from all other performances on the floor,” said GCU Dance Coach Jacque Genung-Koch.

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GCU Dance brings home 3rd national Game Day title

April 29, 2021 / by / 1 Comment

By Lana Sweeten-Shults GCU News Bureau It’s a three-peat. For the third year in a row, Grand Canyon University’s Dance team brought home a national title. The team won the Game Day category in Division 1 of the Universal Dance Association College Dance Team National Championship, which wrapped up Wednesday at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The team emerged triumphant even in a year when a global pandemic limited or halted athletic events and the crowds that attend them. It was one of two wins for GCU at the two-day event. The University’s Cheer team took first place in the Small Coed category in Division 1 of the Universal Cheerleaders Association College Cheerleading National Championship. “This is our third time winning our division,” said Dance team coach Jacque Genung-Koch. “This is a big deal. It’s just back-to-back-to-back.” Game Day competition puts the spotlight on the sideline traditions teams perform every weekend at home. Judges evaluate the teams on their ability to lead the crowd, the execution of their skills, motion technique and overall routine. During the performance, judges can call for a fight song, game situation chant or timeout routine. The competing teams must be ready to perform any […]

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