UMKC Spirit Squads

For information about the cheerleading squad, contact Dawn Todd at

For information relating to the dance team, contact Michele Talley at


2015-16 UMKC Cheer Squad

Thank you to everyone who tried out to be a UMKC Cheerleader for the 2015-16 seasons.

Congratulations to the following students making the squad:

Alexandra Williams
Alyssa January
Amber Leverette
Austin Hass
Cara Clow
Devorah Collins
Jazmine Matthews
Kara Brantley
Karl Murray
Katie Gerber
Kaycee Mahone
Kyla Mahone
Lindsay Self
Luci McMurray
Molly Murphy
Quenton Noble
Sarah Smith                 
Shelby Finnell
Theresa Hernandez
Van Nguyen-le

Alexus Askew
Brytani Anderson
Ciera Clark
Erykah Bobo

For information about the cheerleading squad, contact Dawn Todd at


2015-16 Dance Team Tryout Information:

Auditions for the 2015-16 UMKC Dance Team will take place on May 2nd in Swinney Recreation Center.  The audition material will be taught starting at 10am.  Please see the below detailed related to timing and what will be judged at auditions.

  • 10:00-12:00 pm - Audition routine is taught to all individuals auditioning. 
  • 12:00-3:00 pm - Dancers will be judged in groups of three.  The evaluation will include the taught routine which includes jazz, pom and hip hop styles of dance as well as technical skills.  Skills include fouettes to second, toe touch, leap to second, pitch, and a minimum triple pirouette.  Dancers will also be asked to do 3 skills of their own selection and these can include aerials, turn/leap combinations, jumps, and demonstration of flexibility (holds, turns, etc).  Dancers auditioning are not required to bring any of their own material except skills they are planning to do which will count the same as the required skills.  Attire should include a sports bra or top, jazz pants or booty shorts and shoes of your choice. 

For more information, please contact Michele Morgan at 816-876-5229 or