The Trailblazers CDT is a dance club at Dixie State University and is for students that are at least 18 years or older. This dance team is committed and dedicated to help the spirit of Dixie State University and its students grow. Dancers perform throughout the year at school and community events. The purpose of this team is to give dancers the opportunity to perform and to attend UDA Championships.
The most important trait in a strong, happy team is commitment. Commitment to the team–putting team first–and commitment to each individual on the team in helping him or her become everything he or she can… With commitment comes the desire to help team members reach their potential. A winning attitude is “I’ll forgo my own immediate gratification to help a team member succeed, because I know the personal joy that I experience when I help another team member.”
Each team member should possess dedication and commitment to the team. The team simply cannot function well if there is even one member who is not completely committed. A “team first” approach is implemented and expected from our dancers. Every team practice, rehearsal, and event should be a priority.
The Dixie State University Trailblazers Competition Dance Team made an impressive debut into the collegiate dance scene when it earned first- and second-place trophies at the Universal Dance Association’s West Coast Championship.
Meet Sydney Garcia! She is a senior at DSU and is our team president! Some of her greatest dance accomplishments include being a co captain of her high school drill team, receiving a dance scholarship at DSU, and being president of the first Trailblazers Competition Dance Team. Thank you for all you do, Sydney!
Meet Rachel Maughan, she is our team’s vice president! She is from Pahrump, NV and started dancing when she was 3. She is now a junior, majoring in Dance. Rachel loves to perform jazz, hip hop and contemporary. With her high school dance team, she got to perform at the Rose Bowl football game parade. Thank you for all you do for our team, Rachel!
Meet O’Shann Williams! She is a senior at DSU and will be graduating in May with a degree in Dance. She is one of our team’s dance captains! Some of her most proud dance accomplishments include receiving a dance scholarship at DSU and being amongst some of the first to graduate with a degree in Dance at DSU. We are so lucky to have O’Shann on our team!
This is Mikel Young, one of our two dance captains. She is from Salt Lake City, UT. She attended Bingham High School and was a member of the school’s 5A drill team. They one a state title in 2012! She is a junior, majoring in Art and Dance. Her favorite style of dance is jazz. We are excited Mikel is on our team!
Meet our secretary, Rachel Hurd. She is from St. George, UT and has danced since she was 4 years old. She danced with her high school drill team and is now a sophomore here at DSU. Her favorite styles of dance are jazz and lyrical. We are happy to have Rachel on our team!
This is Lindsay Hurd! She is a freshman at DSU and pursuing a degree in Exercise Science. Lindsay earned a 2016 National 1st Place High Gold in her Lyrical Solo and a 2016 National 1st Place High Gold in her Jazz Solo. She is one of our team’s fundraising coordinators and we are so lucky to have her!
Meet Rosalyne Feltner! She is from St. George, UT and pursuing a degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been a top finalist in Dixie’s Got Talent and won 6th in the nation for the 2011 senior all star jazz category at UDA in Orlando, Florida. Rosalyne is also one of our team’s fundraising coordinators. We love you!
This is Rylee Colmenero! She is from St. George, UT and is a freshman at DSU. She is pursuing a degree in dental hygiene. Rylee has been dancing since she was three years old and her favorite style of dance is lyrical. She is always sure to make us laugh and smile at practice! We’re so happy she is on our team
Meet Cora Hamer! She is from Nebraska and has been dancing since she was 16! Not only is she on the Competition Dance Team but she is the President of the Improvisation & Modern Dance Club at DSU. We are so happy to have her on our team!
Meet Sarah Lawrence! She is from Ogden, UT and is a freshman at DSU. Some of her greatest dance achievements include being the President of her High School Dance Team, winning drill down at a state drill team competition and coming back from two surgeries her senior year of high school and still competing that year! We love you, Sarah!
This is Montie Peterson! She is from Oakley, ID and is a freshman at DSU. She has been dancing since she was seven years old and her favorite style of dance is jazz. Some of her most proud dance moments are winning state with her high school drill team and performing on a Carnival cruise. We love you, Montie!
Meet Baylee Stephens! She is from Salt Lake City, UT and this is her first year at DSU. She has been dancing since she was 3 years old. Some of her top dance accomplishments are receiving Dancer of the Year at her studio in 2010 and making her high school drill team. We are lucky to have you, Baylee!
This is Shellie Stirland, she is a junior at DSU majoring in Dance. She is from Hurricane, UT and has been dancing since she was 3. Some of Shellie’s most proud dance accomplishments are winning the Sterling Scholarship at her high school and and was she also the runner up for the Regions Sterling Scholar. We love you, Shellie!