Campus Life

Dance Team

Dance Team photo 2020-21

Summer Camp — Saturday, June 5, 2021

Need a routine for camp or homecoming? These dances are perfect for pep rallies, football games, basketball games and more.

Want your new team to bond? Thinking about dancing in college? Come see what dance at Central College is all about! This clinic has routines at varying levels from beginners to experienced teams.

We will teach you skills to do a proper toe touch, make your kicks higher, techniques needed for turns and leaps and the attitude to make great routines from pom to lyrical. Send your whole team to learn the same routine or break into groups to learn them all. The choice is yours!

 

Dancer/Team Registration   Individual Dancer Registration

Coach’s Registration

 

Schedule

8:30 a.m. Check-In
P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium
9 a.m. to Noon Morning Session

  • Advanced Pom
  • Beginner Hip Hop
  • High Kick
  • Jazz
Noon to 1 p.m. Lunch Break
Bring a sack lunch or enjoy one of the many places in Pella.
1-4 p.m. Afternoon Session

  • Beginner Pom
  • Lyrical
  • Intermediate/Advanced Hip Hop
  • Beginner/Intermediate Turn Technique

Camp Fees

More Information

For additional information, contact dance team coach Lexi Hanna at 712-898-2744 or hannaa@central.edu.

Coach’s Registration   Dancer/Team Registration

 

Meet the Coach

Alexis Hanna

Alexis Hanna

Dance/Cheer Head Coach
hannaa@central.edu

FAQ

Forms

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.