Spirit Groups

The Spirit Groups join together in providing support for UTA athletic teams and leading the Arlington community in spirit.

About Us

The UTA Spirit Groups program consists of the Cheer Team, Dance Team, Wrangler student group and Blaze, the mascot.  The purpose of the program is to support the University of Texas at Arlington at athletic and university events, represent UTA in the community, and to also compete at the National Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championships.  


Spirit Groups Goes to Nationals

The UTA spirit groups traveled to Florida April 6-10 for their national competitions. The cheer team, dance team and mascot prepare and look forward to this time all year. Dance competed in The College Classic and placed 2nd in the team performance and 3rd in the hip hop. The dance team was also selected to compete in The College Classic Battle where they competed live against two other highest scoring teams in the hip hop category and won! Cheer competed in the NCA Collegiate National Championship and placed 4thin the game day division. We are incredibly proud of these groups. 
dance at nationals

Maverick Cheerleaders

The University of Texas at Arlington Cheer Squad is a hardworking and dedicated team, who has to balance their time between their education, cheer, and other activities.


Maverick Dancers

The Maverick Dance Team is the official dance team of The University of Texas at Arlington. Our style of dance consists of a combination of jazz, hip-hop and pom.

UTA Mascot

Meet Blaze, UTA's mascot! Blaze uses high energy and enthusiasm to promote school spirit at athletic, community and campus wide events.

UTA Wranglers

Get involved with the UTA Wranglers! Throughout the entire year, Wranglers serve as the super fans of the University.

Spirit Camps & Clinics

Interested in enrolling in a spirit camp? Check out our available camp sessions.

Student Stories

Meet Andraya -

Andraya Miller

The most memorable experience for me at UTA has been making the dance team! I was welcomed by a group of people who are now family. By being a member...

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Meet Alexa -

Alexa Alaniz

I am a captain of the Wranglers and I have gained friendships for a lifetime. I now understand that all UTA students come from different backgrounds....

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Meet Jourdan -

Jourdan Lawrence

Being a member of the dance team is an experience like no other. Dance provides the gift of joy through unity and devotion. We are not solely a group...

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Meet Angel -

Angel Allen

I have been involved by being a member of the dance team and the honors college. On the dance team, I met some of my best friends that will be a part...

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Meet Kyra -

Kyra Gaskill

My most memorable experience this past year has been attending practices and bonding each week with my teammates. Being a part of the UTA dance team...

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