UC Merced’s Bobcat Dance Team, established in 2009, is known to perform dance routines and cheer during basketball games and various other school events. During practices, the members strive to improve their dance techniques, musicality and performance quality. Outside of practice the team performs in parades and volunteers within the Merced community. Throughout the dance season the team prepares for an annual national competition that takes place in the spring, in which it competes with collegiate dance teams from across the country. The UC Merced Dance Team continues to strive for overall improvement to be a team that members are excited to be apart of and the university is proud to have.