Kourtney Finch, a drill team member and senior at Maple Mountain High, has made the Utah Valley University dance team.
There are sixteen scholarships available to sixteen individuals, but are not officially given until August.
“At first, I couldn’t believe I had made the UVU dance team. A friend of mine posted the list of who made it (which was posted a week later after tryouts) on facebook; later I saw the list for myself. I felt excited but then scared,” said Kourtney Finch.
Finch has been dancing since she was five years old with the dream of making the UVU dance team and has dedicated herself to dancing. Not until she was in high school did she want to pursue dancing as a career.
The UVU Dance Team has competed nationally for the past 12 years both USA and NDA National Collegiate Championships. They have placed in the top 5 in the last 4 years and have also won the innovative choreography award. The main purpose of this team is to provide spirit and entertainment at home Athletic events. In addition they perform at several other campus and community events. They also have an annual UVU Dance Team in Concert which gives students an opportunity to choreograph and perform student and guest choreographed pieces. The UVU Dance Team participates in Sub-4-Santa yearly. The UVU Dance Team was the official dance team for the 2002 Winter Olympics at the Peaks Arena in Provo, Utah. The UVU Dance Team recently won a Gold Bid to Nationals at NDA Summer Camp and a 2nd place trophy at the NDA National Competition in Daytona, Florida, in 2010.