TOP 5 HBCU Dance Lines

Glance at a football game held at a historically black college or university (HBCU) and you will have a tough time just focusing on the football players. The rhythm and excitement of the HBCU football game experience is found in the stands with the marching band. The loud boom of the drums, the pronounced sound of the percussion section and the catchy chants could only use one addition, and it is ever-present. We are referring to the vivacious, delightful, soul-spirited, and electrifying ladies of the Dance Lines.

The truth is, marching bands aren’t complete without them. For close to a century, the lines have taken marching band entertainment to the next level. Dance lines are visual expressions of each and every note heard from the band. As the ladies move and twerk, they motivate the entire crowd to celebrate the music. The ladies of dance lines cheer the crowd on without ever opening their mouth and their dances are often recycled into campus-wide traditions. From the captain to the rookie freshman, if she’s on the line, her moves are solid. Though they never go unnoticed, they rarely compete. We aren’t talking about at the Battle of the Bands or regional marching band battles, we are talking about a competition amongst the ladies… Dance Line to Dance Line. So we ask you, who do you think does it best?Top 5 HBCU Dance Lines/Teams coming soon.

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THE PRANCING J-SETTES – Jackson State University

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Jackson State University should be very proud. With over 17% of nearly 40k votes, the J-Settes sashay their way to being the Best HBCU Dance Line for the 2014-2015 school year. The line even received honorable mention from hit television show, Dancing Doll for Life (DD4L), for originating the ‘J-Sette’ style of dance. The Jackson State University Band program began in 1971 and since this time,has raised the bar in the marching band arena. The band has several achievements including halftime performances for the New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals, Atlanta Falcons, and Detroit Lions.

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29 COMMENTS

  1. Oh they’re on there it’s close to the bottom I didn’t see it either at first

  2. We DO NOT have a danceline affiliated with the Marching 100 at FAMU. PLEASE remove that Diamond Dancer foolishness. They are not nor will ever be part of our band. . We (Marching 100) have not nor will we ever have a danceline.

    Thanks
    Alum

    • They don’t affiliate themselves with the band anyways! Plus many band members love them and so do alum, don’t be so bitter!

  3. Golden Delight from NC A&T showed out. I don’t know why there are so many dancelines under battle of the bands when there were only 8 bands and 8 dancelines.

  4. Ebony Fire takes the cake in my opinion. Phenomenal dance squad of beautiful, talented and hard-working women. That being said, I salute all the dance squads at all the HBCU’s. Having been to football games in various conferences, its always fun to see. 🙂 Let’s lift each other up in the spirit of friendly competition. May the best squad win.

  5. FAMU does not have dancer stop with the BULL. No rattlers knows who the Diamond Dancer are, and we do not care

  6. Let’s GO UAPB GOLDEN GIRLS!!!! WHO R U rooting for UAPB A LITTLE LOUDER NOW UAPB!! LET’S GET IT GOLDEN GIRLS

  7. This is not accurate!!!! top five cannot be compared neither can top ten for that case. Have a battle and solve it.

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