The Cowley College Tigerettes attended dance camp August 18-19 in Oklahoma
City, OK. The dance camp was hosted by the National Dance Alliance (NDA).
The team attended technique sessions and learned new dance routines to
perform during the school year. The team also learned a team dance on
the first day and performed it on day two of the camp. The team was awarded
a superior ribbon and a second place trophy for their performance. The
Tigerettes also received a bid to compete in the NDA Collegiate National
Championship held in April,2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. The team is
coached by Lindsay Sanderholm.
Who We Are...
The Tigerettes were founded in 1988 by Lana Sleeper as a student
organization. However, in the 1989 school year, the Tigerettes became
an official support/spirit group for Cowley County athletics. Since
then, the dance team has become one of Cowley’s brightest traditions.
The team consists of 16-20 young ladies that wish to continue their
dance careers while entertaining the sport fans at Cowley College’s
basketball games. The Tigerettes are under its second director, Lindsay
What We Do...
The Tigerettes perform dance routines
during timeouts and halftime of all men’s and women’s home basketball games. The team
also cheers on the sidelines during the games. The team performs
a variety of styles including jazz, pom, hip-hop, high kick, and
novelty. In addition to performing at basketball, the Cowley Tigerettes
have the opportunity to participate in other special events. The
danceline has performed at Wichita State basketball games and the
National VICA conference at Century II in Wichita. In 2004, the team
traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to perform at the 52nd Annual Breakfast
of the American Angus Beef Auxiliary. The team also performs at various
community events and parades during the year. Members have also been
invited to model at the Arkalalah Queen’s Tea, Safe Homes Benefit
Show, and the Ducks Unlimited Dinner/Auction. The Tigerettes compete
each year at the NCA/NDA Collegiate National Championship in Daytona
Cowley offers full tuition
and book dance scholarships to all Tigerettes that qualify. Members
must maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and be a full-time
Cowley student. A $500 Academic Bonus is awarded to members with
a 3.5 and above grade point average. This bonus can be received each
semester the student is attending Cowley and participating on the
team. Dance scholarships are available to Kansas and Oklahoma residents.
Other out-of-state students should contact the coach for scholarship
opportunities. Cowley provides all performances uniforms, poms, and
covers most travel expenses including fees, hotel, and meals. There
is minimal out-of-pocket expenses for members. Members are required
to purchase the team warm-up, shoes, and practice clothes.
* 2007, 2008, 2009 COA Open National Champions!
* 2005 and 2006 Nation's Best Champions!
* 2003 and 2004 UPA National Champions!
* Full tuition and book dance scholarships available!
* Perform around 40 times a year at college and
* Practice is held as a class five days a week!
* Members receive two college credit hours per
year for participation!
* Tigerette of the Month Awards voted on by team
* Tigerette Newsletters mailed to family and friends!
* Team Days held throughout the year!
* Team members featured on Cowley web site!