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Prospective Parent & Dancer Information

Prospective Parents and Dancers,

Thank you for inquiring about our program and stopping by our website! We invite you to get to know a bit more about our program by exploring the information provided on the tabs to your right.

You will find a lot of information and I would like to direct you to the following sections with links located on the right hand side of the site:
  • Calendar of Events
  • Coaching Staff ~ learn more about the coaches who lead our program
  • Traditions
  • Spirit Memories & Performance Videos
  • 2023-2024 Tryout Information ~ Check out the information on the site! 
  • FAQs ~ get the answers to all those questions you might have!
The Saint Thomas Aquinas Dance Program is comprised of talented and dedicated dancers selected through a tryout process each spring. We perform at home soccer, football and basketball games throughout the school year as well as various community events and competitions.  Our season is truly year-round. As such, dance team must be considered the dancer’s extra curricular priority. With that said, 100% of our team members are involved in numerous enriching activities and clubs in addition to dance team including school musicals, student council, outside studio dance companies and many, many more. We believe involvement in these activities is critical to each dancer’s overall development, so long as it doesn’t create a burden on their studies. Academics are a top priority for our program. Finding a healthy balance between academics and extracurricular activities is a top priority for each dancer and the coaching staff is committed to helping each dancer reach their highest potential in all areas of their high school experience.
The Spirits are dedicated to performing at the highest level each time we take the field or the floor, bringing entertaining, challenging routines for our crowds to enjoy. The long tradition of excellence, set by teams that have come before us, motivates us to "practice hard, dance harder" throughout our season, working as one TEAM. Some of our top priorities include supporting our fantastic athletic teams and exhibiting what it means to be a "Spirit" on and off the field.
However, being a Spirit is so much more than dancing on the sidelines. In addition to performances and competitions, Spirits complete numerous hours of community service each year, averaging 1,200+ hours per  season! We also find time to bond as a team through fun activities several times each semester. Please follow our social media accounts for highlights! @sta_dance on Instagram and @aquinasdance on Twitter.
One of the key ingredients to our program's legacy of excellence are the incredibly dedicated parents that invest their time and energy into our dance program. Parent volunteers coordinate numerous activities for our dancers and provide support in many ways both behind the scenes and cheering from the stands. We simply could not do what we do without them!
If you have any questions at all about our program, please don’t hesitate to let us know. And, if you’re ever at a game or event, please introduce yourself. We look forward to hearing from you!

Tara Yantis
Head Dance Team Coach