How Common Are Coed Dance Teams?

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  1. Kentucky Girl

    Kentucky Girl I nugget in the back

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    Most high school and college dance teams tend to be all-female as opposed to numerous cheerleading squads which consist of both males and females. Thoughts?

     
  2. Sterling von Shimmer

    Sterling von Shimmer Somewhere... some one.... is giving me a slow clap

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    Kinda rare. Every once in awhile I’ll see an HS team with a lone boy, but not very often. Our dance team had a boy briefly one year until he quit, we suspect because the choreo was a little feminine for him.

    Most boy dancers we have at school are in the hip-hop club or something similar. Non-competitive and just for fun. No interest really in competitive formal dance training.
     
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    I think UL had a male LadyBird a few years back?
     
  4. SilverDP

    SilverDP They call me Susie

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    I remember that! He was also a former Louisville cheerleader and GymTyme athlete.
     
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    I don't know much about college or high school dance but I have seen quite a few coed dance teams from studio/competitive teams, especially in hip hop.
     
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    I agree, I typically see more guys doing hip-hop.

    Our local hockey team had a guy on their dance squad but he didn't last too long from what I understand. Their costumes and choreography were very feminine and I know then they didn't make much effort to incorporate him though. :\
     
  7. Kentucky Girl

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    Coral Reef High School is another example.
     
  8. DonnaM

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    Also, at least here, guys who want to dance can get scholarships to studios quite easily, especially ones that do a nutcracker at Christmas and need guys for partnering. Since school dance teams cost about the same as school cheer, it may be a reduction in cost for the girls who have been training at dance studios, but it would be an increase in cost for the guys.