Cheer and Dance Visit Day — Saturday, Sept. 17
Join us Saturday, Sept. 17, to spend the day experiencing dance and cheer at Central!
Meet the Coach
Dance/Cheer Head Coach
|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|
How often do you practice and for how long?
The Central College dance team practices four times a week for two hours.
What are the expectations for being on this team?
- Mandatory attendance at all practices
- Workout program outside of practice time
- Attendance at all football and numerous basketball games
- Attendance at assigned or requested appearances
- Participation at all competitive events
Are practices mandatory?
All CCDT 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.
Does CCDT compete?
We compete annually in the:
- ISDTA State Dance Team Competition in December.
- American Rivers Conference Cheer & Dance Competition in February.
- NDA College Nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida, in April
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 a deadline and all the required elements to be included in the video.
Technical elements required to be considered for CCDT:
- Fouettè sequence consisting of 4+ turns and a double pirouette
- Toe touch
- Turning disc
- Switch leap-right and left
- Center leap
- Straight leap-right and left
- Triple or quad pirouette
- Trick of choice (kip-ups, tumbling, aerials, front walkovers, etc.)
Are incoming students allowed to tryout?
Yes! First-year and transfer students are welcome to try out for the dance team.
Are there summer commitments?
Summer commitments include special appearances, fundraisers and monthly workshops.
How much does it cost to be on the team?
It’s approximately $500 to be on the team, with the first payment due soon after tryouts.
Are there scholarships available?
Central College is a Division III school and does not offer scholarships; however, we manage multiple fundraising projects throughout the year to help pay for many of the dance team expenses.
What does Central College require academically in order to be 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.
Is CCDT a competitive or performance-based team?
We perform at games, but we also compete at the conference, state and national levels.