Dance team sitting on the bleachers

The Lady Rangers Dance Team participates in community events, athletic games and various Regis University functions. Lady Ranger Dancers are not only student-athletes but also role models and leaders. The Lady Ranger Dance Team performs at halftime during home men’s and women's basketball games. The team also performs at several local and statewide events such as the State Recruiting Fair and CHSSA Spirit Championships.

The main focus of the Lady Rangers Dance Team is to support athletics and the Regis University student body. It’s our goal to have the Lady Rangers Dance Team be the very best of Regis University. The Lady Rangers Dance Team currently has 7 members for the 2013-2014 season. This is a club sport and each member pays yearly dues of $350 to participate.

Coach Kelsey Murray

Coach Kelsey Murray graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Business Administration from Regis University in 2006. She started her competitive dance training in high school where she won many awards including UDA National Pom and Jazz titles and two CHSAA Colorado state titles. She went on to dance professionally for The Colorado Rapids (Major League Soccer) and has coached multiple competitive high-school dance teams since. Whether she is coaching, competing or performing, Kelsey is passionate about the sport and building positive programs for young dancers. When she is not dancing, Kelsey works at an advertising agency as a Global Account Supervisor. She strives to fulfill the jesuit tradition as an active member in the volunteer community - she is proud to be a part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado Organization. This is Coach Kelsey's first season with the Lady Rangers dance team and she is excited to be back at Regis - Go Rangers!

Coach Lauren Ponder

Coach Lauren Ponder has been coaching, competing and creating choreography for over 12 years. She started her dance training in Belleville IL where she quickly developed a passion to perform and compete. She became an assistant instructor at age 16 and won many competitive awards for her participation in performance and choreography. She was creator of the Dominican University Dance Team in 2000 and an officer on Nsatiable Diversity Dance Team at Saint Louis University. She graduated from Saint Louis University in 2004 with a BA in Communication Technology with a Business Certificate. In 2007, Lauren furthered her dance education at Lindenwood University graduating with a BA in Dance. After completing her training at Lindenwood she moved to Denver to explore a new and exciting dance community. She has been coaching at Regis University for 2 seasons and looks forward to continue to build the Lady Rangers Dance Team.

Crystal Santos

Crystal Santos has been on the Regis University Lady Rangers Dance Team for one year and is excited to begin her second year as Captain for the 2012-2013 season. She is a Junior at Regis University and is majoring in Biology and minoring in Criminology. She lives in Denver, Colorado but is originally from Los Angeles, California. She was involved with dance in high school and became captain of the team her junior and senior year. During the summers Crystal returns to one of her favorite adrenaline-filled pastimes, which is break-dancing and parkour. In her free time, Crystal enjoys reading, playing basketball, and drawing. Crystal has loved dancing ever since she can remember and cannot wait for a great upcoming season!

Alex Moauro

Alex Moauro is the Treasurer of the Lady Rangers Dance Team and this will be her second year on the team. She will be a Sophomore this year and plans on double majoring in Biology and Biochemistry. She is from Golden, Colorado. Some fun facts are that she is scuba certified and coaches gymnastics at a local gym. Before joining the team she did gymnastics for 9 years and dance classes on the side. She is very excited for the upcoming year since the team has already had such a great start!

Sam Starks

Sam Starks is a rookie this year on the Lady Rangers Dance Team, but has been dancing for two years at Allana’s Academy of Dance and has taught dance for a year. She is a Freshman and plans to major in Elementary Education. She’s from Littleton, Colorado and loves to dance, read, and write. Sam loves to dance and can’t wait to enjoy the next dance season as a Lady Ranger!

To audition for the Lady Rangers Dance Team arrive to auditions 15 minutes early with the following items: Team Application, Personal Conduct Agreement, Sports Waiver, Club Sports Physical and the Medical Release Waiver.

At auditions be prepared to perform the following skills:

  • Battements
  • Straight Leg Leap
  • Calypso
  • Double/Triple Pirouette
  • Additional Jump/Leap and Turn
  • Any additional skills you would like to show off

At auditions be prepared to learn choreography that includes hip hop, jazz and pom technique, as well as perform your own choreography at the end of the tryout choreography. Your personal choreography should show off your best style. Choreography should be 3, 8 counts of your best dancing.

Prospective Students

Are you still in high school and considering joining Regis University?

We would LOVE for you to visit Regis University to see all that we have to offer. Including the Lady Rangers Dance Team. Plan a visit to meet the members of the Lady Rangers and attend a practice.

For more information please contact Coach Lauren Ponder at or Captain Crystal Santos at

Lil' Rangers Cheer & Dance Team

2013 Clinic Information
Who:Children: Kindergarten - Sixth (6th) Grade
What: 1 day Dance/Cheer Clinic
Cheer during 1st half of Basketball Game, Dance during halftime of Basketball Game
When: Clinic: 10:00-12:00 pm Sunday, November 17, 2013
Performance: 6:30 pm Call Time Wednesday, November 20, 2013  (7:00pm game time)
Regis University Ranger Dome
3333 Regis Blvd.
Denver, Colorado 80221

Regis University Field House
3333 Regis Blvd.
Denver, Colorado 80221

From the North:
Take Hwy 36 East to Federal Blvd South
Right on 50th or Regis Blvd
Right into Parking lot #1

From the South:
Take Hwy I-25 North to I-70 West
Take Federal Blvd Exit #272
Turn Right onto Federal Then Left at 50th or Regis Blvd
Right into Parking lot #1

*Look for Clinic Sign on the entrance door and in the parking lot

How: To pre-register, complete the registration form and return it to a Regis University Cheer or Dance Member with check or cash. You may also register the day of the clinic starting at 9:30 am.

Cost: $30.00 Includes:

  • 1 day of instruction from the RU cheer and dance teams
  • Supervision
  • Performance
  • T-shirt

Additional Information

Participants should wear flexible clothing, tennis shoes or dance shoes and a water bottle. All belongings should be clearly labeled with the participant’s first and last name. Form and payment must be completed and received before Lil Ranger is allowed to participate.

Halftime Performance
Participants are invited to join Regis Cheerleaders during the first half of the basketball game, as well join the Regis Dance Members to perform at halftime. Participants should wear black pants, their Lil Rangers t-shirts and tennis/dance shoes. Junior Spirit members will be admitted to the basketball game free of charge, but all accompanying spectators over the age of six must pay to enter the game.

For questions or additional information, please contact Lauren Ponder at

Click here to download the Lil' Rangers' registration form.