Raven Dance Team Tryouts

  • Download ONW Dance Tryouts Information Flyer

    Fill out the Tryout Application Form 

    Important Dates:

    Sunday, May 1 @ 8:00-8:45 p.m.: Informational ZOOM meeting for ALL candidates & parents. A Zoom link will be emailed to all candidates/parents that have turned in their application the morning of May 1st.

    Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday May 3-5 @ 6:00-8:30 p.m.: Tryout clinics. All material (exception - Fight Song will be learned from a video prior to clinics) will be taught at the evening clinics. Attendance is required & points are given that are factored into the dancers’ final audition score.

    Friday, May 6 @ 4:00 p.m.: RDT Tryouts begin Friday afternoon in the Main Gym. Dancers will be placed in groups of 3 for auditions - groups & audition times will be drawn at random. If any candidate has a conflict & needs an early tryout time, please have them communicate with coaches DAY 1 of clinics!

Raven Dance Team Staff

Head Coach

Phone: 913-780-7150


Degrees and Certifications:

Shannon Summers

Shannon (Judge) Summers is the head coach of the nationally and internationally ranked Olathe Northwest Raven Dance Team. Her past dance experience includes 15 years of studio training in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical and hip hop. Over the last 11 years, Summers has been a head instructor, choreographer, and adjudicator at the high school, all-star and collegiate level for the National Dance Alliance-NDA. She is a former member of the Kansas State University Classy Cat dance team. Currently, she works independently as a choreographer for many high school and collegiate dance teams including Purdue University, Miami University of Ohio, Kansas State University, University of Kansas, University of Kentucky, Iowa State University, and Ohio State University. She also served as a judge and master instructor for the 2007 JCDA (Japan Cheer Dance Association) National Competition in Tokyo, Japan.