All six of PCM dancers make All-Iowa honor dance team


PCM Dance Members after finding out they made the All-Iowa Honor Dance Team.

Based on the highest audition scores from the official PCM Dance Team try-out, six PCM dancers were selected to get the opportunity to try-out for the All-Iowa Honor Dance Team.

All-Iowa Honor Dance Team is a group made up of 200 dancers selected from schools all over Iowa. Each school is allowed to select six members to try out. The half time routine consists of a kick section, pom section and sections with everyone together. The pre-game performance is typically a Patriotic routine with each state flag. 

 On Aug. 27 seniors Savanna Disney and Lily Ladehoff, junior Avery Houser, sophomores Addison Shannon, Chloe Greiner, and Jaylyn Devries, and coaches Lainy Curry and Kim Pettyjohn headed to Newton High School where they spent an entire morning learning a kick and a pom routine. After learning and perfecting these routines the dancers were split into groups of around ten to try out for the All-Iowa Honor Dance Team. With over 500 dancers from all over Iowa, only 200 were selected to be a part of the team. 

On Sept. 29 head coach Lainy Curry surprised the girls at school with special boxes. In each box contained a cookie with the section each member was selected for. Greiner was selected to dance in the pre-game performance. Ladehoff and Houser were selected for the Kick portion and Shannon, Disney, and Devries will be dancing in the pom portion.  

The All-Iowa Honor Dance Team performs at half-time of the 4A Boys State Basketball Game held on March 4. You can watch it in-person at the game or on Iowa Public Television’s live broadcast.