Campus Life

Dance Team

2021-22 Dance team photo

Dance Visit Day — Saturday, Oct. 23

Join us on campus Saturday, Oct. 23, to spend the day experiencing dance at Central!

 

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Meet the Coach

Alexis Gbogbo

Alexis Gbogbo

Dance/Cheer Head Coach
hannaa@central.edu

 

Current Roster

Name Hometown High School
TiAhanna Bryant Donnellson, Iowa Central Lee
Paige Busick Pleasantville, Iowa Pleasantville
Alysha Coyle Ankeny, Iowa Ankeny
Carin Corrick Fairfield, Iowa Fairfield
Jaida Houge Aurora, Iowa Oelwein
Tessa Huff Ames, Iowa Ames
Breanna Kesler Guthrie Center, Iowa ACGC
Peyton Koch Cedar Rapids, Iowa Washington
Erica Langstraat Pella, Iowa Pella
Lillie McKee Mingo, Iowa Colfax-Mingo
Brooke Schott Coggon, Iowa North Linn

 

FAQ

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How often do you practice and for how long?

The team practices four times a week for two hours.

What are the expectations for being on this team?

These are all required:

Are practices mandatory?

All practices are mandatory. Being on the team is a full-time commitment.

Where do you perform?

We perform at all home football games. We also perform during halftime at selected home basketball games.

Where do you compete?

Do you accept video tryouts?

We would prefer to see all potential team members in person but if the tryout dates conflict with prior commitments, we do allow a video tryout. Contact coach Lexi Hanna for all the necessary elements to be included in the video, as well as a deadline.

What do I need to wear to tryouts?

We ask that everyone bring their own dance shoes and comfortable dance attire. We strongly suggest a sports bra/top and dance pants. We also expect everyone to look game-day ready (make-up, hair done nicely, etc.).

What elements are required for tryouts?

Everyone will be taught a dance consisting of the following elements: pom, jazz, and hip-hop. Technical skills must be performed and will either be done in a choreographed sequence or individually.

Technical elements required:

Are incoming first-year students allowed to try out?

Yes.

What do I need to bring to tryouts?

You will need to bring your insurance information and records from a recent physical. If you do not show proof of insurance and a current physical form, you will not be allowed to try out.

Are there summer commitments?

Summer commitments include special appearances, fundraisers and monthly workshops to run.

How much does it cost to be on the team?

The cost to be on the team can run around $500. Most is due soon after tryouts.

Are there scholarships available?

We do not have scholarships available to squad members; however, we have numerous types of fundraising projects to help pay for certain dance team expenses.

What does Central College require academically in order to be a part of the team?

Team members must complete at least 12 credits each semester and maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 or above.

Are you a competitive or performance-based team?

We perform at games, but we also compete at the NCAA Division III Conference, state and national level.