2021-'22 Kaukauna Dance Team. Photo courtesy Kaukauna Dance Team on Facebook
2021-'22 Kaukauna Dance Team. Photo courtesy Kaukauna Dance Team on Facebook

LA CROSSE — Kaukauna’s Dance Team is making final preparations this week for a trip to the 2022 Varsity State Dance Championships in La Crosse.

Kaukauna’s Dance team qualified in two events in the competition that takes place Feb. 5, 2022 at the La Crosse Center.

The team will perform in Division 1 Kick and Division 2 Pom. The Kick Team is expected to perform about 4:50 p.m. Saturday and the Pom Team about 8:10 p.m.

Members of this year’s team include:

  • Abby Verhagen
  • Allie Ott
  • Ashlee Eckholm
  • Ava Hammen
  • Averie Gaffney
  • Chloee Krueger
  • Cori Fisher
  • Delinda Romenesko
  • Ella Cronin
  • Ella VanDemark
  • Emma Veldman
  • Grace Busse
  • Hannah Hotchkiss
  • Haylee Beversdorf
  • Jenika Grimm
  • Kaylee Micke
  • Lilly Garrity
  • Maddy Busse
  • Madi Headson
  • Mallory Kern
  • Mili Jo Hooyman
  • Norah Schaefer
  • Olivia Planert
  • Rachel Sprangers
  • Reese Brooks
  • Savanah Sabee
  • Shaylee Tufnell
  • Sophia West
  • Sophie Mader
  • Tenley Brooks


  • Courtney Meehan
  • Mari Van Asten
  • Cora Wittmann

Kaukauna fans planning on attending the tournament must be purchased online. No cash will be accepted at the door. TICKETS HERE.

The Wisconsin Association of Cheer and Pom Coaches, which organizes the state competion, consists of coaches from the state of Wisconsin who share a common goal of promoting and improving their leadership role in the sports of cheer and dance, according to the group’s website.

The WIAA and its member schools have recognized and endorsed the Wisconsin Association of Cheer and Pom Coaches as the organization aligned with school-based programs in the state since 2003.



By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.