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Minneapolis Competitive Dance Team 2021-2022

MINNEAPOLIS COMPETITIVE DANCE- CO OPT Washburn and Southwest 

Head Coach: Jennifer Gottschalk 

PLEASE reach out with all questions- mplsdanceteam@gmail.com

Interested in being a part of the Minneapolis Dance Team?  These dates listed below are important!

  • CHOREOGRAPHY- October 11th-14th 3:40 pm- 5:30 pm in the Southwest aux gym
  • TRYOUTS- October 18th 3:40 pm- 5:30 pm
  • WINTER TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT- October 19th 
  • PARENT AND DANCER MEETING- October 19th 
  • PRACTICE STARTS- October 25th 3:40 pm- 5:30pm in the Southwest aux gym 

Welcome to the Minneapolis Dance Team’s page! Keep reading to learn more about us and to stay updated!

About Us

We are a MSHSL competitive AAA dance team contending in Section 2, competing in Jazz and High Kick. Our team has been dancing since the 1970’s, but was refounded three years ago, under the direction of Southwest Athletics. The team is led by Coach Jennifer Gottschalk, who danced with the Totino Grace Egals Dance Team from Fridley, MN, and by Coach Alaina Abraham, who danced with the St. Francis Dance Team from St Francis, MN.

What is a Dance Team?

Dance Team is a Co-Ed MSHSL sport that began in the early 1970’s. League sponsored competition is conducted in three classes, A, AA, and AAA; and in two divisions -- High Kick and Jazz. Our season begins on the third Monday of October, competitions begin on the last Friday of October, and Sections is the first Saturday of February. Competitions are held at different locations against multiple teams; High Kick can have a maximum of 34 dancers while Jazz can have a maximum of 26.

Contact Information

  • Team Email, mplsdanceteam@gmail.com

  • Jennifer Gottschalk, Head Coach, twinsbaseball87@gmail.com  

  • Alaina Abraham, Assistant Head Coach, alaina.abraham@mpls.k12.mn.us

TBD , Booster Club Head, TBD

How to join

Contact any of the coaches, captains, or dancers to learn about how to get involved. 

Season Details

Our competition schedule has not currently been released. 

Sections

Our Sections is currently on 02/06/2022 and is being held at Edina High School.