Kolleens Dance Team
9701 Nicollet Avenue South • Bloomington, MN • 55420 • 952.681.5000
About the Kolleens
The Kolleens dance season is split between a Fall Performance Dance season and a Winter Competition Dance season.
The Fall Performance season is run as a club and the Winter Competition season is a high school sport and is part of the West Metro Conference. Dancers can participate in either season or in both! Tryouts for Fall Performance are held each Spring at the beginning of May. Dancers in 8th-12th grade are eligible to tryout for FALL Performance, Dancers in 7th-12th grade are eligible to tryout for Winter Competition Season. The dance program is a combined team of Kennedy and Jefferson students and is hosted by Kennedy High School.
Tryouts for Winter Competition season are each October. The Fall Performance season goes from mid-July when captains practices start to mid October.
Fall Performance season performs Hip Hop and Kick Line dances at football and soccer games for Kennedy and Jefferson and also will perform at pep rallies and the annual Bloomington Heritage Days Parade in September.
Winter Competition season performs Jazz and Kick Line dances and the season goes from mid-October to mid-February, with the State Dance Championships usually the third weekend in February at the Target Center. The Winter Competition season is made up of conference meets, conference championships, the sectional meet hosted by Kennedy each year and weekend invitationals.
During the Winter Competition season, the Kolleens host one of the largest section meets in the state for the top dance teams at Kennedy High School in February each year. The Kolleens also host an invitational each year.
During the Fall Performance season, the dancers practice from 3:15-5:15p at Kennedy. Winter Competition season the dancers practice from 3:15-6:15p at Kennedy and then eventually practices change to 3:15-5:30pm.
Dance is incredibly exciting, fun and this is a special team to be a part of!
Please consider joining the Kolleens Dance Team!
ABOUT HEAD COACH SUSIE MAXEY
Coach Susie begin dancing when she was 14 years old when a friend told her to try out for the dance team. Though she had never danced a day in her life, she wanted to be more involved in school, so she gave it a try. Low and behold, she made the team. She was on the Kollettes, Kolleens JV team, for two years and was a Kolleen for two years. While on the Kolleens, she was a two time conference champion, as well as a two time High Kick State Champion. She also finish 2nd in Jazz at State both years she was on Kolleens and was part of the only class that went undefeated in the kick category in the history of the Kolleens.
After high school, she attended Minnesota State University at Mankato where she was a member of the Dance Team. She place 9th and 2nd at Nationals her first two years. During her last year on the team, she was named captain and won the first National Championships for Dance Team in the school's history. After college, she was a member of the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders and was thrilled to be able to dance on the field and cheer on those( or should it be the) Vikings.
Now, you can see Coach Susie either teaching English at Kennedy High School, coaching the Dance Team during the winter season or teaching yoga. When she is not busy with her career or part times jobs, she is spending time with her family. She has three beautiful children; a stepson Miles, son Mateo and daughter Mila. She loves being with them as much as she can.