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Warrior Poms Dance Team

2023 Fall Season Tryout Information

Formal dance background is NOT needed. We are looking for potential and ability to be taught. Those that DO have extensive dance training can be featured in dances. All girls who will be attending Lakeside and in grades 9-12 in the 23/24 school year are welcome.

Complete this form to participate in clinics and tryouts. Must be completed before attending the clinic on May 8.
Clinics: May 8 & 9 (3:30-5:30)
You do not need to commit to trying out to attend clinics. Tryout material will be taught and practiced. No evaluation will be done until the tryout. Assistance will be given on tryout material; this is a learning time. Recommended attire for clinics: leggings or fitted dance shorts, tanks or t-shirts (no crops), and athletic shoes.
Tryouts: May 11 (4-6pm)

Tryout in front of judges on clinic material. This will include motions, dance, cheer, high kicks and optional, additional dance skills. Please have hair half, or all the way, up and wear fitted leggings or shorts. Athletic shoes or dance shoes may be worn. 
* Tryout accommodations will be made for interested girls who can not attend due to spring sports. Please contact Coach Michelle Taylor to schedule. 

If you are placed on the team there is a mandatory uniform fitting on Monday, May 15 3:30-5 and a parent/team meeting on Monday, May 22, 6-7pm.  First day of practice is July 31. A practice schedule will be given at the parent/team meeting. 

Team gear to be purchased by team members includes, uniform accessories (tights, bloomers, bows, earrings), jazz or sideline shoes, warmups, practice tanks, and theme dance accessories. Estimated cost around $300. Payments may be spread out over the course of the season. Warmups, tanks and other items in good condition can be used in subsequent seasons. Coach Michelle Taylor [email protected] 

Coach Michelle Taylor at [email protected]




Winter Pom Dance Team

We will dance and cheer at select home boys and girls varsity basketball games, and perform at select halftimes (Christmas and Valentine themes planned). Season runs from Nov-Feb, with optional/potential basketball playoffs in March. Lettering is possible if certain requirements are met.
Practices begin November 1, Monday-Thursday 3:30-5:30. First game is December 2. 

Team Roster:

Julianne Dollard *Captain
Kylee Krutsinger *Captain 
Clara Grow
Juliette Haar
Nadia Henriquez
Allianna Schleef 
Ella Taylor
Jayne Thomas 
Noelle Vanderhoof 
Jr. member:
Emma Hallberg 

Molly Chopp 


The Warrior Poms Dance Team is a Varsity Spirit Squad whose emphasis is on Football and Basketball Game Day performances. Our program is comprised of female athletes committed to growing in their dance technique, promoting school spirit, and entertaining fans at all home football and select boys and girls basketball games. The Warrior Poms team practices 3 times a week in addition to games. There are separate fall and winter seasons and tryouts. Lettering is possible for each.

The fall season has tryouts in spring and begins practice in July. Incoming freshman are welcome to try out. Winter season has tryouts in October and begins practice in November. Formal dance background is not required, coaches are looking for potential and ability to be taught. Those that do have extensive dance training can be featured in dances.

We strive to enhance the Lakeside Lutheran High School Game Day experience through our pregame, sideline, timeout and halftime performances. Highlights of the fall season include the Homecoming parade and Homecoming half time performance. The winter season will feature Holiday (Christmas and Valentine’s Day) theme routines. As a team we seek to encourage and build each other up through team bonding events, “spirit sisters”, and a positive, joyful team culture. We also aim to connect with and inspire younger dancers through our winter dance clinic and summer dance camp.

Please reach out to Coach Michelle Taylor with any questions on our program [email protected] Go Warriors!


Dance Clinic

We are excited to host a winter K-8 dance clinic. Visit our Dance Clinic page for more info.



Michelle Taylor, a member at St. Paul in Lake Mills, is the Dance/Poms Coach for the 2022-23 school year. Michelle has an extensive background in Dance performing as a member at Duluth East High School for three years and collegiately as a Spirit Squad member at the University of Minnesota. Last year she served St Paul's as Dance/Poms coach. In addition to a wealth of knowledge and experience, Michelle brings an energetic spirit and high degree of enthusiasm to the position.