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Watch the routines that won UNLV’s Rebel dancers 2 national titles

Updated January 16, 2023 - 3:36 pm

UNLV’s Rebel Girls & Company dance team took first place in two categories at the 2023 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend.

The Universal Cheerleaders Association and Universal Dance Association’s national championships, called the biggest weekend in college cheerleading and dance, saw colleges compete Friday through Sunday for the national titles.

The Rebels placed first among Division 1A schools in the hip-hop and game day dance competitions.

Video uploaded to YouTube showed the troupe performing a choreographed routine to a remix of Dr. Dre’s “Forgot About Dre” to deafening cheers from the crowd assembled in Florida. As of Monday afternoon, the video had amassed more than 24,000 views in less than 24 hours.

The Rebels also placed first for their gameday dance routine, which gave a nod to their hometown with a routine set in part to Elvis Presley’s “Viva Las Vegas.”

The team’s win in Florida comes eight months after it also claimed first place at the 2022 International Cheer Union World Championship title in Orlando in the hip-hop category, the first co-ed National Premier Hip-Hop Team to represent the United States.

Watch video of the Rebels’ award-winning hip-hop and gameday routines from this weekend in Florida above and below:

Contact Lorraine Longhi at 702-387-5298 or llonghi@reviewjournal.com. Follow her at @lolonghi on Twitter.

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