Five-Time National Champions

The Washburn University Dancing Blues are an integral part of Washburn spirit. Serving as the university dance team, the Dancing Blues perform at all home football games, women’s and men’s basketball games, NCAA tournament games, appear at university and alumni events, and compete at the national level.

The Dancing Blues are five-time American Dance and Drill Team National Champions with titles in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Currently, the Dancing Blues compete at the DTU College Classic Invitational in Orlando, FL.

The Dancing Blues are currently made up of 14 members representing 10 major areas of study.

A dancing blue member smiles while performing


Tryouts for the 2023-2024 Dancing Blues will be held during the 2023 spring semester. All incoming freshman, transfer and current Washburn University students in good standing are eligible to try out. Successful members will receive a scholarship for their commitment to the Dancing Blues.

Tryout Clinics will be held during the 2023 spring semester. High school and college age dancers are all welcome to attend to learn more about the team and how tryouts will be held.

All updates about the clinics and tryouts will be posted on the Dancing Blues social media pages.

Be sure to check in regularly and follow the Dancing Blues to stay up to date! Feel free to contact coach Tia Benyshek with any questions.

A dancing blue in silver top and black skirt cheers with other blues on football field
The Dancing Blues cheer on sidelines of football field
Dancing Blues cheer on sidelines at night time event
A group of dancing blues smile and cheer on football field
A group of Dancing Blues cheers on football field
Group of Dancing Blues cheers on football field
A Dancing Blue smiles and cheers with other Blues in the background
A dancer smiles and shouts cheers with other blues on football field
Dancing Blue jumps and cheers with other blues on sidelines
Dancing Blue smiles and cheers on sideline with other Blues


It shall be the mission of the Washburn University Dancing Blues to work as a team to deliver the best possible performances and be the best possible representatives of Washburn. We will recognize organization, punctuality, professionalism, hard work and respect as important keys to achieving success. We will come together as a team to achieve a level of physical fitness that will enhance our performance. We will strive to be positive role models at all times and remember that we are representatives of a larger organization. Our choreography will be thoughtful and challenging, while still keeping our audience in mind. We will make an honest effort as a team to maintain our commitment to improvement while still having fun!

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