Dance Team Blogs
The successes of the Waukee High School Dance team are unmatched by any other high school in Iowa. The team has won 11 state titles in various categories (pom, hip hop, jazz, prop) since 2008, including an impressive 7 consecutive championships in the pom category. All in all, the squad has accounted for 20 top three finishes at State. Their accomplishments have stretched outside the state of Iowa, as the squad annually qualifies for the National Championships in Orlando. The team placed in the top 20 in the nation in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
The Dance team holds tryouts in the spring for the following school year. Between 30 and 40 girls earn spots on one of two squads – purple or gold. Dance team members also excel in the classroom, as the squad has earned the ISDA Distinguished Academic Achievement Award five times.
Waukee Dance team members continue dancing collegiately. Several of the girls have made the dance teams at Iowa State, Iowa and UNI, as well as other squads at the Division II and III levels.