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Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Ali Pendergrass, 651-329-8779
Varsity Assistant Coaches: 
Emiley Sandvik
, 507-254-4834
Sarah Rosicki
Nicole Prom
Emma Hubbard

Varsity Jazz Assistant Coach:  Allix Lowell '10

Middle School/JR Raider Coach: Anna Blake '10

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CDH 2019-20 Dance Team

CDH 2019-20 Dance Team

Team Information

Winter Dance kicks off October 21, 2019 in the AUX Gym.  This is a two days per week informal session to help dancers improve on the dance team technique and strength and is open to dancers from 5th - 12th grade. This is especially helpful for girls prepping to tryout for the competitive dance team! The cost is $55. (Note this allows for professional ballet teacher and professional trainers to come into 5 of the practices throughout the winter session).

Kid’s Clinic will be hosted at CDH for anyone K-8th grade on September 21st, 2019 from 11:30-2:30 and will perform at the soccer game at CDH at 3 pm. Please contact for additional information. 

Here is the link to our teamapp page that we use for team communication:


Conference Competition

Congratulations to the Dance Team!  

The Varsity and JV Jazz teams each placed 4th and Varsity Kick placed 3rd in their first conference competition, December 3, 2018, at East Ridge. 


July 12th - 15th Just For Kix Dance Camp, Brainerd MN Click here to register!

(7th- 12th grade Overnight dance camp in Brainerd, MN)

  Great team bonding opportunity and getting to know teammates better

  Opportunity for both new and current dance team members to enhance their dance knowledge by watching and learning from other dancers from around the state

  Learn different styles of dance from new instructors that can give new light to skills and technique

  The camp offers individual team consultations that works with the team as a whole on areas they can improve


Winter and Spring Tryouts

May 18th - May 20th Winter Season Tryouts

M/W-5:00pm-7:00pm and Tues. 3:30-5pm CDH Aux Gym


*Tryout video will be available by May 4th 


Monday, May 18th 5pm-7pm

*Expectations/Explanation of Spring Tryout


*Review Skills for tryout/format

*Review Dance from video


Tuesday (Captains Practice) May 19th 3:30pm-5pm


*Review Skills for tryout/format

*Review Dance from video


Wednesday (Final Tryout) May 20th 5pm-7pm

*Dancers will be given approximate time they will tryout with the skills and dance from Monday.

*Placements will be based off final scores and judge’s comments

*Letters with current placements and skills done well/should work on to move to next level with be drafted.


Purpose of Spring Tryout- To allow coaches to be transparent with dancer/athlete about where they are in their abilities and skill level. To give the athletes defined growth opportunities from one season to the next. To hold the student athletes accountable. Spring tryouts will allow coaches the opportunity to have very specific objectives at each skill level and for each season; Summer, Fall and Winter in order to improve the overall CDH Dance Program.


Students who should try out

*Any student athlete that is interested in participating in the 2020-2021 Winter Competition season.

Summer Dance

June 8th- July 30th Summer Dance (Cost $150.00)

M/W-5:00pm-7:00pm, T 4:00pm-5:00pm and TH 2:30pm-3:30pm CDH Fitness Center

     For dancers of all skill levels

     Work on technique and skills in both high kick and jazz

     Learn different style dances, combinations, turns, leaps, etc.

     Learn and work on a summer dance, which will double as a fall dance

     Learn how to properly condition and strength train

     Meet and get to know former and current dance team members and coaches

     Enjoy different opportunities throughout the summer for team bonding

Dance Team Forms

Dance Team Application (Coming Soon)