Hardin-Simmons Spurs Dance Team
The Spurs are a team of HSU’s leaders, and active students, who seek to strengthen their walk with Christ through team fellowship while at Hardin-Simmons University.
The nationally-ranked Spurs Dance Team is a Pom Squad who perform at all HSU football, basketball games, and are a vital part of HSU life. In addition to being known for being a performance pom squad, the team performs in various events and avenues allowing them to showcase their varied types of dance talents; jazz, tap, hip hop, and contemporary. The Spurs perform at over 50 different events and athletic games each year on campus with a new and exciting dance at each appearance. They also perform in HSU’s All School SING, a campus-wide talent show.
The Spurs traveled to Denton in March of 2019 to represent Hardin-Simmons at the ADTS National Collegiate Competition. The team increased their score 18 points over their 2017 performance taking their score to the Division I level and earning them third runners up in the Jazz Division II category. This is the seventh time in the Spurs history that the team has earned a national rating. In 2017, the Spurs scored in the Division II level that earned them third national runner-up rating in the Dance Division II category, and national runner-up in the Academic Division II category. In 2015, the Spurs earned a national runner-up rating in the Division II category. In 2001 they claimed 2nd place, in 2004 national champion runner-up, and in 2010 academic national champion and 2nd place.
This year the Spurs are proud and honored to have earned a bid to compete in Daytona at NDA Nationals 2020. They are setting some lofty fundraising goals to get there. If you would like to contribute, you can do so here.
The Spurs are blessed to be a part of the HSU and Abilene community. The team is active in volunteering their time and efforts where needed and are honored to be ambassadors for Hardin-Simmons University for 23 years.