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Pitt dance team dances into the hearts of Pitt fans

Kristin Szarell
Pittsburgh Standard

Editor's Note: This edited article originally appeared in the print edition of the Pittsburgh Standard in its original form.  
The picture shown is a recent picture of the 2002 dance team.

The motto of 'Commitment, Teamwork, and Pride' are not just characteristics of the University of Pittsburgh football team.  Those three words describe each student at Pitt, especially the members of the Pitt Dance Team.

 Headed by Theresa Nuzzo, we the dance team, are a spirit support group for the University of Pittsburgh.  Most commonly, we are seen at the football and basketball games along with some wrestling matches as well as other sporting events, wearing navy skirts and halter tops trimmed in gold and rhinestones. 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Photo by: Ramesh C. Reddy

Being down on the field beside sweaty, massive, and intimidating men is not as gross and scary as it sounds.  As the band plays, the sound system rocks, and the jumbo-tron amazes your eyes, a rush of adrenaline scurries through your skin like one of those squirrels collecting its winter meals in Oakland. 

 Not only do we perform for the university, we often make special appearances for the Steelers, Heinz, and many other volunteer organizations in Pittsburgh.  These experiences by far beat out the others.  Working with children is the best! In the past, the team attended a Saturday fun day for the Genesis Adoption Agency on the North Side.  There, we spent the day not only dancing for the kids, but painting, jumping, and laughing with them. 

If you ever feel a need to be motivated, attend a function that the Pitt Dance Team is performing.  For you will not only see a group of fit and energetic girls, you will see the future: girls wanting to make a difference all starting by being attentive and active students at the University of Pittsburgh.


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