Dance Coach Jenn DaRosa is so proud of how far the team has come and says that “the girls deserve every ounce of recognition they receive for their tireless devotion to their routines and intensive training on top of balancing their other academic commitments.” The dancers learn 10 different halftime routines a quarter and practice around 10 hours a week. On top of practices and game-day shows, the dancers simultaneously run their own events to boost dance team funds, such as the Kendra Scott jewelry fundraiser.
Some dancers say it can be frustrating to not receive recognition for their diligence and dedication to SCU Athletics. After all, they’re athletes, too. But they refuse to let that hinder their work ethic. “There are some weeks where we have to perform two dance routines at a game but then have two completely different dances ready for practice later that week so it is definitely a lot of time management,” says Anya Patel ’24, a junior on the dance team. “Our training can be pretty intensive but it is very worth it. Being able to use my passion for dance to energize and bring Bronco spirit to the game day crowds alongside my best friends is the most rewarding feeling. I am excited to see where this year takes our team.”