The Purdue Golduster Dance Team performs with the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band at all home football games and performs at various other university events.
Along with the Golden Girl, the Girl in Black, Miss Boilerette, the Silver Twins, the All American Twirling Team, and the Golden Silks Color Guard, The Golduster Dance Team is a part of the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band Auxiliaries.
More than just dancers, our team consists of hard working individuals in a variety of majors who come together to share their passion for dance. Founded in 1980, The Golduster Dance Team practices 5 days a week in the fall with the “All-American” Marching Band and practices twice a week during the spring semester.
The Goldusters perform all home football games and select other sporting events such as men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, soccer, and wrestling. The Goldusters also perform at various university and community events throughout the year. As part of the “All-American” Marching Band, The Goldusters have many performances on home football game days including “Thrill on the Hill,” dancing sidelines during the games, and performing with the band during the halftime show.
The Goldusters perform many styles from pom, to hip-hop and jazz. Team members work together with the student leadership team to create high-energy routines that fit a variety of music, from live music performed by the band to popular songs.
There are many opportunities as a Golduster outside of performing. The team gets to travel with the band to one away football game each season. They may perform during Bowl Games and international tours with the “All-American” Marching Band. Additionally, The Golduster Dance Team is curricular, so members earn college credit for participating.