Dance Team

About the Program

West High School is proud to offer dance. The Iowa Dance and Drill Team Association sanctions cheer competitions and events throughout the state of Iowa. Through involvement in athletics, students learn valuable life skills, including teamwork, leadership, and commitment.   

Notable Achievements 

  • State Dance 2021- 3rd Place Novelty and Superior Rating in Hip Hop

  • State Solos 2021- Chloe Barcus and Ella Jolin, Superior Ratings

  • DTU Omaha 2021- 3rd Place Hip Hop, Abby Hammer 1st Place Junior Solo, Chloe Barcus 2nd Place Senior Solo, Ella Jolin 3rd Place Senior Solo

  • SBL Competition- 1st Place Hoopla, 2nd Place Hip Hop, Abby Hammer 2nd Place Jazz Solo, Ella Jolin 3rd Place Contemporary Solo

  • State Dance 2022- 3rd Place Hoopla, 5th Place Novelty, and 6th Place Hip Hop

  • State Solos 2022 – Kyrie Olorundami 5th Place Soloist, Abby Hammer, Jay Nguyen, Shelby Edwardson, and Ella Jolin Superior Ratings

  • DTU Olathe 2022- 1st Place Varsity Hip Hop, Top 4 Soloists- Ella Jolin, Kyrie Olorundami, Abby Hammer

Meet the Dancers

Student-athletes give their all, both on and off the field. Countless hours go into strength, conditioning, and practice to build strong athletes that are prepared to compete. Likewise, our athletes fulfill academic requirements in order to participate in sports. 

Meet the Coaches

Jenna Winkler Homme
Head Dance Coach
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Madison Mahr
Assistant Dance Coach
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Coaching Philosophy  

Jenna’s philosophy is to nurture personal growth on the team through lessons that will last a lifetime. The West Dance Team is a safe community where dancers are free to learn and explore every single day. In the long run, it’s not about winning, it’s about building habits and relationships that will carry athletes into their next journey. 

Students in Action