The HSU Spurs Dance Team is a vital part of the Spirit of HSU. The team is a close knit family that performs various forms of dance at all home football and basketball games and at the All-School Sing. The Spurs also attend many other athletic functions as well as university events throughout the year. In addition to their many performances the team volunteers their time in different areas in the Abilene community and on campus. The Spurs are a 2-time nationally recognized dance team with numerous other awards to their credit. Auditions are held each spring and fall on the HSU campus.
In the United States, Europe, Canada and beyond, the image brought to mind by the mention of Hardin-Simmons University is that of Western-style riders on White Horses, carrying the six flags that have flown over Texas since it was first claimed by Spain some four hundred years ago. They have performed for millions in parades, rodeos and at many other public functions.
The Hardin-Simmons University Cheerleading squad consists of one Co-Ed squad. The Cheerleaders perform at football and basketball games throughout the year as well as various University functions. The Cheerleaders work hard to raise school spirit. They also participate in fundraising activities several times each semester. The goal of the Cheerleaders is to display leadership, cooperation, self-disclipline and a spirit of teamwork and sportsmanship within the squad as well as in each individual member.