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The Hawks won their second National Championship in Pom, and their fourth overall. PHOTO COURTESY SJU DANCE

St. Joe’s Dance Team wins Division I Pom National Championship

Mia Messina January 25, 2023

On Jan. 15, in Orlando, Florida, the SJU Dance Team won the UDA College National Championship in Division I Pom for the first time in eight years.  Alyssa Doyle ’23, captain of the SJU Dance...

St. Joe’s finished third in poms and fourth in hip-hop at Nationals last season. PHOTO COURTESTY OF: SJU Dance Team

Dance team finishes second and fifth at nationals

Maggie Moyer January 28, 2020

While the rest of the St. Joe’s community was enjoying their time off, the St. Joe’s dance team was practicing twice a day to prepare for the rapidly approaching UDA National Championship, taking place...

The St. Joes dance team placed fourth in the country in hip hop in last years UDA National Championship. PHOTO: Mitchell Shields 22

Dance team host fall clinic for high schoolers this weekend

Sam Britt October 1, 2019

The St. Joe’s dance team will host their fall clinic on Oct. 5. The clinic is a chance for high school dancers from around the area to take part in a college level set of workouts and drills. According...

A Joburg Ballet dance instructor leads a class of girls learning ballet at Uncle Tom’s Community Center in Soweto. PHOTO: Alex Hargrave 20

Township satellite schools nurture black children’s dreams to be ballet dancers

Kaila Mundell-Hill August 5, 2019

Soweto, South Africa -- In a small dance studio in a community center in the township of Soweto, six young black girls decked out in pink stood in first position at the barre.  This small troupe of...

Members of the SJU Irish Dance team in their current uniforms  PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/THE HAWK

SJU Irish Dance holds second annual showcase

Natalie Drum April 16, 2019

Hip-Hop Hawks help fundraise for Irish Dance uniforms A packed crowd watched the SJU Irish Dance club and the Hip Hop Hawks perform together at the second annual SJU Irish Dance showcase on April 12 in...

Taylor Sweeney ’19 and Jordan Sweeney  ’21 will perform at the Spring Concert for the second year in a row. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS  ’22/THE HAWK

Sweeney sisters share their passion for dance

Annie Mackert April 2, 2019

Taylor Sweeney ’19 and Jordan Sweeney ’21 started dancing when they were just 3 years old. Their mother signed them up without giving them much of a choice in the matter. According to Taylor, when...

The St. Joes dance team poses at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fl.  during the College Dance Team National Championship.

St. Joe’s dance team finishes season at Nationals

Collin Messenger January 29, 2019

The St. Joe’s dance team concluded their 2018-19 competitive season at the Universal Dance Association College Dance Team National Championship in Orlando, Fl., bringing home a third place finish in...

Shine bright like the Diamond Club

Amber Denham March 27, 2018

The Student Union Board held the 11th annual Black and White Ball on March 23 at the Diamond Club at Citizens Bank Park. The event included a buffet-style dinner, professional photography and a night...

The St. Joes Irish Dance Club after its first competition
(Photo courtesy of St. Joes Irish Dance Club).

High-kick into gear

Erin Duffy November 14, 2017

St. Joe's Irish Dance Club steps on St. Joe’s Irish Dance Club competed in its first competition in the club’s young history on Nov. 4 at Villanova University and took home three awards. The Intercollegiate...

Students from Changsha Normal University perform traditional Chinese songs (Photo by Jeanmarie Egan, 20).

A collaboration of culture

Jeanmarie Egan and Matthew Tamarin September 25, 2017

Traditional Chinese Music and Dance Recital hits Bluett Theatre Saint Joseph’s University played host to a collection of Chinese artists at the Traditional Chinese Music and Dance Recital in Bluett...

Unsung heroes

Unsung heroes

Alex Hargrave May 15, 2017

Graduates of the cheer and dance teams reflect on their time at St. Joe’s Every basketball game, St. Joe’s students come out to see the Hawks dominate the court. When fans come out to a game, there...

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