The Ashwaubenon Jaguaress Dance Team is an award-winning athletic program with a tradition of high standards and expectations. Its purpose is to cultivate a love of dance among its members, to develop a true sense of self-discipline and excellence in working together as a team, and to foster a sense of community and responsibility to each other, the program, and the Ashwaubenon High School community.
The Jaguaress Dance Team is a competitive team, truly comparable to all sports at Ashwaubenon High School. While on the team the dancers learn the concepts and movement patterns of different styles of dance.
Primary Focus- (Main competitive routines)
Pom - Emphasis on synchronization and visual effect of the poms.
High Kick - Emphasis on quality of kicks and visual effect of kicks.
Secondary Focus- (Performed on select years based off of the coach’s discretion)
Jazz - Emphasis on technical moves, style, and execution.
Hip-Hop - Emphasis on sharp, synchronized choreography; street dance or hip hop style.
Fall Football Routine – Emphasis on crowd appeal and the capability of being performed on a football field.
Sidelines – Emphasis on choreography that can be performed to no particular song.
The dancers are required to a three-season (Summer, Fall and Winter) commitment during the school year. We perform at various varsity football and basketball games including the Homecoming Pep Assembly and Parade. We also perform at all post-season playoff games for both the football and basketball teams.
The competition portion of the season starts in November. The team competes at various competitions on Saturdays throughout winter. In the past the team has attended the Bay Port Dance Invitational, WACPC Game Day Competition, Hortonville Dance Invitational, Homestead Dance Classic, Pulaski Showcase, The De Pere Dance-Off, Wauwatosa West Trojan Invitational, Milwaukee Bucks Dance Competition, Green Bay Holiday Dance Classic, Little Chute Invitational, Freedom Irish Invitational, Oshkosh West Wildcat Dance Invitational and the Kaukauna Dance Classic. At the end of the season there is the WACPC Regional Competition that the team can perform two of their best competition routines. In 2018 the Ashwaubenon Dance Team became WACPC Regional Champions in Division 1 Kick. If either/both of the routines qualifies, there is then the WACPC State Dance Competition the first weekend in February.
In 2019, the Jaguaress Dance Team became WACPC State Champions in Division 2 Kick and Division 2 Pom. This was the 4th and 5th time in Ashwaubenon School District history that the dance program has been awarded a State Championship Title and the 1st time ever that they won two State Championship Titles in one year. (2018 - Division 1 Kick, 2014 – Division 2 Pom, 1988 – Novelty)
In 2011, the Jaguaress Dance Team hosted the first ever dance competition at Ashwaubenon High School for various Dance Teams throughout Wisconsin to come and compete at. The Ashwaubenon Dance Invitational is held annually on the first Saturday in December. In just its 8th year, the competition has reached 95 dance teams, over 1600 dancers, over 200 coaches, 350 performances, 3000+ spectators, 20 judges, and over 150 volunteers needed to run the competition. It has become one of the largest and most prestigious competitions in the State of Wisconsin.
The team has been able to attend out of state Dance Competitions since starting the Ashwaubenon Dance Invitational in 2011. In 2013, the Jaguaress Dancers raised enough funds to be able to attend the DX Americup Competition in Minneapolis, MN. In 2014, the team raised enough to attend the Contest of Champions Competition in Orlando, FL. In 2017, the Jaguaress Dance Team became Champions in the Contest of Champions Small Pom Division. In 2018, the Jaguaress Dance Team became Champions in the DX Americup’s High School Pom and High School Kick Divisions as well as received the Grand Champion Award for best High School Routine at the competition.
Head Coaches: Rodney Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org and Andrew Meinel email@example.com
Middle School Coach: Ashley Shimanek firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Email: email@example.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AshwaubenonJaguaressDanceTeam
WACPC State Championships:
2019 - Division 2 Kick & Division 2 Pom
2018 - Division 1 Kick
2014 - Division 2 Pom
1988 - Novelty
WACPC Regional Championships:
2018 - Division 1 Kick
WACPC Regional Runners Ups:
2019 - Division 2 Kick
2017 - Division 1 Jazz
2014 - Division 2 Pom
DX Americup Competition (Minneapolis,MN) Championships:
2018 - High School Pom
2018 - High School Kick (High School Grand Champions)
DX Americup Competition (Minneapolis, MN) Runner Ups:
2018 - High School Lyrical/Contemporary
2018 - High School Jazz
2013 - Division 2 Pom
2013 - Division 2 Jazz
2013 - Division 2 Kick
Contest of Champions Competition (Orlando, FL) Championships:
2017 - Small Pom Division
2014 - XLarge Novelty/Character Division (Combination of Ashwaubenon and Watertown's Dance Team)