Kolleens Dance Team
9701 Nicollet Avenue South • Bloomington, MN • 55420 • 952.681.5000
WINTER COMP ANNOUNCEMENTS
For all season results/individual schedules, please click this link: mnhsdanceteam
FALL PERFORMANCE AND WINTER COMP TEAM TRYOUTS
Fall Performance Team and/or Winter Competition Team Tryouts
When: April 24, 25, and 26
Where: Kennedy High School Main Gyms
Time: 3:15 - 5:30PM
Who: Any female student who will be in 8th - 12th grade NEXT school year.
*All dancers who will be auditioning MUST attend all three days. If this is not possible, arrangements need to be made with Coach Susan Maxey at email@example.com before auditions.
*An tryout informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 17 at 3:15 in Room C204 at Kennedy High School.
Please contact Coach Susan if you have any questions.
Kolleens Dance Team
Head Varsity Coach
Frequently Asked Questions on Tryouts
1) Tryouts are for Fall and Winter Season?
Yes, we are holding tryouts for Fall and Winter Seasons in April. This is new for this year. You can tryout for Fall only, Winter only or both. If you tryout in April, you will be guaranteed a spot on the Winter Comp Team.
2) Will there be additional tryouts in October of 2018 for Winter Comp Season?
Yes, we will have a 2nd round of tryouts in October for winter comp season, at that time Varsity and JV teams will also be formed.
3) Can a dancer tryout only for Fall or only for Winter Season?
4) Why are we trying out for Winter Comp Season already?
Coach Susie will go over that at the informational meeting on August 17th at Kennedy.
5) How old do you have to be to participate in either Fall or Winter Seasons?
You must be entering 8th-12th grade in the Fall of 2018 to be eligible.
6) When does Fall Performance Season Start?
Dance Camp in July, Captains practices start in late July or beginning of August. Season runs August to October(Football Season timeframe).
3 – Team Photo Shoot
17 – Just for Kix Holiday Show, 2p,
KHS - JV & VAR perform
20 – Metro West Kick Meet, Chaska
21 – Practice, 9a-noon, KAC
23 – Practice, 9a-noon, KAC
27 – Metro West Jazz Meet,
4 – Metro West Kick Meet, Cooper
8 – Fridley Invitational
11 – Metro West Jazz Meet,
15 – Conference Champiionships,
18 – Boys Basketball, KHS
20 – Wrestling, KHS
21 – NO PRACTICE
24 – NO PRACTICE
25 – NO PRACTICE
26 – Practice, 9a-noon, KAC
27 – Practice, 9a-noon, KAC
28 – Practice, 9a-noon, KAC
31 – NO PRACTICE
1 – NO PRACTICE
2 – Practice, 9a-noon, KAC
3 – Practice, 9a-noon, KAC
4 – Practice, 9a-noon, KAC
12 – Kennedy Invitational
15 – Boys Hockey, BIG
20 – NO SCHOOL - AM Practice
22 – Girls Basketball, KHS
24 – Varsity Kick ONLY performance
at Gophers Basketball game,
25 – VARSITY ONLY - East Ridge
26 – JV ONLY - Mounds View
Invitational - Last day for JV
1 – NO SCHOOL
9 – SECTIONS
15-16 – STATE
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.