Dance Team

Welcome to the Chanhassen Dance Team!

We are a competitive dance team program that consists of both a varsity and junior varsity team. Each team competes in the jazz and high kick division through the Minnesota State High School League.

Our season begins on October 24, 2016, and we host sections at Chanhassen High School on February 4, 2017. We hold our try outs during the spring. However, if you are a new district 112 student since then, exchange or transfer student, please contact Coach Kelly McGinnis . Students must meet Eastern Carver County School District and Minnesota State High School League eligibility requirements. You must also be registered with the Chanhassen High School Athletic Department prior to the first day of practice in order to participate.


New Dancer Open House

New Dancer Open House: Tuesday, April 11
If you are interested in trying out for the Fall and/or Winter seasons of dance team and would like to learn more about tryouts, practices, performances, competitions and more, then please join the coaches and captains for an open house on Tuesday, April 11 from 6:00-7:30 PM. Hope to see you there!

Tryout Clinics

Tryout Clinics: Monday, April 17-Wednesday, April 19
Audition clinic practices will be used to learn the tryout routines, work on skills and learn what to expect at auditions. These dates are not mandatory, but are highly recommended to be prepared for 2015 auditions.
4/17-18, 4:30-7pm, CNHS Gym 2

Final Auditions:
4/19, 4:30-8:30 pm, Pioneer Ridge Middle School Main Gym


In groups of 2-4 you will perform the routines learned at audition clinics and additional skills learned at clinics. You will be informed of your placement by the end of the night. Dancers will need to stay for the evening and be available for callbacks.

Parent Kickoff Meeting

Parent Kickoff Meeting: Thursday, April 20 8:00 PM CNHS Forum
This time will be spent getting parents and dancers up to speed around practice times, fundraising efforts, attendance expectations and reviewing our handbook. We will also use this meeting to share summer practice and camp details, to purchase camp wear and warm ups, and to pay for camp. More information will be sent to new families upon being placed on a roster.


Kelly McGinnis
Head Coach
(612) 868-8401
Amanda Murlowski
Associate Varsity Head Coach
Chelsey Poquette
Assistant Varsity Coach
Nikki Golio
Head Junior Varsity Coach
Alexa Boderman
Assistant Junior Varsity Coach