The Notre Dame de Sion School Cheerleaders are an enthusiastic group of young women who work together to support Sion’s athletic teams and special events. The squad promotes Sion spirit by attending Varsity volleyball and basketball games at home and away in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. Cheerleaders are required to attend district, sectional and state games as well as school pep rallies and other performances.
The Notre Dame de Sion School Dance Team is an enthusiastic group of talented dancers who work together to further Sion spirit by performing at designated games and special events. In addition, the squad competes as a team in local, state, regional and national competitions.
Team accomplishments include the following: Missouri 3A State Champions 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2007, 2005; UDA National Dance Team Championship – Finalist 9 years, Top Ten National Ranking 8 years.
2016 – 5th High Kick
2015 – 5th High Kick, Semi-finalist Pom
2014 – 6th High Kick, 9th Pom
2013 – 4th High Kick, 6th Pom
2012 – 6th High Kick, Midwest Regional Pom Champion
2011 – 12th High Kick
2010 – 8th High Kick
2004 – 6th High Kick
2002 – 5th High Kick
Dance team demands physical skills such as strength, coordination, flexibility and endurance as well as teamwork. Dance training is highly recommended; however, specific dance team technique is not required and is a part of the coaching process. As a year-round activity, it also requires the continued self-discipline and challenge of maintaining high levels of enthusiasm and commitment as well as academic eligibility. Any student enrolled at Sion High School with at least a 2.5 grade point average and who has the desire to participate actively, attend all practices and performances, and work hard as both an individual and a member of a team may audition.
Overview of Yearly Events
Team Workshops & Auditions
Weekly Practices in June/July, Team Building Events, Fundraising & Team Camp
3 Weekly Practices, Volleyball Games, RHS Performances, Kids Camp
3 Weekly Practices, Basketball Games, Local Competition, The Chicagoland Dance Championship, The Missouri State Dance Team Championship & The National Dance Team Championships in Orlando, Florida
Members provide a uniform rental and maintenance fee, summer camp fees, and clothing, personal uniform components (shoes, tights, leotards, etc.) and as appropriate, transportation fees and/or partial lodging fees for competition. Group fund raising events are held to help defray expenses for competition.
Ready to put on your dancing shoes? Sion Storm Dance Team tryouts for 2017-18 will be held in April. A meeting for interested daughters and parents will be held on Tuesday, March 28th at 6 p.m. in the Sion High School Library. Information about Dance Team—activities, practices, performances, and competitions--plus the upcoming clinics and auditions (April 4-7) will be provided and questions answered. For additional information, please see the informational flyer below. Hope to see you there!
2016-17 news coming soon!
On January 31 and February 1, the Sion Storm Dance Team competed in the National Dance Team Championship held in Orlando, Florida, on the Walt Disney World Complex. The team earned a 5th place national ranking in Varsity High Kick and also a superior award for making semi-finals in Large Varsity Pom. NDTC, the largest high school championship, is administered by the Universal Dance Association and endorsed by the National Federation of State High Schools Association. Teams earn a bid through high performance at camp and, once at the competition, move through preliminary, semi-final, and final rounds. Over 200 high school teams from 38 states competed with no differentiation for school size or division, just squad size (small and large). Performances took place in four categories (pom, hip hop, jazz, and high kick) at five different venues with an estimated 10,000 people in attendance. This is Sion’s 6th consecutive year of reaching Finals and the 5th year of placing in the Top Ten in the Nation. Congratulations Sion Dance Team!!