Members of the Ohio State Buckeyes dance team dance on the court during a timeout against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the second half during the Big Ten Conference Tournament at Verizon Center. The Scarlet Knights won 66-57. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Dance College Prep Clinic


Grades: 9 – 12 and Current College Students Registration: 9:30 AM
Clinic: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: $75


The Ohio State Dance Team is proud to host its Collegiate Prep Clinic for dancers wanting to gain further insight into the style and technique of a collegiate dance team. Dancers will learn a jazz or contemporary combination utilizing a mixture of style with traditional technical elements. Participants will also gain knowledge in proper pom motion technique and learn a portion of a sideline routine. Overall, the clinic is a great opportunity to learn about the college dance team experience and will be very helpful for those dancers planning to try out for The Ohio State University Dance Team or any college dance team in the upcoming years.


Melissa McGhee enters her eighth year as Head Coach of the The Ohio State University Dance Team. She has 15 years of studio training in all areas of dance and four years of collegiate dance experience at Ohio State. Under her direction, The Ohio State University Dance Team has placed in the Top 5 in Jazz and/or Pom for eight consecutive years including two National Championships in 2018 and one National Championship in 2019. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Business Administration.


The registration fee for the College Prep Clinic is $75 and is open to any and all dancers in grades 9-12 [as of fall 2018] and current college students. There are a maximum number of participants permitted, so register early! Full payment is required at the time of registration. You may register online by visiting A 3% processing fee will be added to all online registrations. If registering by mail, please make your check payable to The Ohio State University. Any non-scholastic group of 5 or more that wishes to pay with one check for the entire group must do so ahead of time via mail. Any non-scholastic organization with a group of 5 or more registering the day of the camp must pay with credit card, cash, or money order. No exceptions will be made.


The Parent Consent, Waiver & Release Form AND the Concussion Information Form are REQUIRED for all participants. These forms must be completed during online registrations. Upon reciept of mail-in registrations, we will email a link to complete these forms online. Athletes will not be permitted to participate without these forms.


No meals will be provided. The College Prep Clinic is a day camp only and no overnight accommodations will be provided. Dancers are responsible for providing their own overnight accommodations if needed. Hotel information can be provided upon request.


Upon processing of each registration, a confirmation notice will be sent by email. A packet of “Important Information for Registered Campers” (including the Parent Consent, Waiver & Release Form and Concussion Information Form) will be posted online at at least 2 weeks prior to the start of camp. This packet will not be separately mailed to campers.

Please check your email regularly, as this is our primary method of communication with campers and their parents.


A full refund will be issued for any cancellation received at least 1 week prior to the start of the clinic. The 3% online processing fee is not refundable for ANY reason.

Because we have to guarantee our number of campers in order to prepare for camp, any cancellation received less than 1 week prior to the start of the clinic will not be eligible for any refund except in the case of injury, illness, or mandatory school event, in which case supporting documentation from a doctor or school is required.

A camp fee may not be transferred to any other Ohio State sports camp. A camp fee may not be transferred to any other camper. All cancellation notices must be received by the deadline above and submitted by mail, email, or fax – no phone calls or voicemails. All supporting documentation required for a refund to be approved and processed must be submitted within 10 days after the conclusion of the camp session. Refund requests must be submitted on the Refund Request Form available at Campers who are injured while at camp but remain at camp will not be eligible for any refund.


Melissa McGhee
Dance Coach
E-mail: mcghee.65@

Buckeye Sports Camps
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