Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A Look at the Fordham Dance Team!

Fordham Dance Team (FDT) is the perfect club to join if you’re interested in dance and want to show off your school spirit! Although it is a club sport here at Fordham, the dance team is heavily involved with Fordham Athletics. FDT and the Fordham cheerleaders work together to provide the ultimate school spirit and support at athletic events. Fordham Dance performs during halftime and media timeouts at all home Fordham Football and men’s and women’s Basketball games. In addition, we do sidelines with Fordham Cheerleading at all basketball games. This year at both the Homecoming and Family Weekend football games, Dance and Cheer did a special halftime performance together! I tried out for the dance team the first semester of my freshman year, and I have loved being a part of the team ever since. It has been a great way to be involved with Fordham and to show my support for the athletic teams and my love for the school! 

FDT at Homecoming 2013!

In addition to game performances, the team values performing and fundraising for groups and organizations both on and off campus. Last year we participated in Fordham’s Relay for Life event. We raised $3,000, walked at the event, and performed. We also participated in the Light It Up Blue-Autism Awareness event. This year the team is very excited about adding the Making Strides Walk Against Breast Cancer to our events.

FDT being silly at Relay for Life.

Light It Up Blue-Autism Awareness Event

This past summer the team had the opportunity to attend Universal Dance Association (UDA) camp at Western Connecticut State College for a weekend. We got to work with trained dancers, and learned five routines to use for the upcoming year. The team also won a Superior trophy for performing our own Fordham Fight Song Cheer! Whether you’re into dance or not, I recommend joining at least one club at Fordham because the experience of being a part of a group and making some of your best friends is worth it!

UDA Camp at Western Connecticut State College 

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