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UNI dance team qualifies for national competition

December 12, 2002
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Jori Wade-Booth, UNI dance team coach, (319) 352-3334
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa dance team has qualified for the Universal Dance Association (UDA) College National Championship taking place Jan. 9-11, 2003, at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. The team received an automatic bid into the semi-final round and will compete in the Division I category against 24 of the top teams in the nation.

Members of the UNI dance team are __ (NAME)__, a __ (CLASSIFICATION/MAJOR)__, from __ (HOMETOWN)__.

To qualify, a team must submit a videotape of a two-minute routine. The UNI dance team is ranked 12 th in the nation after the evaluation of the team's qualification entry. This is the highest ranking the team has received in preliminary competition.

The UNI dance team members choreograph their own routines and raise money for expenses including registration fees, hotel accommodations, airfare and costumes.

The team is coached by Jori Wade-Booth.

Note:to obtain a list of the students, please contact the Office of University Marketing and Public Relaions at 319.273.2761.