About the Team
The KnightMoves Dance Team consists of 12-18 women whose primary focus is to support the UCF athletic teams at home football games, men's and women's basketball games, and volleyball matches. In addition, the team members act as ambassadors for the University of Central Florida in numerous community outreach appearances each year.
UCF's KnightMoves Dance Team is widely regarded as one of the nation's top college programs. Each summer the team attends UDA college dance camp where they learn from instructors from all over the country and compete against the other teams in the Home Routine Evaluation. During the fall, UCF's dance team sends in a taped performance (entry video) to receive our national ranking for the UDA/ESPN championships. In November and December each year, we turn our focus toward preparing and perfecting the dance and hip-hop routines that we will perform for the competition. The UCF KnightMoves Dance Team has finished in the top 10 in the nation and appeared on the ESPN Championship show every year since 2001. UCF competes in Division I-A which is the nation's highest level and we compete in both the Hip-Hop and the Dance divisions.
For a complete listing of the team's record in national competition please click HERE.
Scholarships are not currently available for our dance team.
The UCF KnightMoves Dance Team enjoys tremendous support from the University's administration and the Athletic Association. The team is provided with all of the services available to NCAA student athletes at UCF including but not limited to:
- no out of pocket costs. (equipment, travel, camp, nationals etc. are paid for)
- priority class registration
- an academic advisor & a team mentor
- tutors & study hall services
- sports information director and team photographer
- equipment manager
- certified athletic trainer at all games and competitions
- The team is sponsored by Adidas and as such, all practice attire, game uniforms, shoes, warm-ups, bags, backpacks etc. are provided at no cost to the student
The stability, vast experience and cohesiveness of our UCF spirit coaching staff has led to tremendous success over the last two decades. For complete bios on coaches and staff click HERE.
- THE "VENUE" PRACTICE FACILITY -
In August of '07 the existing UCF Arena was remodeled to include practice gymnasiums for men's and women's basketball, volleyball and the UCF Spirit Program. For photos of the cheer practice area click HERE.
- ACADEMIC SERVICES FOR STUDENT ATHLETES -
ASSA is home to the professional academic advisors assigned to the student athletes at UCF including our cheer team members. These advisors offer guidance into major and minor fields of study. Additional support services include organized study sessions, tutorial services, time management, study skills instruction and direction for establishing college success strategies. (for additional information click HERE )
- UCF REC SERVICES TRAINING FACILITY -
This state-of-the-art strength training facility is used by our KnightMoves dance team. (for additional information click HERE )
- UCF EDUCATION GYM -
Dance practice facility during winter break and for various camps and clinics. Directions: From the University Blvd. entrance come straight in and cross Gemini Blvd. driving straight into the Education Building parking garage. This garage is located right next to the Education Building Gymnasium.
- BRIGHTHOUSE STADIUM -
Home of the UCF Knights Football team. This on-campus stadium opened in the Fall of '07. (For details and directions click HERE )
- UCF ARENA -
Home of the UCF Knights men's and women's basketball teams. This on-campus facility opened in the Fall of '07. (For details and directions click HERE)
|From Tampa||From Jacksonville|
|Take I-4 EAST to exit # 82A onto FL-408||Take I-95 SOUTH to exit #260B onto I-4|
|Take FL-408 EAST to exit #18A onto FL-417||Take I-4 WEST to exit #101 onto FL-417 toward the airport|
|Take FL-417 to the University Blvd exit #37||Take FL-417 to the University Blvd exit #37|
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|Take University all the way down to UCF||Take University all the way down to UCF|
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|Take I-10 EAST to exit #296A onto I-75 SOUTH||Take I-95 NORTH to the Orlando exit onto FL-528|
|Take I-75 SOUTH to exit #328 onto FL-Turnpike SOUTH||Take FL-528 to exit #16 onto FL-417 toward Orlando|
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|Take FL-408 to exit #18A onto FL-417 toward Sanford||Take University all the way down to UCF|
|Take FL-417 to the University Blvd exit #37|
|Take University all the way down to UCF|