About the Program 

East High School is proud to offer dance. The Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa High School Girls Athletic Union sanction our high school sports. Our teams compete in the Missouri River Conference. Through involvement in athletics, students learn valuable life skills, including teamwork, leadership, and commitment.    

The East High Raiderettes dance team can be seen performing on the sidelines of football games, during halftimes of basketball games, and during seasonal showcase shows.  

State Champions in the Production category for 9 years straight!

Each year, the Raiderettes compete in the State dance competition. The dance team has won the top three placements in all major categories at the State competition since the inception of the program. The team also holds a State record for the most consecutive years to earn a state title in the consistent category. The team has earned their consecutive State title in the production category – a title held for nine straight years.  In 2019, the team added an all-male squad and in its inaugural year, the men took second place at state.  

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Meet the Coaches

Head Coach – Celeste Bathurst 

Assistant Coach – Jade Nelson

Meet the Team 

Student-athletes give their all. Countless hours go into practice and preparation to build strong athletes that are prepared to compete. Likewise, our athletes fulfill academic requirements in order to participate in sports.  

Students in Action

EHS Team Photo with Awards at State Competition
EHS Male Dance Team
EHS Dance Team Posing at a Football Game
EHS Dance Team Bus Trip

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  • Taylor Bertrand, F 
  • Gwen Burnight, J
  • Emma Clark, So 
  • Haley Connot, So 
  • Cali Cooper, F 
  • Eyerlyn Davis, F 
  • Bella Gordon, So 
  • Kaylee Gordon, So 
  • Bailey Grover, Sr 
  • Emma Hahn, J 
  • Ella Jepsen, J 
  • Jaidyn Kane, F 
  • Hannah Kritzer, Sr 
  • Ellie Mutchler, Sr 
  • Elizabeth Page, Sr 
  • Lauren Patton, Sr 
  • Kamryn Postello, J 
  • Angelina Seou, F 
  • Leah Stewart, F 
  • Emerson Sulzbach, So 
  • Abby Sweisberger, So 


  • Eric Bowman, Sr 
  • Max Braunstein, Sr 
  • Keshawn Canady, J 
  • Jace Eberly, J 
  • Juan Fuentes, Sr 
  • Colton Hibbs, J 
  • Jacob Mace, Sr 
  • Gabe Tolvanen, F 
  • Trey VanPeursum, Sr 
  • Carter Vanderloo, Sr 

Notable Achievements

2020 State Awards (Dec 6th 2019)

Hip-Hop: Division I Rating 
Lyrical: 4th Place 
Co-Ed: 3rd Place 
All-Male: 2nd Place 
Show Production: 1st Place (9th Consecutive Year) 

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