The Hofstra University Dance Team (HUDT) is an exciting and competitive collegiate dance team that performs at University athletic events as well as other events held on and off campus. The members of the team support the Hofstra athletic programs and promote general school spirit. They are a group of dedicated individuals that are determined to improve in their abilities and entertain audiences with their exhilarating routines. 

HUDT has developed into one of the premier college dance programs in the United States. The Hofstra Dance Team has been nationally ranked for the past 20 years and has been in the top ten for 18 of those years, top five for 16 of those years, top three for 9 of those years, and has been named National Champions in 2006, 2012, and 2013. The team is currently Nationally ranked 4th in Jazz and 2nd in Hip Hop and Internationally ranked 2nd in Jazz Doubles. The team has also competed locally and is ranked #1 among colleges on Long Island. 

Due to the team's demanding schedule, they dedicate approximately 18 hours per week toward practice, athletic events, University events, technique, and weight/strength training.

Kelly Olsen-Leon
Head Dance Team Coach
Office of Student Activities and Leadership
200 Hofstra University
260 Student Center
Hempstead, NY 11549
Email: Kelly.Olsen@Hofstra.edu