Gustavus Dance Team

About us!

Our dance team proudly represents Gustavus Adplphus College in performances during football and basketball games as well as in Divison III competition.


The Gustavus Adolphus Performance Dance Team performs at all home football games and boys home basketball games.  Routines consist of jazz, hip hop, and combinations of both.  The Competition team is also apart of the performance team but additionally competes at local competitions.  Competition dances consist of jazz and lyrical technique (see try-outs page for expectation information).

Team members are proud to dance at all  home football and basketball games.  The season for the Performance team usually runs from September to February, depending on how long the basketball season goes. The Competition team's season can go as late as spring depending on nationals schedules and which competitions we decide to dance at. Dancers are expected to attend three practices a week, with possible changes and additions around Competition season. Auditions will take place in the Spring for current Gustavus Students and in the Fall for incoming freshman and students that missed spring auditions. 

Gustavus Performance Team 2013-14

Back row (L to R): Coach Jess E, Alli C, Emily P, Hannah C, Rachael U, Angie C, Emily C, Kayla W
Middle row (L to R): Danielle K, Steph T, Abi T, Hailee G, Jenna R, Maddie R, Maggie A
Front row (L to R): Krista R, Sara K, Sami B, Emma W, Allie R, Amani Y, Megan S, Sara V



Purpose and Mission:

The purpose of the Gustavus Dance Team is to promote school spirit by performing dances ranging from hip hop to jazz at half time entertainment during Gustavus  football and basketball games.  The team also represents their school by performing at local competitions.

Our mission as a team is to provide dancers with a positive experience so they can further their dance goals in college.  Our team members are highly motivated individuals that work hard towards their academics, dance technique, time management, and forming great friendships.

Gustavus Competition Team 2012-13

Nationals in Anaheim, CA- 2nd Place




Gustavus Competition Team 2013-14




(L to R) Krista, Coach Jess, Amani




Contact information:

Jess Erickson (Coach) -

Krista Ripperton (Captain) -

Amani Yassin (Captain) -


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