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
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.
Director/Coach/Choreographer – Vicki Lynn
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.
Preliminary auditions for the 2013-2014 VCU Gold Rush Dance Team will be held the weekend of April 27-28, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Those who make it past the preliminary audition Saturday will need to wear BLACK hot pants/shorts to call-backs on Sunday. Sunday's finalists will have the opportunity to showcase their own choreography in a 1-2 minute piece.
For more information, visit the VCU Gold Rush Dancers Facebook page.