The Maryland Dance Team is proud to entertain audiences at all Terrapin home football and basketball games! These young ladies bring excitement, energy, and enthusiasm to numerous athletic events, campus activities, and community functions throughout the year.   The dance team incorporates all styles of dance including hip hop, jazz, poms, studio and cheer dance.  The Maryland Dance Team has performed at the Orange and Gator Bowls, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Disney World, and most recently at the Foster Farms Bowl, Levi Stadium in San Francisco. Together with the Maryland Marching Band, they spent a week in New Orleans building houses for Habitat for Humanity, after Hurricane Katrina.

Football Season
The Maryland Dance Team brings spirit and pageantry to game days in College Park.  They appear in numerous university traditions including "Terp Town", Pregame and Halftime performances with the Mighty Sound of Maryland Marching Band. Whether cheering from the sidelines or dancing center field during the third quarter time out, they are an integral part of Maryland Athletics! 

Basketball Season
The Maryland Dance Team performs at every home game on the Maryland Men’s Basketball schedule.  Catch their crowd pleasing time-out performances center court or on the sidelines! 


Thank you for your interest in the University of Maryland Dance Team!
The Maryland Dance Team would like to give you the opportunity to take closer look at what the team is all about! Through the Shadow Program, prospective members are able to attend a team practice or observe a game day as a Member of the University of Maryland Dance Team. Please send a video, resume, and head shot to our Shadow Program Coordinator. We'll provide you with details on team membership, our schedule and help to coordinate a campus visit. 

The following technical skills are required of ALL girls on the team, and on both
the left and right sides.  Please be sure that your video incorporates some or all
of these skills:

  • Double and Triple Pirouettes

  • Front and Side leaps

  • Axel turns

  • Flexibility (i.e. splits and leg holds)

  • Special tricks (i.e. tumbling, or other skills)

We are excited that you are interested in becoming a part of the excellence of the Maryland Dance Team!
Please email our Shadow Program Coordinator, Amber Ross with any additional questions, and to set up your Shadow Day.