Junior Charger Girls Dance Team


The Junior Charger Girls is our Middle School Dance Team, comprised of 6th-8th grade students. Dancers train year-round and perform at Duchesne MS Volleyball and Basketball Games, perform in our annual Fall Dance Show and Spring Showcase, and compete in the Spring.



Junior Charger Girls Tryouts 2024-2025 Season

Thank you for your interest in joining our Middle School Dance Team, the Duchesne Junior Charger Girls! Please reference the Tryout Packet below for information on what joining our Middle School dance team entails, as well as what to wear, required skills, etc.


Monday, April 8 from 4 - 6 p.m. (Clinic Day - learn tryout combo)

Tuesday, April 9 from 4 - 6:30 p.m. (Final Tryout Day)

Tuesday, April 9 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (Advanced Tryout - Open to Rising Grade 8 Only)

Dancers must attend both days of Tryouts


The Duchesne Gymnasium

If you plan to join us at Tryouts, please complete the following:

  1. Read our Junior Charger Girls Tryout packet. Sign and print the last two pages with a Parent/Guardian, and bring them to the first day of Tryouts.

  2. Sign-up for Tryouts!

  3. Fill out the Athletics Physical Form. For current students, please upload the completed athletics physical to Magnus Health. For future Chargers, please email the completed athletics physical to healthservices@duchesne.org or fax it to 713-804-9256.

  4. Sign the Athletic Player/Parent Contract and bring it to the first day of Tryouts.


Dancers trying out to dance up with the Upper School Charger Girls dance team

(Rising Grade 8 Only):

  1. In addition to following the steps above - please read the Charger Girls Dance Up Tryout Form for more information about dancing up. Sign the last page with a Parent/Guardian and bring it to the first day of Tryouts.

  2. Sign-up for Charger Girls Dance Up Tryouts (Rising Grade 8 Only).

We look forward to dancing with you at Tryouts!



Join us for an evening of Dance that celebrates our dance teams' competition pieces, as well as special performances from Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School dancers.

Monday, April 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Duchesne Gymnasium.



Dance Show Performance - Oh Santa

Junior Charger Girls Competition Pom

Dance Faculty

Melissa Lastovica
Dance Personnel
Junior Charger Girls Head Coach

Whitney Gillett
Dance Faculty
Junior Charger Girls Assistant Coach

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2023-2024 Dance Team

Ellis Buchanan
Isabella Burke
Claire Brassil
Amelia Bridges
Whitley Caserio
Camille Fuentes
Maddie Gabriel
Mariana Hagemeister
Annie Hinton
Holly Hoffman
Jackie LaPar
Sofia Leon
Tati Leon
Josie Perich
Sofia Ramos-Tanus
Peyton Ritchey
Reese Riseden
Addie Strange