Olivet’s competitive dance team will officially debut in the fall of 2017 and focus on jazz and hip-hop styles. The team will give performances at half time of football and men’s basketball games during the fall and winter.
Olivet’s team will also compete in the Universal Dancers Association for a bid to a national competition held at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Coach Thomas is also planning year-round workshops and training opportunities.
Both male and female students may audition for the team by video submission or in person. Scholarships up to $3,000 are available for award based on performance and talent. Join Olivet College’s competitive dance team to pave the way for a successful program.
Competitive Dance Head Coach
Tietricha “Trish” Thomas
Tietricha Thomas serves as head coach of both the competitive dance team and cheer and STUNT team at Olivet College. Coach Thomas has 17 years of classical training in various styles of dance and 11 years of experience teaching dance. Recently, she has even starred in music videos. Coach Thomas holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Western Michigan University where she also minored in dance.
I’m really excited to bring students who love dance to Olivet. I think it’s truly special that this program will allow dancers to continue their passion at a higher, collegiate level.Tietricha Thomas