School: Cannon Falls High School
Team Name: Bomber Dance Team
Team’s Website: www.cannonfallsdanceteam.com
Coach(s): Jamie Swenning
Team captains: Grace Hall, Mia Holscher, Brooke Kimmes, Kendra Lecy
Varsity Jazz Dancers: 6
Varsity Kick Dancers: 18
Total number on the team: 22
Team’s establishment date: 1997
Team charity and fundraiser activities: We host an annual kids clinic every season. Little dancers from our community, as well as surrounding communities, come and spend the morning with the Varsity dancers. That afternoon, they return to perform in a show with the Bomber Dance Team as well as other surround community dance teams.
MSHSL State Appearances:
High Kick: 2003, 2004, 2005 (State Champs), 2006 (State Champs), 2007 (State Champs), 2008, 2009 (State Champs), 2010, 2011 (State Champs), 2012, 2013 (State Champs), 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 (TBD)
Jazz: 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
Game-day & team bonding traditions: Every competition before we leave our room, we always sit in a circle, close our eyes, turn off the lights, hold hands, play the music and visualize our most perfect performance. It gets everyone focused and ready to go. Also, right before we take the floor, we take a few big deep breaths together as a team for a last minute focus.