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UNI Dance Team places in top 20 at national dance competition

January 21, 2003

Jori Wade-Booth, University of Northern Iowa dance team coach, (319) 352-9149
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Dance Team placed 19th at the Universal Dance Association College National Championship.

The team made its fourth appearance in the annual competition Jan. 9-11 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, and received an automatic bid into the semi-final round. The team competed in the Division I Dance category and was awarded a superior ranking and plaque.

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Competing teams must submit a videotape of a two-minute routine to qualify for and be accepted into the elite competition. UNI Dance Team members choreographed their own routine, a unique quality among teams competing. In addition, the team raised funds for costumes, registration fees, hotel accommodations and airfare. The UNI Dance Team is coached by Jori Wade-Booth.

The final round of the competition will be aired on ESPN later this year. Additional information on the national competition and airdates can be found online at