LU Dance Team

lamar university dance team

The Lamar University Dance Team is a well-uniformed and diverse organization that offers a style and performance level that sets them apart. The members of this prestigious and growing dance team display their vast abilities while supporting Lamar University at athletic events, community activities, and their annual show. These collegiate dance team members are as diverse as the styles of dance they present, excelling not only as a team, but also as individuals.


shawnta cotton

The Lamar University Dance Team scholarships are dependent upon yearly budgets allowances, as well as members meeting GPA requirements. Other factors such as attitude, effort, and overall performance of each member as determined by coach also affect amount awarded.

Congratulations to the recipient of the 2020-21 Rose Scholarship, Shawnta Cotton! Recipients of the prestigious Rose Scholarship have a 3.0 or higher GPA and rank in the top percentile of our annual team auditions. We are so proud of Shawnta and all of the hard work she put into her studies and dancing to be considered our top candidate, and we thank Dr. Larry and Helen Rose for providing this scholarship.


To commence performances, wrap up practices, or boost morale throughout each task, Lamar University Dance Team chants our motto “LUDT. One Team. Family”. These words ring true, as this program strives to emphasize unity and connecting beyond the normal standard of a dance team. In the same sense of a family, each team member brings their own strengths and special characteristics to the table. As a whole, we rely on each other, unify as one to meet and elevate goals, and appreciate our passion for dance. Intimate friendships and camaraderie in and outside of practice is a consistent aspect that grows each year. LUDT’s structure has inspired a legacy of inclusiveness and unity, paired with dance, that will continue for years to come.