Dance Team Spring Prospect Camp

Designed for dancers wanting to gain further insight into the style and technique of a college dance team. Dancers will learn jazz, contemporary, pom or hip-hop combinations utilizing a mixture of style with traditional technical elements. Participants will also gain knowledge in proper dance technique. Overall, the clinic is a great opportunity to learn about the college dance team experience and will be very helpful for those dancers planning to engage in the recruitment process for the University of Iowa Dance Team or any college dance team in the future.

Saturday, February 18

Who: Any and all dancers grades 9-12 or college-aged
Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena practice gym
Time: 2pm - 5:30pm; check in at 1:45pm
Cost: $50/person

Gregg Niemiec

Gregg Niemiec

HEAD COACH | SPIRIT COORDINATOR

Gregg Niemiec is entering his 26th year as the head cheerleading coach and spirit coordinator for the University of Iowa spirit squads. Niemiec coaches the Iowa cheerleaders, while running the spirit squad and all of its events, travel, public relations, fundraising, alumni relations and daily needs.

A 1993 graduate of Northern Illinois University, Niemiec was assistant coach at Northwestern University for three years while also coaching at the high school and junior high level in the suburbs of Chicago. As a cheerleader at Northern Illinois, he was a three-year captain and competed at nationals in the team and partner stunt divisions.

Niemiec worked for Universal Cheerleaders Association for 14 years as a territory manager in the Midwest Region. UCA is the world leader in the spirit industry, including national competitions being covered by ESPN, worldwide camps, competitions and uniform sales and numerous sister companies covering all areas of the spirit industry.

Jennifer Eustice

Jennifer Eustice

HEAD DANCE TEAM COACH

Eustice is entering her 13th year as the dance team coach for the University of Iowa. In 2020, the Iowa Dance Team made finals in both the jazz and pom division, placing 11th in jazz, and 3rd in pom, tying the highest ever placement by the squad (1989, 2017). The Iowa Dance Team also competes annually at the ISDTA State Competition, and UDA regionals. Their 2020 pom routine earned the ISDTA judge's choice award, and UDA Crowd Appeal award at the Spirit of America competition. Eustice is a former Minnesota Vikings cheerleader and a Minnesota Swarm Performance Team member.

She is a former dancer (captain) and assistant coach of the University of Minnesota dance team in Minneapolis, earning 4 national championships during her tenure. Her coaching background also includes the multiple state champion Wayzata High School dance team. While at Minnesota, she earned a bachelor's of science degree in nutrition, a 9-12 teaching license in life science education, and a master's of life science education. Eustice currently teaches AP Biology at Iowa City West High School.

Refund Policy

All refunds must be submitted one week prior to the camp start date, no refunds will be issued after that date. If you’re requesting a refund within the allotted time, please submit an email via the Contact Us tab on our website. Your refund will be issued to the credit card used at registration, minus a $10 processing fee.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO I GET DOCUMENTATION TO CLAIM CAMP FEES ON MY TAXES?

  • If you are eligible to deduct camp fees for TAX purposes, use TAX ID#426004813.

DO YOU OFFER A SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM THE AIRPORT?

  • The following shuttle services are available from the Eastern Iowa Airport:

    • Anaman Concierge Services, LLC- 319-471-2347 Website

    • Express Limousines - 319-626-5466 or 800-383-2219

WHAT AIRPORT SHOULD I USE?

  • The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID), located in Cedar Rapids, IA is approximately 25 miles north of the University of Iowa campus.

CAN I VISIT MY CHILD WHILE THEY ARE ATTENDING CAMP?

  • You are welcome to come and watch any session your child is attending. If you need to remove your child for any reason, make sure their counselor is notified. 

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE IF MY CHILD IS INJURED OR NEEDS MEDICAL ATTENTION WHILE AT CAMP?

  • If your child is injured during camp, they will be taken to our Athletic Trainer immediately, and the Athletic Trainer will determine what action is required. If necessary, the Athletic Trainer will contact the parent/guardian and discuss care options. We can take the camper to UI Sports Medicine or the UI Emergency Department. Cost for treatment of injuries and/or hospitalization is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. We will have your insurance information from your online registration.

WHO DO I TALK TO IF MY CHILD NEEDS TO TAKE MEDICATION WHILE THEY ARE ATTENDING CAMP?

  • When you go through the check-in process, make certain that you stop at the Athletic Trainers table and discuss your child’s medication.

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