Shawnee Mission Northwest Varsity Dance

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JV Dance Captains Chosen

Congrats to Micah Felder, Piper Stackhouse, and Brooke Willis who will serve as our 2021-2022 captains for Junior Varsity Dance Team.  We are looking forward to an exciting year and the leadership they will bring to our team.  

Physical Night Set for May 17th for Next Year’s Athletes

  Shawnee Mission Northwest Physical Night will hold a Physical Night on Monday, May 17, 2021 for those athletes wishing to get a head start on the 2021-2022 sports season.  The physicals, which will be given in the basement of the school, by the training room, will be offered from  6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Students interested

Varsity Dance Team Captains Chosen

Congrats to Meg Freeman and Jade Marsh who will serve as our 2021-2022 captains for Varsity Dance Team.  We are looking forward to an exciting year and the leadership they will bring to our team.

Dance Team Tryout Results

This past week the Cougar Classics Dance Team held their tryouts for the 2021-2022 year! We appreciate all the hard work and dedication that our tryout candidates displayed throughout the week, even during those 6:15 AM practices.  If you have any concerns or questions please reach out to Mr. Giacalone (the athletic director) after the

Dance Team Tryouts Have Begun!

Dance Team tryouts started (bright and early!) this morning.  We are excited to see so many people interested in dance! If you are someone who is trying out, you should have received an update to your student email (that you provided, not necessarily your school email) this afternoon with the music and other important information.

SMSD Dance Team Showcase TONIGHT!

Tonight at 7:00 PM, the SMNW Cougar Classics Dance Teams are hosting the first-ever SMSD Dance Team Showcase! It will feature dances from all SMSD Dance Teams, including several solos, a duet, and a few officer routines.  We are excited for the opportunity to gather all SMSD dancers under one roof. Tickets are limited to

Rylie Gunter Signs With Ottawa Dance!

Big congrats to Rylie Gunter who is officially a member of the Ottawa University Braves Dance Team! Ottawa’s dance team is competitive and competes at the NDA National Dance Championships at Daytona Beach. Rylie joins former SMNW Cougar Classic Anna Schmidt on the Ottawa Dance Team. Congratulations Rylie, it has been fun to watch you

Dance Team Trailridge Visits!

SMNW Dance Team is excited to head over to Trailridge Middle School on Monday, March 15th and Thursday, March 18th (3:45-5:00 PM)! We are excited to offer a Tryout Prep Workshop to both 7th and 8th grade students.  We will teach basic dance technique and a fun combination.  We hope this will either help you

Dance Team Tryout Forms Due Today!

Tryout forms are due today! This allows us to start collecting teacher recommendations to ensure that we have them by tryouts.  If you are in need of extra time, just contact Coach Horner ( and we will work it out…no problem! Here is the tryout application Here is the tryout packet (contains many of the

Dance Team Tryout Meeting – MONDAY!

We are eager to start the dance team tryout process!  Our informational meeting will be Monday, March 1st at 7:00 PM over Webex.  To join – click this link here.  (The password is cougars if you need it). At this meeting we will go over walk you through our tryout information, complete pre-tryout paperwork, and