Ask anyone of the more than 7,600 people that leave the sold-out Verizon Wireless Arena, after yet another Rams victory, about the best part of the game day experience and the “VCU Gold Rush Dance Team” is guaranteed to be one of the most popular answers.
Behind the direction of Vicki Wells, the VCU Gold Rush Dance Team has become widely known as one of the top squads on the East Coast and continually wows crowds each and every basketball season at VCU men’s and select women’s basketball games.
About the Team:
The VCU Gold Rush Dance Team consists of 23 talented young ladies all from various performance backgrounds. Some have a technical ballet, tap and jazz background and others strictly come from various cheer and competitive squads. All ladies are required to practice three nights per week and attend all VCU men’s and select women's basketball home games. Some personal appearances are also required.
Auditions for the 2015-2016 VCU Gold Rush Dance Team will be held in September, exact dates to follow. Participants are required to attend both days of auditions. We ask that all participants wear a mid-drift barring top or sports bra with dance shorts and dance shoes or sneakers for support (tights optional). Your hair should be worn down along with makeup that accentuates your features. For questions about auditions, please message the VCU Gold Rush Dancers Facebook Page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please bring a 5" X 7" (or larger) headshot with you to auditions. The photo does not have to be professionally taken. This photo will NOT be returned.
Director/Coach/Choreographer – Vicki Lynn Wells
With over 25 years of dance and cheer experience, Vicki Wells is the Director for the VCU Dance Team.
Former associations include the National Champion Q94 Rockers Competition Team, the Rhythm and Cheer All-Stars dance and cheer program in Northern Virginia, the USA Spirit Station All-Stars, and various other squads up and down the east coast. In addition, she is a former staff member/instructor for the National Cheerleaders Association, the Eastern Cheer and Dance Association and the All-American Pro Bowl Selection Committee.
Vicki was also a member and officer for the Washington Redskins’ Cheerleaders as well as part of their traveling show troupe. Performing most recently for the inaugural season of the IBL’s Richmond Rhythm professional basketball team and serving as their coach and choreographer.
Currently in addition to working with the VCU Dance Team, Vicki is a judge for cheer and dance competitions on the local, regional and national levels. She still performs today for both charity and corporate events in the community.
Assistant Director/Coach – Christian Edwards