Dance team

Kick Up Your Heels for the Gehlen Catholic Dance Team

The Gehlen Catholic Dance Team kicked off the 2018-2019 school year at the Iowa State Dance & Drill Team Association’s 2018 Team Championships at the Wells Fargo Arena/HyVee Hall in Des Moines. 

The dance team placed 5th in Class 1A in Kick. After moving up a division in the Jazz category & competing against larger schools, the Gehlen Catholic Dance Team placed 2nd in Class 2A Jazz.  (Each class is comprised of 12 schools.)

The teams were judged on choreography, execution, kick technique, general effect/showmanship & their appearance. 

Team preparations each year begin in August.  

The routines are choreographed annually by members of the dance team.  The 2018-2019 kick routine was choreographed by Sydney Logan, Ally Aquino & Isabelle Kessenich.  The jazz routine was choreographed this year by Ms. Driggs. 

Dance Team Moderator, Mrs. Jackie Heissel, stated, "I continue to be proud of all the work the dance team invests each season.  It is truly amazing to see the girls bond & support each other throughout the season, especially at State.”

The Dance Team perform during the halftime at all the home Gehlen Catholic basketball games as well as their end of year showcase in February of 2019.

The 2018-2019 Gehlen Catholic Dance Team Members

       Ally (Alleana) Aquino

Sage Goergen

Isabelle Kessenich

Grace Kreber

Sydney Logan 

Olivia Budden

Elizabeth Hansen

Lillian Kessenich

Emily Klein

Ella Kreber 

Karoline Kroll

Molly Roder 

Marit Heinen

Emma Bogen

Olivia Bunkers 

Trinity Goebel 

Madi Mouse

Lydia Vaske

A special congratulations to the following dancers who earned additional awards:

2019 All Iowa Honor Dance Team, & 2018 State Champion Dance Soloist-Class 1A-Sydney Logas
2019 All Iowa Honor Dance Team & 7th place - 2018 Class 1A Solo Dance-Ally Aquino


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