The Carolina Girls Dance Team was established in the fall of 2007 under the direction of South Carolina Athletics and head coach, Lindsay Sprague. The Carolina Girls have since become well known for their entertaining performances at Williams-Brice Stadium and Colonial Life Arena. In addition to performing at South Carolina home football games and basketball games, the team also competes nationally at the National Dance Alliance's Collegiate Championship each spring. The Carolina Girls have been in the top five for the last seven years and have placed as high as 4th in Division 1A Team Performance and 2nd in Division 1A Hip-Hop.

The Carolina Girls Dance Team is open to all full-time students in good academic standing at the University of South Carolina. Auditions are held each year at the end of the spring semester, at which dancers are required to perform various technical sequences, as well as three routines in the styles of jazz, pom and hip-hop. Selections for the team are determined by judges' scores based on technique, performance and collegiate image.

Being a Carolina Girl is a significant commitment and following academic studies, it should be a top priority for every team member. Carolina Girls are representatives of the University and are expected to uphold its values and standards accordingly. Dancers are also required to maintain strong technical skills and stay extremely fit. The team practices 3-4 times per week, attends a weekly ballet class and has additional workouts twice a week. The season begins in early August and ends after nationals in April.

For more information on the Carolina Girls or to request an appearance, please contact:

Lindsay Sprague Lindsay Sprague
Head Coach