Cultural Dinner and Cheerlympic Open Gym

On Saturday the 22nd, Varsity hosted our annual Cultural Dinner and Cheerlympic open gym in honors of The International Cheer Union event currently happening in Orlando, Florida.

The ICU event is a wonderful opportunity that brings dancers and cheerleaders from around the world to compete and learn about each other’s culture. In celebration of the event, Varsity had our own celebration where attendees were recommended to bring a dish representing their own culture to share with the rest of the group.  

The night ended in an amazing meal and Alina Fang taking home the majority of the gold medals offered during our Cheerlympic open gym.  Congratulations to all of our competitors and a big thank you to everyone who showed up and shared a dish from their culture!


The authorsTami


Tami Whatcott is originally from Utah, but is currently based out of Chicago. She graduated from Utah Valley University with a BFA in Modern Dance and a BS in Dance Education. Tami has been an instructor for Universal Dance Association for the past 9 years. She has had the opportunity to travel not only across America, but internationally as well working in countries such as Spain, England, China, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Slovenia, Austria and Mexico to teach, perform, choreograph and judge in many genres from high school to college levels.She has been a member of Synergy Dance Company, Contemporary Dance Ensemble, UVU Ballroom Tour Team, Joel Hall Dancers & Center, Noumenon Dance Ensemble, and danced and coached professionally for the Utah Flash. She has been trained in ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, and ballroom. Tami is excited to start her new adventure in China with VAC!