About the Wartburg Dance Team
Our Mission: The Wartburg Dance Team promotes and upholds school spirit through performances at sporting events and other campus events. The team aims improve the wellness and fitness of the team members while providing an encouraging environment in which to grow as an athlete and dancer. The team continually strives to build team unity and leadership skills in order to best showcase the team’s talents and school pride.
The team consists of 12-18 dancers with varying backgrounds including dance team, studio, and cheer squad experiences.
The academic year is divided into two seasons, fall and winter, and dance team members are selected for each season.
The fall team performs at all home football games and participates in other homecoming events. Members of the fall team are selected to compete at the Iowa State Dance and Drill Team competition in Des Moines each December. The team performs pom and hip hop routines. The winter team performs at home basketball games in January and February. The team performs a variety of styles, including jazz and hip hop. One performance is typically a co-ed dance that includes partner stunts with male dancers.
All dancers try out each term. Tryouts for the fall season are held in April of the prior academic year and winter tryouts are in December. Tryouts are advertised on campus and mandatory tryout practices will take place prior to tryouts.
Tryout material includes:
- Performance of choreography learned at tryout practice
- 30-45 seconds of personal choreography
- Toe touch
- Pirouette: single, double, triple or quad
- Jump, turn, or leap of your choice
The team practices 6-8 hours per week. The fall season runs from September through December and the winter season runs from January through February.
For more information, please contact Coach Kendra Oswald at email@example.com.