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Laker Dance Team 2020-21


Head Coach: Jennifer Gottschalk

  • Practice will resume Monday, January 11th 2021 from 3:30 pm -5:30 pm held in the Dance Room at Southwest High School.
  • The space may change depending on the number of registrations we receive. We will meet in the commons. 7th-12th grade welcome!

Welcome to the Minneapolis Southwest Lakers 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 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

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. 

Our Sections is currently on 02/06/2021, and is being held at Edina High School.