Simpson Dance

Simpson Dance

The Simpson Dance Team is a competitive and fun team made up of hardworking and passionate individuals who share their love of the sport. The team performs at all home football and basketball games and competes at several competitions including the ISDTA Championships at Wells Fargo Arena against other Iowa colleges and the NDA Collegiate Nationals in Daytona Beach, FL. Throughout the school year these girls are involved in multiple activities such as Kids Dance Clinics, Race for the Cure, "Yell Like Hell" Pep Rally, Annual Spring Show, and a variety of fundraisers. At Simpson, the spirit squads are an extension of the athletic department—it’s exciting for team members to be involved in something they love at the collegiate level.


Storm collect two titles at A-R-C Dance & Cheer Invite!

The Simpson cheer and dance teams performed at the American Rivers Conference Competitive Dance and Cheer Invitational on Sunday, with the dance team earning first in the Jazz and Hip-Hop divisions.

The dance team garnered first in Hip-Hop by tallying 92 points, just clipping second-place Central, which scored 91. In the jazz competition, the Storm secured a four-point victory over Central, 94-90. In the Pom event, Simpson finished in second with a score of 91.66, just four points behind first-place Central.

In the cheer competition, the Storm earned a Performance of Merit plaque due to having the lone entry in the Coed Stunt Division. The team scored 21.50 points. The cheer squad received third in the 5-Person Stunt.

View the A-R-C release and results here.


Iowa Conference Champions!

The Storm dance team earned first place honors in the Hip-hop and Jazz categories at the Iowa Conference's inaugural Competitive Cheer and Dance Invitational held Feb. 11, 2018 in Storm Lake. Simpson added a second-place effort in the Pom category. 

Complete Results


Upcoming Events


SCDT Dance Clinic — Sunday, April 7, 2019
• REGISTER NOW to reserve your spot!
• For grades K-5
• Clinic begins at Noon in Cowles Fieldhouse and ends at 2 p.m.
• Registration Fee: $30 (includes performance t-shirt; register by March 10 to guarantee size)
• Performance will be during the SCDT Spring Show 2018 that day at 3 pm. Kids Clinic Dancers and one guest are admitted into the show for free! Admission for additional guests is $5. 
• Questions? Email Paige Ahrens at

SCDT Spring Show 2018 — Sunday, April 7, 2019
The dance team will be performing each of its routines from throughout the season with additional performances, including those participating in the Kids Dance Clinic prior to the show that day! Help us celebrate all that we have accomplished this year!

The show begins at 3 p.m. in Cowles Fieldhouse, doors open at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.

2019-20 Dance Team Tryouts — April 28, 2019
Interested in joining our squad? Register for tryouts! We'll begin with check-in at 1:45 p.m. in the Steven Johnson Fitness Center Dance Room and get started at 2 p.m. REGISTER TODAY


2017-18 Competitions, Appearances and Performances

Date Event Time
Oct. 13 Yell Like Hell TBA
Oct. 14 Home football vs. Luther 1 pm
Oct. 28 Home football vs. Buena Vista 1 pm
Dec. 1 State Dance Competition (Wells Fargo Arena) TBA
March 18 Spring Show/Kids Clinic 2 pm
April 22 Tryouts for 2018-19 Season 2 pm

*Dance team performs at halftime of all home football and basketball games

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Competition Routine Styles
Pom, jazz, hip hop 

If you have questions or want further information, contact:
Heather Hulen, head cheerleading coach OR
Paige Ahrens, head dance coach